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Textus Receptus Bibles

English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

19:1Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these words, that He with from Galilee and went to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan.
19:2And great crowds followed Him, and He healed them there.
19:3The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for just any reason?"
19:4And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning 'made them male and female,'
19:5and He said, 'For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'?
19:6So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate."
19:7They said to Him, "Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?"
19:8He said to them, "Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it has not been thus.
19:9And I say to you, that whoever shall put away his wife, except [it be ]for fornication, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marrying a divorcee commits adultery."
19:10His disciples said to Him, "If such is the case of the man with his wife, it is better not to marry."
19:11But He said to them, "All cannot accept this saying, but [it is for those] to whom it has been given:
19:12For there are eunuchs who were born thus from their mother's womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He who is able to accept [this], let him accept [it]."
19:13Then little children were brought to Him, that He might put His hands on them and pray; but the disciples rebuked them.
19:14But Jesus said, "Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
19:15And having put His hands on them, He departed from there.
19:16And behold, one came and said to Him, "Good Teacher, what good [thing] shall I do that I may have eternal life?"
19:17So He said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except One, [that is], God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments."
19:18He said to Him, "Which [ones]?"Jesus said, "'You shall not murder,' 'You shall not commit adultery,' 'You shall not steal,' 'You shall not bear false witness,'
19:19' Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' "
19:20The young man said to Him, "All these have I kept from my youth. What do I still lack?"
19:21Jesus said to him, "If you desire to be perfect, go, sell your belongings and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me."
19:22But when the young man heard the word, he went away grieved, for he had many possessions.
19:23Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly I say to you, that with difficulty a rich [man] shall enter the kingdom of heaven.
19:24And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than [for] a rich [man] to enter the kingdom of God."
19:25And when His disciples heard, they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then is able to be saved?"
19:26And looking on [them], Jesus said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
19:27Then Peter answered and said to Him, "See, we have left all and followed You. What then shall we have?"
19:28So Jesus said to them, "Assuredly I say to you, that in the Regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
19:29And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life.
19:30But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
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