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 …the…doctor [unnamed Romanist] burst out into these blasphemous words, “We were better to be without God’s laws than the pope’s.”  …Tyndale, hearing this, full of godly zeal, and not bearing that blasphemous saying replied, “I defy the pope, and all his laws;” and added, ‘if God spared him life, ere many years he would cause a boy that driveth the plough to know more of the Scripture than the he did.’

                – John Fox, Book of Martyrs (unknown printer/date, reprint, Grand Rapids:

                                Zondervan Publishing House, 1963), 178.

 

William Tyndale was martyred this date 10/6/1536 at the town of Vilvorde (18 English miles from Antwerp.  His dying words were “Lord!  Open the king of England’s eyes.”

He was a great Bible translator giving us the foundation for much of the classic Authorized Version.  Tyndale was born ca. 1494 near the border of Wales.

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