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THE EPISTLE DEDICATORY. thereby; we hold it our duty to offer it to Your Majesty, not only as to our King and Sorereign, but as to the principal Mover and Author of the work: humbly craving of Your most Sacred Majesty, that since things of this quality hare ever been subject to the censures of illmeaning and discontented persons, it may receive approbation and patronage from so learned and judicious a Prince as Your Highness is, whose allowance and acceptance of our labours shall more honour and encourage us, than all the calumniations and hard interpretations of other men shall dismay us. So that if, on the one side, we shall be traduced by Popish Persons at home or abroad, who therefore will malign us, because we are poor instruments to make God's holy Truth to be yet more and more known unto the people, whom they desire still to keep in ignorance and darkness ; or if, on the other side, we shall be maligned by selfconceited Brethren, who run their own ways, and give liking unto nothing, but what is framed by themselves, and hammered on their anvil; we may rest secure, supported within by the truth and innocency of a good conscience, haring walked the ways of simplicity and integrity, as before the Lord; and sustained without by the powerful protection of Your Majesty's grace and favour, which will ever give countenance to honest and Christian endeavours ugainst bitter censures and uncharitable imputations.

The Lord of heaven and earth bless Your Majesty with many and happy days, that, as his heavenly hand hath enriched Your Highness with many singular and extraordinary graces, so you may be the wonder of the world in this latter age for happiness and true felicity, to the honour of that great GOD, and the good of his Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord and only Saviour..

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The First Book of MOSES, called GENESIS.

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13 And the evening and the morn1 The creation of heaven and earth, 3 of the ing were the third day. light

, 6 of the firmament, 9 of the earth se 14 | And God said, Let there be ported from the waters, 11 and made fruit lights in the firmament of the heaven haly 14 of the sun, moon, and stars, 20 of fish and forel , 24 of beasts and cattle, 26 of

to divide the day from the night; and sa in the image of God. 29. Also the ap

let them be for signs, and for seasons,

and for days, and years : the beginning God created the 15 And let them be for lights in heaven and the earth.

the firmament of the heaven to give And the earth was without form, light upon the earth: and it was so. and void; and darkness was upon the

16 And God made two great lights; face of the deep. And the Spirit of the greater light to rule the day, and God moved upon the face of the the lesser light to rule the night: he waters.

made the stars also. 3 And God said, Let there be light: 17 And God set them in the firand there was light.

mament of the heaven to give light 4 And God saw the light, that it upon the earth, mas good: and God divided the light 18 And to rule over the day and from the darkness.

over the night, and to divide the light 5 And God called the light Day, from the darkness; and God saw that and the darkness he called Night. it was good. And the evening and the morning 19 And the evening and the mornwere the first day.

ing were the fourth day. 6 And God said, Let there be a fir 20 | And God said, Let the wamament in the midst of the waters, and ters bring forth abundantly the moving let it divide the waters from the waters. creature that hath life, and fowl that 7 And God made the firmament, and may fly above the earth in the open divided the waters which were under firmament of heaven. the firmament from the waters which 21 And God created great whales, were above the firmament:and it was so. and every living creature that moveth,

8 And God called the firmament which the waters brought forth abunHeaven. And the evening and the dantly, after their kind, and every morning were the second day. winged fowl after his kind: and God

9 And God said, Let the waters saw that it was good. ander the heaven be gathered together 22 And God blessed them, saying, anto one place, and let the dry land Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the appear: and it was so.

waters in the seas, and let fowl mul10 And God called the dry land tiply in the earth. Earth; and the gathering together of 23 And the evening and the mornthe waters called he Seas : and God ing were the fifth day. saw that it wus good.

24 And God said, Let the earth 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after bring forth grass, the herb yielding his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit and beast of the earth after his kind: after his kind, whose seed is in itself, and it was so. upon the earth: and it was so.

25 And God made the beast of the 12 And the earth brought forth earth after his kind, and cattle after grass, und berb yielding seed after his their kind, and every thing that creepkind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose eth upon the earth after his kind: and seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. God saw that it was good.

26 And God said, Let us make

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The creation of man.


