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The Great Bible 1539
|Nowe come I the thyrd tyme vnto you: in the mouth of two or thre witnesses shal euery worde be stablysshed.
|I tolde you before, & tell you before: and as I sayd when I was present with you the seconde tyme, so wryte I nowe beynge absent, to them which in tyme past haue synned, & to all other: that yf I come agayne, I wyll not spare,
|seynge that ye seke experience of Christ which speaketh in me, which among you is not weake but is myghtye in you.
|For though he was crucifyed in weaknes, yet liueth he thorowe the power of God. And we (no doute) are weake in hym: but we shall lyue with hym: by the myght of God amonge you.
|Examen your selues, whether ye are in the fayth or not. Proue youre awne selues. Knowe ye not your awne selues, howe that Iesus Christ is in you? excepte ye be castawayes,
|I trust ye shall knowe that we are not castawayes.
|I desyre before God that ye do none euyll, not that we shulde seme commendable: but that ye shuld do that which is honeste: & let vs be counted as castawayes.
|We can do nothinge agaynst the trueth: but for the trueth.
|We are glad when we ar weake, and ye stronge. This also we wysshe for, euen youre perfectnesse.
|Therfore wryte I these thinges beynge absent, lest whan I am present, I shulde vse sharpenesse, accordynge to to the power which the Lorde hath geuen me to edifye, and not to destroye.
|Finallye brethren, fare ye well, be parfect, be of good conforte, be of one mynde, lyue in peace, and the God of loue and peace shalbe with you.
|Grete one another in an holy kysse.
|All the saynctes salute you.
|The grace of oure Lord Iesus Christ, and the loue of God, and the felyshyppe of the holy ghost be with you all. Amen.
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."