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Suso Tog To the Most High and Mighty Prince,

JAMES,

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By the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender

of the Faith, &c.

The Translators of the Bible wish Grace, Mercy, and Peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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TREAT and manifold were the blessings, most dread Sovereign, which Almighty God, the Father of all

J mercies, bestowed upon us the people of 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 pale pable clouds of darkness would so 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 mists, and gave unto all that were well affected exceeding cause of comfort; especially when we beheld the Governa ment 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 transitory world, but directeth and disposeth men unto that eternal 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 Predecessor of Your Highness did leave it ; nay, 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 Person, 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 strength, when they observe, that the zeal of Your Majesty toward the house of God doth not slack 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 Sin as will not be healed,) and every day at home, by relis gious 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 accomplishing 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 desist to urge and to excite those to whom it was commended, that the work might be hastened, and that the business might be expedited in so decent a manner as a matter of such importance might justly require.

And now at last, 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 shall 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 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 discontented persons, it may receive approbation and patronage from so learned and judicious a Prince as Your Highness is; whose allowance and acceptance of our labours shall more honour and encourage us, than all the calumniation's and hard interpretations of other men shall 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 aná. ·more known unto the people, whom they desire still to keep in ignorance and darkness; or if, on the other

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side, we shall be maligned by self-conceited 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 simplicity 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.

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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 singular 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.

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The Books of the Old TESTAMENT.
Genesis hath Chapters - - - 50 | II. Chronicles hath Chapters - 36 | Daniel hath Chapter's - -
Exodus - - - - - - - 40 | Ezra - - - - - - - - 10 | Hosea - - - - - - -
Leviticus - - - - - - - 27 | Nehemiah - - - - - - 13 | Joel - - - - - - -
Numbers - - - - - - 36 Esther - - - - - - - - 10 | Amos - - - - - - -
Deuteronomy - - - - - 34 Job - - - - - - - - - 42 Obadiah - - - - - -
Joshua - - - - - - - 24 Psalms - - - - - - - 150 | Jonah - - - - - - -
Judges - - - - - - - 21 Proverbs - - - - - - - 31

Micah - - - - - - -
Ruth - - - - - - - - 4 Ecclesiastes - - - -

Nahum - - - - - - I. Samuel ..

The Song of Solomon - - Habakkuk - - - - - II. Samuel - - - - - - 24 Isaiah - - - - - - - - 66 | Zephaniah - - - - - I. Kings - - - - - - - 22 | Jeremiah - - - - - - - 52 | Haggai' - - - - - II. Kings - - - Lamentations - -

Zechariah - - - I. Chronicles - - - - - 29 Ezekiel - - - - - - - 48 Malachi - - -

- 3 - 3 - 2

The Books called APOCRYPHA.

I. Esdras hath Chapters 9 | Wisdom hath Chapters - - - 19 | The Story of Susanna.
II. Esdras - - - - - - - 16 | Ecclesiasticus - - - - - - 51 | The Idol Bel and the Dragon.
Tobit - - - - - -

14 Baruch, with the Epistle of Je- The Prayer of Manasses. Judith - - - - - - - 16 remiah - - - - - - - 6 | I. Maccabees - - - - - - 16 The rest of Esther --. - 6 | The Song of the Three Children. II. Maccabees - - - - - 15

h the Epistle of Je: 51 The Idol Del Susanna,

Matthew hath Chapters -
Mark - - - - - - -
Luke - - - - - - -
John .- - - - - -
The Acts of the Apostles
The Epistle to the Romans
I. Corinthians - - - -
II. Corinthians - - - -
Galatians - - - - - -

The Books of the New TESTAMENT. 28 \Ephesians hath Chapters - - 6 | To the Hebrews hath Chapters 13 - 16 | Philippians - - - - - - 4 The Epistle of James - - - 5 - 24 | Colossians - - - - - - - 4 I. Peter - - - - - - - 5 - 21 | I. Thessalonians - - - - - 5 | II. Peter - - - - - - - 3 - 28 | II. Thessalonians

I. John - - 16 | 1. Timothy - -

6 | II. John - - - -
- 16 | II. Timothy - - - - - - 4 | III. John - - - - - - - 1
- 13 Titus - - - - -

Jude - - - - -
- 6 6 Philemon - - - - - 1 Revelation - - - - -

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CHAP. I.

