Bible verses about "self-defense" | Bishops

Genesis 4:1-26

1 And Adam knewe Heua his wyfe, who conceauing bare Cain, saying: I haue gotten a man of the Lorde 2 And she proceading, brought foorth his brother Habel, and Habel was a keper of sheepe, but Cain was a tyller of the grounde 3 And in processe of dayes it came to passe, that Cain brought of the fruite of the grounde, an oblation vnto ye lorde 4 Habel also brought of the firstlynges of his sheepe, & of the fatte thereof: and the Lorde had respect vnto Habel, and to his oblation 5 But vnto Cain and to his offeryng he had no respect: for the whiche cause Cain was exceedyng wroth, and his countenaunce abated 6 And the Lorde saide vnto Cain: why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenaunce abated 7 If thou do well, shalt thou not receaue? and yf thou doest not well, lyeth not thy sinne at the doores? Also vnto thee shall his desire be, and thou shalt haue dominion ouer hym 8 And Cain talked with Habel his brother: and it came to passe when they were in the fielde, Cain rose vp agaynst Habel his brother, & slewe him 9 And the Lorde said vnto Cain: where is Habel thy brother? Which sayde I wote not: Am I my brothers keper 10 And he sayde: What hast thou done? the voyce of thy brothers blood cryeth vnto me out of the grounde 11 And nowe art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receaue thy brothers blood from thy hande 12 If thou tyll the grounde, she shall not yeelde vnto thee her strength. A fugitiue and a vacabound shalt thou be in the earth 13 And Cain sayde vnto the Lord: My iniquitie is more then that it may be forgeuen 14 Beholde, thou hast cast me out this day from the vpper face of the earth, & from thy face shall I be hyd, fugitiue also and a vacabounde shall I be in the earth: and it shall come to passe, that euery one that fyndeth me shal slay me 15 And the Lorde said vnto him: Uerely whosoeuer slayeth Cain, he shalbe punished seuen folde. And the Lorde set a marke vpon Cain, lest any man fyndyng hym shoulde kyll hym 16 And Cain went out from the presence of the Lorde, & dwelt in the lande of Nod, eastwarde from Eden 17 Cain also knewe his wyfe, whiche conceaued and bare Henoch, and buyldyng a citie, he called the name of the same citie after the name of his sonne Henoch 18 Unto ye same Henoch was borne Irad: Irad begat Mehuiael, Mehuiael begat Methusael, Methusael begat Lamech 19 And Lamech toke vnto hym two wyues, the name of the one was Ada, and the name of the other was Sella 20 And Ada bare Iabel, which was the father of such as dwel in the tentes, and of such as haue cattell 21 His brothers name was Iubal, which was the father of such as handle Harpe and Organ 22 And Sella also bare Thubalcain, which wrought cunnyngly euery craft of brasse and of iron, the sister of Thubalcain was Noema 23 And Lamech saide vnto his wiues Ada and Sella: Heare my voyce ye wyues of Lamech, hearken vnto my speache: for I haue slayne a man to the woundyng of my selfe, & a young man to myne owne punishment 24 If Cain shalbe auenged seuen folde, truely Lamech seuentie tymes & seuen tymes 25 Adam knewe his wyfe agayne, and she bare a sonne, and called his name Seth: For God [sayde she] hath appoynted me another seede in steade of Habel whom Cain slewe 26 And vnto the same Seth also there was borne a sonne, and he called his name Enos: then began men to make inuocation in the name of the Lorde

Exodus 20:1-26

1 And God spake all these wordes, and said 2 I am the Lord thy GOD, whiche haue brought thee out of the lande of Egypt, out of ye house of bondage 3 Thou shalt haue none other Gods in my sight 4 Thou shalt make thee no grauen image, neyther any similitude that is in heauen aboue, eyther in the earth beneath, or in the waters vnder the earth 5 Thou shalt not bowe downe to them, neyther serue them: for I the Lord thy God, am a gelous God, and visite the sinne of the fathers vpon the chyldren, vnto the thirde and fourth generation of them that hate me 6 And shewe mercy vnto thousandes in them that loue me, and kepe my commaundementes 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lorde thy God in vayne: for the Lorde will not holde him giltlesse that taketh his name in vayne 8 Remember the sabboth day that thou sanctifie it 9 Sixe dayes shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do 10 But the seuenth day is the sabboth of the Lorde thy God: in it thou shalt do no maner of worke, thou and thy sonne, and thy daughter, thy man seruaunt, and thy mayde seruaunt, thy cattel, and the straunger that is within thy gates 11 For in sixe dayes the Lorde made heauen and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seuenth day: wherfore the Lorde blessed the seuenth day, and halowed it 12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy dayes may be long in the lande whiche the Lorde thy God geueth thee 13 Thou shalt not kyll 14 Thou shalt not commit adulterie 15 Thou shalt not steale 16 Thou shalt not beare false witnesse agaynst thy neyghbour 17 Thou shalt not couet thy neyghbours house, neyther shalt thou couet thy neyghbours wyfe, nor his man seruaut, nor his mayde, nor his oxe, nor his asse, or whatsoeuer thy neighbour hath 18 And all the people saw the thunder and lightning, and the noyse of the trumpet, and the mountayne smoking: And when the people sawe it, they remoued, and stoode a farre of 19 And said vnto Moyses, Talke thou with vs, and we wyll heart: But let not God talke with vs, lest we dye 20 And Moyses sayde vnto the people: feare not, for God is come to proue you, and that his feare may be before your eyes, that ye sinne not 21 And the people stoode a farre of: and Moyses went into the thicke cloude where God was 22 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moyses, Thus thou shalt say vnto the chyldren of Israel: Ye haue seene that I haue talked with you from out of heauen 23 Ye shall not make therfore with me gods of siluer, neyther shall ye make ye gods of golde 24 An aulter of earth thou shalt make vnto me, and theron offer thy burnt offeringes, and thy peace offeringes, thy sheepe, and thyne oxen: In all places where I shall put the remembraunce of my name, thyther I wyll come vnto thee, and blesse thee 25 And if thou wylt make me an aulter of stone, see thou make it not of hewen stone: els if thou lyft vp thy toole vpon it, thou hast poluted it 26 Neyther shalt thou go vp by steppes vnto myne aulter, that thy shame be not shewed theron

