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Moft High and Mighty Prince, JAMES,

By tlie Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland,

Defender of the Faith, i^c.

The Translators of the BIBLE wi/I} Grace ^ Mcrc)\ and Pcaccy
through Jesus Christ our Lord,

'RE AT and maitifold were the Bkjptigs {jnojl dread Sovereign) which Almighty God, the Father of all Alerries, bejlnvei
7ipon us the People of England, zvhe/i firjl he fent Yoiir_ Alajejifs Royal Per/on to rule and reign over us. For zvhereas it
•was the ExpeSlation of many ^ who w'ijhcd not zvell unto our Sion, that, upon the Jetting of that bright Occidental Star ^een
Elizabeth, of moji happy Memory, fome thick and palpable Clouds of Darknefs luould fo have overjliadoived this Land, that Men
Jljould have been in Doubt luhich IVay they %vere to ivalk, and that itficuld hardly be known zvho ivas to direSi the unfettled State;
the appearance of Tour Majejly, as of the Sun in his Strength, inftantly difpelled thofe fuppofed aid furmifed Alifts, and gave unto
all that were well aff^eftcd exceeding^ Caufc of Comfort ; efpecially when we beheld the Government eflahlijhed in Your Hi^nefs, and

companied v.nth Peace and Tranquillity at Home and Abroad,

Tour hopeful Seed, by an undoubted Title, and this alfo accompanied v.nth Peace and Tranquillity i


in Heaven,

Then not tofufei- this to fall to the Ground, but rather'h tale it up, and to continue it in thai State wherein the famovs Prede-
eejor of Tour Highnefs did leave it; nay, to go forward with the Confidence and Refolution of a Man in maintaining the Truth
^yChrift, and propagating it far a?id near, is that which hathfo bound and firmly knit the Hearts of all Tour Majefty's loyal and
religious People unto You, that llur very Name is precious among them; their Eye doth behold You zvith Confort, and fhev bkfs You
in their Hearts, as that fiiytliified Perfon, who, under God, is the immediate Author of their true Happincfs. And this "their Con-
tentment doth not diminijh or decay, but every Day increafeth and taketh Strength, when, they obferve, that the 2eal of Your Majefv
toward the Houfe of God doth not fiack, or go backward, but is more and more kindled, manifefting itf elf /.broad in thefartheft Parts
fl/Chriftendom, by zvriting in Defence of the Truth, {which hath given fuch a Bhw unto that Man of Sin as will not be healed,)
and every Day at Home, by religious and learned Difcourfe, by frementing the Houfe of God, by hearing the Word preached, by
therijhing the Teachers thereof, by caring for the Church, as a moft tender and loving nurfing Father.

There are infinite Arguments of this right Chriftian and religious Aff'emon in Ycur Maiefty; hut none is mere forcible to ctechre
it to others than the vehement and perpetuated Defire of the accompliftnng and publijoing of this Work, which now, with all Humility,
'we prefent unto _ Your Majefty, For when Your Highnefi had once, out of deep Judgment, apprehended how convenient it was, that
cut 0} the Original facrcd Tongues, together with comparing of the Labours, both in our ozon and other foreign Language^, of many
zvorthy Men zvho zvrnt before us, there Jhould be One more exaSf Tranjlation of the Hoh Scriptures into the Englifh Tcngx^e, Your
Majejly did never defifl to urge and to excite thofe to ivhom it zvas commended, that the Work might behafaned, and that the Bufinel\
might be expedited info decent a Manner as a Matter ofjuch Importance might jujlly require, '

And now at laji, by the Mercy of God, and the Continuance of our Labours, it being hroin^ht unto a Conclufian, as that zve
have great Hopes that the Church of England fiiall reap good Fruit thereby, zve hold it our Duty to' ojfer it tn Your Majefty, not
cnly as to our King and Scvcreign, but as to the principal Mover and Author of the Work; humbly craving of Your moft fac'red Ma~
jelly, that, Jince Things of this polity have ever been fubjeSt to the Cenjufes of ill-tneaning and 'difcontenled Perfom, it may receive
approbation and Patronage from fo learned and judicious a Prince as Your Highnefs is ; luhofe Allotvance and Acceptance of our La^ more honour and encourage us, than all the Calumniations and hard Interpretations of other Men Jhall difmay us. So that
if, on the one Side,wefimllbe traduced by Popifh PcrJ'ons at Home or Jbroad, zvho therefore zv! 11 malign us, becaufe zve are poor
Inftruments to make God s holy Truth to be yet more and more knozvn unto the People, zvhom they defire ftill to keep in Ignorance
and Darknefs; or if on the other Side, ive JImII be maligned by Jelf-c one cited Brethren, zvho run their ozvn Ways, and give Liking
-unto nothing but zv hat is framed by thcmfelves, and hammered on their Anvil; zve may reft fecure, fupported zvithin by the Truth
and Innocency of a good Conjcience, having walked the Ways of Simplicity and Integrity, as before' the Lord; and fuflained without
by the poiverfulProteaion of Your Majejly s Grace and Favour, which ivill ev.r give Countenance to honcft and Chriftian Endea-
vours againji bitter Cenjures and uncharitable hnputations.

