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The Great Bible 1539
|And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: hewe the two tables of stone lyke vnto the fyrst, and I will write vpon them the wordes that were in the first tables which thou brakest.
|And be ready in the mornynge, that thou mayest come vp early vnto the mount of Sinai: and stand there with me in the top of the mount.
|There shall no man come vp wt the, neyther let any man be sene thorowout all the mount, neyther let shepe nor oxen fede before the hyll.
|And Moses hewed two tables of stone lyke vnto the fyrst, and rose vp early in the mornynge, and went vp vnto the mount of Sinai, as the Lorde had commaunded hym: and toke in his hande the two tables of stone.
|And the Lorde descended in the clowde, and stode with hym there: and he called vpon the name of the Lorde.
|And when the Lord walked before him, he cryed, Lorde Lorde God, mercyfull and gracyous, long suffering, & aboundaunt in goodnes & trueth,
|& kepyng mercye in store for thousandes, forgeuynge wikednes, vngodlynes & synne, & not leauynge one innocent, visytynge the wyckednes of the fathers vpon the children and vpon childrens children, euen vnto the third and fourth generacyon.
|And Moses bowed him selfe to the earth quyckly, and worshipped,
|and sayde: If I haue founde grace in thy syght (O Lorde) then lett my Lorde go wt vs: for it is a stubburne people, and thou shalt haue mercy vpon oure wyckednes and oure synne, and shalt take vs for thyne enheritaunce.
|He sayde: beholde, I make an appoyntment before all thy people: and I will do maruaylles: soch as haue not bene done in all the worlde, neyther in all nacyons. And all the people amonge which thou art, shall se the worke of the Lorde: for it is a terryble thynge that I wyll do with the:
|kepe those thinges that I commaunde the thys daye. Behold, I cast out before the the Amorites, Canaanites, Hethites, Pherezites, Heuytes and Iebusites.
|Take hede to thy selfe, that thou make no compacte with the inhabyters of the lande whether thou goest, lest it be cause of ruyne amonge you.
|But ouerthrowe their aulters, and breake their ymages, and cut doune their groues.
|Thou shalt worshyp no straunge God. For the Lorde is called gelous, because he is a gelous God:
|lest yf thou make any agrement with the inhabiters of the lande, and they goo a whoring after theyr goddes, and do sacrifice vnto theyr goddes, they call the, and thou eate of theyr sacrifice:
|& thou take of their daughters vnto thy sonnes, and theyr daughters go a whoringe after theyr goddes,
|and make thy sonnes go a whoring after their goddes also. Thou shalt make the no goddes of metall.
|The feaste of swete bread shalt thou kepe. Seuen dayes thou shalt eate vnleuended bread, as I commaunded the in the tyme of the moneth, when corne begynneth to rype. For in the moneth when corne begynneth to ripe, thou camest out of Egipt.
|All that breaketh vp the matryce is myne: and all that breaketh the matryce amonge thy catell, yf it be male: whether it be oxe or shepe.
|But the fyrst of the asse thou shalt bye out wt a lambe. And yf thou redeme hym not, thou shalt breake hys neck. All the fyrst borne of thy sonnes shalt thou redeme. And se that no man appeare before me empty.
|Syxe dayes thou shalt worke, and in the seuenth daye thou shalt rest, bothe from earyng and reaping.
|Thou shalt obserue the feast of wekes with thy fyrst frutes of whet heruest, and the feast of in gatherynge at the yeares ende.
|Thryse in a yeare shall all your mens children appeare before the Lorde Iehoua God of Israel.
|Whan I cast out the nacions before the, and enlarge thy coastes: so that no man shall desyre thy lande, thou shalt go vp to appeare before the Lorde thy God, thryse in the yeare.
|Thou shalt not offre the bloude of my sacrifyce vpon leuen, neyther shall ought of the sacrifyce of the feaste of Passeouer be left vnto the mornyng.
|The fyrst rype frutes of thy lande thou shalt bryng vnto the house of the Lord thy God. And thou shalt not sethe a kydd in hys mothers mylke.
|And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: wryte these wordes: for after the tenoure of these wordes I haue made a couenaunt with the and with Israel.
|And he was there wyth the Lorde fourtye dayes and fourtye nyghtes, and dyd neyther eate bread ner dryncke water. And he wrote vpon the tables the wordes of the couenaunt, euen ten verses.
|And it fortuned, when Moses came downe from mount Sinai, the two tables of witnes were in Moses hande, when he came downe from the mount. And Moses wyst not that the skynne of his face shone in maner of an horne, whyle he talked with him.
|And Aaron and all the children of Israel loked vpon Moses: and beholde, the skynne of his face shone, & they were afrayed to come nye him.
|And when he had called them, Aaron & all the chefe that were in the company came vnto him, and Moses talked with them.
|And afterward, all the children of Israel came nye, & he commaunded them all that the Lord had sayde vnto hym in mount Sinai.
|And whan Moses had made an ende of comening with them, he put a coueryng vpon his face.
|And agayne, whan Moses went in before the Lord to speake wt him, he toke the couering of vntill he came out. And he came out, and spake vnto the children of Israel that which he was commaunded.
|And the children of Israel sawe the face of Moses, that the skinne of Moses face shone. And Moses put the couering vpon his face agayne, vntill he went in, to comen with him.
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."