Leviticus 26:1-46

1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graue image, neither reare you vp any piller, neither shall ye set vp any image of stone in your lande to bowe downe vnto it: for I am the Lorde your God 2 Ye shall kepe my Sabbathes, and reuerence my sanctuarie: for I am the Lorde 3 If ye walke in my ordinaunces, and kepe my commaundementes, & do the 4 I wyll sende you rayne in due season, and the lande shall yeelde her increase, and the trees of the fielde shall geue their fruite 5 And your thresshyng shal reache vnto the vintage, & the vintage shall reache vnto sowyng tyme: and ye shall eate your bread in plenteousnesse, and dwell in your lande safely 6 And I wyll sende peace in the lande, and ye shall lye downe without any man to make you afrayde: And I wyll ridde euyll beastes out of the lande, and there shall no sworde go throughout your lande 7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shal fall before you vpon ye sworde 8 And fiue of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousande to flight: & your enemies shall fall before you vpon the sworde 9 For I wyll haue respect vnto you, and make you increase, and multiplie you, and set vp my couenaunt with you 10 And ye shall eate olde store, and cary out olde, because of the newe 11 And I wyll make my dwellyng place among you, and my soule shal not lothe you 12 I wyll walke among you, and wilbe your God, and ye shalbe my people 13 I am the Lorde your God which brought you out of the lande of Egypt, that ye shoulde not be their bondmen, and I haue broken the chaynes of your yoke, and made you go vpright 14 But and if ye wyll not hearken vnto me, nor wyll not do after these commaundementes 15 And yf ye shall dispise myne ordinaunces, either if your soule abhorre my lawes, so that ye wyll not do all my commaundementes, but breake my couenaunt 16 I also wyll do this vnto you: For I wyll bryng vpon you fearefulnesse, consumption, and the burnyng ague to consume your eyes, and gender sorowe of heart: And ye shall sowe your seede in vayne, for your enemies shall eate it 17 And I wyll set my face agaynst you, & ye shall fall before your enemies: they that hate you shal raigne ouer you, and ye shall flee whe no man foloweth you 18 And yf ye wyl not yet for all this hearken vnto me, then wyll I punishe you seuen tymes more for your sinnes 19 And wyll breake the pride of your power, and I wyll make your heauen as iron, and your earth as brasse 20 And your labour shalbe spent in vayne: for your lande shall not geue her increase, neither shall the trees of the lande geue their fruites 21 And if ye walke contrarie vnto me, and wyll not hearken vnto me, I wyll bryng seuen tymes mo plagues vpon you, accordyng to your sinnes 22 I wyll also sende in wylde beastes vpon you, which shall robbe you of your children, and destroy your cattell, and make you fewe in number, and cause your hye wayes to be desolate 23 And if ye may not be refourmed by these thynges, but shall walke contrary vnto me 24 Then wyll I also walke contrarie vnto you, and wyl punishe you yet seuen tymes for your sinnes 25 And I wyll sende a sworde vpon you, that shall auenge my couenaunt: And when ye are gathered together within your cities, I wyll sende the pestilence among you, and ye shalbe delyuered into the hande of the enemie 26 And whe I haue broken the staffe of your bread ten wyues shall bake your bread in one ouen, and they shall deliuer you your bread agayne by wayght, ye shall eate, and not be satisfied 27 And if ye wyl not yet for all this hearken vnto me, but walke agaynst me 28 I wyll walke contrary vnto you also in indignation, and wyll chastise you seuen tymes more for your sinnes 29 And ye shall eate the fleshe of your sonnes, and the fleshe of your daughters shall ye deuour 30 I wyll destroy your hye places, and cut away your images, and cast your carkasses vpon ye bodyes of your idols, and my soule shall abhorre you 31 And I wyll make your cities desolate, and bring your sanctuarie vnto naught, and wyll not smell the sauour of your sweete odours 32 I wyll bryng the lande vnto a wildernesse, and your enemies which dwell therin shall wonder at it 33 And I wyll strowe you among the heathen, and wyll drawe out a sworde after you: and your lande shalbe waste, and your cities desolate 34 Then shall the lande enioy her Sabbathes as long as it lyeth voyde, and ye shalbe in your enemies lande: euen then shall the lande rest and enioy her Sabbathes 35 As long as it lyeth voyde, it shall rest: because it dyd not rest in your Sabbathes when ye dwelt vpon it 36 And vpon them that are left alyue of you, I will sende a fayntnesse into their heartes in the landes of their enemies: and the sounde of a shakyng leafe shall chase them, and they shall flee as fleyng from a sworde: they shall fall, no man folowyng vpon them 37 They shall fall one vpon another as it were before a sworde, euen no man folowyng vpon them, and ye shall haue no power to stand before your enemies 38 And ye shall perishe among the heathen, and the lande of your enemies shall eate you vp 39 And they that are left of you, shal pine away in their vnrighteousnesse [euen] in your enemies landes, & in the misdeedes of their fathers shall they consume with them 40 And they shal confesse their misdeedes and the misdeedes of their fathers, for their trespasse which they haue trespassed agaynst me, and for that also that they haue walked contrary vnto me 41 Therfore, I also wyll walke contrarie vnto them, and wyl bring them into the lande of their enemies: And then at the least way their vncircumcised heartes shalbe tamed, and they shall willingly accept their sinne 42 Then I wyll remember my couenaunt with Iacob, and my couenaunt with Isahac, and my couenaunt with Abraham wyll I remember, and wyll thynke on the lande 43 The lande also shalbe left of them, and shall enioy her Sabbathes whyle she lyeth waste without them: And they shall willingly accept their sinne, because they dispised my lawes, & because their soule abhorred my ordinaunces 44 And yet for all that, when they be in the lande of their enemies, I wyll not cast them away, neither wyll abhorre them to destroy them vtterly, and to breake my couenaunt with them: for I am the Lorde their God 45 I wyll for their sakes remember the couenaunt of olde, when I brought the out of the lande of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I myght be their God: I am the Lorde 46 These are the ordinaunces, and iudgementes, and lawes, which the Lorde made betweene hym and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hande of Moyses

