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TO THE PUBLICK.
PUBLICK. (VARIOUS English Translations of bestowed upon us the people of England, the Bible were extant at the close of the when first he sent your Majesty's Royal fixteenth century : In some of them the Person to rule and reign over us. Old Testament was made from the Sep- whereas it was the expectation of many, tuagint, (that is, from a Greek trandation who wished not well unto our Sion, that of the Hebrew executed by order of upon the setting of that bright Occidental Polemy Philadelphus, 284 years before Siar, Queen Elizabeth, of most happy the Christian Æra) in others, immediately memory, Tome thick and palpable clouds from the Hebrew Text, except a few of darkness would so have overshadowed paffages which were rendered from the this land, that men should have been in Septuagint--and in others, both the Old doubt which way they were to walk; and New Testament were made from the and that it ihould hardly be known who Latin of the Vulgate. These translations was to direct the unfettled State : The in several infiances differed from cach appearance of your Majesty, as of the other, which induced King James 1. to Sun in his strength, instantly difpelled select fifty four men, eminent for their pi- those supposed and surmised mitts, and ety and learning, and particularly Ikilled gave unto all that were well affected, exin the original laaguages of the Scriptures, ceeding cause of comfort; especially when to make an entire new translation of the we beheld the Government establimed in Bible-the Old Testament from the ori. your Highness, and your hopeful seed, ginal Hebrew Text, and the new from the by an undoubted title, and this also acoriginal Greek. Fortyseven of these em- companied with peace and tranquillity at incnt men commenced the important bu- home and abroad. finess in the beginning of the year 1607. “But amongil all our joys, there was They arranged themfelves into separate noone that more filled our hearts, than the classes, and to expedite the work, each blessed continuance of the Preaching of class took a separate pertion of the Bible. God's sacred Word among us; which is After three years close application, the that inestimable Treasure, whichexcelleth several classes had completed the parts all the riches of the earth ; because the - afigned them. The whole number then fruit thereof extendeth itself, not only to Qassembled in a body, and critically com- the time spent in this transitory world, but
pared the copies of each class with the directeth and disposerh men unto that ea onginal, and with other translations; and ternal happiqets which is above in heaven. no sentence was finally accepted till, in the “ Then nd to furier this to fall to the general opinion, it exprefled the sense of ground, but rather to take it up, and to che inspired original: Nearly another continue it in that state, wherein the fam. year, it is said, was spent in this business : ous predecessor of your Highnessdid leave And in the year 1611, this translation was it : Nay, to go forward with the confi. by authority first publithed. As it was dence and resolution of a man in maintain. executed by the order, and at the expense ing the Truth of Christ, and propagaring it of the crown, the copyright became the farand near, is that which hath lobound and - Deroperty of the King, whose it has ever firmly knit the hearts of all your Majesty's Lince continued.
loyal and religious people unto you, that This is Oniversally acknowledged to be your very name is precious among them; the most correct English tranflation of the iheir eye coth, behold you with comfort, Bible that has yet been published to the and they bless you in their hearts, as that world-and it is generally used in Church- fanctified person, who under God, is the s and private Families throughout Greai-jimmediate author of their true happiness. Lorain and America.
And this their contentment doth not di. With their copy the Translators pre- minish or decay; but every day increaseth Lased to King Jaines the following AD. and takerh strength when they observe ID2ESS, which has ever since been pre- that the z: al of your Majesty toward the fled to all Britih editions of the Holy house of God doth not nick or go backScriptures, viz.)
ward, but is more and more kinuled, manTorbe Most High and Migbry Prince ifesting itself abroad in the firtheit parts JAMES, by sbe Grace of God, King of of Cbriftendom, by writing in defence of Greu-Britain, France, and Ireland, the Truth, which hatligiven such a blow Defender of tbe faird, 6c.
unto that man of lin, as will not be heal. J& The TRANSLATORS of the BIBLE with ed, and every day at home, by religious
Grace, Mercy, and Peace, through Je- and learned discourle, by frequentmgehe fus Cbrift our Lord.
House of God, by hearing the Word * GREAT and manifold were the preached, by cherishing the ieachers bleilings, molt dread Sovereign.which Al- thereof, hy caring for tlie Church, as a snighty God, the Father of all mercies, most tender and loving aurfing tather.
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ACCOUNT OF DATES.
