Leicester Ambrose Sawyer - Sample Verses

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In addition to his translation, Sawyer devised a new arrangement of "the books and divisions of the chapters and verses." Consequently, he does not divide the verses according to the traditional versions.

Mark 1:9-13

In those days came Jesus from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized in the Jordan by John; and going up immediately out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit descend like a dove upon him; and there was a voice from heaven. You are my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased. And the Spirit immediately drove him into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the beasts; and the angels waited on him.

John 1:1-5

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. This [Word] was in the beginning with God. All things existed through him, and without him not one thing existed, which existed. In him was life, and the life was the light of men; and the light shone in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8

I declare to you, brothers, the gospel which I preached to you, which you also received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you adhere to the word we preached to you, unless indeed you believed in vain. For I delivered to you at first, what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas; then to the twelve. Afterwards he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at once, of whom the most continue even to the present time, but some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as one born out of due time.


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