Judges 5:8

8 They chose new goddes, and then had they the enemie in the gates: was there a shielde or speare seene among fourtie thousande of Israel

Deuteronomy 28:1-68

1 If thou shalt hearken diligently vnto the voyce of the Lord thy God, and obserue and do all his commaudementes which I commaunde thee this day: the Lorde wyll set thee on hye aboue all nations of the earth 2 And all these blessinges shall come on thee and ouertake thee, if thou shalt hearken vnto the voyce of the Lord thy God 3 Blessed shalt thou be in the citie, and blessed in the field 4 Blessed shalbe the fruite of thy body, and the fruite of thy grounde, and the fruite of thy cattell, the increase of thy kine, and the flockes of thy sheepe 5 Blessed shalbe thy basket & thy store 6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out, & blessed when thou commest in 7 The Lord shall geue ouer thyne enemies that ryse agaynst thee, that they may fall before thy face: They shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seuen wayes 8 The Lord shall commaunde the blessing vpon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thyne hande to, and wyll blesse thee in the lande whiche the Lorde thy God geueth thee 9 The Lorde shall make thee an holy people vnto him self, as he hath sworne vnto thee: if thou shalt kepe the commaundementes of the Lorde thy God, and walke in his wayes 10 And all nations of the earth shall see that the name of the Lorde is called vpon ouer thee, and they shalbe afraide of thee 11 And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goodes, in the fruite of thy body, in the fruite of thy cattell, & in the fruite of thy grounde, in the lande whiche the Lorde sware vnto thy fathers to geue thee 12 The Lorde shall open vnto thee his good treasure, euen the heauen to geue rayne vnto thy land in due season, & to blesse all thy labours of thy hande: And thou shalt lende vnto many nations, but shalt not borowe thy selfe 13 And the Lorde shall make thee chiefest, and not the lowest, and thou shalt be aboue only, and not beneath: if that thou hearken vnto the commaundementes of the Lorde thy God which I commaunde thee this day, to kepe and to do them 14 And see that thou bow not aside from any of these wordes whiche I commaund thee this day, either to the right hande or to the left, that thou wouldest go after straunge gods to serue them 15 But and if thou wilt not hearken vnto the voyce of the Lorde thy God, to kepe and to do all his commaundementes and his ordinaunces whiche I commaunde thee this day, all these curses shal come vpon thee and ouertake thee 16 Cursed shalt thou be in the citie, and cursed in the fielde 17 Cursed shalbe thy basket & thy store 18 Cursed shalbe the fruite of thy body, and the fruite of thy lande, and the increase of thy kine, and the flockes of thy sheepe 19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou goest in, and cursed when thou goest out 20 The Lorde shal sende vpon thee cursing, destruction, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand to and that thou doest, vntyll he destroy thee, and bryng thee to naught quickly, because of the wickednesse of thyne inuentions, and because thou hast forsaken me 21 The Lorde shall make the pestilence cleaue vnto thee, vntyll he haue consumed thee from of the lande whyther thou goest to enioy it 22 The Lorde shall smyte thee with swelling, with feuers, heate, burnyng, and with the sworde, with blasting and mildeawe: and they shall folowe thee vntyll thou perishe 23 And the heauen that is ouer thy head shalbe brasse, and the earth that is vnder thee, iron 24 The Lorde shall turne the rayne of the lande vnto powder and dust, euen from heaue shal they come downe vpon thee, vntill thou be brought to naught 25 And the Lorde shall cause thee to fall before thine enemies: Thou shalt come out one way agaynst them, and flee seuen wayes before them, & shalbe scattered among al the kingdomes of ye earth 26 And thy carkasse shalbe meate vnto all maner foules of the ayre, and vnto the beastes of the earth, and no man shall fray them away 27 The Lorde wyll smyte thee with the botch of Egypt, and the emarodes, scab, and itche, that thou mayest not be healed therof 28 And the Lorde shall smyte thee with madnesse, and blyndnesse, and dasing of heart 29 Thou shalt grope at noone dayes as the blinde gropeth in darknesse, & shal not prosper in thy wayes: Thou shalt be oppressed with wrong, & be poulled euermore, & no man shall succour thee 30 Thou shalt be betrouthed vnto a wyfe, and another man shall lye with her: Thou shalt buylde an house, and not dwell therein: thou shalt also plant a vineyarde, and shalt not gather the grapes 31 Thine oxe shalbe slayne before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eate thereof: Thyne asse shalbe violently taken away euen before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee agayne: Thy sheepe shalbe geuen vnto thyne enemies, and no man shall rescue them 32 Thy sonnes and thy daughters shall be geuen vnto another nation, and thine eyes shall see it, and dase vpon them all the day long: and there shalbe no might in thyne hande 33 The fruite of thy lande and all thy labours, shall a nation whiche thou knowest not, eate: and thou shalt continuallye suffer violence, and be oppressed alway 34 So that thou shalt be cleane beside thy self, for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see 35 The Lorde shall smyte thee in the knees and legges with a mischeuous botch that can not be healed, euen from the sole of thy foote, vnto the top of thy head 36 The Lord shall bryng thee and thy kyng whiche thou shalt set ouer thee, vnto a nation whiche neither