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Textus Receptus Bibles

English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

7:1"Judge not, lest you be judged.
7:2For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with what measure you measure, it will be measured [back] to you.
7:3And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not notice the plank in your own eye?
7:4Or how will you say to your brother, 'Permit me to remove the speck from your eye'; and look, [there is] a plank in your own eye?
7:5Hypocrite! First remove the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye.
7:6Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.
7:7"Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
7:8For everyone that asks receives, and he that seeks finds, and to him that knocks, it shall be opened.
7:9Or what man is there among you who, if his son should ask for bread, will give to him a stone?
7:10And if he should ask for a fish, he will give to him a serpent?
7:11If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, by how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
7:12Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, thus also you do to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
7:13"Enter in through the narrow gate; because wide is the gate, and broad is the way which leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in through it.
7:14How narrow the gate, and confined the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it!
7:15"But beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
7:16You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grape clusters from thorns, or figs from thistles?
7:17Thus every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces evil fruit.
7:18A good tree cannot produce evil fruit, nor can a rotten tree produce good fruit.
7:19Every tree not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.
7:20Consequently, by their fruits you shall know them.
7:21"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.
7:22Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name we cast out demons, and in Your name we did many mighty works?'
7:23"And then I will confess to them, 'I never knew you! Depart from Me, you who work iniquity!'
7:24"Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and does them, I will compare him to a wise man who built his house upon the rock:
7:25and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and fell against that house; and it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock.
7:26And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them, will be compared to a foolish man who built his house on the sand:
7:27and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And its fall was great."
7:28And so it was, when Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at His teaching,
7:29for He taught them as one having authority, and not like the scribes.
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