The garden of Eden man in our image, after our likeness: fore it was in the earth, and every

herb and let them have dominion over the of the field before it grew: for the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the Lord God had not caused it to rain air, and over the cattle, and over all upon the earth, and there wus not a the earth, and over every creeping man to till the ground. . thing that creepeth upon the earth. 6 But there went up a mist from

27 So God created man in his own the earth, and watered the whole face image, in the image of God created of the ground. he him; male and female created 7 And the LORD God formed man he them.

of the dust of the ground, and breathed 28 And God blessed them, and God into his nostrils the breath of life; and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multi- man became a living soul. ply, and replenish the earth, and sub 8 | And the LORD God planted a due it: and have dominion over the garden eastward in Eden; and there fish of the sea, and over the fowl of he put the man whom he had formed. the air, and over every living thing 9 And out of the ground made the that moveth upon the earth.

LORD God to grow every tree that is 29 And God said, Behold, I have pleasant to the sight and good for given you every herb bearing seed, food; the tree of life also in the midst i which is upon the face of all the earth, of the garden, and the tree of knowand every tree, in the which is the fruit ledge of good and evil. of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall 10 And a river went out of Eden to be for meat.

water the garden; and from thence it 30 And to every beast of the earth, was parted, and became into four heads, and to every fowl of the air, and to 11 The name of the first is Pison: every thing that creepeth upon the that is it which compasseth the whole earth, wherein there is life, I have land of Havilah, where there is gold; given every green herb for meat: and 12 And the gold of that land is good:

there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 31 And God saw every thing that 13 And the name of the second he had made, and, behold, it was very river is Gihon: the same is it that comgood. And the evening and the mor- passeth the whole land of Ethiopia. ning were the sixth day.

14 And the name of the third river CHAP. II.

is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth 1 The first sabbath. 4 The manner of the cre

toward the east of Assyria. And the ution. 8 The planting of the gurden of Eden, fourth river is Euphrates. 10 and the river thereof. 16 The tree of 15 And the LORD God took the knowledge only forbidden. 19, 20, The naming of the creatures. 21 The making of woman, man, and put him into the garden of and institution of murriage.

Eden to dress it and to keep it. Thus the heavens and the earth were 16 And the LORD God commandfinished, and all the host of them. ed the man, saying, Of every tree of

2 And on the seventh day God end- the garden thou mayest freely eat: ed his work which he had made; and 17 But of the tree of the knowledge he rested on the seventh day from all of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of his work which he had made.

it: for in the day that thou eatest 3 And God blessed the seventh thereof thou shalt surely die. day, and sanctified it: because that in 18 | And the LORD God said, It is it he had rested from all his work not good that the man should be alone; which God created and made. I will make him an help meet for him.

4 These are the generations of the 19 And out of the ground the LORD heavens and of the earth when they God formed every beast of the field, were created, in the day that the LORD and every fowl of the air; and brought God made the earth and the heavens, them unto Adam to see what he would 5 And every plant of the field be- I call them: and whatsoever Adam call

it was so.


The serpent deceiveth Eve.

Tere thereof.

meet for him.


Alan's shameful fall. ed every living creature, that was the


also unto her husband with

her; and he did eat. And Adam gave names to all

7 And the eyes of them both were attle , and to the fowl of the air, and

opened, and they knew that they were to every beast of the field; but for

naked; and they sewed fig leaves toAdam there was not found an help gether, and made themselves aprons.

8. And they heard the voice of the 91 And the LORD God caused a LORD God walking in the garden in deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he the cool of the day: and Adam and slept : and he took one of his ribs, and his wife hid themselves from the

preclosed up the flesh instead thereof; sence of the LORD God amongst the 92 And the rib, which the LORD God trees of the garden. had taken from man, made he a wo 9 And the Lord God called unto man, and brought her unto the man. Adam, and said unto him, Where art

99 And Adam said, This is now thou? bone of my bones, and flesh of my 10 And he said, I heard thy voice Hesh: she shall be called Woman, in the garden, and I was afraid, bebecause she was taken out of Man. cause I was naked; and I hid myself.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his 11 And he said, Who told thee that father and his mother, and shall cleave thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of unto his wife: and they shall be one the tree, whereof I commanded thee Aesh.

that thou shouldest not eat? 85 And they were both naked, the 12 And the man said, The woman man and his wife, and were not whom thou gavest to be with me,

she ashamed.

gave me of the tree, and I did eat. CHAP. III.

13 And the LORD God said unto 1 The serpent deceiveth Eve. 6 Man's shameful the woman, What is this that thou hast fall. 9 God arraigneth them. 14 The ser

done?' And the woman said, The serfent is curred. 15 The promised seed. 16 The punishment of mankind. 21 Their first pent beguiled me, and I did eat. ciothing. 22 Their casting out of paradise. 14 And the LORD God said unto

serpent was more subtil the serpent, Because thou hast done than

any beast of the field which the this, thou art cursed above all cattle, LORD God had made. And he said and above every beast of the field; unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust Ye shall not eat of every tree of the shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: garden?

