Historical Account of Some of the More Important Versions and Editions of the Bible

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1894 - Bible - 173 pages
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Page 8 - And she lay at his feet until the morning: and she rose up before one could know another. And he said, Let it not be known that a woman came into the floor. Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold it. And when she held it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her : and she went into the city.
Page 8 - The glories of our blood and state Are shadows, not substantial things ; There is no armour against fate ; Death lays his icy hand on kings : Sceptre and crown Must tumble down, And in the dust be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade. Some men with swords may reap the field, And plant fresh laurels where they kill : But their strong nerves at last must yield ; They tame but one another still : Early or late They stoop to fate, And must give up their murmuring breath...
Page 2 - No marginal notes at all to be affixed, but only for the explanation of the Hebrew or Greek words, which cannot, without some circumlocution...
Page 10 - Saxon portion of it to the end of the ninth or the beginning of the tenth century.
Page 3 - Bible, to be followed, and as little altered, as the truth of the original will permit. 2. The names of the prophets, and the holy writers, with the other names of the text, to be retained, as nigh as may be, accordingly as they were vulgarly used.
Page 2 - THE ordinary Bible read in the church, commonly called the Bishops Bible, to be followed, and as little altered, as the truth of the original will permit.
Page 3 - ... such intricate formations of language as could not be effaced by thousands of years, nor by the influence of zones and climates.
Page 2 - There was, however, this subsequent provision : — ' These translations to be used, when they agree better with the text than the Bishops' Bible : Tindale's, Matthew's, Coverdale's, Whitchurch's, Geneva.

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