At Hebrews 13:17, the pre-1611 English Bibles have this rendering: "have the oversight of you." The 1538 Coverdale's English-Latin N. T. has "your overseers." In his book printed in 1593 and with a second edition printed in 1610, Bishop Thomas Bilson [who would be co-editor of the 1611 KJV along with Miles Smith] once quoted from Hebrews 13:17, using the words "Obey your overseers" (Perpetual Government, p. 280). The KJV revised the rendering "have the oversight of you" to "have the rule over you." Is the KJV's rendering in its text closer in meaning to the 1582 Rheim's rendering "your prelates"? Thomas Bilson cited Jerome as quoting Hebrews 13:17 as Bilson translated it into English as: "Obey your rulers and be subject to them" (Perpetual Government, p. 269). Bilson's own translating of Jerome's Latin could suggest that the KJV's rendering at Hebrews 13:17 was influenced by the Latin Vulgate. The same difference between the pre-1611 Protestant English Bibles and the KJV is also found in Hebrews 13:7 and 13:24. The 1611 edition of the KJV does have a marginal note at Hebrews 13:17: "or, guide" and a note at Hebrews 13:7 "Or, are the guides." The 1657 English translation of the Dutch Bible translated these same words at verse seventeen as "'to your guides,' [that is, pastors and teachers]" and at verse seven as "your guides [Or leaders, as ver. 17]." In his epistle to the reader, Bilson had a reference to Hebrews 13:17, and there his quotation of it used "leaders" ["the Holy Ghost requireth the faithful to 'obey their leaders, and to be subject to them'"] (Perpetual Government, p. 24). Again Bilson had a reference to Hebrews 13:17 in the margin with the word "leaders" in the text (p. 501). The 1842 revision of the KJV rendered them at all three verses as "your leaders." Bishop Thomas Bilson himself quoted or rendered it three different ways [not including the fourth way in the 1611 KJV]. Which of Bilson's renderings [overseers, rulers, leaders] of that portion of Hebrews 13:17 is the more accurate one or better one? It is interesting that Thomas Bilson in 1593 used the rendering "leaders" long before it was used in some present-day English Bibles.