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Textus Receptus Bibles

English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament

 

   

4:1Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, you also arm yourselves [with] the same mind, because he who suffered in [the] flesh has ceased from sin,
4:2that he no longer should live the remaining time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
4:3For we have spent enough of our past lifetime to accomplish the will of the Gentiles-having walked in wantonness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.
4:4In regard to these, they are surprised that you do not run with them in the same flood of debauchery, reviling you.
4:5They will render an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.
4:6Unto this [end] was the gospel proclaimed also to those who are dead, in order that they might be judged according to men in [the] flesh, but [that] they might live according to God in [the] spirit.
4:7Now the end of all things is at hand; therefore be of sound mind and self-controlled in your prayers.
4:8And above all things have fervent love for one another, because "love will cover a multitude of sins."
4:9Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.
4:10As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
4:11If anyone speaks, [let him speak] as the utterances of God. If anyone serves, [let him serve] as from strength, as God supplies, so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.
4:12Beloved, do not be surprised by the fiery trial among you, taking place to test you, as though some strange thing [was] happening to you;
4:13but inasmuch as you partake in the sufferings of Christ, rejoice, in order that also at the unveiling of His glory, you may rejoice with great happiness.
4:14If you are reviled in the name of Christ, blessed are you, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On the one hand He is blasphemed, but on the other He is glorified.
4:15For let not anyone of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evildoer, or as a meddler in other people's affairs;
4:16but if anyone [suffers] as a Christian, let him not be put to shame, but let him glorify God in this matter.
4:17For the time [has come] for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if [it begins] with us first, what will be the end of those who are disobedient to the gospel of God?
4:18And "If the righteous [one] is scarcely saved, where will the godless and the sinner appear?"
4:19Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.
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