The Lord of Heaven and Earth bkfs Your Majefty with many and happy Day: ; that, as his heavenly Hand hath enriched Your
Highnejswith m.any Jvigular and extraordinary Graces, fo You may be the Wonder of the World in this laHer Are for Hap.

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f The Names and Order of all the Books of the Old and New TET '

with the Number of their Chapters.

f The Books of the OLD TESTAMENT.


f^ Eiiefis hath Chapters 50
VJT Exodus 40













I. Samuel

• 31

II. Samuel


I. Kings


II. Kinais


I. Clironicles


II. Chronicles hath Cha

pters 36

Ezra ■














The Sbng of Solomon










Daniel hath Chapters


























I. T? Sdras hath Chapters

II.JlL Efdras



The reft of Efther

f The Books caUed APOCRYPHA.





Wifdom hath Chapters 1

Eccleiiafticus 5

Baruch, with the Epiftle of ?
Jeremiah S

The Song of the Three Children,

The Story of Sufannah.
The Idol Bel and the Dragon.
The Prayer of Manafles.

I. Maccabees r6

II. Maccabees r5

^ The Books of the NEW TESTAMENT.

TV ^Atthevv hath Chapters
IVl Mark






The Afts of the Aroftles
The Epiftle to the Remans



I. Corinthians


II. Corinthians




Ephefians hath Chapters


Philippians *



I. Theffalonians

. 5

II. ThefTalonians


I. Timothy


II. Timothy






To the Hebrews hath Chapters 13

The Epiftle of James 5

I. Peter 5

II. Peter 3

I. John '5

II. John I

III. John J
Jude I
Revelation 22


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C H A P. I.

I H:e crcaihn of heaven and earth; 3 of the light; 6 «/
. the firmament; 9 «/"//'^ earth fcfaratcd from the -wa-
ters, 11 and imde fruitful; i\ of the fun, jnocn, and
Jlars; 20 of fjh and fowl; 24 of leaf. s and cattle;
26 of man in the image of God : 29 aifo the appoint-
me)it of food,

IN " the begimiing God created the heaven and
the earth.
2 And the eartli was without form, and void ;
and darknefs was ujion the face of the deep : and
the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3 f And God faid, '' Let there be light : and there
was light.

4 And God faw the light, diat // teas good : and
God divided f die light from the darknels,

5 And God called the light Day, and the darknefs
he called Niaht. f And the evening and the morning
were the firflt day.

6 f And God laid, " Let there be a |_ firmament in
the midft of the waters, and let it divide the waters
from die waters.

7 And God made the firmament, and divided the
waters whicli ivsre under die firmament from the wa-
ters which zvere above the firmament: and it was fb.

8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And
the evening and the morning were the fccond day.

9 % And God faid, "^ Let die waters under the hea-
ven be gathered together unto one place, and let the
dry land appear : and it was fo.

10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the
gathering together of die waters called he Seas ; and
God law diat /;" was good.

1 1 And God faid, Let the earth bring forth.f srafs,
the_ herb )'ielding feed, and the fruit-tree yielding
fruit after his kind, whofe feed is in itfelf, upon tiic
earth : and it was fo.

_ 1 1 And the earth brought forth grafs, and herb
J- '.elding feed after liis kind, and the tree yielding fruit,
whofe feed was in itfelf, after his kind : and God faw
that it was good.

1 3 And the evening and the morning were the
tliird day.

14 <I And God faid. Let there be ' lights in the
firmament of the heaven, to divide f the day from
the night i and let them be for figns, and for feafons,
and for days, and years.

1 5 And let them be for lights in thefii-mament of the
heaven, to give light upon the earth: and it was fo.

1 6 And God made two CTcat lights ; the greater
light t to rule the day, and the lefler light to rule the

' night : Zv made the flars alio.

1 7 And God fet them in tlie firmament of the
lieaven, to give light upon the earth,

1 8 And to '" rule o\'cr the day and over the night,
and to divide die light from tlie darknefs ; and God
fliv." diat it .was good.

