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TO THE MOST HIGH AND MIGHTY PRINCE
J A M E S, By the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and
IRELAND, Defender of the Faith, &c. The Translators of the Bible with Grace, Mercy, and Peace,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. REAT and manifold were the blessings, most dread Sovereign, which Al
England, when first he sent Your Majesty's Royal Person to rule and reign over us. For whereas it was the expectation of many, who wished not well unto our Sion, that upon the setting of that bright Occidental Star, Queen Elizabeth of most happy memory, some thick and palpable clouds of darkneis would to have overshadowed this Land, that men should have been in doubt which way they were to walk; and that it should hardly be known, who was to direct the unsettled State; the appearance of Your Majesty, as of the Sun in his strength, instantly dispelled those supposed and surmised milts, and gave unto all that were well affected exceeding cause of comfort; especially when we beheld the Government established in Your Highness, and your hopeful Seed, by an undoubted Title, and this also accompanied with peace and tranquillity at home and abroad.
But among all our joys, there was no one that more filled our hearts, than the blessed continuance of the preaching of God's sacred word among us; which is that inestimable treasure, which excelleth all the riches of the earth ; because the fruit thereof extendeth itself, not only to the time spent in this tranfitory world, but directeth and disposeth men unto that cternal happiness which is above in Heaven.
Then not to suffer this to fall to the ground, but rather to take it up, and to continue it in that state, wherein the famous Predecellor of your Highness did leave it : pay, to go forward with the confidence and resolution of a Man in maintaining the truth of Christ, and propagating it far and near, is that which hath so bound and firmly knit the hearts of all Your Majesty's loyal and religious people unto you, that your very name is precious among them: their eye doth behold You with comfort, and they bless You in their hearts, as that sanctified Perfon, who, under God, is the immediate Author of their true happiness. And this their contentment doth not diminish or decay, but every day increaseth and taketh Trength, when they observe, that the zeal of Your Majesty toward the house of God doth not Nack or go backward, but is more and more kindled, manifesting itself abroad in the farthest parts of Christendom, by writing in defence of the truth, (which hath given such a blow unto that man of fin, as will not be healed,) and every day at home, by religious and learned discourse, by frequenting the house of God, by hearing the word preached, by cherishing the teachers thereof, by caring for the Church, as a most tender and loving nursing Father.
There are infinite arguments of this right christian and religious affection in Your Majesty; but none is more forcible to declare it to others than the vehement and perpetuated desire of accomplising and publishing of this work, which now with all humility we present unto your Majesty. For when Your Highness had once out of deep judgment apprehended how convenient it was, that out of the Original Sacred Tongues, together with comparing of the labours, both in our own, and other foreign languages, of many worthy men who went before us, there should be one more exact Translation of the holy Scriptures into the English Tongue ; Your Majesty did never defist to urge and to excite those to whom it was commended, that the work might be haltened, and that the business might be expedited in to decent a manner, as a matter of such importance might justly require.
And now at Jait, by the mercy of God, and the continuance of our labours, it being brought unto such a conclusion, as that we have great hopes that the Church of England Thall reap good fruit thereby; we hold it our duty to offer it to Your Majesty, not only as to our King and Sovereign, but as to the principal Mover and
THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY. Author of the work : humbly craving of Your most Sacred Majesty, that since things of this quality have ever been subject to the censures of ill-meaning and dif. contented persons, it may receive approbation and patronage from so learned and judicions a Prince as your Highness is, whose allowance and acceptance of our la. bours shall inore honour and encourage us, than all the calumniations and hard interpretations of other men thall dismay us. So that if, on the one side, we shall be traduced by Popish Persons at home or abroad, who therefore will malign us, because we are poor instruments to make God's holy Truth to be yet more and more known unto the people, whom they delire still to keep in ignorance and darkness; or if, on the other side, we shall be maligned by selfconceited Brethren, who run their own ways, and give liking unto nothing, but what is framed by themselves, and hammered on their anvil; we may rest secure, supported within by the truth and innocency of a good conscience, having walked the ways of fimplicity and integrity, as before the Lord ; and sustained without by the powerful protection of Your Majesty's grace and favour, which will ever give countenance to honest and christian endeavours against bitter censures and uncharitable imputations.
The Lord of heaven and earth bless Your Majesty with many and happy days, that, as his heavenly hand hath enriched Your Highness with many fingular and extraordinary graces, so you may be the wonder of the world in this latter age for happiness and true felicity, to the honour of that great GOD, and the good of his Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord and only Saviour.
The Names and Order of all the Books of the Old and New Testament, with the
Number of their Chapters.