thou nor thy fathers haue knowen, that there thou mayest serue straunge gods, euen wood and stone 37 And thou shalt be wondred at, spoken of, and iested at among al nations whyther the Lorde shall carry thee 38 Thou shalt carry muche seede out into the fielde, and shalt gather but litle in: for the grashoppers shall destroy it 39 Thou shalt plant a vineyarde and dresse it, but shalt neither drinke of the wine, neither gather the grapes: for the wormes shall eate it 40 Thou shalt haue oliue trees throughout al thy coastes, but shalt not annoynt thy selfe with the oyle, for thine oliues shall fall downe 41 Thou shalt beget sonnes and daughters, but shalt not haue them: for they shalbe carryed away captiue 42 All the trees and fruite of thy lande shall wormes consume 43 The straunger that is among you, shall clyme aboue thee vp on hye: and thou shalt come downe beneath alowe 44 He shall lende thee, and thou shalt not lende him: he shalbe the head, and thou shalt be the tayle 45 Moreouer, all these curses shall come vpon thee, and shall folowe thee, and ouertake thee tyll thou be destroyed: because thou hearkenedst not vnto the voyce of the Lorde thy God to kepe his commaundementes, and his ordinaunces whiche he commaunded thee 46 And they shalbe vpon thee for signes and wonders, & vpon thy seede for euer 47 Because thou seruedst not the Lorde thy God with ioyfulnesse, and with a good heart, when thou haddest aboundaunce of all thinges 48 Therfore shalt thou serue thyne enemie whiche the Lorde shall sende vpon thee, in hunger, and thirst, in nakednes, and in neede of all thyng: and he shall put a yoke of iron vpon thy necke, vntyll he haue brought thee to naught 49 And the Lorde shall bryng a nation vpon thee from a farre, and from the ende of the worlde, as swyft as an eagle fleeth, a nation whose tongue thou shalt not vnderstande 50 A nation of a shamelesse and cruell countenaunce, whiche shall not regarde the person of the olde, nor haue compassion on the young 51 The same shall eate the fruite of thy cattell, and the fruite of thy lande, vntill he haue destroyed thee: and shall leaue thee neither corne, wyne, nor oyle, neither the encrease of thy kine, nor the flockes of thy sheepe, vntyll he haue brought thee to naught 52 And he shall kepe thee in, in all the cities, vntyll he haue cast downe thy hye walles and strong holdes, wherin thou trustedst, throughout all the lande: And he shall besiege thee in al thy cities thorowout all the lande whiche the Lorde thy God hath geuen thee 53 And thou shalt eate the fruite of thine owne body, the fleshe of thy sonnes, and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath geuen thee, in that straitnesse and siege, wherewith thyne enemie shall inclose thee 54 So that it shall greeue the man (that is tender and exceeding delicate among you) to loke on his brother, and vpon his wyfe that lieth in his bosome, and on the remnaunt of his chyldren which he hath yet left 55 For feare of geuyng vnto any of them of the fleshe of his chyldren, whom he shall eate: because he hath nothyng left hym in that straitnesse and siege, wherwith thine enemie shall besiege thee in all thy cities 56 Yea, and the woman that is so tender and delicate, that she dare not aduenture to set the sole of her foote vpon the grounde, for softnesse and tendernesse, shalbe greeued to loke on her husbande that lieth in her bosome, & on her sonne, and on her daughter 57 And on her afterbyrth that is come out from betweene her feete, and her chyldren whiche she shall beare: For when all thinges lacke, she shall eate them secretly, duryng the siege & straitnesse wherewith thyne enemies shall besiege thee in thy cities 58 If thou wylt not kepe and do all the wordes of this lawe that are written in this booke, and feare this glorious and fearefull name, The Lorde thy God 59 The Lord wyll sende vnto thee and thy seede, great plagues, and of long continuaunce, euyll sicknesses, and of long duraunce 60 Moreouer, he will bryng vpon thee all the diseases of Egypt, and those whiche thou wast afrayde of shall cleaue vnto thee 61 And all maner sicknesses, and all maner plagues whiche are not written in the booke of this lawe, wyll the Lorde bryng vpon thee, vntyll he bryng thee to naught 62 And ye shalbe lefte fewe in number, where before ye were as the starres of heauen in multitude: because thou wouldest not hearken vnto the voyce of the Lorde thy God 63 And it shall come to passe, that as the Lord reioyced ouer you, to do you good, and to multiplie you: euen so he will reioyce ouer you, to destroy you, & to bring you to naught, and ye shalbe wasted from of the lande whyther thou goest to enioy it 64 And the Lord shal scatter thee among all nations, from the one ende of the worlde vnto the other: and there thou shalt serue straunge gods, whiche thou nor thy fathers haue knowen, euen wood and stone 65 And among these nations thou shalt finde no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foote haue rest: But the Lorde shal geue thee there an vnquiet heart, and dasing eyes, and sorowe of minde 66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee, and thou shalt feare both day and nyght, and shalt haue none assurannce of thy lyfe 67 In the morning thou shalt say, would God it were nyght: And at nyght thou shalt say, would God it were mornyng, for feare of thyne heart whiche thou shalt feare, and for the sight of thyne eyes whiche thou shalt see 68 And the Lorde shall bryng thee into Egypt agayne with shippes by the way whiche I sayde to thee, thou shalt see it no more againe: And there ye shalbe solde vnto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall bye you

