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Textus Receptus Bibles

English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

4:1Now while they were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them,
4:2being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.
4:3And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening.
4:4However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
4:5Now it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes were gathered together at Jerusalem,
4:6as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of high priestly descent.
4:7And they brought them forward and began to inquire, "By what power or by what name have you done this?"
4:8Then Peter, having been filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, "Rulers of the people and elders of Israel:
4:9If we today are being judged for a good work to a weak man, by what means he has been made well,
4:10let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by this[ name] this [man] stands here before you whole.
4:11This is the 'stone which was rejected by you, the builders, which became the chief cornerstone.'
4:12Nor is there salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven which has been given among men by which we must be saved."
4:13Now when they observed the boldness of Peter and John, and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
4:14But because they saw standing with them the man who had been healed, they had nothing to say against [them].
4:15And they commanded them to go away outside the council, and began to confer among themselves,
4:16saying, "What shall we do to these men? For indeed, that a known sign has come to pass by them is evident to all those who are dwelling in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
4:17But lest it be spread further among the people, let us threaten them with a threat, to speak no longer in this name."
4:18And summoning them, they commanded them not to speak at all nor to teach in the name of Jesus.
4:19But Peter and John answered them and said, "Whether it is right before God to hear you rather than God, you judge.
4:20For we can do none other but to speak the things which we saw and heard.
4:21So having threatened them further, they released them, finding no way of punishing them, on account of the people, because they all were glorifying God over that which had occurred.
4:22For the man was over forty, on whom had come about this sign of healing.
4:23And being released, they came to their own, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.
4:24So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one mind and said: "Lord, You are God, who made heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them,
4:25who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: 'Why did the nations rage, and the people conspired vain things?
4:26The kings of the earth took their stand, and the rulers were assembled together against the LORD and against His Christ.'
4:27"For truly they were assembled against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel,
4:28to do all that Your hand and Your counsel foreordained to come to pass.
4:29Now, Lord, look upon their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word,
4:30by extending Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may come about through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus."
4:31And when they had prayed, the place where they were gathered was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
4:32Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things belonging to him was his own, but they had all things in common.
4:33And with great power the apostles were giving forth their witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all.
4:34Nor was there anyone needy among them; for all who were owners of lands or houses were selling them, and were bringing the proceeds of the things which had been sold,
4:35and were placing them beside the feet of the apostles; and they were distributing to each, to the degree that anyone had need.
4:36And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite, a Cyprian by nation,
4:37who, possessing a field, sold it and brought the money and placed it beside the feet of the apostles.
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