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19 And die evening and die morning were the
fourth day.

20 ^ And God faid, ^ Let the waters bring forth f.' ''■'''''■•
abundantly the ]| moving creature that hath f life, ii'o"'
and fowl that may fiy above the earth in die t open 'I'^''^'^'
nrmanient of heaven. /«/.

21 And God created great whales, and evei-)' living /,jj'/,»e
creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth jT^j"!:^,''
abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl

after his kind : and God faw that it ivas good.

22 And God bleffed them, faying, '" Be fruitful, \°''.\
and multiply, and fill the waters in the feas, and let '• '•
fowl multiply in the earth.

23 And the evening and the morning were the
fifdi day.

_ 24 % And God faid. Let die earth bring fordi the li-
ving creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing,
ancibeall: of the eardi after his kind: and it v\-as fo.

_ 25 And God made die beaft of the earth after his
kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that
creepeth upon the earth after his kind : and God faw
that it -was good.

_ 26 ^ And God faid, 'Let us make man in our 'f J'_''^r
image, after our likenefs; and let them have dominion 9',*^/",,
over the fifh of the fea, and over the fowl of the air, 1 Vorin.''
and over the catde, and over all the earth, and over Epu.",.;;.
every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. '^'''" ^' '*

27 So God created man in his own image; in die
image of God created he him: ''male and female 5",^'''."''*
created he them.

28 And God bleffed them; and God faid unto
them, ' Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenifh the ]j^y
earrii, and fubdue it: and have dominion over the

fifh of the fea, and over the fowl of the air, and over
every living thine; that f moveth upon the earth. ^c^f/th.

29 <jl And GocTlaidjBehold, I have giv^en yoif every
herb -j- bearing feed, which /; upon the face of all the lH'^g
earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a ''''■'■
ti-ee yielding feed ; "" to you it fhall be for meat. s'?' ^

30 And to_ every beaft of the earth, and to every
fowl of the air, ana to every thing that creepeth up-
on the earth, wherein there is f life, / have given every I JS'-j
green herb for meat : and it was fo. ■''•'•

3 1 And " God faw every thing that lie had made, "j^"!"'
and, b/ehqld, // was very good. And die evening and

die morning were the frxth day.

c H A P. ri.

I The firft fahbath, 4 The manner of the creation. 8 The
planting of the garden of Eden, 10 and the river thereof.
17 The tree of knowledge only forbidden, ig, 20 The
naming of the creat^ires. 21 The making of wotnan,
and infitution of marriage.

THus the heavens and the earth were finifliod,
and all the hfifl: of them.
2 'And on the f cventh day God ended his v/ork ^',^^^,\
which he had made: and he refted on the feventh' ''■"■■''
day from 'all his work which he had made. wT'"

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7he manner ofiht creatk7U GENESIS.

■I And God ble/led t"nt feventh day, and faiidlified
it : Decaufe that in it he hr.d rcfted from all his work
which God t created ar.d made.

4 ^ Theie are the gie-.erations of the heavens and
of the earth when tliey were created; in the day that
the L-ORD God made the earth and die heavens,

5 .■Ind every plant of the field before it was in the
earth, and every herb of die field before it grew : for
the Lord God had not caufed it to_ rain upon the
eaith, and th,n- u-.w not a nan to till the ground.

J ^u t> But D there went up a mift from the earth, and

T^t'l, watered the whole fice of the ground.

/vf«/sc. -J And the Lord God formed man f ^'/the '' duft

4^^:h: of thii ground, and breathed into his noftrils the

i^'"' - breath of life ; and " nvm became a livin!: foul.

I'y^if " 8 C And the Lord God planted a gaixlen eallward

I^Jt"' in Edeni and there he put the man whom he had

c":c;.-. forj^ied.

'^' ''■ -9 And out of the ground m.ade the Lord God to

erow every ti'ee diat is pleafant t<3 die fi^ht, and good

For food : the tree of life alfo in the midft of die

garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the

garden ; and from thence it was parted, and became

into four heads.
^':;.:'" 1 1 The name of the firfi; ;'; ^ Pifon •. tliat is it which

compaffeth the whole land of Havilah, where there

is gold.

12 And the gold of that land is good: tliere is
bdellium and the onyx -(lone.

13 And the nam^e of the fccond river /; Gihon : the
Cx'I^' fame /; it thatcompalTeth thewhole land of f Ethiopia.

14 Arid the name of the third river is Hiddekel :
diat is it whjch goeth ||to\7ard the eaft- of Afiyria.
And the fourth nver /"; Euphrates.

