We Have a YouTube Channel – Intro Video

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We now have a YouTube channel where we will be posting videos. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel if you wish to be notified when we publish new videos.

Below is the first video published to our new channel. It is only 28 seconds long and is a short introduction to our channel. We found some beautiful background music we want to feature on more of our videos. Click the play button on the video to hear it.

Published on Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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I am truly encouraged by all who visit here. I hope you learned something about William Tyndale and his work and of course, learned more about God’s Word, too.

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

562903: The Tyndale New Testament, 1526 Edition

We have items in the store related to William Tyndale and items related to the King James Bible. Some are very inexpensive.

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.

088410: Man with a Mission: William Tyndale--DVD

Man with a Mission: William Tyndale–DVD
(NOTE: To see how to do streaming video rental or purchase, click on the DVD link above to get further details.)

For full disclosure, I do earn a small advertising fee, if you purchase something.



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RESIST the devil … (James 4:7)

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RESIST the devil…

It is such a simple statement yet a very powerful one and God has included much more in these few verses to guide us.

However, having done these things, we can be confident that if we: RESIST the devil…he will FLY from us.

James 4:7-10 (William Tyndale’s New Testament, 1534)

MODERN SPELLING

James 4:7 Submit yourselves to God and resist the devil and he will fly from you.

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands ye sinners and purge your hearts ye wavering minded.

James 4:9 Suffer afflictions: sorrow ye and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness.

James 4:10 Cast down yourselves before the Lord and he shall lift you up.

Same verses from the King James Bible:

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God: resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you: cleanse your hands ye sinners, and purify your hearts ye double minded.

James 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Thanks for reading!

Kind regards to all who stopped by this small corner of the internet! If you wish, leave a comment or question.

Store

I am truly encouraged by all who visit here. I hope you learned something about William Tyndale and his work and of course, learned more about God’s Word, too.

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

562903: The Tyndale New Testament, 1526 Edition

We have items in the store related to William Tyndale and items related to the King James Bible. Some are very inexpensive.

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.

088410: Man with a Mission: William Tyndale--DVD

Man with a Mission: William Tyndale–DVD
(NOTE: To see how to do streaming video rental or purchase, click on the DVD link above to get further details.)

For full disclosure, I do earn a small advertising fee, if you purchase something.

Obey Men or God? Peter and John’s Answer (Acts 4:18-22)

From Acts 4:18–22 (Tyndale New Testament, 1526):

[18] And they called them, and commanded them that in no wise they should speak or teach in the name of Jesus.

[19] But Peter and John answered unto them and said: whether it be right in the sight of God, to obey you more then God, judge ye.

[20] For we cannot but speak that which we have seen and heard.

[21] So threatened they them and let them go, and found nothing how to punish them, because of the people: For all men lauded God for the miracle which was done.

[22] For the man was above forty year old on whom this miracle of healing was showed.

Here are the same verses (Acts 4:18-22) from the King James Bible:

[18] And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

[19] But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

[20] For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

[21] So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

[22] For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.

Thanks for reading!

Kind regards to all who stopped by this small corner of the internet! If you wish, leave a comment or question.

Store

I am truly encouraged by all who visit here. I hope you learned something about William Tyndale and his work and of course, learned more about God’s Word, too.

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

562903: The Tyndale New Testament, 1526 Edition

We have items in the store related to William Tyndale and items related to the King James Bible. Some are very inexpensive.

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.

088410: Man with a Mission: William Tyndale--DVD

Man with a Mission: William Tyndale–DVD
(NOTE: To see how to do streaming video rental or purchase, click on the DVD link above to get further details.)

For full disclosure, I do earn a small advertising fee, if you purchase something.

The English Hexapla (1841) – 1380 WICLIF to 1611 AUTHORIZED

Today I wanted to tell you about an interesting book published in 1841 called The English Hexapla. It is a parallel Bible showing the text of the New Testament from six of the earliest English Bible translations. It starts with the 1380 Wiclif (also spelled Wycliffe) and ends with the 1611 Authorized (also called the King James Version). The title page is shown below:

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It is very helpful in comparing these early English Bibles. I wanted to show you just how different the 1380 Wiclif is compared to the 1534 Tyndale. For one thing, these New Testaments are 150 years apart. Also, the 1380 Wiclif is written in Middle English and the 1534 Tyndale is written in Early Modern English. To help you understand I have chosen a well-known verse from the Gospel of Luke, chapter 2. The image below shows the 1380 Wiclif in column 1 and the 1534 Tyndale in column 2.

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Thanks for reading!

Kind regards to all who stopped by this small corner of the internet! If you wish, leave a comment or question.

Store

I am truly encouraged by all who visit here. I hope you learned something about William Tyndale and his work and of course, learned more about God’s Word, too.

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.

We have items in the store related to William Tyndale and items related to the King James Bible. Some are very inexpensive.

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

For full disclosure, I do earn a small advertising fee, if you purchase something.

God Shall Wipe Away All Tears From Their Eyes (Rev 21:4)

UPDATED: Originally posted on May 12, 2018 under a different title. Also, a video has been added which contains the audio for this particular passage of scripture (Revelation 21:1-5). The audio was been generated using text-to-speech software. Hope you enjoy!

Please keep in mind, no English Bible had verse numbers until the 1557 Geneva New Testament.

Also, spelling was phonetic and not fixed. Therefore, you may see the same word spelled more than one way — even on the same page.

