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John Wycliffe Bible 1382



1:1These ben the names of the sones of Israel, that entriden into Egipt with Jacob; alle entriden with her housis;
1:2Ruben, Symeon,
1:3Leuy, Judas, Isachar, Zabulon, and Benjamin,
1:4Dan, and Neptalim, Gad, and Aser.
1:5Therfor alle the soules of hem that yeden out of `the hipe of Jacob weren seuenti and fyue.
1:6Forsothe Joseph was in Egipt; and whanne he was deed, and alle hise brithren, and al his kynrede,
1:7the sones of Israel encreessiden, and weren multiplied as buriounnyng, and thei weren maad strong greetli, and filliden the lond.
1:8A newe kyng, that knewe not Joseph, roos in the meene tyme on Egipt, and seide to his puple, Lo!
1:9the puple of the sones of Israel is myche, and strongere than we;
1:10come ye, wiseli oppresse we it, lest perauenture it be multiplied; and lest, if batel risith ayens vs, it be addid to oure enemyes, and go out of the lond, whanne we ben ouercomun.
1:11And so he made maistris of werkis souereyns to hem, that thei schulden turmente hem with chargis. And thei maden citees of tabernaclis to Farao, Fiton, and Ramesses.
1:12And bi hou myche thei oppressiden hem, bi so myche thei weren multiplied, and encreessiden more.
1:13And Egipcians hatiden the sones of Israel, and turmentiden, and scorneden hem;
1:14and brouyten her lijf to bitternesse bi hard werkis of cley and to tijl stoon, and bi al seruage, bi which thei weren oppressid in the werkis of erthe.
1:15Forsothe the kyng of Egipt seide to the mydwyues of Ebrews, of whiche oon was clepid Sefora, the tother Fua;
1:16and he commaundide to hem, Whanne ye schulen do the office of medewyues to Ebrew wymmen, and the tyme of childberyng schal come, if it is a knaue child, sle ye him; if it is a womman, kepe ye.
1:17Forsothe the medewyues dredden God, and diden not bi the comaundement of the kyng of Egipt, but kepten knaue children.
1:18To whiche clepid to hym the kyng seide, What is this thing which ye wolden do, that ye wolden kepe the children?
1:19Whiche answeriden, Ebrew wymmen ben not as the wymmen of Egipt, for thei han kunnyng of the craft of medewijf, and childen bifore that we comen to hem.
1:20Therfor God dide wel to medewyues; and the puple encreesside, and was coumfortid greetli.
1:21And for the mydewyues dredden God, he bildide `housis to hem.
1:22Therfor Farao comaundide al his puple, and seide, What euer thing of male kynde is borun to Ebrewis, `caste ye into the flood; what euer thing of wymmen kynde, kepe ye.
John Wycliffe Bible 1382

John Wycliffe Bible 1382

The Wycliffe Bible is the only Bible here that was not translated from the Textus Receptus. Its inclusion here is for the Bible's historic value and for comparison in the English language.

John Wycliffe, an Oxford professor produced the first hand-written English language Bible manuscripts in the 1380's. While it is doubtful Wycliffe himself translated the versions that bear his name, he certainly can be considered the driving force behind the project. He strongly believed in having the scriptures available to the people.

Wycliffe, was well-known throughout Europe for his opposition to the teaching of the organized Church, which he believed to be contrary to the Bible. With the help of his followers (called Lollards), Wycliffe produced dozens of English language manuscript copies of the scriptures. They were translated out of the Latin Vulgate, which was the only source text available to Wycliffe. The Pope was so infuriated by his teachings and his translation of the Bible into English, that 44 years after Wycliffe died, he ordered the bones to be dug-up, crushed, and scattered in the river.