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Textus Receptus Bibles

English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

27:1When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus, so as to put Him to death.
27:2And having bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
27:3Then Judas, the [one] betraying Him, seeing that He was condemned, feeling regret, returned the thirty silver [coins] to the chief priests and elders,
27:4saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood."And they said, "What is [that] to us? You see to it!"
27:5And throwing the silver [coins] in the sanctuary, he departed; and going away, he hanged himself.
27:6But the chief priests, taking the silver [coins] said, "It is not lawful to put them into the temple treasury, since they are the price of blood."
27:7And taking counsel, they bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
27:8Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
27:9Then was fulfilled the thing spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, "And they took the thirty [coins], the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the sons of Israel priced,
27:10"and they gave them for the potter's field, as the LORD directed me."
27:11Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, "Are You the King of the Jews?"So Jesus said to him, "It is as you say."
27:12And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.
27:13Then Pilate said to Him, "Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?"
27:14And He answered him not one word, so that the governor was greatly amazed.
27:15Now at the feast, the governor was accustomed to release to the crowd one prisoner whom they wished.
27:16And they had then a notorious prisoner called Barabbas.
27:17Therefore when they had assembled, Pilate said to them, "Whom do you wish [that] I should release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?"
27:18For he knew that they had handed Him over because of envy.
27:19Now as he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, "Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him."
27:20But the chief priests and elders persuaded the crowds that they should ask for Barabbas, but they should destroy Jesus.
27:21The governor answered and said to them, "Which of the two do you wish me to release to you?"They said, "Barabbas!"
27:22Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?"They all said to him, "Let Him be crucified!"
27:23Then the governor said, "Why, what evil did He do?"But they cried out all the more, saying, "Let Him be crucified!"
27:24And Pilate, seeing that nothing was being gained, but rather a riot was starting, taking water, he washed his hands clean in front of the crowd, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this just [Man]. You see to it."
27:25And all the people answered and said, "His blood [be] on us and on our children."
27:26Then he released Barabbas to them; and having scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.
27:27Then the soldiers of the governor, having taken Jesus to the Praetorium, gathered the whole garrison around Him.
27:28And having stripped Him, they put a scarlet robe on Him.
27:29When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And kneeling before Him, they mocked Him, saying, "Hail, King of the Jews!"
27:30And spitting on Him, they took the reed and were striking [Him] on His head.
27:31And when they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the robe, and dressed Him in His own clothes, and led Him away in order to crucify [Him].
27:32And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they pressed into service that he might carry His cross.
27:33And coming to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, Place of a Skull,
27:34they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But having tasted it, He would not drink.
27:35And having crucified Him, they divided His clothes among themselves,[ ]casting lots.
27:36And sitting down, they guarded Him there.
27:37And they put up over His head the crime having been written [against] Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27:38Then they crucified two thieves with Him, one on His right, and another on His left.
27:39And those passing by were blaspheming Him, shaking their heads
27:40and saying, "You[ ]who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross."
27:41Likewise the chief priests also, mocking [Him ]with the scribes and elders, and Pharisees, said,
27:42He saved others; Himself He cannot save. If He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe on Him.
27:43He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He'll [have] Him; for He said, 'I am the Son of God.' "
27:44Even the thieves who were crucified with Him were reviling Him with the same [insult].
27:45Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour, darkness came upon all the land.
27:46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "Eli, Eli, lima sabachthani?"that is, "My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?"
27:47Some of those standing [by], when they heard this, said, "This [Man] is calling Elijah!"
27:48Immediately one of them ran and took a sponge, and filled it with sour wine and put it around a reed, and offered it to Him to drink.
27:49But the rest said, "Leave [Him] alone; let us see if Elijah is coming to save Him."
27:50But Jesus, again crying out with a loud voice, released His spirit.
27:51And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth was shaken, and the rocks were split,
27:52and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had passed away were raised;
27:53and coming forth out of the tombs after His resurrection, they entered into the holy city and appeared to many.
27:54So when the centurion and those with him guarding Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were greatly afraid, saying, "Truly this was the Son of God!"
27:55And there were many women there observing from a distance, who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him,
27:56among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
27:57Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.
27:58This [man] went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him.
27:59And taking the body, Joseph wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth,
27:60and placed it in his new tomb which he had cut in the rock; and having rolled a large stone [against] the door of the tomb, he departed.
27:61And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the grave.
27:62On the next day, which is after the Preparation [Day], the chief priests and Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate,
27:63saying, "Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while He was still alive, 'After three days I will rise.'
27:64"Therefore command that the grave be made secure until the third day, lest His disciples come by night and steal Him, and say to the people, 'He was raised from the dead.' So the last deception will be worse [than] the first."
27:65Pilate said to them, "You have a guard; go make it as secure as you know [how]."
27:66So they went and secured the grave, sealing the stone, with the guard.
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