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Textus Receptus Bibles

English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

10:1And summoning His twelve disciples, He gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every illness.
10:2Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the [son] of Zebedee, and John his brother;
10:3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the [son] of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, who was surnamed Thaddaeus;
10:4Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
10:5These twelve Jesus sent forth, commanding them, saying, "Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter [any] city of the Samaritans.
10:6But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
10:7And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
10:8"Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
10:9Do not acquire gold nor silver nor copper in your money belts,
10:10not a knapsack for the road, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; for a worker is worthy of his food.
10:11And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there until you go out.
10:12And as you enter into a household, greet it.
10:13And if indeed the house should be worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it should not be worthy, let your peace return to you.
10:14And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.
10:15Assuredly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!
10:16"Behold, I am sending you forth like sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be as wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
10:17But beware of men, for they will hand you over to councils and they will flog you in their synagogues.
10:18And you will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the nations.
10:19But whenever they hand you over, do not worry how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak;
10:20for you are not the [ones] speaking, but the Spirit of your Father who is speaking in you.
10:21Now brother will hand over brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents, and put them to death.
10:22And you will be hated by all [people ]for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
10:23But whenever they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly I say to you, by no means will you have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
10:24A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
10:25It is enough for a disciple that he become like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call his household members!
10:26Therefore do not fear them. For nothing is concealed that shall not be unveiled, and secret that shall not be made known.
10:27"What I say to you in the dark, say in the light; and what you hear in the ear, proclaim on the housetops.
10:28And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both the soul and the body in hell.
10:29Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them shall fall on the ground apart from the [will] of your Father.
10:30But even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
10:31Therefore do not fear; you are worth more than many sparrows.
10:32"Therefore whoever who will confess Me before men, I also will confess Him before My Father who is in heaven.
10:33But whoever denies Me before men, I also will deny him before My Father who is in heaven.
10:34"Do not suppose that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
10:35For I have come to 'turn a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law';
10:36and 'a man's enemies [will be] his own household members.'
10:37He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
10:38And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
10:39He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.
10:40"He that receives you receives Me, and he that receives Me receives Him who sent Me.
10:41He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward. And he that receives a righteous [man] in the name of a righteous [man] shall receive a righteous [man's] reward.
10:42And whoever gives one of these little [ones] only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward."
English Majority Text Version

English Majority Text Version

PREFACE

Welcome to the third edition of The English Majority Text Version (EMTV) of the Holy Bible. This latest edition has Greek explanatory notes throughout the Bible, to aid the reader in understanding the meanings in some select places of the original Koine Greek. Also, the third edition finds itself closer to the Robinson/Pierpoint printed edition of the Byzantine majority text, rather than the Hodges/Farstad text, which the EMTV was translated from. You will notice these differences in John 7:53-8:11, as well as the entire book of Revelation.

The English Majority Text Version draws from the work of both Dr.’s Hodges and Farstad, and their text, “The Greek New Testament According to the Majority Text,” as well as from Dr. Wilbur Pickering, ThM. PhD., and the EMTV has incorporated his hard work in the field of producing evidence of just what does constitute a majority reading, and, as a result of his work, and the work of others, John 7:53-8:11, and the book of Revelation reflect these variant readings. This is one of the great things about having a Bible that is translated from the majority of the trustworthy Byzantine manuscripts that are in existence—the much greater probability of accuracy.

On the other side of the fence, most modern Bibles are translated from a few scant manuscripts (literally), and more often than not they do not even agree with each other. Not so with a Bible that is translated out of the majority! The experts in linguistics who have put these readings together, and diligently compared the manuscripts, had hundreds and hundreds of manuscripts to compare. It is my prayer that this work will bring honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to our God and Father; because all of this, all that we do, we do to know Him better, and to better understand His word, which He has given to mankind. “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. (Prove 30:5,6). Peace of Christ to you all. In His service, Paul W Esposito Stauros Ministries