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Bishops Bible 1568



4:1Therfore, seyng that we haue such a ministerie, as we haue receaued mercie, we faynt not:
4:2But haue cast from vs the clokes of vnhonestie, and walke not in craftynesse, neither handle we the word of God disceitefully, but in openyng of the trueth, and report our selues to euery mans conscience in the syght of God.
4:3Yf our Gospell be yet hyd, it is hyd in them that are lost:
4:4In whom the god of this worlde hath blinded the myndes of them whiche beleue not, lest the lyght of the Gospell of the glorie of Christe (which is the image of God) should shine vnto them.
4:5For we preache not our selues, but Christe Iesus the Lord, and our selues your seruauntes for Iesus sake.
4:6For it is God that commaundeth the lyght to shine out of darknesse, whiche hath shined in our heartes, for to geue the lyght of the knowledge of the glorie of God, in the face of Iesus Christe.
4:7But we haue this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellencie of the power be Gods, and not ours.
4:8We are troubled on euery syde, yet are we not without shyft. We are in pouertie, but not vtterly without somewhat.
4:9We suffer persecution, but are not forsaken therin. We are cast downe, but we perisshe not.
4:10We alwayes beare about in the body the dying of the Lorde Iesus, that the lyfe of Iesus myght also appeare in our bodie.
4:11For we which lyue, are alwayes deliuered vnto death for Iesus sake, that the lyfe also of Iesu myght appeare in our mortall flesshe.
4:12So then, death worketh in vs, but life in you.
4:13Seing then that we haue the same spirite of fayth (accordyng as it is written, I beleued, and therefore haue I spoken) We also beleue, and therefore speake.
4:14For we knowe, that he which raysed vp the Lorde Iesus, shall rayse vp vs also by the meanes of Iesus, and shall set vs with you.
4:15For all thynges [do I] for your [sakes,] that the plenteous grace, by thankes geuyng of many, may redounde to the prayse of God.
4:16Wherefore we are not weryed: But though our outwarde man perishe, yet the inwarde man is renued day by day.
4:17For our exceedyng tribulation which is momentanie & lyght, prepareth an exceedyng and an eternall wayght of glorie vnto vs.
4:18Whyle we loke not on the thynges whiche are seene, but on the thynges which are not seene. For the thynges which are seene, are temporall: but the things which are not seene, are eternal.
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.