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Textus Receptus Bibles

English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

14:1And it came to pass in Iconium that they went in together into the synagogue of the Jews, and they spoke in a way so that a great multitude, both of the Jews and of the Greeks, believed.
14:2But the disbelieving Jews aroused and embittered the souls of the Gentiles against the brothers.
14:3Therefore they spent a considerable time there, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, giving signs and wonders to take place by their hands.
14:4And the multitude of the city was divided: and some were with the Jews, and others with the apostles.
14:5And when an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and the[ ]Jews, together with their rulers, to mistreat and to stone them,
14:6they became aware of it and fled to the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and to the surrounding region.
14:7And there, they were preaching the gospel.
14:8And a certain man in Lystra, powerless in his feet, was sitting, lame from his mother's womb, who had never walked.
14:9This [man] heard Paul speaking; who, gazing intently on him and seeing that he had faith to be healed,
14:10said with a loud voice, "Stand up straight on your feet!"And he was jumping and walking about.
14:11And the crowds, seeing what Paul did, raised their voice, saying in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have been made like men and have come down to us!"
14:12And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, since he was the leader in speaking.
14:13And the priest of Zeus, whose temple was before their city, bearing bulls and garlands to the gates, together with the crowds, was desiring to sacrifice [to them.]
14:14But when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard this, they tore their clothes and rushed in to the crowd, crying out
14:15and saying, "Men! Why are you doing these things? We men are of the same nature as you, preaching the gospel to you, that you must turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all the things in them,
14:16who in the generations having gone by permitted all the Gentiles to walk in their ways.
14:17And yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, giving to you rain from heaven and fruit bearing seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness."
14:18And saying these things, they scarcely stopped the crowds from sacrificing to them.
14:19But there arrived from Antioch and Iconium [certain ]Jews, and having persuaded the crowds and having stoned Paul, they dragged [him] outside the city, thinking he was dead.
14:20But when the disciples encircled him, he stood and entered into the city. And the next day he went out together with Barnabas to Derbe.
14:21And having preached the gospel to that city and having made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, and Iconium, and Antioch,
14:22strengthening the souls of the disciples, urging [them] to continue in the faith, [saying, "]Through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God."
14:23And having chosen elders for them in every church, [and ]having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
14:24And having crossed Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.
14:25And having spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.
14:26From there they sailed to Antioch, from where they were commended to the grace of God for the work which they had completed.
14:27Now arriving and gathering the church together, they related all that God had done with them, and that He had opened the door of faith for the Gentiles.
14:28And they spent a long time there with the disciples.
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