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    1 Peter 1
    •   Petre, apostle of Jhesu Crist, to the chosun men, to the comelingis of scateryng abrood, of Ponte, of Galathie, of Capadosie,
    •   of Asye, and of Bitynye, bi the `bifor knowyng of God, the fadir, in halewyng of spirit, bi obedience, and springyng of the blood of Jhesu Crist, grace and pees be multiplied to you.
    •   Blessid be God, and the fadir of oure Lord Jhesu Crist, which bi his greet merci bigat vs ayen in to lyuynge hope, bi the ayen risyng of Jhesu Crist fro deth,
    •   in to eritage vncorruptible, and vndefoulid, and that schal not fade, that is kept in heuenes for you,
    •   that in the vertu of God ben kept bi the feith in to heelthe, and is redi to be schewid in the last tyme.
    •   In which ye schulen make ioye, thouy it bihoueth now a litil to be sori in dyuerse temptaciouns;
    •   that the preuyng of youre feith be myche more preciouse than gold, that is preuyd bi fier; and be foundun in to heriyng, and glorie, and onour, in the reuelacioun of Jhesu Crist.
    •   Whom whanne ye han not seyn, ye louen; in to whom also now ye not seynge, bileuen; but ye that bileuen schulen haue ioye, and gladnesse that may not be teld out,
    •   and ye schulen be glorified, and haue the ende of youre feith, the helthe of youre soulis.
    • 10   Of which helthe profetis souyten, and enserchiden, that profecieden of the grace to comyng in you,
    • 11   and souyten which euer what maner tyme the spirit of Crist signyfiede in hem, and bifor telde tho passiouns, that ben in Crist, and the latere glories.
    • 12   To which it was schewid, for not to hem silf, but to you thei mynystriden tho thingis, that now ben teld to you bi hem that prechiden to you bi the Hooli Goost sent fro heuene, in to whom aungelis desiren to biholde.
    • 13   For which thing be ye gird the leendis of youre soule, sobre, perfit, and hope ye in to the ilke grace that is profrid to you bi the schewyng of Jhesu Crist,
    • 14   as sones of obedience, not made lijk to the formere desiris of youre vnkunnyngnesse,
    • 15   but lijk him that hath `clepid you hooli; that also `ye silf be hooli in `al lyuyng;
    • 16   for it is writun, Ye schulen be hooli, for Y am hooli.
    • 17   And if ye inwardli clepe him fadir, which demeth withouten accepcioun of persoones bi the werk of ech man, lyue ye in drede in the time of youre pilgrimage; witynge that not bi corruptible gold,
    • 18   ethir siluer, ye ben bouyt ayen of youre veyn liuynge of fadris tradicioun,
    • 19   but bi the precious blood as of the lomb vndefoulid and vnspottid,
    • 20   Crist Jhesu, that was knowun bifor the makyng of the world, but he is schewid in the laste tymes,
    • 21   for you that bi hym ben feithful in God; that reiside hym fro deth, and yaf to hym euerlastynge glorie, that youre feith and hope were in God.
    • 22   And make ye chast youre soulis in obedience of charite, in loue of britherhod; of simple herte loue ye togidre more bisili.
    • 23   And be ye borun ayen, not of corruptible seed, `but vncorruptible, bi the word of lyuynge God, and dwellynge in to with outen ende.
    • 24   For ech fleisch is hey, and al the glorie of it is as flour of hey; the hei driede vp, and his flour felde doun;
    • 25   but the word of the Lord dwellith with outen ende. And this is the word, that is prechid to you.
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  • John Wycliffe Bible (c.1395) (wycliffe - 2.4.1)


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    The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocryphal books, in the earliest English versions made from the Latin Vulgate by John Wycliffe and his followers, c.1395

    Source text

    John Wycliffe organized the first complete translation of the Bible into Middle English in the 1380s.

    The translation from the Vulgate was a collaborative effort, and it is not clear which portions are actually Wycliffe's work.

    Church authorities officially condemned the translators of the Bible into vernacular languages and called these heretics Lollards.

    Despite their prohibition, revised versions of Wycliffite Bibles remained in use for about 100 years.

    Wikisource attributes its source as the Wesley Center Online.

    That in turn was derived from the Fedosov transcription on the Slavic Bibles site

    The source text makes no use of archaic letters that were part of Middle English orthography.
    The Latin letter Yogh [ȝ] was evidently replaced by the letter [y] in the Fedosov transcription.

    The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    Verse numbers were not used in either the earlier or later version of the Wycliffe Bible in the fourteenth century. Each chapter consisted of one unbroken block of text. There were not even any paragraphs. Hence whatever verse numbers we now have in modern editions have been added retrospectively by comparison with other English Bibles and the Latin Vulgate.

    Two books found in the Vulgate, II Esdras and Psalm 151, were never part of the Wycliffe Bible.

    Module build notes:
    1. The Prayer of Manasseh has been separated from 2 Chronicles in order to avoid a critical versification issue.
    cf. In Wikisource it was assigned as 2 Paralipomenon chapter 37.
    2. The Letter of Jeremiah has been joined to Baruch as chapter 6 thereof.
    3. The book order of Wycliffe's Bible differs from that of the Vulg versification used in this module.
    4. There are now 313 notes in the Wikisource document.
    5. The Wikisource text substantially matches that of the nine books in module version 1.0
    6. Each of these five verses not in the Vulg versification was appended to the previous verse: Deut.27.27 Esth.5.15 Ps.38.15 Ps.147.10 Luke.10.43
    7. There are also several verses without any text. Use Sword utility emptyvss to list these.

    • Encoding: UTF-8
    • Direction: LTR
    • LCSH: Bible.Old English (1100-1500)
    • Distribution Abbreviation: wycliffe


    Creative Commons: BY-SA 4.0

    Source (OSIS)

    (2002-09-05) Initial incomplete edition based on the Slavic Bible source text for the Pentateuch and the Gospels only.
    (2017-03-27) Rebuilt from complete Bible text at Wikisource.
    (2017-03-28) Minor improvement: Versified Prayer of Manasseh on Wikisource.
    (2017-03-29) Added GlobalOptionFilter=OSISFootnotes (the module already had 14 notes in 2 Samuel, Job and Tobit).
    (2017-04-03) Rebuilt after 299 notes were added to Pentateuch & Gospels in Wikisource. Minor change to markup of added words.
    (2019-01-07) Updated toolchain
    (2020-08-01) title misplacement is fixed for the *Prayer of Jeremiah* in Baruch 6
    (2022-08-06) Fix typo in DistributionLicense

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