Deuteronomy 28:47-48

47 Because thou seruedst not the Lorde thy God with ioyfulnesse, and with a good heart, when thou haddest aboundaunce of all thinges 48 Therfore shalt thou serue thyne enemie whiche the Lorde shall sende vpon thee, in hunger, and thirst, in nakednes, and in neede of all thyng: and he shall put a yoke of iron vpon thy necke, vntyll he haue brought thee to naught

2 Chronicles 17:1-19

1 And Iehosaphat his sonne raigned in his steade, and preuailed against Israel 2 And he put souldiers in all the strong cities of Iuda, and set rulers in the lande of Iuda, and in the cities of Ephraim which Asa his father had wonne 3 And the Lorde was with Iehosaphat, because he walked in the olde wayes of his father Dauid, and sought not Baalim 4 But sought the Lorde God of his father, and walked in his commaundementes, and not after the doinges of Israel 5 And the Lorde stablished the kingdome in his hande, & all they that were in Iuda brought him presentes, so that he had aboundaunce of richesse and honour 6 And he lyft vp his heart vnto the wayes of the Lorde, and he put downe yet more of the high places and groues out of Iuda 7 In the third yere of his raigne he sent to his lordes, euen to Benhail, Obadia, Zacharia, Nethanel, and to Michaiahu, that they shoulde teache in the cities of Iuda 8 And with them he sent Leuites, euen Semeiahu, Nethaniahu, Zebadiahu, Asael, Semiramoth, Iehonathan, Adoniahu, Tobiahu, & Tob adoniahu, & with them Elisama, and Iehoram, priestes 9 And they taught in Iuda, and had the booke of the lawe of God with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Iuda, and taught the people 10 And the feare of the Lorde fell vpon all the kingdomes of the landes that were rounde about Iuda, and they fought not against Iehosaphat 11 And some of the Philistines brought Iehosaphat giftes, and tribute siluer, and therto the Arabians brought him cattaile, euen seuen thousand and seuen hundred rammes, and seuen thousand and seuen hundred hee goates 12 And so Iehosaphat prospered, and grew vp an hie: And he built in Iuda castels and cities of store 13 And he had great substaunce in the cities of Iuda: but the men of armes and strongest souldiers were in Hierusalem 14 And these are the offices of them in the house of their fathers: the captaines ouer thousandes in Iuda, Adna the captayne, and with him of fighting men three hundred thousand 15 And next to his hand was Iehohanan a captayne, and with him two hundred and fourescore thousand 16 And next him was Amazia the sonne of Zichri, which of his owne good wyll offered him selfe vnto the Lorde, and with him two hundred thousand mightie men of warre 17 And of the children of Beniamin, Eliada a man of might, and with him armed men with bowe and shielde two hundred thousand 18 And next him was Iehosabad, and with him an hundred and fourescore thousand, that were prepared for the warre 19 These wayted on the king, besides those which the king put in the strong cities throughout all Iuda

