Textus Receptus Bibles

Interlinear Bible

Interlinear Textus Receptus Bibles

Textus Receptus Bible verses presented for comparison among the Bibles of the era.

Parallel Bible

Textus Receptus Bibles in Parallel

Textus Receptus Bible chapters presented in parallel with a choice of the Bibles of the era.

Verse Analysis

Textus Receptus Verse Analysis

Textus Receptus verses analysis compares the 1550 Stephanus with the King James.

What is the Textus Receptus?

  • Textus Receptus is the name now given to a series of Greek texts of the Bible New Testament printed between 1500 and 1900.
  • The name Textus Receptus was first used, to refer to editions of the Greek New Testament published by the Elzevir Brothers in 1633.
  • Textus Receptus has the Byzantine text‑type, which emanates from the Majority Text, which represents over 90% of the 5,800+ Greek manuscripts of the New Testament still in existence today.
  • Textus Receptus was used by William Tyndale and is the textual base for the Tyndale, Bishops, Geneva and the King James Bible New Testament... find out more

Greek Editions of Textus Receptus

A full list of editions from 1500-1900:
Erasmus 1516, Stephanus 1550, Beza 1598, Scrivener 1894... and more

English Translations of the Textus Receptus

From Tyndale Bible, Bishops Bible and Geneva Bible to the King James Bible... and more

The History of the Textus Receptus

There is a great deal of misinformation regarding the origins of the Textus Receptus... find out more

Exposing Modern Myths

Part I: Who was Desiderius Erasmus?

Desiderius Erasmus was a renowned scholar, a theologian and a Cambridge Professor of Divinity... read more

Part II: How Many Manuscripts Have Been Destroyed?

A list of the millions of manuscripts and volumes lost and destroyed before and after the life of Erasmus... read more

Part III: Is Textual Criticism Relevant?

If so many manuscripts are lost, are the current methods of textual‑criticism still relevant today... read more

Textus Receptus Bibles

A full description of all the Greek and English translations used in the Interlinear and Parallel Bible pages... read more

Differences Between the Textus Receptus and NA/UBS Text

Important Differences between the Textus Receptus and the Nestle‑Aland/United Bible Society text... read more

Variations Between Textus Receptus and the King James Bible

A complete list of differences between the text of the King James version and the texts of the Textus Receptus... read more

Book of Revelation in the Textus Receptus

The Textus Receptus departs from the Byzantine Majority Text considerably in the Book of Revelation... find out more

Was the Textus Receptus Based on
Just a Few Manuscripts?

There is a theological problem with deriding the Textus Receptus on the basis that its original edition descends from just a few manuscripts... find out more

Are Older Manuscripts More Reliable?

In the world of manuscripts, "older" does not mean "more reliable". There are three reasons for this... find out more

Are Some Textus Receptus Readings Based on Weak Greek Manuscript Evidence?

Any critical evaluation of the Textus Receptus in modern times is anachronistic... find out more

Do Newly Discovered Manuscripts Prove the Textus Receptus Falsely Adds Words?

Most modern translations are based on an edition of the Nestle‑Aland/United Bible Society text, which omits words and phrases found in the Greek text of the Textus Receptus. Proponents of these modern critical texts often claim that the Textus Receptus contains 110% of the word of God... find out more

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself. - Desiderius Erasmus