The spelling of words has changed greatly since 1526, but if you sound out words, you can often figure out the modern day equivalent.

Printers used many abbreviations to get the most words on the printed page.

Lastly, the word “God” is often not capitalized.

Here are these verses in the original spelling of 1526. Below that will be an enlarged image of this portion of scripture from Tyndale’s 1526 New Testament.

Revelation: Chapter 21:1-5

And I sawe a newe heven/ and a newe erth for the fyrst heven/ and the fyrst erth/ were vanysshed awaye and there was no more see.

And I Jhon sawe that holy cite newe Jerusalem come doune from God oute of heven prepared as a bryde garnysshed for hyr husband.

And I herde a grett voyce from the trone/ sayinge: beholde/ the tabernacle off God is with men/ and he wyll dwell with them. And they shalbe his people/ and God him sylffe shalbe with them and be their god.

And God shall wyppe awaye all teares from their eyes. And there shalbe nomore deeth/ nether sorowe/ nether cryinge/ nether shall there be eny more payne/ for the olde thynges are gone.

And he that sate apon the seate/ sayde: Behold I make all thyngs newe. And he sayde vnto me: wryte/ for these wordes are faythfull and true

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This 1526 New Testament was printed in Worms, Germany. The 1408 Constitutions of Oxford made it illegal to translate the Bible into the mother tongue. Therefore, Tyndale left England around 1524 to do his work in Germany and other places in Europe, such as Antwerp.

Thanks for reading!

Kind Regards to all who stopped by this small corner of the internet! If you wish, leave a comment or question.

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No pressure from me — for anyone — to buy anything.

I am truly encouraged by all who visit here. I hope you learned something about William Tyndale and his work and of course, learned more about God’s Word, too.

However, are you curious about owning a William Tyndale Bible? If so, 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.

We have items in the store related to William Tyndale and items related to the King James Bible. Some are very inexpensive.

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

For full disclosure, I do earn a small advertising fee, if you purchase something.

Renewing Your Mind

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William Tyndale’s translation of Romans 12:1-3 varies a little from the King James Bible, but there’s not a huge difference. I especially was struck by Tyndale’s turn of phrase in verse 2: “be ye changed in your shape, by the renewing of your wits…”. The King James Bible has: “be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…” Both translations are very understandable and convey the same message — just in slightly different wording. Sometimes it is good to read a verse in more than one translation.

I need to be busy, myself, in “changing my shape by renewing my wits.” One good way to renew our minds is by studying the Bible and getting God’s Word inside our hearts. I am currently using the Professor Grant Horner Bible Reading Plan. I think it is one of the best. You can easily find more about this plan by doing a web search.

Romans 12:1-3 – TYNDALE’S NEW TESTAMENT, 1534

[1] I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercifulness of God, that ye make your bodies a quick sacrifice holy and acceptable unto God which is your reasonable serving of God.

[2] And fashion not yourselves like unto this world: But be ye changed in your shape, by the renewing of your wits that ye may feel what thing that good, that acceptable, and perfect will of God is.

[3] For I say (through the grace that unto me given is) to every man among you that no man esteem of himself more than it becometh him to esteem: but that he discreetly judge of himself, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Here are the same verses from the King James Version:

Romans 12:1-3 KING JAMES VERSION

[1] I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

[2] And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

[3] For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Thanks for reading!

Kind Regards to all who stopped by this small corner of the internet!

If you wish, leave a comment or question.

Store

No pressure from me — for anyone — to buy anything.

I am truly encouraged by all who visit here. I hope you learned something about William Tyndale and his work and of course, learned more about God’s Word, too.

However, 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.

We have items in the store related to William Tyndale and items related to the King James Bible. Some are very inexpensive.

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

For full disclosure, I do earn a small advertising fee, if you purchase something.

Steadfast Against Crafty Assaults of Devil (Ephesisans 6)

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The image above is from the 1526 Tyndale New Testament. It contains Ephesians 6:10-13.

Just wanted to mention again that no English Bible had verse divisions until the 1557 Geneva New Testament. I have added them here as a help.

Ephesians 6:10-13 1526 Tyndale NT – Original Spelling

[10] Finally, my brethren be stronge in the lorde, and in the power of his myght.

[11] Put on the armour of god, that ye maye stonde stedfast agaynst the crafty assautes off the devyll.

[12] For we wrestle not agaynst flesshe and bloud: but agaynst ruele, agaynst power, and agaynst worldy ruelars of the darckenes of this worlde, agaynst spretuall wickednes in hevenly thynges.

[13] For this cause take unto you the armoure off god, that ye maye be able to resist in the evyll daye, and to stonde perfect in all thinges.

Here are the same verses in the King James Bible:

[10] Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

[11] Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

[12] For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places .

[13] Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

As you see from the comparison, Tyndale’s version and the King James version are very similar.

Very important verses. We need to heed the lesson and let God help us to stand against the “crafty assaults of the devil.”

Thanks for reading! Kind Regards to all who stopped by this small corner of the internet!

If you wish, leave a comment or question.

Store

No pressure from me — for anyone — to buy anything.

I am truly encouraged by all who visit here. I hope you learned something about William Tyndale and his work and of course, learned more about God’s Word, too.

However, are you 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.

We have items in the store related to William Tyndale and items related to the King James Bible. Some are very inexpensive.

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

For full disclosure, I do earn a small advertising fee, if you purchase something.