Wicked Bible

Wicked Bible

misprint gives Commandment: “Thou shalt commit adultery.” [sic] [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 108]
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London, Jan 17 (ANI): A rare copy of the 'Wicked Bible', which shocked readers with the phrase 'Thou shalt commit adultery', is to go on public display for the first time.
As if that was not bad enough, Barker's name was associated with another scandal concerning the publication of a 1631 edition, which came to be known as the 'Wicked Bible'.
The "Wicked Bible" was produced in 1631 by two London printers who accidentally left the word "not" out of the seventh commandment so it read: "Thou shalt commit adultery."
Second, the so-called "Wicked Bible" of 1631 printed the seventh commandment as "Thou shalt commit adultery" (137).