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Bishops Bible 1568



2:1And you that were dead in trespasses and sinnes,
2:2In the which in time passed ye walked, according to the course of this worlde, after the gouernour that ruleth in the ayre, the spirite that nowe worketh in the chyldren of disobedience.
2:3Among whom we all had our conuersation also in tyme past in the lustes of our flesshe, fulfyllyng the wyll of the flesshe, and of the mynde, & were by nature the chyldren of wrath, euen as other:
2:4But God which is ryche in mercie, for his great loue wherwith he loued vs,
2:5Euen when we were dead by sinnes, hath quickned vs together with Christ, by grace are ye saued:
2:6And hath raysed [vs] vp together, and made [vs] syt together in the heauenly in Christe Iesus.
2:7That in ages to come, he might shew the exceedyng ryches of his grace, in kyndnesse to vswarde through Christe Iesus.
2:8For by grace are ye made safe through fayth, and that not of your selues, it is the gyft of God:
2:9Not of workes, lest any man shoulde boast hym selfe.
2:10For we are his workmanship, created in Christe Iesus vnto good workes, whiche God hath ordeyned that we shoulde walke in them.
2:11Wherfore, remember that ye being in tyme passed gentiles in the flesshe, called vncircumcision of that which is called circumcision in the flesshe, made by handes:
2:12That at that tyme ye were without Christe, beyng aliauntes from the common wealth of Israel, and straungers fro the testamentes of promise, hauyng no hope, & without God in this worlde.
2:13But nowe in Christe Iesus, ye which sometyme were farre of, are made nye by the blood of Christe.
2:14For he is our peace, which hath made both one: and hath broken downe the wall that was a stoppe betwene vs,
2:15Taking away in his flesshe the hatred, [euen] the lawe of commaundementes, [conteyned] in ordinaunces, for to make of twayne one newe man in hym selfe, so makyng peace,
2:16And that he myght reconcile both vnto God in one body through [his] crosse, and slewe hatred thereby.
2:17And came and preached peace to you which were a farre of, and to them that were nye.
2:18For through hym, we both haue an entraunce in one spirite vnto the father.
2:19Nowe therefore, ye are no more straungers and foreyners: but citezins with the saintes, and of the housholde of God,
2:20And are built vpon the foundation of the apostles and prophetes, Iesus Christe hym selfe beyng the head corner stone,
2:21In whom all the buyldyng coupled together, groweth vnto an holy temple in the Lorde.
2:22In whom ye also are buylded together for an habitation of God through the spirite.
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.