The Books of the Old Testament. GEEsedus hath chap. 5o Ezrehronicles 36 | Daniel
10 Horea Leviticus 27 Nehemiah 13 Joel
3 Numbers 36 Enher 10 Amos
42 Obadiah Joshua 24 Plalms
150 Jonah Judges
7. Ruth 4 | Ecclefiaftes
3 1. Samuel 31 | The Song of Solomon 8 Habakkuk
3 II. Samuel 24 Isaiah 66 | Zephaniah
3 1. Kings 22 | Jeremiah
52 Haggai 11. Kings 25 Lamentations
Zechariah I. Chronicles 29 | Ezekiel
48 | Malachi
The Books called Apocrypha.
51 History of Bel and the
The Song of the Three I. Book of Maccabees 16 6 Children.
| II. Book of Maccabees 15
The Books of the New Tefiament. TATTHEW 28, Ephefians
6 To the Hebrews 13 Mark 16 Philippians
4 The Epistle of James Luke 24 | Colossians 4 I. Peter
5 John 21 1. Thesalonians 5 II. Peter
3 The Acts 28 | JI. Thesalonians 3 I. John
5 Epistle to the Romans 16 1. Timothy
6 II. John J. Corinthians 16 IJ. Timothy
4 III. John II. Corinthians
3 Jude Galatians 6 Phileinon
13 | Titus
THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED GENESIS. CHAP. I.
17 And God set them in the firmament
of the heaven to give light upon the earth, I The creation of heaven and earth. 26 Of man in the image of God. 29 The the night, and to divide the light from the
18 And to rule over the day and over appointment of food.
darkness: and God saw that it was good. IN the beginning God created the hea 19 And the evening and the niorning
were the fourth day. 2 And the earth was without form 20 And God said, Let the waters bring and void ; and darkness was upon the forth abundantly the moving creature face of the deep. And the Spirit of that bath life, and fowl that may Ay aGod moved upon the face of the waters. Love the earth in the open firmanent
3 And God said, Let there be light : of heaven. and there was light.
21 And God created great whales, 4 And God saw the light, that it was and every living creature that moveth; good : and God divided the light from which the waters brought forth abuns the darkness,
dantly, after their kind, and every wings And God called the light Day, and the ed fowl after his kind : and God saw that darkness he called Night. And the even- it was good. ing and the morning were the first day. 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be
6 And God said, Let there be a firma- fruitful, and multiply, and fill the was ment in the midst of the waters, and let ters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in it divide the waters from the waters. the earth.
7 And God made the firmament, and 23 And the evening and the morning divided the waters which were under the were the fifth day. firmament from the waters which were 24 And God said, Let the earth bring above the firmament: and it was so. forth the living creature after his kind,
8 And God called the firmament Hea- cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of ven. And the evening and the morning the carth after his kind: and it was so. were the second day.
25 And God made the beast of the 9 And God said, 'Let the waters under earth after his kind, and caith after their the heaven be gathered together unto kind, and every thing that creepeth upon one place, and let the dry land appear: the earth after his kind : and God law and it was so.
that it was good. 10 And God called the dry land Earth; 26 9 And God said, Let us make man and the gathering together of the waters in our image, after our likeness: and let called he Seas : and God saw that it was tliem have doininion over the fish of the good.
fea, and over the fowl of the air, and 11 And God said, Let the earth bring over the cattle, and over all the earth, forth grass, the herb yielding feed, and and over ercry crteping thing that creepthe fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, eth upon the earth. whose feed is in itself, upon the earth : 27 So God created man in his owi and it was so.
image, in tre image of Cod created he 12 And the earth brought forth grass, him; male and feinale created he them. and herb yielding feed after his kind, 28 And God blefled them, and God and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiwas in itself, after his kind : and God ply, and replenish the earth, and fubdue saw that it was good.
iti and have dominion over the filh of 13 And the evening and the morning the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and were the third day.
over erery living thing that moveth upon 14 And God said, Let there be lights the earıb. in the firmament of the heaven to divide, 29 9 And God said, Behold, í have the day from the night; and let them be given you every herb bearing feed, which for figris, and for seasons, and for days, is upon the face of all the earth, and and years:
every tree, in the which is the fruit of 15' And let them be for lights in the a tree yielding feed ; to you it shall be firmament of the heaven to give light for meit. upon the carth : and it was fo.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and 16 And God made two great lights; to every fowl of the air, and to every the greater light to rule the day, and thing that creepeth upon the earth, where: the leffer light to rule the night : be in there is life, I bazie given every green made the stars also:
herb for meat: and it was fo.