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The prophete Ionas

with an introduccion before teachinge to vnderstonde him and the right vse also of all the scripture/ and why it was written/ and what is therin to be sought/ and shewenge wherewith the scripture is locked vpp that he which readeth it/ can not vnderstonde it/ though he studie therin neuer so moch: and agayne with what keyes it is so opened/ that the reader can be stopped out with no sotilte or false doctrine of man/ from the true sense and vnderstondynge therof.

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Author: William Tyndale
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,337 / 37 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53
LoC Category: BS
Downloads: 491
Added to site: 2008.03.22
mnybks.net#: 20383
Genre: Religion
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eint coud not haue found in their hertes/ but wold haue disobeyed and haue runne awaye from [the] presens of [the] commaundement of god [with] Ionas if thei had bene so strongly tempted.

¶ For Ionas thought of this maner: loo/ I am here a prophete vn to Gods people the Israelites. Which though they haue gods word testified vn to them dayly/ yet dispice it & worshepe God vnder [the] likenesse of calues & after all maner facions saue after his awne worde/ & therfore are of all nacions [the] worst & most worthy of punishment. And yet god for loue of few [that] are amonge them & for his names sake spareth them & defendeth them. How then shuld god take so cruell vengeaunce on so greate a multitude of them to whome his name was neuer preached to and therfore are not [the] tenth parte so euel as these? If I shal therfore goo preach so shall I lye & shame my selfe & God therto and make them the moare to dispice god and sett the lesse by him and to be the moare cruell vn to

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