02 Daily Verse / 1534 Tyndale NT / Beatitudes (Matt 5:1-16)

Today’s Bible Verse is from the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 5, verses 1 to 16. These verses are some of the most widely known verses in the New Testament, and rightly so, since this is the beginning of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

The verses below (Matthew 5:10-12) may have been especially poignant to William Tyndale since he was persecuted and slandered by the English government and church authorities and would eventually be killed in October 1536 for the work he was doing.

5:10 “Blessed are they which suffer persecution for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 5:11 Blessed are ye when men revile you and persecute you and shall falsely say all manner of evil sayings against you for my sake. 5:12 Rejoice and be glad for great is your reward in heaven. For so persecuted they the Prophets which were before your days.”

Original Spelling of these verses is below.

When he sawe the people he went up into a mountayne and when he was set his disciples came to hym and he opened hys mouthe and taught them sayinge:

Blessed are the poure in sprete: for theirs is the kyngdome of heven.
Blessed are they that morne: for they shalbe comforted.
Blessed are the meke: for they shall inheret the erth.
Blessed are they which honger and thurst for rightewesnes: for they shalbe filled.
Blessed are the mercifull: for they shall obteyne mercy.
Blessed are the pure in herte: for they shall se God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shalbe called the chyldren of God.

Blessed are they which suffre persecucion for rightwesnes sake: for theirs ys the kyngdome of heuen.
Blessed are ye when men revyle you and persecute you and shall falsly say all manner of yvell saynges agaynst you for my sake.
Reioyce and be glad for greate is youre rewarde in heven. For so persecuted they the Prophetes which were before youre dayes.

Ye are ye salt of the erthe: but and yf the salt have lost hir saltnes
what can be salted ther with? It is thence forthe good for nothynge but to be cast oute and to be troaden under fote of men.

Ye are the light of the worlde. A cite yt (that) is set on an hill cannot be hid nether do men lyght a candell and put it under a busshell but on a candelstick and it lighteth all that are in the house.

Let youre light so shyne before men yt (that) they maye se youre good workes and glorify youre father which is in heven.

Modern Spelling of these verses is below.

When he saw the people he went up into a mountain and when he was set his disciples came to him and he opened his mouth and taught them saying:

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Blessed are they which suffer persecution for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when men revile you and persecute you and shall falsely say all manner of evil sayings against you for my sake.
Rejoice and be glad for great is your reward in heaven. For so persecuted they the Prophets which were before your days.

Ye are ye salt of the earth: but and if the salt have lost her saltiness what can be salted therewith? It is thence forth good for nothing but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid  neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel but on a candlestick and it lighteth all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father which is in heaven.

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01 Daily Verse / 1534 Tyndale NT / Ryche in Good Workes & Redy to Geve

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This is my first ever YouTube video with a real human voice instead of the Text-to-Speech (TTS) software for the Bible narration. The voice of the narrator is mine and I am not a trained narrator. I hope my skills will improve with time. It may be a short-lived experiment, but you have to start somewhere, right?

01 Today’s Bible Verse is 1st Timothy 6:17-19. It is read from the 1534 William Tyndale New Testament (a revision of Tyndale’s 1526 New Testament).

Modern Spelling:

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not exceeding wise, and that they trust not in the uncertain riches, but in the living God, which giveth us abundantly all things to enjoy them, and that they do good and be rich in good works, and ready to give and to distribute, laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come that they may obtain, eternal life.

Original Spelling:

Charge them that are ryche in this worlde/ that they be not excedynge wyse/ and that they trust not in the vncertayne ryches/ but in the livynge god/ which geveth vs aboundantly all thynges to enioye them/ and that they do good and be ryche in good workes/ and redy to geve and to distribute/ layinge vp in store for them selves a good foundacion agaynst the tyme to come yt (that) they maye obteyne eternall lyfe.

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Original Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018

Video: TTS Reading – 2 Peter 3:8-10 (1526 Tyndale NT)

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Below is another video from our new YouTube changes. It is a Bible reading from the 1526 William Tyndale New Testament that has been done using Text-to-Speech (TTS) software.

The YouTube video shows the original spelling. Below is the modern spelling of these verses.

Any who are familiar with the King James Bible will recognize how similar the King James is to Tyndale’s translation.

“Dearly beloved be not ignorant of this one thing how that one day is with the Lord as a thousand year and a thousand year as one day.

The Lord is not slack to fulfill his promise as some men count slackness: but is patient to usward and would have no man lost but would receive all men to repentance.

Nevertheless the day of the lord will come as a thief in the night in the which day the heavens shall perish with terrible noise and the elements shall melt with heat and the earth with the works that are therein shall burn.”

Published on Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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Published on Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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If you are curious about owning a William Tyndale Bible, check out our small Store. Orders are fulfilled by Christianbook Distributors located in Peabody, Massachusetts, USA.

The British Library paid over one million pounds in 1994 for an original copy of the 1526 New Testament. A facsimile (digital photocopy) of this same New Testament is available in our store — for a very reasonable price.

