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John Wycliffe Bible 1382



15:1Thanne the scribis and the Farisees camen to hym fro Jerusalem, and seiden,
15:2Whi breken thi disciplis the tradiciouns of eldere men? for thei waisschen not her hondis, whanne thei eten breed.
15:3He answeride, and seide to hem, Whi breken ye the maundement of God for youre tradicioun?
15:4For God seide, Honoure thi fadir and thi modir, and he that cursith fadir or modir, die bi deeth.
15:5But ye seien, Who euer seith to fadir or modir, What euere yifte is of me, it schal profite to thee;
15:6and he hath not worschipid his fadir or his modir; and ye han maad the maundement of God voide for youre tradicioun.
15:7Ypocritis, Isaie, the prophete, prophesiede wel of you,
15:8and seide, This puple honourith me with lippis, but her herte is fer fro me;
15:9and thei worschipen me `with outen cause, techynge the doctrines and maundementis of men.
15:10And whanne the puple weren clepid to gidere to hym, he seide to hem, Here ye, and `vndurstonde ye.
15:11That thing that entrith in to the mouth, defoulith not a man; but that thing that cometh out of the mouth, defoulith a man.
15:12Thanne hise disciplis camen, and seiden to hym, Thou knowist, that, if this word be herd, the Farisees ben sclaundrid?
15:13And he answeride, and seide, Eueri plauntyng, that my fadir of heuene hath not plauntid, shal be drawun vp by the roote.
15:14Suffre ye hem; thei ben blynde, and leederis of blynde men. And if a blynd man lede a blynd man, bothe fallen doun in to the diche.
15:15Petre answeride, and seide to hym, Expowne to vs this parable.
15:16And he seide, Yit `ye ben also with oute vndurstondyng?
15:17Vndurstonden ye not, that al thing that entrith in to the mouth, goith in to the wombe, and is sent out in to the goyng awei?
15:18But tho thingis that comen forth fro the mouth, goon out of the herte, and tho thingis defoulen a man.
15:19For of the herte goon out yuele thouytis, mansleyngis, auowtries, fornycaciouns, theftis, fals witnessyngis, blasfemyes.
15:20Thes thingis it ben that defoulen a man; but to ete with hondis not waischun, defoulith not a man.
15:21And Jhesus yede out fro thennus, and wente in to the coostis of Tire and Sidon.
15:22And lo! a womman of Canane yede out of tho coostis, and criede, and seide to him, Lord, the sone of Dauid, haue merci on me; my douyter is yuel traueilid of a feend.
15:23And he answeride not to hir a word. And hise disciplis camen, and preieden hym, and seiden, Leue thou hir, for she crieth aftir vs.
15:24He answeride, and seide, Y am not sent, but to the scheep of the hous of Israel that perischiden.
15:25And she cam, and worschipide hym, and seide, Lord, helpe me.
15:26Which answeride, and seide, It is not good to take the breed of children, and caste to houndis.
15:27And she seide, Yhis, Lord; for whelpis eten of the crummes, that fallen doun fro the bord of her lordis.
15:28Thanne Jhesus answeride, and seide to hir, A! womman, thi feith is greet; be it doon to thee, as thou wolt. And hir douytir was helid fro that hour.
15:29And whanne Jhesus hadde passed fro thennus, he cam bisidis the see of Galilee. And he yede vp in to an hil, and sat there.
15:30And myche puple cam to hym, and hadden with hem doumbe men and crokid, feble and blynde, and many other; and thei castiden doun hem at hise feet. And he helide hem,
15:31so that the puple wondriden seynge doumbe men spekynge, and crokid goynge, blynde men seynge; and thei magnyfieden God of Israel.
15:32And Jhesus, whanne hise disciplis weren clepid to gidere, seide to hem, Y haue reuthe of the puple, for thei han abiden now thre daies with me, and han no thing to ete; and Y wole not leeue hem fastynge, lest thei failen in the weie.
15:33And the disciplis seien to him, Wherof thanne so many looues among vs in desert, to fulfille so greet a puple?
15:34And Jhesus seide to hem, Hou many looues han ye? And thei seiden, Seuene, and a fewe smale fisshis.
15:35And he comaundide to the puple, to sitte to mete on the erthe.
15:36And he took seuene looues and fyue fischis, and dide thankyngis, and brak, and yaf to hise disciplis; and the disciplis yauen to the puple.
15:37And alle eten, and weren fulfillid, and thei token that that was left of relifes, seuene lepis fulle.
15:38And thei that eten weren foure thousynde of men, with outen litle children and wymmen.
15:39And whanne he hadde left the puple, he wente vp in to a boot, and cam in to the coostis of Magedan.
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.