Psalms 46:1

1 The Lorde is our refuge & strength: a helpe very easyly founde in troubles

Proverbs 25:26

26 A righteous man fallyng downe before the vngodly, is like a troubled wel, and a spring that is corrupted

Matthew 4:1-25

1 Then was Iesus ledde away of the spirite into wyldernesse, to be tempted of the deuyll 2 And when he had fasted fourtie dayes, and fourtie nightes, he was afterwarde an hungred 3 And when the tempter came to hym, he sayde: If thou be the sonne of God, commaunde that these stones be made breade 4 But he aunswered, and sayde, it is written: Man shall not lyue by breade only, but by euery worde that proceadeth out of the mouth of God 5 Then the deuyll taketh hym vp into the holy citie, and setteth hym on a pinacle of the temple 6 And saith vnto hym: If thou be the sonne of God, cast thy selfe downe. For it is written: He shall geue his Angels charge ouer thee, & with their handes they shall lyft thee vp, lest at any tyme thou dashe thy foote agaynst a stone 7 And Iesus sayde to hym. It is written agayne: Thou shalt not tempt the Lorde thy God 8 Agayne, the deuyll taketh hym vp, into an exceadyng hye mountayne, and sheweth hym all the kyngdomes of the worlde, and the glorie of them 9 And sayth vnto hym: All these wyll I geue thee, yf thou wylt fall downe, and worshyp me 10 The sayth Iesus vnto hym: Auoyde Sathan. For it is written: Thou shalt worshyp the Lorde thy God, and hym only shalt thou serue 11 Then the deuyll leaueth him, and beholde, the Angels came, and ministred vnto hym 12 When Iesus had hearde that Iohn was delyuered vp, he departed into Galilee 13 And left Nazareth, and went & dwelt in Capernaum, whiche is (a citie) vpon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim 14 That it myght be fulfylled, whiche was spoken by Esayas the prophete, saying 15 The lande of Zabulon, & Nephthalim, (by) the way of the sea beyonde Iordane, Galilee of the Gentiles 16 The people, which sate in darknesse, sawe great lyght: And to them whiche sate in the region and shadowe of death, lyght is sprong vp 17 From that tyme, Iesus began to preache, and to saye: Repent, for the kyngdome of heauen is at hande 18 And Iesus, walkyng by the sea of Galilee, sawe two brethren, Simon (which was) called Peter, and Andrewe his brother, castyng a nette into the sea, (for they were fysshers. 19 And he saith vnto them: Folowe me, and I wyl make you fysshers of men 20 And they strayghtwaye lefte their nettes, and folowed hym 21 And when he was gone foorth from thence, he sawe other two brethren, Iames, the sonne of Zebedee, & Iohn his brother, in the shippe with Zebedee their father, mendyng their nettes, and he called them 22 And they immediatly, left the shippe and their father, and folowed hym 23 And Iesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preachyng the Gospell of the kingdome, and healyng all maner of sicknesse, and all maner of disease among the people 24 And his fame spread abrode, throughout all Syria: and they brought vnto hym all sicke people, that were taken with diuers diseases, and grypynges, and them that were possessed with deuyls, and those which were lunaticke, and those that had the paulsie, and he healed them 25 And there folowed him great multitudes of people, from Galilee, and from the ten cities, and from Hierusalem, and from Iurie, and from the regions (that lye) beyonde Iordane

