Interlinear Textus Receptus Bibles shown verse by verse.

Textus Receptus Bible chapters shown in parallel with your selection of Bibles.

Compares the 1550 Stephanus Textus Receptus with the King James Bible.

Visit the library for more information on the Textus Receptus.

Textus Receptus Bibles

English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament



1:1Since many have attempted to arrange a narrative about the matters which have taken place among us,
1:2just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word delivered [them] to us,
1:3it seemed good to me also, having followed up accurately all things from above, to write to you in orderly fashion, most distinguished Theophilus,
1:4so that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.
1:5There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
1:6And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
1:7But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years.
1:8So it was, that while he was serving as priest before God in the order of his division,
1:9according to the custom of the priesthood, he was selected to burn incense when he entered into the temple of the Lord.
1:10And all the multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense.
1:11Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
1:12And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.
1:13But the angel said to him, "Do not be afraid, Zacharias, because your prayer has been heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear a son to you, and you shall call his name John.
1:14And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.
1:15For he shall be great before the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, while still in his mother's womb.
1:16And he will turn many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God.
1:17And he himself will go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, 'to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,' and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."
1:18And Zacharias said to the angel, "How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years."
1:19And the angel answered and said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands before God, and I was sent to speak to you and to proclaim the good news to you of these things[.]
1:20But behold, you shall be silent and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which shall be fulfilled in their season."
1:21And the people waited for Zacharias, and they marveled at his delaying in the temple.
1:22But having come out, he was unable to speak to them; and they recognized that he had seen a vision in the temple, for he was making signs to them and remained speechless.
1:23And it happened, as soon as the days of his service were fulfilled, that he went away to his house.
1:24Now after those days Elizabeth his wife conceived; and stayed in seclusion five months, saying,
1:25"Thus the Lord has dealt with me, in the days when He looked on [me], to take away my reproach among men."
1:26Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
1:27to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name [was] Mary.
1:28And the angel came to her and said, "Greetings, O favored [one], the Lord is with you; blessed [are] you among women!"
1:29But when she saw [him], she was greatly perplexed by his saying, and she wondered what sort of greeting this was.
1:30Then the angel said to her, "Fear not, Mary, for you have found grace with God.
1:31And behold, you shall conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS.
1:32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God shall give Him the throne of His father David.
1:33And He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there shall be no end."
1:34Then Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I do not know a man?"
1:35And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit shall come upon you, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy Baby which is to be born shall be called the Son of God.
1:36And behold, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for she who was called barren.
1:37For with God nothing shall be impossible."
1:38Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! May it be to me according to your word."And the angel departed from her.
1:39Now Mary rose up in those days and traveled into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah,
1:40and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth.
1:41And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
1:42Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!
1:43And why am I favored thus, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
1:44For behold, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the baby leaped for joy in my womb.
1:45And blessed is she who has believed, because there shall be a fulfillment to the things having been spoken to her from the Lord."
1:46And Mary said: "My soul magnifies the Lord,
1:47and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
1:48Because He looked upon the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
1:49For He that is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.
1:50And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.
1:51He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
1:52He has overthrown the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly.
1:53He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty.
1:54He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy,
1:55As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever."
1:56And Mary remained with her about three months, and she returned to her house.
1:57Now Elizabeth's full time came for her to be delivered, and she bore a son.
1:58And when her neighbors and relatives heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to her, they rejoiced with her.
1:59Now it came to pass on the eighth day, [that] they came to circumcise the child; and they started to call him by the name of his father, Zacharias.
1:60His mother answered and said, "No; he shall be called John."
1:61But they said to her, "There is no one among your relatives who is called by this name."
1:62So they made signs to his father about what he wished him to be called.
1:63And asking for a writing tablet, he wrote, saying, "His name is John."And they all marveled.
1:64Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he started to speak, praising God.
1:65Then fear came on all who lived around them; and all these things were being talked about throughout all the hill country of Judea.
1:66And all those who heard them kept them in their hearts, saying, "What kind of child will this be?"And the hand of the Lord was with him.
1:67Now his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and he prophesied, saying,
1:68"Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people,
1:69and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David,
1:70as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, who have been since the world began,
1:71that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us,
1:72to perform the mercy [promised] to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant,
1:73the oath which He swore to our father Abraham:
1:74to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear,
1:75in holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.
1:76"And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways,
1:77to give knowledge of salvation to His people by the remission of their sins,
1:78through the tender mercy of our God, with which the Dayspring from on high has visited us;
1:79to give light to them that sit in darkness and [in ]the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace."
1:80So the child grew and became strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his manifestation to Israel.
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