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Textus Receptus Bibles

English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

5:1And seeing the crowds, He went up into the mountain, and after He had sat down, His disciples approached Him.
5:2And opening His mouth, He began to teach them, saying:
5:3"Blessed [are] the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:4Blessed [are] those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
5:5Blessed [are] the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
5:6Blessed [are] those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
5:7Blessed [are] the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
5:8Blessed [are] the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
5:9Blessed [are] the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
5:10Blessed [are] those who have been persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
5:11"Blessed are you whenever they revile you, and they persecute you, and they say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
5:12Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
5:13"You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt becomes tasteless, with what shall it be salted? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and to be trampled underfoot by men.
5:14You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
5:15Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it shines on everything in the house.
5:16Thus let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works, and they may glorify your Father who is in heaven.
5:17"Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.
5:18For assuredly I say to you, until heaven and earth may pass away, one iota or one tittle shall by no means pass away from the law until all things are fulfilled.
5:19Whoever therefore shall break one of the least of these commandments, and shall teach men thus, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does [them] and teaches [them], he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
5:20For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
5:21"You have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'You shall not kill,' and whoever kills will be liable to the judgment.
5:22But I say to you that whoever gets angry with his brother without cause will be liable to the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Empty-head!' will be liable to the council. But whoever says, ' fool!' will be liable to the fiery hell.
5:23Therefore if you offer your gift on the altar, and there you remember that your brother has something against you,
5:24leave your gift there before the altar, and go, first be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
5:25Make friends with your adversary quickly, while you are on the road with him, lest your adversary hand you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and you be cast into prison.
5:26Assuredly I say to you, you will by no means get out of there till you have paid the last penny.
5:27"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.'
5:28But I say to you, that whoever looks at a woman in order to lust after her has already committed adultery [with] her in his heart.
5:29If your right eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is better for you that one of your members be lost, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
5:30And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is better for you that one of your members be lost, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
5:31"Furthermore it has been said, 'Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a divorce certificate.'
5:32"But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife, except for a matter of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorcee commits adultery.
5:33"Again you have heard that it was said to the ancients, 'You shall not swear falsely, but you shall pay your oaths to the Lord.'
5:34"But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God's throne;
5:35nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
5:36Nor shall you swear by your head, because you are not able to make one hair white or black.
5:37But let your word be 'Yes', 'yes,'; [or ]'No,' 'no.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil [one].
5:38"You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.'
5:39But I say to you not to resist an evil person. But whoever shall slap you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also.
5:40And to the [one] desiring to sue you and to take your tunic, let him have your cloak also.
5:41And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.
5:42Give to the [one] asking you, and to the [one] desiring to borrow from you, do not turn away.
5:43"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor, and you shall hate your enemy.'
5:44But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,
5:45so that you may prove to be sons of your Father in heaven; because He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and He sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
5:46For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
5:47And if you greet your friends only, what more are you doing [than others]? Do not even the tax collectors do so?
5:48You therefore be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
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