Exodus 22:1-31

1 If a man steale an oxe or a sheepe, and kill it, or sell it: he shall restore fiue oxen for an oxe, foure sheepe for a sheepe 2 If a theefe be found breaking vp, and be smitten that he dye: there shall no blood be shed for hym 3 But if the sunne be vp vpon him, then there shalbe blood shed for hym, for he should make restitution: if he haue not wherwith, he shalbe solde for his theft 4 If the theft be founde in his hande, aliue, whether it be oxe, asse, or sheepe, he shall restore double 5 If a man do hurt fielde or vineyarde, and put in his beast to feede in another mans fielde: of the best of his owne fielde, and of the best of his owne vineyarde, shall he make restitution 6 If fire breake out and catche in the thornes and the stackes of corne, or the standyng corne, or fielde be consumed therewith: he that kyndeled the fyre, shall make restitution 7 If a man deliuer his neyghbour money or stuffe to kepe, and it be stolen out of his house: if the theefe be founde, let hym pay double 8 And if the theefe be not founde, then the good man of ye house shalbe brought vnto the Iudges, that it may be knowen whether he haue put his hande vnto his neyghbours good 9 And in al maner of trespasse, whether it be for oxe, asse, or sheepe, rayment, or any maner of lost thing, which another chalengeth to be his: the cause of both parties shall come before the Iudges, and whom the Iudges condemne, let him pay double vnto his neyghbour 10 If a man delyuer vnto his neyghbour to kepe, asse, oxe, sheepe, or whatsoeuer beast it be: and it dye, or be hurt, or taken away by enemies, & no man see it 11 Then shall an oth of the Lorde be betweene them, that he hath not put his hande vnto his neyghbours good: and the owner of it shall take the oth, and the other shall not make it good 12 And if it be stollen from hym, then he shall make restitution vnto the owner therof 13 If it be torne in peeces, then let him bryng recorde of the tearing, and he shall not make it good 14 And if a man borowe ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or els dye, and the owner therof be not by: he shall surely make it good 15 But if the owner therof be by, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire 16 If a man entice a mayde that is not betrouthed, and lye with her, he shall endowe her, and take her to his wyfe 17 And if her father refuse to geue her vnto him, he shal pay money, according to the dowrie of virgins 18 Thou shalt not suffer a witche to lyue 19 Whosoeuer lyeth with a beast, shall be slayne for it 20 He that offereth vnto any gods, saue vnto ye Lord only, he shalbe killed 21 Uexe not a straunger, neither oppresse him: for ye were straungers in the land of Egypt 22 Ye shall trouble no wydowe nor fatherlesse chylde 23 If ye shall euyll entreate them, and they crye out vnto me, I wyll surelye heare theyr crye 24 And then wyl my wrath waxe hotte, and I wyll kyll you with the sworde, & your wyues shalbe widowes, and your chyldren fatherlesse 25 If thou lende money to any of my people that is poore by thee, thou shalt not be as a tiraunt vnto him, neither shalt thou lay vpon him vsurie 26 If thou take thy neyghbours rayment to pledge, thou shalt deliuer it vnto him by that the sunne go downe 27 For that is his couering only, euen the rayment for his skinne, wherein he slepeth: and when he cryeth vnto me, I wyll heare him, for I am mercyfull 28 Thou shalt not rayle vpon ye gods, neither blaspheme ye ruler of the people 29 Thy fruites, whether they be drie or moyst, see thou kepe the not backe: thy first borne sonne thou shalt geue me 30 Likewise also shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheepe: seuen dayes it shalbe with the damme, & the eyght day thou shalt geue it me 31 Ye shalbe an holy people vnto me, neither shall ye eate any fleshe that is torne of beastes in the fielde, but shall cast it to a dogge

