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Bishops Bible 1568



13:1And so Abram gat hym vp out of Egypt, he and his wife, and al that he had, and Lot with hym, toward the South
13:2And Abram was very ryche in cattell, in siluer, and in golde
13:3And he went foorth on his iourney, from the south towarde Bethel, vnto the place where his tent had ben at the begynnyng, betwene Bethel and Hai
13:4Euen vnto the place of the aulter whiche he had made there at the first, and there Abram called on the name of the Lorde
13:5Lot also whiche went with Abram, had sheepe, cattell, and tentes
13:6And the lande was not able to beare them, that they might dwell together: for theyr substaunce was great, so that they coulde not dwell together
13:7And there fell a stryfe betwene the heardmen of Abrams cattell, and the heardmen of Lottes cattell: Moreouer, the Chanaanites, and Pherisites dwelled at that tyme in the lande
13:8Then sayde Abram vnto Lot: let there be no strife I pray thee betweene thee and me, and betweene my heardmen and thyne, for we be brethren
13:9Is not the whole lande before thee? Seperate thy selfe I pray thee from me: yf thou wilt take the left hande, I wyll go to the ryght: or yf thou depart to the ryght hande, I wyll go to the left
13:10And so Lot lyftyng vp his eyes, behelde all the countrey of Iordane, whiche was well watred euery where before the Lorde destroyed Sodome and Gomorrh, euen as the garden of the Lorde, lyke the lande of Egypt as thou commest vnto Soar
13:11Then Lot chose all the playne of Iordane, and toke his iourney from the east, and so departed the one brother from the other
13:12Abram dwelled in the lande of Chanaan, and Lot abode in the cities of the playne, and pitched his tent vntill Sodome
13:13But the men of Sodome were wicked, and exceedyng sinners agaynst the Lorde
13:14And the Lorde saide vnto Abram, after that Lot was departed fro hym: Lyft vp thyne eyes nowe, and loke fro the place where thou art, northwarde, southward, eastwarde, and westward
13:15For all the lande whiche thou seest, wyll I geue vnto thee, and to thy seede for euer
13:16And I wyl make thy seede as the dust of the earth: so that yf a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seede also be numbred
13:17Arise, and walke about in the lande, after the length of it, & after the breadth of it: for I wyll geue it vnto thee
13:18Then Abram taking downe his tent, came and dwelled in the playne of Mamre, which is in Hebron, & buylded there an aulter vnto the Lorde
Bishops Bible 1568

Bishops Bible 1568

The Bishops' Bible was produced under the authority of the established Church of England in 1568. It was substantially revised in 1572, and the 1602 edition was prescribed as the base text for the King James Bible completed in 1611. The thorough Calvinism of the Geneva Bible offended the Church of England, to which almost all of its bishops subscribed. They associated Calvinism with Presbyterianism, which sought to replace government of the church by bishops with government by lay elders. However, they were aware that the Great Bible of 1539 , which was the only version then legally authorized for use in Anglican worship, was severely deficient, in that much of the Old Testament and Apocrypha was translated from the Latin Vulgate, rather than from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. In an attempt to replace the objectionable Geneva translation, they circulated one of their own, which became known as the Bishops' Bible.