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Bishops Bible 1568



32:1But Iacob went foorth on his iourney, and the angelles of God came and met him
32:2And when Iacob saw them, he sayde: this is gods hoste, & called the name of the same place, Mahanaim
32:3And Iacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother, vnto the lande of Seir, the fielde of Edom
32:4And he commaunded them, saying: Thus shall ye speake to my Lorde Esau, thy seruaunt Iacob sayeth thus: I haue ben a straunger with Laban, and haue stayed there vnto this time
32:5And haue oxen, asses, and sheepe, menseruauntes, and womenseruauntes: and haue sent to shewe it my Lord, that I may finde grace in thy sight
32:6And the messengers came agayne to Iacob, saying: we came to thy brother Esau, and he commeth to meete thee, and hath foure hundred men with him
32:7But Iacob was greatly afrayde, and wist not whiche way to turne him selfe: and deuided the people that was with him, and the sheepe, and oxen, and camelles, into two companies
32:8And sayd, if Esau come to the one part and smite it, the other shall saue it selfe
32:9And Iacob said agayne: O God of my father Abraham, and God of my father Isahac, Lorde whiche saydest vnto me, returne vnto thy countrey, and to thy kindred, & I will do well with thee
32:10I am not worthy of the least of all the mercyes and trueth whiche thou hast shewed vnto thy seruaunt: for with my staffe came I ouer this Iordane, & nowe haue I gotten two companies
32:11Deliuer me from the hand of my brother Esau, for I feare hym, lest he wyll come and smyte me, yea the mother with the chyldren
32:12Thou saydest, I wyll surely do thee good, and make thy seede as the sande of the sea, whiche can not be numbred for multitude
32:13And he taryed there that same nyght, and toke of that whiche came to hande, a present for Esau his brother
32:14Two hundred shee gotes, and twentie hee gotes, two hundred sheepe, & twentie rammes
32:15Thirtie milche camelles with theyr coltes, fourtie kine, and ten bulles, twentie shee asses, and ten foales
32:16And deliuered them into the handes of his seruauntes, euery droue by them selues, and sayde vnto his seruauntes: go foorth before me, and put a space betwixt droue and droue
32:17And he commaunded the formost, saying: If Esau my brother meete thee, and aske thee, saying, whose art thou? and whyther goest thou? and whose are these that go before thee
32:18Thou shalt say, they be thy seruaunt Iacobs, and it is a present sent vnto my Lorde Esau, and beholde, he him selfe commeth after vs
32:19And so commaunded he the seconde, and the thirde, and all that folowed the droues, saying: on this maner see that you speake vnto Esau when ye meete hym
32:20And say moreouer: beholde, thy seruaunt Iacob also commeth after vs: for he sayde, I wyll appeace his wrath with the present that goeth before me, and afterward I will see him my selfe, peraduenture he wyll receaue me to grace
32:21So went the present before hym: and he taryed al that night in the company
32:22And he rose vp the same nyght, and toke his two wyues, & his two maydeseruauntes, and his eleuen sonnes, and went ouer the forde Iaboc
32:23And he toke them, and sent them ouer the ryuer, and sent ouer that he had
32:24And Iacob was left hym selfe alone: and there wrasteled a man with hym, vnto the breakyng of the day
32:25And when he sawe that he coulde not preuayle agaynst hym, he smote hym vpon the hucklebone of his thigh, and the hucklebone of Iacobs thigh loosed out of ioynt as he wrastled with him
32:26And he said: let me go, for the day breaketh. Whiche aunswered: I will not let thee go, except thou blesse me
32:27And he sayde vnto hym: what is thy name? He aunswered: Iacob
32:28He sayde: thy name shalbe called no more Iacob, but Israel: For as a prince hast thou wrasteled with God, and with men, and hast preuayled
32:29And Iacob asked him, saying: tell me thy name. And he sayde: wherefore doest thou aske after my name? And he blessed hym there
32:30And Iacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I haue seene God face to face, and my life is preserued
32:31And as he went ouer Peniel, the sunne rose vpon hym, and he halted vpon his thigh
32:32And therefore it is that the chyldren of Israel eate not of the sinnowe that shranke in that place of the thigh, vnto this day: because that he touched the hucklebone of Iacobs thigh, about the sinnowe that shranke
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.