I 19 And the evening and the morning were the Be 2001. The creation of heaven and earth; 3 of the light, 6 of the fourth day.

400 4firmament. 9 The earth separated from the waters, and 20 e And God said, : Let the waters bring forth made fruitful. 14 The creation of the sun, moon, and abundantly the || nioving creature that hath + life, stars; 20 of fish and fowl; 24 of beasts and cattle; 26 of and fowl thai may fly acove the earth in the fopen || Or, man in the image of God. 29 The appointment of food. firmament of heaven.

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:: + Heb. a Psalms YN a the beginning God created the heaven and 21 And God created great whales, and every living to 33. 6. & the earth.

creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth +reb. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; abundantly after their kind, and every winged fowl face o Acts

the fir14. 15.& 1 and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and after his kind : and God saw that it was good.

mamera · the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful, of hea11.3.. 5 GT And God said, Let there be light: and there and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let b2 Cor. was light.

| fowl multiply in the earth. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good : and 23 And the evening and the morning were the 9.1. 4. Heb. God divided of the light from the darkness.

fifth day. between 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness 24 9 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the lithe light and be- he called Night. 4 And the evening and the morning | ving creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, tween the were the first day.

and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. 6 TAnd God said, 'Let there be a { firmament in 25 And God made the beast of the earth after his + Hel. the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that And the from the waters.

creepeth upon the earth after his kind : and God saw evening was, und 19 And God made the firmament, and divided that it was good. the morn- the waters which were under the firmament from 1 26 And God said, Let us make man in our i Chap

5.1. & * the waters which were above the firmament: and it image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion : 6 &c. c Psalmı was so..

over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, Wisd. 136. 5. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over 3 10.12. the evening and the morning were the second day. every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. - 11. 7. & 51, 15. 9 And God said, " Let the waters under the hea- . 27 So God created man in his own image ; in the

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4. 24. + Heb. ven be gathered together unto one place, and let the image of God created he him; k male and female Colos. sion. dry land appear: and it was so.

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ik Matth d Job 10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the | 28 And God blessed them; and God said unto is

e gathering together of the waters called he Seas : and them, 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the iChap. 33. 7. & God saw that it was good.

earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the 9.1. 6; 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth 4 grass, fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over + Heb. tender the herb yielding seed; and the fruit-tree yielding fruit every living thing that finoveth upon the earth. † leb.

after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: | 29 | And God said, Behold, I have given you every che and it was so.

herb to bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the + Heb.

f seeding 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a seed yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, tree yielding seed; m to you it shall be for meat. m Chap. whose seed was in itself, after his kind : 'and God saw 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every 9. 3. that it was good.

fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon 13 And the evening and the morning were the third | the earth, wherein there is to life, I have given every + Heb. day.

14 And God said, Let there be lights in the 31 And God saw every thing that he had made, n Eco 4. 19. firmament of the heaven, to divide + the day from and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and 39. 16.

the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, the morning were the sisih day. + Heb. and for days, and years:

CHAP. II. between 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of 1 The first sabbath. 4 The manner of the creation, the day

the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. & The planting of the garden of Eden, 10 and the river tween the 16 And God made two great lights; the greater thercof. 15 Man placed in Eden, and the tree of know, night; light tto rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the ledge only forbidden. 18 The naming of the creatures. + Heb. for the night: he made the stars also.

21 The making of woman, and the institution of marriage. rule of 17 And God set them in the firmament of the hea THUS the heavens and the earth were finished, and a Ex

and so ay. ven to give light upon the earth,

I all the host of them. f Jerem. 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, 2 a And on the seventh day God ended his work De " and to divide the light from the darkness : and God which he had made: and he rested on the seventh day 5, saw that it was good.

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