Matthew 5:1-48

1 When he saw the multitude, he went vp into a mountayne: & when he was set, his disciples came to hym 2 And he opened his mouth, & taught them, saying 3 Blessed (are) the poore in spirite: for theirs is the kyngdome of heauen 4 Blessed (are) they that mourne: for they shalbe comforted 5 Blessed (are) the meke: for they shall inherite the earth 6 Blessed (are) they, which do hunger and thirste (after) righteousnes: for they shalbe satisfied 7 Blessed (are) the mercyfull: for they shall obteyne mercy 8 Blessed (are) the pure in heart: for they shall see God 9 Blessed (are) the peace makers: for they shalbe called the chyldren of God 10 Blessed (are) they which suffer persecution for righteousnes sake: for theirs is the kyngdome of heauen 11 Blessed are ye, whe (men) reuyle you, and persecute (you) and, lying, shall say all maner of euyll saying agaynst you, for my sake 12 Reioyce, and be glad: for great is your rewarde in heauen. For so persecuted they the prophetes, whiche were before you 13 Ye are the salt of the earth. But yf the salt become vnsauery, where in shall it be salted? It is thencefoorth good for nothing, but to be caste out, and to be troden vnder foote of men 14 Ye are the lyght of the worlde. A citie that is set on an hyll, can not be hyd 15 Neyther do men lyght a candell, and put it vnder a busshell: but on a candelsticke, and it geueth lyght vnto all that are in the house 16 Let your lyght so shyne before men, that they may see your good workes, and glorifie your father, whiche is in heauen 17 Thynke not that I am come to destroy the lawe, or the prophetes. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfyll 18 For truely I say vnto you, tyll heauen and earth passe, one iotte, or one title of the lawe shall not scape, tyll all be fulfylled 19 Whosoeuer therfore breaketh one of these least commaundementes, and teacheth men so, he shalbe called the leaste in the kyngdome of heauen. But who so euer doeth, and teacheth (so) the same shalbe called great in the kyngdome of heauen 20 For I say vnto you: except your righteousnes, excede the righteousnes of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall not enter into the kyngdome of heauen 21 Ye haue hearde, that it was sayde to them of the olde tyme, thou shalt not kyll: who so euer kylleth, shalbe in daunger of iudgement 22 But I say vnto you, that who so euer is angry with his brother, vnaduisedly, shalbe in daunger of iudgement. And who so euer shall say vnto his brother, racha, shalbe in daunger of a councell: But, whosoeuer shall saye (thou) foole, shalbe in daunger of hell fire 23 Therfore, if thou bring thy gyft to the aulter, and there remembrest, that thy brother hath ought agaynst thee 24 Leaue there thy gyft, before the aulter, and go thy way, first and be reconciled to thy brother: and then, come and offer thy gyft 25 Agree with thyne aduersarie quicklye, whyles thou art in the waye with him: lest at any tyme the aduersarie deliuer thee to the iudge, and the iudge deliuer thee to the minister, and then thou be cast into pryson 26 Ueryly I say vnto thee, thou shalt not come out thence, tyll thou hast payde the vtmost farthyng 27 Ye haue hearde, that it was sayde vnto them of olde tyme: Thou shalt not commit adultry 28 But I say vnto you, that whosoeuer loketh on a woman, to luste after her, hath committed adultry with her alredy, in his heart 29 If thy ryght eye offende thee, plucke it out, and cast it from thee. For better it is vnto thee, that one of thy members perishe, the that thy whole body should be cast into hell 30 And yf thy ryght hande offende thee, cut it of, and cast it from thee. For better it is vnto thee, that one of thy members perishe, then that all thy body shoulde be cast into hell 31 It is saide: whosoeuer putteth away his wyfe, let hym geue her a wrytyng of diuorcement 32 But I say vnto you, that whosoeuer doeth put awaye his wyfe, except it be for fornication, causeth her to commit adultry. And whosoeuer maryeth her that is diuorced, committeth adultry 33 Agayne, ye haue hearde that it was sayde vnto them of olde tyme: Thou shalt not forsweare thy selfe, but shalt perfourme vnto the Lorde thine othes 34 But, I say vnto you: Sweare not at all, neither by heauen, for it is gods seate 35 Nor by the earth, for it is his footestoole, neither by Hierusalem, for it is the citie of the great kyng 36 Neither shalt thou sweare by thy head, because thou canst not make one heere whyte or blacke 37 But let your communication be yea, yea, nay nay. For whatsoeuer is more then these, commeth of euyll 38 Ye haue hearde, that it is sayde, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth 39 But, I say vnto you, that ye resist not euyll. But, whosoeuer geueth thee a blowe on thy right cheeke, turne to him the other also 40 And yf any man wyll sue thee at the lawe, and take away thy coate, let him haue thy cloke also 41 And whosoeuer wyll compell thee to go a myle, go with hym twayne 42 Geue to hym that asketh thee: & from hym that woulde borowe of thee, turne not thou away 43 Ye haue heard, that it is saide: Thou shalt loue thy neyghbour, & hate thyne enemie 44 But I saye vnto you, loue your enemies, blesse them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, pray for the which hurt you, and persecute you 45 That ye may be the chyldren of your father, which is in heauen. For he maketh his sonne to aryse on the euyll, and on the good, and sendeth rayne on the iust, and on the vniust 46 For yf ye loue them which loue you, what rewarde haue ye? Do not the publicans also euen the same 47 And yf ye salute or greete your brethre only, what singuler thyng do ye? Do not also the publicans lykewyse 48 Ye shall therfore be perfecte, euen as your father, which is in heauen, is perfecte

Matthew 5:38-39

38 Ye haue hearde, that it is sayde, an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth 39 But, I say vnto you, that ye resist not euyll. But, whosoeuer geueth thee a blowe on thy right cheeke, turne to him the other also

Matthew 26:52-54

52 Then saide Iesus vnto hym: Put vp thy sworde into his sheathe. For all they that take the sworde, shall peryshe with the sworde 53 Thynkest thou that I can not nowe pray to my father, and he shall geue me more then twelue legions of Angels 54 But howe then shall the scriptures be fulfylled? For thus must it be

Luke 22:36

36 Then saide he vnto them: But nowe he that hath a wallet, let him take it vp, and lykewyse his scrippe: and he that hath none, let him sell his coate, and bye a sworde

Romans 13:4

4 For he is the minister of God for thy wealth. But yf thou do euyll, feare: For he beareth not the sworde in vayne, for he is the minister of God, reuenger of wrath on hym that doth euyll

1 Timothy 5:8

8 But if any prouide not for his owne, and specially for them of his housholde, he hath denyed the fayth, and is worse then an infidell

Exodus 22:2-3

2 If a theefe be found breaking vp, and be smitten that he dye: there shall no blood be shed for hym 3 But if the sunne be vp vpon him, then there shalbe blood shed for hym, for he should make restitution: if he haue not wherwith, he shalbe solde for his theft

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