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Textus Receptus Bibles

English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

22:1And Jesus answered and spoke to them again in parables, saying,
22:2"The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a wedding for his son,
22:3and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they did not want to come.
22:4Again, he sent out other servants, saying, 'Say to those who are invited, "See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things [are] ready. Come to the wedding."'
22:5"But not caring, they went away, one to his own field, another to his business.
22:6And the rest seized his servants, mistreated [them], and killed [them].
22:7And when that king heard, he was furious. And he sent out his troops, and he destroyed those murderers, and he burned up their city.
22:8Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding indeed is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
22:9Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.'
22:10"So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding [hall] was filled with guests.
22:11But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there not dressed with wedding clothes.
22:12So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here not having wedding clothes?' And he was speechless.
22:13Then the king said to the servants, 'Tie him up hands and feet, take him away, and cast [him] into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
22:14"For many are called, but few are chosen."
22:15Then the Pharisees went and plotted how they might trap Him in His speech.
22:16And they sent their disciples to Him with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You show favoritism to anyone.
22:17Tell us, therefore, what do You think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
22:18But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said, "Why do you test Me, [you] hypocrites?
22:19Show Me the tax money."So they brought Him a denarius.
22:20And He said to them, "Whose image and inscription is this?"
22:21They said to Him, "Caesar's."And He said to them, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
22:22When they had heard these words, they marveled, and leaving Him, they went away.
22:23The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him, and they questioned Him,
22:24saying: "Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife as next of kin, and shall raise up offspring for his brother.
22:25Now there were with us seven brothers. The first died, after having married, and having no offspring, he left his wife to his brother.
22:26Likewise the second also, and the third, up to the seventh.
22:27Last of all the woman died also.
22:28Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? For [they] all had her."
22:29Jesus answered and said to them, "You err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.
22:30For in the resurrection neither do they marry, nor are they given in marriage, but they are like angels of God in heaven.
22:31But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying,
22:32'I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living."
22:33And when the crowds heard [this], they were astonished at His teaching.
22:34But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together.
22:35Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying,
22:36"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"
22:37Jesus said to him, "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'
22:38This is the first and great commandment.
22:39And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
22:40On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."
22:41And when the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
22:42saying, "What do you think about the Christ? Whose Son is He?"They said to Him, "David's."
22:43He said to them, "How then does David in the Spirit call Him 'Lord,' saying:
22:44'The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet"'?
22:45"If David therefore calls Him 'Lord,' how is He his Son?"
22:46And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him any longer.
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