commonwealth englannista suomeksi
c. 1526, Tyndale's Bible, Ephesians 2:12
- Remeber I saye yt ye were at that tyme wt oute Christ and were reputed aliantes from the comen welth ''(m)'' of Israel and were straugers fro the testamentes of promes and had no hope and were with out god in this worlde.
- I'th' commonwealth I would by contraries
- Execute all things, for no kind of traffic
- Would I admit; no name of magistrate;
- Letters should not be known; riches, poverty,
- No use of metal, corn, or wine, or oil;
- No occupation, all men idle, all,
- And women too, but innocent and pure;
- No sovereignty——
- Be it declared and enacted by this present Parliament and by the Authoritie of the same That the People of England and of all the Dominions and Territoryes thereunto belonging are and shall be and are hereby constituted, made, established, and confirmed to be a Commonwealth and free State And shall from henceforth be Governed as a Commonwealth and Free State by the supreame Authoritie of this Nation, the Representatives of the People in Parliament and by such as they shall appoint and constitute as Officers and Ministers under them for the good of the People and that without any King or House of Lords.