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English Majority Text Version 2009

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6:1Now it came to pass on the first Sabbath of the second month that He was going through the grainfields. And His disciples were picking the heads of grain and were eating [them], rubbing them in their hands.
6:2But some of the Pharisees said to them, "Why do you do what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?"
6:3But Jesus answering them said, "Have you not even read this, what David did when he became hungry, he and those who were with him:
6:4how he entered into the house of God, took and ate the showbread, and also gave some to those with him, which is not lawful for any but the priests to eat?"
6:5And He said to them, "The Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."
6:6Now it happened that on another Sabbath, He entered the synagogue and was teaching. And there was a man there whose right hand was withered.
6:7And the scribes and Pharisees were observing if whether He would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against Him.
6:8But He knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had the withered hand, "Arise and stand in the midst."And he arose and stood.
6:9Then Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?"
6:10And when He had looked around at them all, He said to him, "Stretch out your hand."And he did so, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.
6:11But they were filled with fury, and they were discussing with one another what they might do to Jesus.
6:12Now it came to pass in those days [that] He went out to the mountain to pray, and He was spending the night in prayer to God.
6:13And when it became day, He summoned His disciples, and having chosen twelve from them, whom He also named apostles:
6:14[He chose ]Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew;
6:15Matthew and Thomas; James the [son] of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot;
6:16Judas the [son] of James, and Judas Iscariot who also became a traitor.
6:17And having come down with them, He stood on a level place, with a crowd of His disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases,
6:18as well as those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were being healed.
6:19And all the crowd was trying to touch Him, because power was going out from Him, and was healing [them] all.
6:20Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: "Blessed [are] you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
6:21Blessed [are] you who hunger now, for you shall be filled. Blessed [are] you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
6:22Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall exclude you, and shall revile [you], and cast out your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.
6:23Rejoice in that day and leap [for joy]! For behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.
6:24"But woe to you who are rich, because you have received your consolation.
6:25Woe to you who have been filled, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
6:26Woe [to you] when men speak well of you, for in like manner their fathers would do to the false prophets.
6:27"But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
6:28bless those who curse you; pray for those who mistreat you.
6:29To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes your [outer] garment, do not forbid the tunic either.
6:30Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your belongings, do not ask for [them] back.
6:31And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
6:32But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
6:33And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
6:34And if you lend [to those] from whom you hope to receive [it ]back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners, so that they may receive the same amount back.
6:35But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping to receive nothing back; and your reward shall be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.
6:36Therefore be compassionate, just as your Father also is compassionate.
6:37"And judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you shall be forgiven.
6:38Give, and it shall be given to you: good measure, pressed down and shaken and running over they shall give into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it shall be measured back to you."
6:39And He spoke a parable to them: "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into the ditch?
6:40A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone having been fully trained will be like his teacher.
6:41And why do you look at the speck in your brother's eye, but do not notice the plank in your own eye?
6:42Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, permit me to remove the speck which is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck which is in your brother's eye.
6:43"For a good tree does not produce rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree produce good fruit.
6:44For each tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a thorn bush.
6:45A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
6:46"But why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do [the ]things which I say?
6:47Everyone who comes to Me, and hears My words and does them, I will show you to whom he is like:
6:48He is like a man building a house, who dug and went deep and laid a foundation on the rock. And when a flood occurred, the stream burst upon that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.
6:49But he who hears and does not do is like a man building a house on the ground without a foundation, [against] which the stream burst upon; and immediately it fell. And the breaking of that house was great."
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