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English Majority Text Version 2009

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16:1Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing [Him], they asked Him to show them a sign out of heaven.
16:2He answered and said to them, "When evening comes you say, 'Fine weather, for the sky is red'.
16:3And in the morning, 'Today [will be ]stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' Hypocrites! Indeed you know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.
16:4An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah."And leaving them behind He went away.
16:5Now when His disciples had come to the other side, they forgot to take bread.
16:6Then Jesus said to them, "Look out and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees."
16:7But they were reasoning among themselves, saying, "We did not take bread."
16:8But Jesus, knowing [about it], said to them, "O you of little faith, why are you reasoning among yourselves, because you did not take bread?
16:9Do you not yet perceive, or remember the five loaves of the five thousand and how many baskets you took [up]?
16:10Nor the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many hampers you took [up]?
16:11How is it you do not perceive that I did not speak to you about bread, but to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?"
16:12Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
16:13When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He was questioning His disciples, saying, "Who do men pronounce Me, the Son of Man, to be?"
16:14So they said, "Some [say] John the Baptist, but others [say] Elijah, and [yet ]others [say ]Jeremiah, or one of the prophets."
16:15He said to them, "But who do you pronounce Me to be?"
16:16And Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
16:17Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal [this] to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
16:18And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I shall build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.
16:19And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on the earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on the earth will have been loosed in heaven."
16:20Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ.
16:21From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go off to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and to be killed, and to be raised the third day.
16:22And taking Him aside, Peter began to rebuke Him, saying, "God be gracious to You, Lord! This shall by no means happen to You!"
16:23But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block unto Me, because you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men."
16:24Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
16:25For whoever desires to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life on account of Me shall find it.
16:26For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, but forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give [as] an exchange for his soul?
16:27For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will render to each according to his works.
16:28Assuredly I say to you, there are some standing here who will by no means taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."
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