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Textus Receptus Bibles

English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

2:1Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and acts of compassion,
2:2fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being united in spirit, intending the same purpose,
2:3doing nothing according to selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility, regarding one another as being better than yourselves.
2:4Let each of you look out not only for his own concerns, but also for the concerns of others.
2:5Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
2:6who, existing in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,
2:7but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming to be in the likeness of men.
2:8And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
2:9Therefore God also has highly exalted Him, and has graciously given Him a name which is above every name,
2:10that at the name of Jesus every knee may bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
2:11and [that ]every tongue may confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
2:12So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
2:13for it is God who is working in you, both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
2:14Do all things without grumbling and disputing,
2:15in order that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as light bearers in the world,
2:16holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
2:17But even if I am being poured upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice; [yea,] and I rejoice with you all.
2:18For the same reason you also rejoice and rejoice together with me.
2:19Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your circumstances.
2:20For I have no one like-minded, who will be genuinely concerned about your circumstances.
2:21For all seek their own interests, not the things of Christ Jesus.
2:22And you know his approved character, that as a child with his father he served as a slave for the gospel.
2:23Therefore I hope to send him at once, as soon as I may see how my circumstances go.
2:24But I have been persuaded in the Lord that I myself will also come shortly.
2:25Yet I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my needs;
2:26since he was longing for you all, and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.
2:27For indeed he was sick, [and ]near death; but God showed mercy [on] him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
2:28Therefore I sent him more eagerly, in order that when you see him again you may have joy, and I may be less anxious.
2:29Receive him therefore in the Lord with the utmost joy, and hold such [ones] in honor;
2:30because for the work of Christ he drew near unto death, being careless with his life, in order that he might fill up that which was lacking in your service to me.
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