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English Majority Text Version 2009

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14:1At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report [about] Jesus,
14:2and said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist; he has been raised from the dead, and therefore these powers are at work in him."
14:3For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.
14:4For John said to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her."
14:5Though desiring to kill him, he feared the crowd, because they counted him as a prophet.
14:6Now when Herod's birthday was being celebrated, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and she pleased Herod.
14:7Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she should ask.
14:8So she, being urged on by her mother, said, "Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist."
14:9And the king was grieved, but because of the oaths, and because of those who reclined [to eat] with him, he commanded it to be given.
14:10And having sent, he beheaded John in the prison.
14:11And his head was brought on a platter and it was given to the girl, and she brought it to her mother.
14:12Then his disciples came forward and took the body and buried it, and coming, they reported it to Jesus.
14:13When Jesus heard it, He withdrew from there in a boat for a deserted place privately. But when the crowds heard it, they followed Him on foot from the cities.
14:14And coming out, Jesus saw a large crowd, and He was moved with compassion towards them, and healed their sick.
14:15Now when evening came, His disciples came to Him, saying, "The place is deserted, and the hour is already late. Dismiss the crowds, that they may go to the villages and buy food for themselves."
14:16But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to go away. You give them [food] to eat."
14:17And they said to Him, "We do not have [anything ]here except five loaves of bread and two fish."
14:18But He said, "Bring them here to Me."
14:19And commanding the crowds to recline on the grass, taking the five loaves of bread and the two fish, looking up to heaven, He blessed, and breaking [them,] He[ ] gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples [gave] to the crowds.
14:20So they all ate and were satisfied, and they took up what they had left of the fragments, twelve baskets full.
14:21Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, apart from women and children.
14:22And immediately Jesus compelled the disciples to get into the boat, and to go ahead of Him to the other side, until He could dismiss the crowds.
14:23And having dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain privately to pray. And when evening had come, He was there alone.
14:24But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, being harassed by the waves, for the wind was against [them].
14:25Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.
14:26And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, "It is a ghost!"And they cried out for fear.
14:27But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Have courage! [It is] I AM; do not fear."
14:28But Peter answered Him and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the waters."
14:29So He said, "Come."And stepping down from the boat, Peter walked on the waters to go toward Jesus.
14:30But seeing the strong wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, "Lord, save me!"
14:31And immediately, Jesus reaching out His hand, laid hold of him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
14:32And when they had gotten into the boat, the wind ceased.
14:33Then those who were in the boat came and worshipped Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God."
14:34And having crossed over, they came to the land of Gennesaret.
14:35And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent out into all that surrounding region, and they brought to Him all those who were ill,
14:36and begged Him that they might only touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched [Him] were completely healed.
English Majority Text Version

English Majority Text Version


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