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English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

5:1Stand fast therefore in the freedom in which Christ has made us free, and do not be loaded down again with a yoke of bondage.
5:2Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing.
5:3And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a obligated to keep the whole law.
5:4You have become estranged from Christ, you who are justified by law; you have fallen from grace.
5:5For we by the Spirit eagerly await [for] the hope of righteousness by faith.
5:6For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.
5:7You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth?
5:8This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you.
5:9A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
5:10I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will be intent on nothing else; but he who troubles you will bear his judgment, whoever he may be.
5:11And I, brothers, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been done away with.
5:12Oh that those who disturb you would even castrate themselves!
5:13For you, brothers were called to freedom; only do not use freedom for an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
5:14For all the law is fulfilled in one word, in [this]: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
5:15But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another!
5:16I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall by no means fulfill the lust of the flesh.
5:17For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these things oppose each other, so that you do not do the things that you wish.
5:18But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
5:19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are: adultery, fornication, immorality, lewdness,
5:20idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions,
5:21envies, murders, drinking bouts, revelries, and the like; which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
5:22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
5:23gentleness, self-control-against such things there is no law.
5:24And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.
5:25If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
5:26Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
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