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The Great Bible 1539
|And so Abram gat him vp out of Egypte, he & his wyfe, & all that he had, & Lot wyth hym, towarde the south.
|And Abram was very ryche, in catell in syluer & golde.
|And he wente furth on hys iourney from the south towarde Bethel, vnto the place where hys tent had bene at the begynnynge, betwene Bethel & Hai:
|Euen vnto the place of the altare which he had made there at the fyrst, and there Abram called on the name of the Lorde.
|Lot also whych went with Abram had shepe, cattell & tentes:
|& the lande was not able to receaue them that they myght dwell together, for the substaunce of their ryches was greate, & they coulde not dwell to gether.
|And there fell a stryfe betwene the herdmen of Abrams catell, & the herdmen of Lots catell. Moreouer the Cananytes and the Pheresytes dwelled at that tyme in the lande.
|Then sayde Abram vnto Lot: Let there be no stryfe (I praye the) betwene the and me & betwene my herdmen and thyne, for we be brethren.
|Is not all the hole lande before the? Departe I praye the fro me. If thou wilt take the lefte hande, I will go to the ryght: or yf thou departe to the ryght hande I will go to the left.
|And so Lot lyftynge vp hys eyes, beholde all the contre of Iordane, which was a plenteous contre of water euery where, before the Lord destroyed Sodome & Gomorra, euen as the garden of the Lorde, lyke the lande of Egypte as thou commest vnto Zoar.
|Than Lot chose all the playne countrey of Iordane & toke hys iourney from the east. And so departed the one brother from the other.
|Abram dwelled in the lande of Canaan: and Lot abode in the cyties of the playne, & tented vntyll Sodome.
|But the men of Sodome were wicked, and exceadynge synners before the Lorde.
|And the Lorde sayde vnto Abram, after that Lot was departed from him. Lyfte vp thyne eyes nowe, & loke from the place where thou art, northwarde, southwarde, estwarde & westwarde,
|for all the lande whyche thou seeste wyll I geue vnto the and to thy seed for euer.
|And I wyll make thy seed, as the dust of the erth: so that yf a man can nombre the dust of the erth, than shall thy seed also be nombred.
|Aryse and walke about in the lande, after the length of it & after the bredth therof, for I wyll geue it vnto the.
|And Abram takynge downe hys tente, came and dwelled in the okegroue of Mamre, namely in Ebron, and buylded there an alter vnto the Lorde.
The Great Bible 1539
The Great Bible of 1539 was the first authorized edition of the Bible in English, authorized by King Henry VIII of England to be read aloud in the church services of the Church of England. The Great Bible was prepared by Myles Coverdale, working under commission of Thomas, Lord Cromwell, Secretary to Henry VIII and Vicar General. In 1538, Cromwell directed the clergy to provide "one book of the bible of the largest volume in English, and the same set up in some convenient place within the said church that ye have care of, whereas your parishioners may most commodiously resort to the same and read it."