To the READER
1. In this Edition the Translation is brought as near as possible to the Original: yet the alterations are few and seemingly small: but they may be of considerable importance.
2. Though the old division of Chapters is retained, for the more easy finding of any text: yet the whole is likewise divided, according to the sense, into distinct sections: a little circumstance, which makes many passages more intelligible to the Reader.
3. The analysis of every Book and Epistle is prefixt to it. And this view of the general scope of each, will give light to all the particulars.
4. I advise every one, before he reads the Scripture, to use this or the like prayer: "Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ."