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Textus Receptus Bibles

English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

20:1"For the kingdom of heaven is like a certain landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.
20:2And having agreed with the workers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
20:3And going out about the third hour, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace.
20:4And said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever may be right I will give you.' So they went.
20:5Again going out about the sixth and the ninth hour, he did likewise.
20:6And about the eleventh hour, going out he found others standing idle, and said to them, 'Why do you stand here idle all day?'
20:7"They said to him, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them, 'You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you shall receive.'
20:8"So when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.'
20:9"And when those came [who were hired] about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius.
20:10But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they also received each a denarius.
20:11And when they had received it, they began grumbling against the landowner,
20:12saying, 'These last [men] have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.'
20:13"But he answered one of them and said, 'Friend, I am not wronging you. Did you not agree with me for a denarius?
20:14Take what is yours and go. But I want to give to this last [man] the same as to you.
20:15Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own [things]? Or is your eye evil because I am good?'
20:16"Thus the last shall be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few [are ]chosen."
20:17And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, He took aside the twelve disciples privately on the road, and He said to them,
20:18"Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death,
20:19and they will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify. And the third day He shall rise again."
20:20Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Him with her sons, worshipping [Him,] and asking something from Him.
20:21And He said to her, "What do you desire?"She said to Him, "Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right hand and one on Your left, in Your kingdom."
20:22But Jesus answered and said, "You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup which I am about to drink, or to be baptized [with] the baptism that I am baptized with?"They said to Him, "We are able."
20:23So He said to them, "You will indeed drink My cup, and be baptized with the baptism [with ]which I am baptized with; but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is to [those] for whom it has been prepared by My Father."
20:24And when the ten heard it, they were indignant with the two brothers.
20:25But Jesus, having summoned them, said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them.
20:26Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, shall be your servant.
20:27And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave;
20:28just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life [as ]a ransom for many."
20:29Now as they went out from Jericho, a great crowd followed Him.
20:30And behold, two blind men sitting alongside the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, "Have pity on us, O Lord, Son of David!"
20:31But the crowd warned them that they should be silent; but they cried out all the more, saying, "Have pity on us, O Lord, Son of David!"
20:32And having stood still, Jesus called them, and said, "What do you desire [that] I should do for you?"
20:33They said to Him, "Lord, that our eyes may be opened."
20:34And Jesus, having compassion, touched their eyes, and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him.
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