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The Great Bible 1539
|In the thyrde moneth, whan the children of Israel were gone oute of the lande of Egipt, the same daye came they into the wyldernesse of Sinay.
|For they were departed from Raphidim, and were come to the deserte of Sinay, and had pitched theyr tentes in the wildernesse. And there Israel abode before the mounte.
|But Moses went vp vnto God. And the Lorde called to hym out of the mountayne, sayinge: thus shalt thou saye vnto the house of Iacob, and tell the chyldren of Israel:
|ye haue sene what I dyd vnto the Egyptians, and toke you vp vpon Eegles wynges, & haue brought you vnto my selfe:
|Nowe therfore yf ye wyll heare my voyce in dede, and kepe myne appoyntement: ye shall be myne awne, aboue all nacyons, for all the erth is myne.
|Ye shall be vnto me also a kyngdome of preastes and an holy people: and these are the wordes which thou shalt saye vnto the chyldren of Israel.
|Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and layde before theyr faces all these wordes which the Lorde commaunded hym.
|And the people answered all to gether, and sayde. All that the Lorde hath sayde, we wyll doo. And Moses brought the wordes of the people vnto the Lorde.
|And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: Lo, I come vnto the in a thycke cloud, that the people maye heare me talkynge with the, and beleue the for euer. Moses shewed the wordes of the people vnto the Lorde.
|And the Lorde sayd vnto Moses: Go vnto the people, and sanctifye them to daye and to morowe, and let them wash theyr clothes:
|& be redy agaynst the thyrde daye. For the thyrde daye the Lorde wyll come downe in the syght of all the people vpon mounte Sinay.
|And thou shalt set markes rounde aboute the people and saye: beware, that ye go not vp into the mounte, or touche the bordre of it. Whosoeuer toucheth the mounte, shall surely dye.
|There shall not an hande touch it: Els he shall be stoned or shot thorowe: whether it be beast or man, it shall not lyue: when the trompe bloweth longe, than maye they come vp into the mountayne.
|And Moses went downe from the mounte vnto the people, and sanctifyed them, and they wasshed theyr clothes:
|And he sayd vnto the people: be redye agaynst the thyrde daye, and come not at youre wyues.
|And the thyrde daye in the mornynge there was thunder, and lyghtenynge, and a thycke clowde vpon the mounte, and the voyce of the trompe exceadynge lowde, so that all the people that was in the hoste was afrayed.
|And Moses brought the people oute of the tentes to mete with God, and they stode vnder the hyll.
|And mounte Sinay was all to gether on a smoke: because the Lorde descended downe vpon it in fyre. And the smoke therof ascended vp, as the smoke of a kele, and all the mount was exceadyng fearfull.
|And whan the voyce of the trompe blewe and waxed lowder and lowder Moses spake, & God answered him by a voyce:
|And the Lorde came downe vpon mounte Sinay, euen in the toppe of the hyll, and whan the Lord called Moses vp into the toppe of the hyll. Moses went vp.
|And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: go downe: charge the people, that they prease not vp to se the Lorde, and so many of them perish.
|And let the prestes also whych come to the Lorde sanctifye them selues, lest the Lorde destroye them.
|And Moses sayde vnto the Lorde: the people cannot come vp into the mounte Synay, for thou chargedest vs saying: set markes aboute the hyll, and sanctifie it:
|And the Lorde sayde vnto him: awaye, and get the downe: and thou shalt come vp, thou and Aaron with the. But let not the Prestes and the people presume for to come vp vnto the Lorde: lest he destroye them.
|And so Moses went downe vnto the people and tolde them.
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."