The Tyndale New Testament, 1526 Edition

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One example, you can rent or purchase via streaming the “Man with a Mission” documentary which features Tyndale scholar, David Daniell. It is very low cost, but quite an interesting video.

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“The Fall” – Tyndale’s Genesis of 1530

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The few verses below (Genesis 3:1-11) contain “The Fall” of Adam and Eve after they were tempted by the serpent to eat the forbidden fruit. As you read, you can see how these verses were translated and published in William Tyndale’s Pentateuch of 1530.

Just a reminder, this is before English Bibles contained verse divisions which first appeared in 1557.

Punctuation and spelling (which is phonetic) are somewhat different, nearly 500 years later, but even in the Original Spelling (shown just after the Modern Spelling of these verses), you can still see how similar Tyndale’s version is to modern day translations of these same verses.

If there is a word you do not recognize in the ORIGINAL SPELLING version, just sound it out and you will often figure out what word it is.

MODERN SPELLING

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BUT the serpent was subtler than all the beasts of the field which the LORD God had made, and said unto the woman. Ah sir, that God hath said, ye shall not eat of all manner trees in the garden. And the woman said unto the serpent, of the fruit of the trees in the garden we may eat, but of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden (said God) see that ye eat not, and see that ye touch it not: lest ye die.

Then said the serpent unto the woman: Tush ye shall not die: But God doth know, that when so ever ye should eat of it, your eyes should be opened and ye should be as God and know both good and evil. And the woman saw that it was a good tree to eat of and lusty unto the eyes and a pleasant tree for to make wise. And took of the fruit of it and ate, and gave unto her husband also with her, and he ate. And the eyes of both of them were opened, that they understood how that they were naked. Than they sewed fig leaves together and made them aprons.

And they heard the voice of the LORD God as he walked in the garden in the cool of the day. And Adam hid himself and his wife also from the face of the LORD God, among the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called Adam and said unto him where art thou? And he answered. Thy voice I heard in the garden, but I was afraid because I was naked, and therefore hid myself. And he said: who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, of which I bade thee that thou shouldest not eat?

ORIGINAL SPELLING

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BUT the serpent was sotyller than all the beastes of the felde which the LORde God had made/ and sayd vnto the woman. Ah syr/ that God hath sayd/ ye shall not eate of all maner trees in the garden. And the woman sayd vnto the serpent/ of the frute of the trees in the garden we may eate/ but of the frute of the tree that is in the myddes of the garden (sayd God) se that ye eate not/ and se that ye touch it not: lest ye dye.

Then sayd the serpent vnto the woman: tush ye shall not dye: But God doth knowe/ that whensoever ye shulde eate of it/ youre eyes shuld be opened and ye shulde be as God and knowe both good and evell. And the woman sawe that it was a good tree to eate of and lustie vnto the eyes and a pleasant tre for to make wyse. And toke of the frute of it and ate/ and gaue vnto hir husband also with her/ and he ate. And the eyes of both of them were opened/ that they vnderstode how that they were naked. Than they sowed fygge leves togedder and made them apurns.

And they herd the voyce of the LORde God as he walked in the gardẽ in the coole of the daye. And Adam hyd hymselfe and his wyfe also from the face of the LORde God/ amonge the trees of the garden. And the LORde God called Adam and sayd vnto him where art thou? And he answered. Thy voyce I harde in the garden/ but I was afrayd because I was naked/ and therfore hyd myselfe. And he sayd: who told the that thou wast naked? hast thou eaten of the tree/ of which I bade the that thou shuldest not eate?

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William Tyndale – A Few Quotes

John Foxe in his book, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, attributes this famous saying to William Tyndale:

“If God spare my life, ere many years I will cause a boy who drives the plough to know more of the scriptures than you do.” (Tyndale was in a discussion with a member of the clergy.)

I believe the next quote from William Tyndale is contained in one of his many prologues in his Old and New Testament Bible translations:

“I perceived how that it was impossible to establish the lay people in any truth except the Scripture were plainly laid before their eyes in their mother tongue.”

If memory serves me well, this third quote comes from a letter William Tyndale wrote to his friend, John Frith, who also died a martyr’s death.

“I call God to record against the day we shall appear before our Lord Jesus, that I never altered one syllable of God’s Word against my conscience, nor would do this day, if all that is in earth, whether it be honor, pleasure, or riches, might be given me.”

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Jesus is Emmanuel (God With Us)

Listen to page 3 of the Tyndale New Testament published in the year of 1526. It is read by a computer synthesized voice. Page 3 is Matthew 1:20 to 2:6 and includes the portion of Scripture where the unborn Jesus is called Emmanuel.

The name Emmanuel means: “God with us.” I am sure there are many things this name indicates to us about Jesus. These are just two I can think of, at the moment. One: It indicates His Divinity, and two: it may reference His coming to earth in human form.

I am thankful William Tyndale made the brave decision to translate the New Testament from Greek into English despite the threat of cruel punishment he faced. It is a compliment to his skill as a translator that so much of his work is reflected in the King James Bible which came about 85 years later.

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