15 And I will put enmity between 2 And the woman said unto the ser- thee and the woman, and between thy pent, We may eat of the fruit of the seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy trees of the garden :

head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 3 But of the fruit of the tree which 16 Unto the woman he said, I will is in the midst of the garden, God hath greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy said, Ye shall not eat of 'it, neither conception; in sorrow thou shalt shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

bring forth children; and thy desire 4 And the serpent said unto the shall be to thy husband, and he shall woman, Ye shall not surely die: rule over thee.

5 For God doth know that in the 17 And unto Adam he said, Beday ye eat thereof, then your eyes cause thou hast hearkened unto the shall be opened, and ye shall be as voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of gods, knowing good and evil. the tree, of which I commanded thee,

6 And when the woman saw that saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: the tree was good for food, and that cursed is the ground for thy sake; in it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days to be desired to make one wise, she of thy life; look of the fruit thereof, and did eat,

18 Thorns also and thistles shall it

Now the

15 And the LORD said unto him, Pibe : 2 AND Adam knew Eve his wife; and vengeance shall be taken on him se- bremser The birth of Cain and Abel. GENESIS,

The murder of Abel bring forth to thee; and thou shalt thee shall be his desire, and thou eat the herb of the field;

shalt rule over him. 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt 8 And Cain talked with Abel his brothou eat bread, till thou return unto ther: and it came to pass, when they the ground; for out of it wast thou were in the field, that Cain rose up taken: for dust thou art, and unto against Abel his brother, and slew hini. dust shalt thou return.

9 And the Lord said unto Cain, 20 And Adam called his wife's Where is Abel thy brother? And he name Eve; because she was the mo- said, I know not: Am I


brother's ther of all living

keeper? 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife 10 And he said, What hast thou did the LORD God make coats of done ? the voice of thy brother's blood skins, and clothed them.

crieth unto me from the ground. 22 | And the LORD God said, Be 11 And now art thou cursed from hold, the man is become as one of us, to the earth, which hath opened her know good and evil: and now, lest he mouth to receive thy brother's bloodyr put forth his hand, and take also of the from thy hand; tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 12 When thou tillest the ground,

23 Therefore the LORD God sent it shall not henceforth yield unto thee interpretation him forth from the garden of Eden, her strength; a fugitive and a vagato till the ground from whence he bond shalt thou be in the earth. was taken.

13 And Cain said unto the LORD, 24 So he drove out the man; and My punishment is greater than I can he placed at the east of the garden of bear. Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword 14 Behold, thou hast driven me out which turned every way, to keep the this day from the face of the earth; and way of the tree of life.

from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall CHAP. IV.

be a fugitive and a vagabond in the line 1 The birth, trade, and religion of Cain and earth ; and it shall come to pass, that it rezine

Abel. 8 The murder of Abel. 11 The curse of Cain. 17 Enoch the first city. 19 La

every one that findeth me shall slay me. szby me

25 The birth of Seth, 26 and Enos.

Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain,

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mech and his two ucives.

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she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, venfold. And the LORD set a mark I have gotten a man from the Lord. upon Cain, lest any finding him should

2 And she again bare his brother kill him. Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, 16 | And Cain went out from the but Cain was a tiller of the ground. presence of the LORD, and dwelt in

3 And in process of time it came to the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of 17 And Cain knew his wife; and the ground an offering unto the LORD. she conceived, and bare Enoch: and

4 And Abel, he also brought of he builded a city, and called the name the firstlings of his flock and of the of the city, after the name of his son, fat thereof. And the Lord had re Enoch. spect unto Abel and to his offering: 18 And unto Enoch was born Irad:

5 But unto Cain and to his offering and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehe had not respect. And Cain was hujael begat Methusael: and Methuvery wroth, and his countenance fell. sael begat Lamech.

6 And the Lord said unto Cain, 19 | And Lamech took unto him two Why art thou wroth ? and why is thy wives: the name of the one was Adah, countenance fallen?

and the name of the other Zillah. 7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not 20 And Adah bare Jabal: he was be accepted ? and if thou doest not the father of such as dwell in tents, well, sin lieth at the door. And unto , and of such as have cattle.

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