Sunday, November 13, 2016

Geneva Bible 1599

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The Holy Bible – Geneva Edition
1st Printing, 1st Edition in 1560
Given back to the people so all may understand

The Geneva Bible was first printed in Geneva, Switzerland, by refugees from England, fleeing the persecution of Protestants by Roman Catholic Queen “Bloody” Mary.
Many copies were smuggled back into England at great personal risk. In later years, when Protestant-friendly Queen Elizabeth took the throne, printing of the Geneva Bible moved back to England. The Geneva Bible was produced by John Calvin, John Knox, Myles Coverdale, John Foxe, and other Reformers. It is the version that William Shakespeare quotes from hundreds of times in his plays, and the first English Bible to offer plain roman-style type in some of its early printings.

The Geneva Bible was the first Bible taken to America, brought over on the
Mayflower… it is the Bible upon which early America and its government was founded (certainly not the King’s of England’s Bible!) The Geneva Bible was also the first English Bible to break the chapters of scripture into numbered verses, and it was the first true “Study Bible” offering extensive commentary notes in the margins. It was so accurate and popular, that a half-century later, when the King James Bible came out… it retained more than 90% of the exact wording of the Geneva Bible.


The Geneva Bible was the “Bible of the Protestant Reformation”, and the Bible of the Puritans and Pilgrims. It was the first Bible taken to America, brought over on the Mayflower. The Geneva Bible is the Bible upon which America was founded. You can imagine, most early American colonists, who were fleeing the religious oppression of the Anglican Church (Church of England), wanted nothing to do with the King James Bible of the Anglican Church!
Textually, the Geneva Bible offered a number of radical never-before-seen changes: It was the first Bible in English to add numbered verses to each chapter of scripture. Also, the Geneva was the first Bible to introduce easier-to-read “Roman Style Typeface” rather than the “Gothic Blackletter Style Typeface” which had been used exclusively in earlier Bibles. Another curious innovation; the Geneva was the first “Study Bible” with extensive commentary notes in the margins.

The Geneva Bible is the version quoted from hundreds of times by William Shakespeare in his plays. Also called the “Breeches Bible”, the Geneva Bible is the only Bible ever able to outsell and exceed the popularity of the King James Bible, as it did in the early 1600’s until its printing ceased in 1644. In fact, one of the greatest ironies of history, is that Protestants of all denominations today embrace the King James Version of the Bible (which reads 90% the same as the Geneva), even though the King James Version is not a Protestant Bible (it’s Anglican / Church of England). Most Protestants have never even heard of the Bible of their own heritage: the Geneva Bible. It was produced by John Calvin, John Knox, Myles Coverdale, John Foxe, & other English refugees in ever-neutral Geneva, Switzerland… fleeing the persecution of Roman Catholic Queen “Bloody” Mary in England. Mary would not tolerate the Protestant Geneva Bible, which proclaimed the Pope an “antichrist” in its commentary notes.

The Geneva Bible 1560 




1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)




2 Thessalonians 2:3 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a departing first, and that that man of sin be disclosed, even the son of perdition.


The RIGHT translation of the Greek word 'apostasia' into departing (departure is also good)

KJV - Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition

The WRONG translation of the Greek word 'apostasia' into 'a falling away' 



Because he wants to SLAUGHTER ALL true, born again, Holy Spirit filled followers of JESUS Christ!






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  1. +Mari J Man
    This subject is about the Geneva Bible 1599 and not about the Bible in general
    , and most certainly not about the product of the Vatican, called the Qur'an: How the Vatican created Islam


    Mari J Man
    3:38 PM

    My opinion is that the bible and the Quran are the last 3 chapters of a 60 chapter book and should be called " chapter 58, the god El in Ur.
    Mari J Man
    3:40 PM

    Chapter 59, men become gods
    Mari J Man
    3:40 PM

    Chapter 60, Islam, barbarians once more

    1. +Silent Witness
      You've got a fantastic teacher: the Apostle Paul
      , because JESUS had authorized him to be OUR main teacher of the NEW covenant, and he was the first to reveal the MYSTERY, which is the Body of Christ.
      The Body of Christ did NOT yet exist BEFORE this revelation by JESUS to Paul.
      I agree with most our brother Robert Breaker teaches, though I pray for him that he'll too discover that the Geneva Bible 1599 is better than the KJV1611:


      Silent Witness
      4:35 AM+

      Hans, you're being used by God to show me so many different things. I need a powerful teacher to guide me, and I know that is the Holy Spirit, but He is using you to get through to me. God can use anyone He chooses. Thank you for your obedience to His mighty Word.

  2. Geneva Bible 1599, the REFORMATION Bible

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    1. After the King James Version was published in 1611, the Geneva Bible was banned in England. Indeed, James made ownership of it a felony. The King James Bible became the pulpit Bible for Anglicans and inexpensive copies were published for sale to the masses. At first, it was not very popular; several of its early publishers went broke from poor sales.

      The King James Version began to gain popularity only when different publishers began to add explanatory notes to the text, in direct opposition to James’ expressed wishes. Indeed, the KJV became the most popular Bible version in twentieth-century America when a set of notes written by Cyrus I. Scofield was added in 1909 and then revised into the Scofield Reference Bible in 1917. These notes promote the theology of dispensationalism, based in part on Calvinist theology that James rejected, and have helped promote that theology’s popularity, just as the Geneva Bible promoted Puritan theology.


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