LUIl 1 5 And the Lord God took || the man, and put him
into the garden of Eden to drels it, and to keep it.

16 And die Lord God commanded the man,
Vr-^i' - ' ^^y'f^gj O^' every tree of the garden -\ thou may eft
■'-*•'=*■• freely eat;

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and
evil thou fhalt not eat of it : for in the day tJiat thou

l"rVfc.~. eatell thereof -f thou fhalt fure'y die.

^'■^"- iS ^ And the 1x)RD God faid, Ic is not good that
jj^^ the man (hould be alone : I will make him an help

«; f /.« f meet for him.

*■"'■ 19 And out of the ground the Lcrd God formed

every bcaft of the field, and every fowl of die air, and

/A?ij». brought them unto || Adam, to fee what he would call
them : and whatfoever Adam called every living crea-
ture, that 'MIS the name thereof.

Mi"^.' 20 And Adam j- gave names to all catde, and to
the fowl of the air, and to every b;aft of the field : but
for Adam there was not found an h;lp meet for him.
2 J •! And the Lord God caufed a deep deep to fall
upon Adam, and he flept : and he took one of his ribs,
and clofed uj) the flcfli infteatl thereof

22 And tne rib, which the 1/)rd God had taken
from man, f made he a wonwin, and brought hcf
unto the man.

23 And Adam faid,Th!S is now bone of my bones,
andflefn of my flefh: fhe fh.-ill be called Womaoi
nd Noah did according unto all that the Lord
commanded him.

6 And Noah was ^va hundred years old when the
flood of waters was upon the earth.

7 % And Noah v/ent in, and his fons, and his wife,
and his fons' wives with him, into the ark, becaufe
of the waters of the flood. _

8 Of clean beafts, and of beafts that are not clean,
and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon
the earth,

9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the
ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded

10 And it came to pafs, || after feven days, that the
wcrtjj.'. waters of the flood were upon the eartli.

"'^^ 1 1 II In the fix hundredth year of Noah's life, in the
feconci month, the feventeenth day of the month, die
fame day were all die fountains of the great deep bro-

j °5: ken up, and the 1| windows of heaven were opened.

*""■• 1 2 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and

forty nights.

1 3 In the felf-fame day entered Noah, and Sheni,
and Ham, and Japheth, the fons of Noah, and Noah's
wife, and the three wives of his ions with them, into
the ark:.

1 4 They, and every beaft after his kind, and all the
cattle after their kind,, and every creeping thing that
creeneth upon the earth after his kind, and every

^"^^ fowl after nis kind, every bird of every \ fort.

1 5 And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two
and two of all flefh, wherein is the breath of life.

1 6 And they that v/ent in, went in male and female
of all flefli, as God had commanded him ; and the
Lord fl\ut him in.

1 7 And the flood was forty days upon the earth ;
and the waters increafed, and bare up the ark, and
k was lifted Mp above the earth.

18 And- the waters prevailed, and were increafed
^•eatly upon the earth ; and the ark went upon the
face of the waters.

1 9 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the
earth; and all the high hills' timt were unuer the
whole heaven were covered.

20 Fifteen cubits upward did die waters prevail ;
and the -mountains were covered.


VII, VIII. The ark reft'eth on mount Ararat.

, 21 ''And all flefli died that moved upon the earth, ch'Sot
both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beaft, and of every _^f:_,
creeping diing that creepeth upon die earth, and ^ ^^i'^
every man : +'^^;.

22 All in whofe noftrils was fthe breath of life, '^f^,l.ff^,
of all that was in the dry land, died. r.t „}.>!:.

23 And every living fubftance was deftroyed which
was upon the face of the ground, both man, and
cattle, and the creepmg things, and die fowl of the
heaven ; and they were deltroyed from the earth :

and ' Noah only remained alive, and they that tvere \^Tf}'
with him in die ark. 2iet.j.5.

24 And the waters prevdled upon the earth an
hundred and fifty days.

I The waters affivage. 4 The ark rejieth on Ararat, 7 The
raven and the dove fent forth. 1^ Noah, bein^ eoml
manded, 1 8 goeth forth of the ark : 20 he buildeth an
altar, and offer eth facrifice, 21 ivhich God accepteth.

ANd God remembered Noah, and every lis'ing
thing, and all the catde that was with him in
the ark : and God made a wind to pafs over the eardi,
and the waters aftwaged.

