Imagine if the President of the United States outlawed your version of the Bible because he considered it to be a threat to his rule. Imagine that he authorized a new Government "approved" version for you to read instead. That's exactly what happened in the tumultuous year of 1611. King James despised the revolutionary and "seditious" Geneva Bible. He thought the Geneva Bible's study notes on key political texts threatened his authority, so he outlawed it and ordered a new translation of the Bible - the King James (Authorized Version). While the King James Version is an excellent translation, it was edited and authorized by the Government. The Geneva Bible was not. It was truly a Bible by the people and for the people.
The Geneva Bible is unique among all other Bibles. It was the first Bible to use chapters and numbered verses and became the most popular version of its time because of the extensive study notes. These notes were included to explain and interpret the Scriptures for the common people and laid the foundation for a Republican form of government. For nearly half a century these notes helped the people of England, Scotland, and Ireland understand the Bible and true God-ordained liberty.
When the Pilgrims arrived in America in 1620, they brought the 1599 Geneva Bible. You can see why this remarkable version with its profound study notes played a key role in the formation of the American Republic. Today, the 1599 Geneva Bible has been all but forgotten. Thankfully, we've brought it back into print in a beautiful, easy-to-read format with updated English spelling and punctuation. This remarkable Bible is available in leather or hardback binding.
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Posted by Harry on 24th Jul 2014
I really like the Geneva Bible I received from you. My only problems are that the text is a little too small and puts a strain on my eyes reading it. It could have wider margins as I do like to take notes while listening to my pastor. The CD is great but I can't carry it to Sunday Service so it doesn't help me there, only after I get back. It would have been nice if the Apocrypha had been included in the Bible itself as my pastor has referred to it on occasion. Other than that, I'm very glad I purchased it from you and have had others asking about how to get one with the same deal I got. Thank you very much for the Bible.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Jul 2014
Have used the geneva bible for 15 years, It is an excellent inspired version along with the KJV. If you are looking for a word for word this is the Bible for you. Based on Textus receptus not the corrupt Alexandrian text. Thank you for the 2 for 1 special. Run it again please. I have sent many people to your site. Fast shipping. Thanks again and God's richest blessing ti all of you.
Posted by Terry on 27th Apr 2014
I have found quite a few differences between the Geneva Bible and KJ. I'm loving my new version of G-D's word! I love so much I ordered two more for my children. I highly recommend getting them while they are available!
Posted by Ron F. on 15th Mar 2014
Love this Bible, but the print is a little too small for me. Not disappointed with the purchase for the price, but probably wouldn't have gotten it if I had seen it beforehand. I'll try to find one with larger print & save this one for someone else.
Posted by BDR on 13th Mar 2014
Excellent Bible in all ways. Would be nice if font size was larger, but I am sure this would make overall size of Bible larger as well. In any event, great value and I would highly recommend.
Posted by AG on 19th Feb 2014
This Bible with its extensive notes from the Reformation era is a treasure trove.
Posted by Jerry on 19th Feb 2014
The font size was too small. It was probably the combination of the font size and poor ink quality. I would rather pay more for improving in these areas. I will just stick to my large print KJV until they come out with a better quality production of the 1599 Geneva.
Posted by Kathleen Dryden on 5th Feb 2014
I am very pleased with my new Geneva Bible. I have not had the time to spend with it fully but what I have had, has proven satisfactory to me. I would have loved to have more of a Study Reference for the scriptures, though. I particularly appreciate the color of the pages...easy on the eyes. I can read longer without eye strain. And I love the paper used for the pages. It is much more stable and easier to turn than my other Bible's pages.
Over all, I am very pleased. KD
Posted by Todd M on 20th Jan 2014
It is a wonderful addition to my morning bible study time. The commentaries are insightful but also short and to the point. There is a very helpful glossary in the back which lists some of the more uncommon words along with a definition, and a sample location where it can be found.
Posted by Angel Smith on 19th Jan 2014
I was born and raise KJV only. It was hard for me to start using other translations but I gradually started testing them out. I really like the ESV but the KJV was still my favorite until I read that it was the government approved Bible of it's time. Ugg! So when I learned that the 1599 Geneva Bible was THE Bible before the government (King James) authorized a version I was intrigued but I was afraid it would be difficult to read and just to foreign to me. Not so! It is a lovely Bible and very close to the KJV that I grew up on. It has great notes too. My husband likes it so well, he has pretty much taken it over.
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