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.

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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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Jesus Has the Words of Eternal Life (John 6:68)

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John 6:66-68 (Tyndale’s New Testament, 1534)

[66] From that time many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him.

[67] Then said Jesus to the twelve: will ye also go away?

[68] Then Simon Peter answered: Master to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life…

The King James Bible, published nearly 80 years after Tyndale’s 1534 translation, is almost identical.

This is one of my favorite passages in the New Testament. It contains so many important things in a few short verses.

What if Jesus ask me directly: “Will you also go away?”

I hope my answer would be as decisive as Simon Peter’s: “Master, to whom shall I go? You have the words of eternal life.”

Speaking of “the words of eternal life” which Jesus has, this is why it is so important that we try to read from the Bible every day. This is where we will read these “words of eternal life.”

I had mentioned a few days ago about a Bible reading plan I am using. Below you will find more information about it.

Professor Grant Horner’s Bible Reading Plan

I enjoy this Bible reading plan because I like to read in both the Old Testament and the New Testament portions of the Bible every day. This plan has you reading six (6) chapters from the Old Testament and four (4) chapters from the New Testament but the reading is from ten (10) different books. Plus, let’s face it, some books of the Bible are harder than others to understand. If I only have to read one (1) chapter at a time, it helps me not get discouraged and continue with my daily reading.

Below you can see what Days 1 through 5 would look like with this reading plan.

Day 1 – Matt 1; Gen 1; Rom 1; 1 Th 1; Job 1; Ps 1; Prv 1; Josh 1; Isa 1; Acts 1

Day 2 – Matt 2; Gen 2; Rom 2; 1 Th 2; Job 2; Ps 2; Prv 2; Josh 2; Isa 2; Acts 2

Day 3 – Matt 3; Gen 3; Rom 3; 1 Th 3; Job 3; Ps 3; Prv 3; Josh 3; Isa 3; Acts 3

Day 4 – Matt 4; Gen 4; Rom 4; 1 Th 4; Job 4; Ps 4; Prv 4; Josh 4; Isa 4; Acts 4

Day 5 – Matt 5; Gen 5; Rom 5; 1 Th 5; Job 5; Ps 5; Prv 5; Josh 5; Isa 5; Acts 5

I copied Days 1 though Day 5 from the Bible Study Tools website below:

www.biblestudytools.com/bible-reading-plan/prof-horners-reading-system.html

Here is a PDF document with Professor Horner’s own detailed instructions and bookmarks you can use to follow his plan. Click the link to download it from this website.

I personally don’t like using the bookmarks. I prefer instead to print out something like the Day 1 through 5 schedule shown above on to a sheet of paper that I can check off as I finish each chapter. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and I can see what I have already read and what is coming up.

Also, don’t get upset with yourself if you don’t read ten (10) chapters each day. Just read five (5) chapters or less, but keep track of where you are. If you don’t read any of them one day, just try again the next day.

We can only start with the present and in the present, God would want us to try again to read His Word.

Also, I wanted to mention that it is also helpful to use an audio Bible if you have one. There are many available for free on the internet at places like Bible Gateway and YouVersion. When I use an audio Bible, I try to follow along in my physical Bible, if I can. If I am especially tired and struggling to keep my eyes open, I will close my eyes and just listen. I love audio Bibles. It is so helpful to hear God’s Word, too.

The longest list (The Prophets) has 250 chapters, so in essence, it would take 250 days to get to every chapter in the Bible, but by that time, you would have read the Gospels three (3) times, the Book of Acts nearly nine (9) times and Proverbs eight (8) times since you read from these books daily. The Old Testament Historic Books list (Joshua through Esther) is 249 chapters.

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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
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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.

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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
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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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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.

Tyndale’s First Attempt – Cologne Fragment (1525)

It is thought by scholars that William Tyndale’s first attempt at translating and printing the New Testament is contained in what is known as the Cologne Fragment or the Matthew Fragment. There is only one copy known to exist. It is housed in the Grenville Collection at the British Library. All that has survived is 31 leaves/pages containing Tyndale’s Prologue, a woodcut of St Matthew, and chapters 1-22 of Matthew’s Gospel. It is said to have been printed in Cologne, Germany.

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It is an impressive few pages.

Below is the transcript of page 1 in modern English spelling:

Prologue

I have here translated (brethren and sisters most dear and tenderly beloved in Christ) the new Testament for your spiritual edifying, consolation and solace: Exhorting instantly and beseeching those that are better seen in the tongues than I, and that have higher gifts of grace to interpret the sense of the Scripture, and meaning of the Spirit, than I, to consider and ponder my labor, and that with the spirit of meekness. And if they perceive in any places that I have not attained the very sense of the tongue, or meaning of the Scripture, or have not given the right English word, that they put to their hands to amend it, remembering that so is their duty to do. For we have not received the gifts of God for ourselves only, or for to hide them; but for to bestow them unto the honoring of God and Christ, and edifying of the congregation, which is the body of Christ.

The causes that moved me to translate, I thought better that others should imagine, than that I should rehearse them. Moreover I supposed it superfluous, for who is so blind to ask why light should be showed to them that walk in darkness, where they cannot but stumble, and where to stumble is the danger of eternal damnation, other so despiteful that he would envy any man (I speak not his brother) so necessary a thing, or so bedlam mad to affirm that good is the natural cause of evil (????), and darkness to proceed out of sight, and that lying should be grounded in truth and verity, and not rather seen contrary, that light destroyeth darkness, and verity reproveth all manner lying.

Please note: Some of my transcription of page 1 of the Cologne Fragment could be wrong in a few places. I have done my best. Feel free to let me know or comment on this post, if you think something isn’t correct.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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, 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.