A Well Used Bible

January 20, 2013
My Mom recently gave me another old small Bible.  It is not a family Bible.

The top.

The bottom.

The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.  The text conformable to that on the edition of 1611, commonly known as the authorized version.  World Syndicate Company, Inc. New York, USA.

I don't know the exact age of this Bible but after looking at similar Bibles on Ebay and Etsy, I believe it to be from the late 1920's to the early 1930's.

Inside the covers a few Bible verses have been noted:
1 Peter 3:5:  For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands.

Romans 15:26:  For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

1 Timothy 6:10:  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

It seems the previous owner of the old Bible had an interest in verses concerning women and the poor(saints).

The "Well Used Bible" is joining my "Stack of Bibles" (second from the top) AND "The Infant of Prague" on the top of the china cabinet.

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. You're freaking me out here! I was just sitting here composing a post about my Infant Of Prague statue and I hit a roadblock. I decided to check out some other blogs for a while before finishing up the post and now I'm staring at your statue. I'm taking it as a sign to go back and finish my post!

  2. I see that you have inspired Pam to work on her post! How fun that both of you have religious items to show us. And to think that I grew up thinking that my grandparents' accumulation of holy relics were such clutter and dust gatherers. LOL Now I like seeing statuary and old bibles. What a fun collection, Carlene!
    ~ Sue

  3. What character those old Bibles have. Isn't it nice to know that someone read their Bible so much that it was worn out?

  4. Love your old Bibles. I collect them when I can and the more tattered ... the better ... I know they have been loved.
    Audrey Z.

  5. What a treasure in your olden Bible! Love that it's worn, shows it's been used.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  6. I love your old Bibles! I, too, like to find old Bibles and keep them. It's so interesting to look through them and read notes that have been written by the previous owner. I agree with Audrey, the more tattered, the better :)


  7. I love old Bibles too, just brought out one yesterday, it was my Mom's and she got it in the early 50's and put all the children in and her Mama. I treasure it. Love you tattered look!

  8. Well, when you say you'll swear on a stack of bibles, you're not kidding! You've ammassed quite a collection!

  9. I love to see an old Bible with "100,00 miles on it. Someone loved it to death! The Scriptures with reference to women didn't include Proverbs 31, the measure of a woman... a wonderful find!

  10. Your Bibles are beautiful Carlene. On my desk, I have the little white Bible with zipper, my mother gave me for Christmas in 1955 (I was 12). I can't believe that was almost 57 years ago!

  11. Old Bibles with history are so interesting. Love you Bible stack!
    hugs, Linda

  12. Mine is falling apart from use, with lots of annotations. Someday someone will add it to their collection...it is a little precious window into the life of someone. A treasure!

  13. Love your old Bibles, I have my mothers bible (she passed away in 1980) I may do a post on it one day. Thanks for your inspiring post.

  14. I love old bibles too! I have a couple of them displayed in my glass cabinet in the living room. This one is a great find...love how worn and loved it is. You have a lovely blog...thanks for visiting mine!

  15. That Bible was read daily or more for likely 50 years or more by the look of it. May I be that faithful.

  16. Love your collection. I have a small collection of Bibles and other religious items too.
    Love your blog! I'm a new follower :)

  17. I collect old Bibles, too--was just thinking about posting them! But, your post is so inspirational and up-lifting, I'll just enjoy yours for a while!
    Blessings from the Farmhouse,

  18. Isnb't interesting to see what people are readin or were reading in different times. I guess it proves there really is nothing new under the sun.

  19. That is a real treasure Carlene! I love your collection. Great display.

  20. This is such a cool Bible. Love all you found inside. We had a family Bible, a big ole thing that was in our home growing up. My brother who is a pastor has it at his house now. It's got pictures and those little indented tabs on the side. Love that thing. I'm always on the look out for old Bibles as I go to sales. You have a great one here. So much character.

  21. Carlene, I always think it's so interesting to read what others have written in their Bible. I have several that belonged to family members, and I love the ones that have verses underlined and writing in the margins. Your stack of Bibles is wonderful.
    You asked about the V'tine cards in my post. They are on a wire card holder and are attached with magnets, since I can't ever get the cards to stay in the little loops they are supposed to go in. Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. I think we are kindred spirits. I would love to come visit your home and see all of your treasures in person. laurie

  22. The perfect addition to your collection. I love how you have them displayed. :)

  23. Interesting verses that person chose to jot down! You're just making me jealous again with that Infant of Prague statue!!

  24. What a treasure! Your worn bible looks good on that stack of old bibles. What really captured my attention was your Infant of Praque statue. Good to hear that you've inspired Pam to finish her post. Now I've got to go check out her blog and see what she's written! I'm a new follower. Love your Facebook page too.

  25. Very cool...so glad you have that Bible so it will be treasured and not discarded. How special!!

  26. I have several Bibles that came from the free bins at garage sales. I just couldn't stand to see them there like they meant nothing so I brought them home.


  27. Love your stack of old Bibles and how you've displayed them.
    Mary Alice

  28. Beautiful religious vignette, Carlene! I love your Sto. Nino...Christine


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