2 The fountains alio of the deep, and the windows
of heaven, were flopped, and the rain trom heaven
was reftrained.

3 And the waters returned from off^ the earth f con- t",j',;,
tinually : and after the end of the hundred and fifty <-"' r;;"
days the waters were abated.

4 <I And the ark refted in the feventh month, on
the feventeenth day of the month, upon the moun-
tains of Ararat.

5 And the waters f decreafed continually until the ^."s/b
tenth month : in the tenth 7nonth, on the firft day ot 5^;;f^"'^
the month, were the tops of the mountains feen. //i. ■'

6 ^ And it came to pafs, at the end of forty days, .
that Noah opened the window of the ark which he
had made.

7 And ha fent forth a raven, which went forth f to f„"^'-,;j. .
and fro, undl the waters were dried up from oft' the rt.7,r,i'„l

8 Alfo he fent forth a dove from him, to fee if
the waters were a'oated from off the face of the ■
ground :

9 But the dove found no reft for the fole of her ■ ■
foot, and ftie returned unto him into the ark: for the
v/aters were on the face of the whole*earth. Then

he put forth his hand, and took her, and f pulled her i" "r^i
m unto nim into the ark. u «Ke. ■

1 And he flayed yet other feven days, and again
he fent forth the dove out of the ark.

1 1 And the dove came in to him in the evening, ,
and, lo, in her mouth was an olive-leaf plucked off, -
So Naih knew that die waters were abated from off
the earth.

12 And he ftayed yet other feven days, and fent
forth the dove; which returned not again, unto liim ■
any more.

1 3 C[ And it came to pafs, in the ftx hundredth and 1317.
firft year, in the firft nanth, the firft: d.:y of the nio.-,di,

the waters Were dried up from off" the eaiidi; andNoa'n
removed th • covering of the ark, a'll looked, and,
behold, the face of the ground was dry.

14 And


Ntusb gieih out cflhe ar\ :

^^4- 1+ -Aj^^ i'^ t^*^ fccond month, on tiie feven and
jj-'- . twentieth day cf the month, v/as tlie earth dried.
15 € iVnd God ipake unto Noah, iiiying,
lb Cjo forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and
■ thy fons, and thy fons' wives witli thee.

1 7 Bring rbrth widi thee evei7 living tiling tlvat is
v»:th tliec, of all flefh, dah of fowl, and of cattle, and
or ever;," creepir.g thins that crecpeth upon the eartli ;
that tliey ma)- breed aTxmdantly in the earth, and be
truitfii!, atid multiply upon the earth.

18 And Noah went forth, and his fon?, and his
wii'e, arid his Ions' v ives vvith him :

19 Every beafl-, evert* creeping thing, and every
fowl, cid whatloever creepeth upon the earth, after

I*;,, their f kinds, went forth out of the ark.

20 *y And Noah biiilded an altar unto the Lord,
and took of^ every clean beall, and of every clean
fowl, and otrcrcd burnt-offerings on tlie altar.

21 And the Ixjrd fmelled f a fv/eet favour; and
the Lord i.iid in his heart, I will not asain curie die

..^w.„ ^und any more for man's fake ; for tlie " imagina-
iiEr '^^^ °^" nian's heart is evil from his youth : neither
■.i.%.' ^viU I agai:i fmite any more every diing living, as

I have done.
ITkjv 22 t While the earth remaineth, feed-time and
■ ajiirih'^^^'^^} ^nd cold and heat, arid fammer and winter,
and dav and niiht, fhall not ceale.
^ C H A P. LK.
I God hldTctk Noah. 4 Eleod ami inurdcT are forbiddeti.
8 God's crjev.ant, xi^jigmfied by the rainbow. 1 8 Noah
ripienijhtth the 'jjorld; 10 plant cth a vineyard, 21 is
drunken, and mcched of his fen : 2^ he curfeth Canaan,
26 bljjl-th SLm, z-; prayeih fer Japhnh, 2g and diet h.

ANd God bleffed Noah and his fons, and faid
unto them, ' Be fruitful, and multiply, and re-
^- ••'■»• plenifh the earth.

2 And the fear of you, and the di-ead of you, fhall
be upon ever)- beaft of the earth, and upon every
fowl of the a;r, upon all that moveth upon the earth,
and upon all the llllies of the fea : into your hand are
they delivered.

3 Every moving thing that liveth fhall he meat for
■T.*^'^ you ; even as die '' green herb have I given you all

things :

t^it" 4 ' But flefh with the life tliereof, uhiih is the
blood thereof, fbiall ye not eat.

5 And furely your blood of your lives will I re-
quire: at the hai-id of every bealt will I require it,
and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's
brother will I require the life of man.

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