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English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

9:1And getting into the boat, He crossed over and went into His own city.
9:2And behold, they were carrying a paralytic to Him lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Have courage, child; your sins are forgiven you."
9:3And at once some of the scribes said among themselves, "This Man blasphemes!"
9:4But Jesus, perceiving their thoughts, said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts?
9:5For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Arise and walk'?
9:6But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on the earth to forgive sins"-then He said to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house."
9:7And having arisen, he went off to his house.
9:8Now when the crowds saw, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such authority to men.
9:9And as Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, "Follow Me."And arising, he followed Him.
9:10Now it came to pass, as He reclined [to eat] in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners, having come, were reclining [to eat] with Jesus and His disciples.
9:11And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
9:12When Jesus heard that, He said to them, "Those who are healthy have no need of a physician, but those who are ill.
9:13But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call [the ]righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
9:14Then the disciples of John approached Him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?"
9:15And Jesus said to them, "Can the groomsmen mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
9:16No one puts on a patch of a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for it takes away its completeness from the garment, and the tear is made worse.
9:17Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins burst, and the wine spills out, and the wineskins will be ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."
9:18As He spoke these things to them, behold, a certain leader came and worshipped Him, saying, "My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her, and she shall live."
9:19So Jesus arose and followed him, likewise His disciples.
9:20And behold, a woman hemorrhaging for twelve years, approaching from behind, touched the hem of His garment.
9:21For she said to herself, "If only I may touch His garment, I will be healed."
9:22But Jesus, turning around and seeing her, said, "Take courage, daughter; your faith has healed you."And the woman was healed from that hour.
9:23And when Jesus came into the house of the leader, and saw the flute players and the crowd making a commotion,
9:24He said to them, "Make room, for the girl has not died, but she is sleeping."And they were ridiculing Him.
9:25But when the crowd had been put out, He went in and grasped her hand, and the little girl arose.
9:26And the report of this went out into that whole land.
9:27And as Jesus passed by from there, two blind [men] followed Him, crying out and saying, "Son of David, have pity on us!"
9:28And when He came into the house, the blind [men] approached Him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?"They said to Him, "Yes, Lord."
9:29Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith, let it be unto you."
9:30And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them, saying, "See [that you] let no one know."
9:31But they, having gone out, spread the news about Him in that whole land.
9:32And as they were going out, behold, they brought to Him a mute man, being demon-possessed.
9:33And when the demon was cast out, the mute spoke. And the crowds marveled, saying, "It was never seen like this in Israel!"
9:34But the Pharisees said, "By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons."
9:35And Jesus was going about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every illness and every disease among the people.
9:36But seeing the crowds, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and prostrated, like sheep having no shepherd.
9:37Then He said to His disciples, "Indeed the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
9:38Therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest, that He may send forth workers into His harvest."
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