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King James Bible 1611



4:1And he beganne againe to teach by the Sea side: and there was gathered vnto him a great multitude, so that he entred into a ship, and sate in the Sea: and the whole multitude was by the Sea on the land.
4:2And he taught them many things by parables, and said vnto them in his doctrine,
4:3Hearken, Behold, there went out a sower to sow:
4:4And it came to passe as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the foules of the aire came, & deuoured it vp.
4:5And some fell on stonie ground, where it had not much earth: and immediately it sprang vp, because it had no depth of earth.
4:6But when the Sunne was vp, it was scorched, and because it had no roote, it withered away.
4:7And some fell among thornes, and the thornes grew vp, and choked it, and it yeelded no fruite.
4:8And other fell on good ground, and did yeeld fruite that sprang vp, and increased, and brought foorth some thirtie, & some sixtie, & some an hundred.
4:9And he said vnto them, He that hath eares to heare, let him heare.
4:10And when hee was alone, they that were about him, with the twelue, asked of him the parable.
4:11And he said vnto them, Unto you it is giuen to know the mystery of the kingdome of God: but vnto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
4:12That seeing they may see, and not perceiue, and hearing they may heare, and not vnderstand, lest at any time they should be conuerted, and their sinnes should be forgiuen them.
4:13And he said vnto them, Know ye not this parable? And how then will you know all parables?
4:14The Sower soweth the word.
4:15And these are they by the way side, where the word is sowen, but when they haue heard, Satan commeth immediately, and taketh away the word that was sowen in their hearts.
4:16And these are they likewise which are sowen on stonie ground, who when they haue heard the word, immediately receiue it with gladnesse:
4:17And haue no roote in themselues, and so endure but for a time: afterward when affliction or persecution ariseth for the words sake, immediately they are offended.
4:18And these are they which are sowen among thorns: such as heare the word,
4:19And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulnesse of riches, and the lusts of other things entring in, choke the word, and it becommeth vnfruitfull.
4:20And these are they which are sowen on good ground, such as heare the word, and receiue it, & bring foorth fruit, some thirty fold, some sixtie, and some an hundred.
4:21And he said vnto them, Is a candle brought to be put vnder a bushell, or vnder a bed? & not to be set on a candlesticke?
4:22For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested: neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
4:23If any man haue eares to heare, let him heare.
4:24And he said vnto them, Take heed what you heare: With what measure ye mete, it shalbe measured to you: And vnto you that heare, shal more be giuen.
4:25For he that hath, to him shall be giuen: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken, euen that which he hath.
4:26And he said, So is the kingdome of God, as if a man should cast seede into the ground,
4:27And should sleepe, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring, and grow vp, he knoweth not how.
4:28For the earth bringeth foorth fruite of herselfe, first the blade, then the eare, after that the full corne in the eare.
4:29But when the fruite is brought foorth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the haruest is come.
4:30And he said, Wherunto shal we liken the kingdome of God? Or with what comparison shall we compare it?
4:31It is like a graine of mustard seed: which when it is sowen in the earth, is lesse then all the seedes that be in the earth.
4:32But when it is sowen, it groweth vp, and becommeth greater then all herbes, & shooteth out great branches, so that the fowles of the aire may lodge vnder the shadow of it.
4:33And with many such parables spake hee the word vnto them, as they were able to heare it.
4:34But without a parable spake he not vnto them, and when they were alone, hee expounded all things to his disciples.
4:35And the same day, when the Euen was come, he saith vnto them, Let vs passe ouer vnto the other side.
4:36And when they had sent away the multitude, they tooke him, euen as he was in the ship, and there were also with him other litle ships.
4:37And there arose a great storme of wind, and the waues beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
4:38And he was in the hinder part of the ship asleepe on a pillow: and they awake him, and say vnto him, Master, carest thou not, that we perish?
4:39And hee arose, and rebuked the winde, and said vnto the sea, Peace, be still: and the winde ceased, and there was a great calme.
4:40And he said vnto them, Why are ye so fearefull? How is it that you haue no faith?
4:41And they feared exceedingly, and saide one to another, What maner of man is this, that euen the winde and the sea obey him?
King James Bible 1611

King James Bible 1611

The commissioning of the King James Bible took place at a conference at the Hampton Court Palace in London England in 1604. When King James came to the throne he wanted unity and stability in the church and state, but was well aware that the diversity of his constituents had to be considered. There were the Papists who longed for the English church to return to the Roman Catholic fold and the Latin Vulgate. There were Puritans, loyal to the crown but wanting even more distance from Rome. The Puritans used the Geneva Bible which contained footnotes that the king regarded as seditious. The Traditionalists made up of Bishops of the Anglican Church wanted to retain the Bishops Bible.

The king commissioned a new English translation to be made by over fifty scholars representing the Puritans and Traditionalists. They took into consideration: the Tyndale New Testament, the Matthews Bible, the Great Bible and the Geneva Bible. The great revision of the Bible had begun. From 1605 to 1606 the scholars engaged in private research. From 1607 to 1609 the work was assembled. In 1610 the work went to press, and in 1611 the first of the huge (16 inch tall) pulpit folios known today as "The 1611 King James Bible" came off the printing press.