"And now, at laft, by the mercy of of your Majesty's grace and favour,which
ACCOUNT OF THE DATES OR TIME OF WRITING THE BOOKS
Years from ibe Years from the
dearb of Cbrift. birib of Cbrift.
The NAMES and ORDER of all the BOOKS of the OLD and NEW TESTA.
TAE BOOKS CALLED APOCRYPHA,
9 Baruch, with the Epistle of Jeremiah
16 The Song of the Three Children
14 Story of Susanna
16 Bel and the Dragon
6 Prayer of Manasses
19 1. Maccabees
THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT.
Matthew hath Chapters
A TABLE OF SCRIPTURE MEASURES.
Measures of lengtb.
Measures of liquids.
31648 The Bath,
10.5 Hom 7 4
31.52 The Log,
172000 0 0
= a pint, nearly.
Measures of ibings dry.
The Lethech, balt Home
1016 0 $3,4
96000 si 1721
10016 이어 5,1
ol of %,9
A TABLE OF WEIGHTS AND MONEY.
| L. S. D.
5464, 5 8,6
5 6 10,5
L.S.D. Trib. Mon. ( Didracbm) ? Dracb.
00 6,8 Penny i Denarius)
501 51310 Farthing / Quadrans) 40:1
801b 0 0
A TABI.E OF TIME.
The ist watch, from fun fetis
11.ntuv. fun rife, and the nigbe, The Id or middlewatch, from
Tuesday from Jun fel, were tbed bour 10 ibe 6th.
Weinejday eaco divided into 12 The 3d watch, or cock crow-
Turyday qual paris, called, ing, from one oth orbe 9th.
The 1st, 2d, 3d, ath, The Sih, or morning watch,
Irun sve 9th bour so sun rise.
THE FIRST BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED GENESIS. CH A P. 1.
the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was 1 Tbe creation of beaven and earib, % of in itself, after his kind : and God law the ligbi, 6 of ibe firmameni, 9 of ibe that it was good, carib separated from be waters, u 13 And the evening and the morning and made fruitful, 14 of tbe fun,moon, were the third day: and flars, 20 of fun and fowl, 24 of 14 9 And God said, Let there be lights beafs and conle, 26 of man in the im. in the firmament of the heaven to divide age of God. 29 Alfo :be appoiximent the day from the night; and let them be of food,
fer signs, and for seasons, and for days, IN the beginoing God created the and years : heaven and the earth.
15 And let them be for lights in the ? And the earth was without form firmament of the heaven to give light and void ; and darkness was upon the upon the earth : and it was so. face of the deep. And the Spirit of 16 And God made two great lights ; God moved
upon the face of the waters. the greater light to rule the day, and the $ 9 And God said, Let there be light : lesser light to rule the night : be made the and there was light.
itars also. 4 And God law the light, that it was 11 And God set them in the firmament good : and God divided the light from of the heaven to give light uponthe earth: the darkness.
18 And to rule over the day and over 5 And God called the light Day, and the night, and to divide the light from the the darkness he called Night. And the darkness : and God saw that it was good. evening and the morning were the first 19 And the evening and the morning day.
were the fourth day. 6 g And God said, Let there be a fir.. 209 And God said, Let the waters bring mament in the midst of the waters, and forth abundantly the moving creature let it divide the waters from the waters. Ithat hath life, and fowl ibai may Ay
1 And God made the firmament, and above the earth in the open firmament of divided the waters, which were under the heaven. firmament from the waters which were 21 And God created great whales, and above the firmament: and it was so. every living creature that moveth, which
8 And God called the firmament heav- the waters brought forth abundantly,after en. And the evcning and the morning their kind, and every winged fowl'after were the second day.
his kind : and God saw that it was good. 99 And God said, Let the waters un- 22 And God bleted them, saying, Be der the heaven be gathered together unto fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters one place, and let the dry land appear : in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the and it was fo.
earth. 10 And God called the dry land Earth : 23 And the evening and the morning and the gathering together of the waters were the fifth day. called he Seas ; and God saw that it was 249 And God said, Let the earth bring good.
forth the living creature after his kind, 11 And God said, Let the earth bring cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the earth after his kind : and it was fo. the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, 25 And God made the beast of the whose feed is in itself, upon the earth : earth after his kind, and cattle after their and it was so.
kind, and every thing that creepeth upon 19 And the earth brought forth grass, the earth after his kind ; and God faw and herb yielding feed after his kind, and that it was good.
26 1 And