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King James Bible 1611
|And Bezaleel made the Arke of Shittim wood: two cubites and a halfe was the length of it, and a cubite and a halfe the breadth of it, and a cubite and a halfe the height of it.
|And he ouerlaid it with pure gold within & without, and made a crowne of gold to it round about.
|And hee cast for it foure rings of gold, to be set by the foure corners of it: euen two rings vpon the one side of it, and two rings vpon the other side of it.
|And he made staues of Shittim wood, and ouerlaid them with gold.
|And hee put the staues into the rings, by the sides of the Arke, to beare the Arke.
|And he made the Mercie seat of pure gold: two cubites and an halfe was the length thereof, and one cubite and an halfe the breadth thereof.
|And he made two Cherubims of gold, beaten out of one piece made hee them, on the two endes of the Mercie seate:
|One Cherub on the end on this side, and another Cherub on the other end, on that side: out of the Mercie seat made hee the Cherubims on the two ends thereof.
|And the Cherubims spread out their wings on high, and couered with their wings ouer the Mercie seat with their faces one to another: euen to the Mercie seat ward were the faces of the Cherubims.
|And hee made the Table of Shittim wood: two cubites was the length thereof, and a cubite the breadth thereof, and a cubite and a halfe the height thereof.
|And he ouerlaid it with pure gold, and made thereunto a crowne of gold round about.
|Also he made thereunto a border of an handbreadth, round about: and made a crowne of gold for the border thereof round about.
|And hee cast for it foure rings of gold, and put the rings vpon the foure corners that were in the foure feete thereof.
|Ouer against the border were the rings, the places for the staues, to beare the Table.
|And he made the staues of Shittim wood, and ouerlayed them with gold, to beare the Table.
|And hee made the vessels which were vpon the Table, his dishes, and his spoones, and his bowles, and his couers to couer withall, of pure gold.
|And he made the Candlesticke of pure gold, of beaten worke made he the Candlesticke, his shaft & his branch, his bowles, his knops, and his flowers were of the same.
|And sixe branches going out of the sides thereof: three branches of the candlesticke out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlesticke out of the other side thereof.
|Three bowles made he after the fashion of almonds, in one branch, a knop and a flower: and three bowles made like almonds, in another branch, a knop and a flower: so throughout the sixe branches, going out of the Candlesticke.
|And in the candlesticke were foure bowles made like almonds, his knops, and his flowers:
|And a knop vnder two branches of the same, & a knop vnder two branches of the same, and a knop vnder two branches of the same, according to the sixe branches going out of it.
|Their knops and their branches were of the same: all of it was one beaten worke of pure gold.
|And he made his seuen lampes, and his snuffers, and his snuffe-dishes of pure gold.
|Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof.
|And he made the incense Altar of Shittim wood: the length of it was a cubit, and the breadth of it a cubit: it was foure square, and two cubites was the height of it; the hornes thereof were of the same.
|And he ouerlayed it with pure gold, both the top of it and the sides thereof round about, and the hornes of it: also he made vnto it a crowne of gold round about.
|And he made two rings of gold for it vnder the crowne thereof, by the two corners of it, vpon the two sides thereof, to bee places for the staues to beare it withall.
|And he made the staues of Shittim wood, and ouerlayed them with gold.
|And he made the holy anoynting oyle, and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the worke of the Apothecary.
King James Bible 1611
The commissioning of the King James Bible took place at a conference at the Hampton Court Palace in London England in 1604. When King James came to the throne he wanted unity and stability in the church and state, but was well aware that the diversity of his constituents had to be considered. There were the Papists who longed for the English church to return to the Roman Catholic fold and the Latin Vulgate. There were Puritans, loyal to the crown but wanting even more distance from Rome. The Puritans used the Geneva Bible which contained footnotes that the king regarded as seditious. The Traditionalists made up of Bishops of the Anglican Church wanted to retain the Bishops Bible.
The king commissioned a new English translation to be made by over fifty scholars representing the Puritans and Traditionalists. They took into consideration: the Tyndale New Testament, the Matthews Bible, the Great Bible and the Geneva Bible. The great revision of the Bible had begun. From 1605 to 1606 the scholars engaged in private research. From 1607 to 1609 the work was assembled. In 1610 the work went to press, and in 1611 the first of the huge (16 inch tall) pulpit folios known today as "The 1611 King James Bible" came off the printing press.