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English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

8:1Now Saul was agreeing with them in his murder. And in that day there arose a great persecution against the church which was in Jerusalem; and they all were scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
8:2And godly men buried Stephen, and they mourned deeply for him.
8:3But Saul was doing injury to the church, going in from house to house, and dragging away both men and women, and putting them in prison.
8:4Therefore those who were scattered went about preaching the good news of the word.
8:5And Philip, going down to a city of Samaria, was preaching to them the Christ.
8:6And the crowds with one accord gave heed to the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the signs which he was doing.
8:7For many of those having unclean spirits [had ]cried out with a loud voice, [and the spirits ]came out; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.
8:8And there was great joy in that city.
8:9Now a certain man named Simon was previously in the city practicing magic and astounding the people of Samaria, claiming himself to be someone great,
8:10to whom they gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, "This man is the great power of God."
8:11But they gave heed to him because of the long time that he had astonished them with the magic arts.
8:12But when they believed Philip as he preached the good news of the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
8:13Then Simon himself also believed; and having been baptized, he was continuing with Philip, and observing miracles and signs occurring, he was astounded.
8:14Now when the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John,
8:15who, coming down, prayed concerning them in order that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
8:16For He had not yet fallen upon any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of Christ Jesus.
8:17Then they laid hands upon them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
8:18Now when Simon observed that by the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
8:19saying, "Give me this power also, that on whom ever I lay my hands he may receive the Holy Spirit."
8:20But Peter said to him, "Your money perish with you, because you thought to acquire the gift of God through money!
8:21You have neither part nor portion in this word, for your heart is not right before God.
8:22Repent therefore from this your wickedness, and make petition to God, if perhaps the intent of your heart will be forgiven you.
8:23For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of unrighteousness."
8:24Then Simon answered and said, "Pray to the Lord for me, that none of the things which you have spoken may come upon me."
8:25Then solemnly bearing witness to and speaking the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many Samaritan villages.
8:26Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Get up and go toward the south on the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza."This is desolate.
8:27So he got up and went; and behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch, a court official of Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who was over all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem worshipping,
8:28and he was returning. And sitting upon his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
8:29Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go near, and join yourself to this chariot."
8:30And Phillip, running up to it, heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
8:31And he said, "How can I, unless someone helps me?"And he urged Philip to come up and sit with him.
8:32Now the portion of the Scripture which he was reading was this: "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, thus He opened not His mouth.
8:33In His humiliation His justice was taken away, and who will recount His generation? For His life is taken away from the earth."
8:34So the eunuch answered Philip and said, "Please tell me, of whom does the prophet say this; of himself, or of someone else?"
8:35And Philip, opening his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture, preached the good news [about] Jesus to him.
8:36Now as they were going down the road, they came upon some water. And the eunuch said, "Behold, [here is] water: what prevents me from being baptized?"
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8:38And he ordered the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, both Phillip and the eunuch, and he baptized him.
8:39Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught up Philip, and the eunuch did not see him any longer; and he went on his way rejoicing.
8:40But Philip was found at Azotus. And as he passed through, he preached the gospel to all the cities until he came to Caesarea.
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