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The Epistle Dedicatory.

acceptance of our labours stall more honour and encourage ut, than all the calumniatio, and bard interpretation! of other men stall dijmay us. So that if, on the one fide, T. stall be traduced by Popist Persons at borne or abroad, tub* therefore •will malign us, b cause -we are poor instruments to make God's holy Truth to be yet more and snore known un the people, <whom they defiresttll to keep in ignorance and darkness; or if, on the other fia we stall be maligned by self-conceited Brethren, who run their own ways, and give likii unto nothing, but •what is framed by themselves, and hammered on their an<vtl; we rru rest secure, supported within by the truth and innocency os a good conscience, having •walk, the 'ways of simplicity and integrity, as before the Lord; and sustained •without, by t powerful protection of Your Maj/sty's ?r ace and savour, which will ever give count enan to honest and christian endeavours, against bitter censures, and uncharitable imputations. The Lord of heaven and earth bless Tour Majesty with many and happy days, that , his heavenly band hath enriched Your Highness with many singular and exlraordiiia graces ; so You may be the wonder os the world in this latter age for happiness and tr, felicity, to the honour of that great GOD, and the good of bis Church, through Jesus Chr our Lord and only Saviour.

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The First Book of MOSES, called GENESIS.


I fit crt as iss tf heave* and earth, 26 if a&n h the image of Cod. 20. The ttfaœmat sffeod.

IS the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 1 And the earth was without farm, and void; and darkness ivat epoa the face of the deep. And the fcmtof God moved upon the face of »: v-Aen.

j And God said, Let there be light; ad there was light.

f And God saw the light, that it ivat pxfc and God divided the light from ~: darkness.

j And God called the light Day, and ti: darkness he called Night. And the cvtiikij ami the morning were the first day.

i And God Grid, Let there be a firmaEm in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and dinfcatht waters which nvere under the Iranian frOm the waters which ivere JWiAe firmament: and it was so.

i Aal God called the firmament Hea*s. And the evening aud the morning Ttsthe second day.

? And God said, Let the waters under die heaven be gathered together 1S» one place, and let the dry land *&*■■ and it was so.

"And God called the dry land Earth; sadt* gathering together of the waters «!td he Seas: and God law that /'/ was ?wd.

. n And God did, Let the earth bring wa1 graft, the herb yielding seed, and tot trait tree yielding fruit after his *«d, *hose feed it in itself, upon the e«h: :nd it was so.

'* ^d the earth brought forth grafs, "•«rh yield insc seed after his kind, 03 the tree yielding fruit, whose seed ?"»«felf, after his kind: and God


■i And the evening and the morning •otAe third day.

. '4AndGod faul, Let there be lights ,5,«Srmjment of the heaven, to di*'« :bs day from the night: and let {""bt for signs, and for seasons, and ,,ir<ar%N»i years:

"5 And let them be for lights in the fMncnt of the heaven to give light vr»tMtiHh-.anditwasso.

"AndGod made two great lights; '* Faar light to rule the day, and

the lesser light to rule the 11 igh t ■. he made the stars also.

17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it •was good:

19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

, 10 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

as And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God law that it ivat good.

2i And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

14 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

25 And God made the beasts of the earth after his kind, ami cattie after their kind, and every thing that credpeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it ivat good.

26 f And God said, Let us make man in our image, aster our likeneis: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping tiling that creepeth upon the earth.

17 So God created man in his cwn image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenisli the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29 *\ And God faid, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which it the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

A 3 30 And The first sabbath.

GENESIS The serpent decei-veth Eve.

30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, / ha<ve given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it <was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

CHAP. II. 1 The first sabbath. 8 The garden os Eden. 16 The tree of knowledge. 19 The creatures Homed. 11 Woman made, and marriage instituted.

THUS the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. .

1 And on the seventh day God ended hi» work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work whicli he had made.

3 And God blefl'ed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,

5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lo R D God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there ivas not a man to till the ground.

6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living foul.

S «J And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the fight and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evih

10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which conipafseth the whole land os Havilah, where there is ^old;

11 And the gold cf that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

13 And the name of the second river jVGihon: the same is it that compasleth the whole land of Ethiopia.

14 And the name of the third rive is Hiddekel: that // it which goet, toward the east of Assyrm. And th fourth river is Euphrates.

15 And the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Edei to dress it and to keep it.

16 #J And the Lo R D God commandei the man, saying, Of every tree of tin garden thou mayeft freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledg< of good and evil, thou slialt not cat o; it: for in the day that thou tatcll thereof, thou (halt surely die..

18 And the Lor D God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will mak- him an help meet for him.

19 fl And out of the ground the Lor D God formed every bealt of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that ivas the name thereof.

10 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

Ii «J AndtheLoRD God caused adeep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

2i And the rib, which the Lor D God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

13 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flelh -. she sliall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man.

14 Therefore lhall a man leave hi* father and his mother, and sliall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flelh.

25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

CHAP. III. 1 Theserpent deceiveth Eve. 6 Man's fall. ic,The promised feed. 16 The punijhment ot mankind, n Their loss of paradise.

NOW the serpent was more subtil than any beast os the field whicli the Lor D God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Y« shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may cat of the. fruit of the trees of the garden:

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath laid, Ye shall not cat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die; ,

j For

i fkasusul fall.

5For God doth know that in the iiay ye eat thereof, then your eyes (hall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

6 * And when the woman "saw that tee tree nxu good for food, and that it Toji pkiiant to the eyes, and a tree to bt djiired to m*ke c«c wile, ihe took # the fruit thereof, and did eat, and

jxvt alia anto her husband with her;


7 Aad the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they ivere ncked; and they sewed fig leaves to^etiisr, and made themselves aprons.

i And they heard the voice of the Lea. D God walking in the garden in the coot of the day: aud Adam and his wife hid themielves from the presence of Lo a. D God amongst the trees of the garden.

^AnitheLos.D God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

is And be said, I heard thy voice in t>Æ garden, and I was afraid, because I -ivs! naked; and I hid myself.

ii And he said, Who told thee that them w^f naked? Halt thou eaten of ■fee tree, whereof I commanded thee lat tfcou (houldtit not eat?

ii And tiie man said, The woman wlir-ra thou gavelt to be with me, (lie sp-ve me of the tree, and I did eat.

i» And the Lo au God laid unto the wœian, What is this that thou hast doee? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

i+ And the Lo R D God said unto the fo-pent, Because thou hast done this, taou art cursed above all cattle, and Soot; every beatt of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust (halt thou eat all the days of thy life:

15 % Aad I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy fed and her Iced; it (hall bruise thy bead, snd thou lhalt bruile his heel.

i*> •; Unto the woman he said, I will great'.? multiply thy sorrow and thy coeœption; in sorrow thou (halt bring fcst/i children; and thy desire Jhall be to toy husbands :uid he shall rule over Ike.

17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou (suitno: eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake \. in sorrow shalt thou eat of k all the days of thy life;

1! Thonis also and thistles (hall it briiur forth to thee; aad thou (halt eat the i.erb of the firldj

Chap. iv. He is cast cut of paradise.

19 In the sweat of thy face (halt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for duit thou art, and unto dust (halt thou return.

20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because ihe was the mother of all living.

ii Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lo R D God make coats of (kins, and clothed them.

ixf And the Lor D God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lelt he put forth his hand, and take also os the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

23 Therefore the Lord CJod sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

24, So he drove out the man; and he placed at tin. east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming (word which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

CHAP. IV. 1 Tli£ birth of Cain and Abel. 8 The mur.

der ofAbel. \\ The curse of Cain. 19

Lamech and his t-ivo waives.

AND Adam knew Eve his wife; and (he conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.

2 And (he again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of stieep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

3 And in process of time it came to pals, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.

4. And Abel, he allo brought of the firstlings of his flock, and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:

5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

6 And the Lord said unto Cain, Why. art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?

7 If thou doest well, (halt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, fin Heth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

8 % And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pal's, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

oAndtheLoRD said unto Cain, Where ;'/Abel thy brother? And he slid, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?

10 And he said, What hast thou done > the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

A 4. > 1 And The punishment ofCain* GENESIS Adatii's gtnealogy unto Noah.

Its And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;

u When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.

13 And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment it greater than I can bear.

14. •Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face (hall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me mall slay me.

15And the LORDsaid unto him,! herefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him mould kill him.

16 And Cain went out from the presence of the Lo R D, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

17 And Cain knew his wife; and me conceived, and bare Enoch: and he bu ilded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch.

18 And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methuiael: and Methuiael begat Lamech.

19 fj And Lameeh took unto him two wives: the name of the one tuas Adah, and the name of the other Zillah.

*o And Adah bare Jabel: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such os ha-ut cattle.

11 And his brother's name <wai Jubal 5 he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ.

»i And Zillah, die also bare Tubalcain, an inltructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sitter of I ubalcain tuas Naamah.

aj And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, hear nay voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a yoang man toniwhurt:

i+ If Cain lhall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.

15 And Adam knew his wife again; and stie bare a son, and called his name Seth: For Gad, said/he, hath appointed me another leed instead ot Abel, whom Cain slew.

»6 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the nuneof tire LOR.B,

C H A P. V.
1 The genealogy, age, and death of the
patriarchs from Adam unto Noah. 24.
The godliness and translation of Enoch.

THIS is the book of the genera-
tions of Adam. In the day that
God created man, in the likeness of
God made he him; >

z Male and female created he them % and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeneis, after his image; and called his name Seth:

4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years 1 aud he begat sons and daughters:

5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty year*\ and he died.

6 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:

7 And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:

8 And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died.

9 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainau:

10 And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:

11 And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years s and he died.

it And Caihan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:

13 And Cainan lived after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters;

14 And all the days of Cainan were nine hundred and ten years: and he died.

15 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared:

16 And Mahalalrel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:

17 And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and fiv« years: and he died.

18 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and lie begat Enoch:

19 And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:

20 And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died.

11 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: xx And Enoch walked with God


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