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English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament



10:1Now there was a certain man in Caesarea named Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian [Regiment],
10:2a devout [man], and one that feared God, together with all his household, who often gave alms to the people, and making petition to God always.
10:3About the ninth hour of the day, he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming to him and saying to him, "Cornelius!"
10:4And looking intently at him and becoming fearful he said, "What is it, lord?"And he said to him, "Your prayers and your alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
10:5Now send men to Joppa, and send for Simon whose surname is Peter.
10:6He is staying as a guest with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is beside the sea."
10:7Now when the angel who had been speaking to Cornelius had departed, he called two of his household servants and a devout soldier from among those who waited on him continually.
10:8And explaining to them everything, he sent them to Joppa.
10:9Now on the next day, as they were traveling and drawing near to the city, Peter went up on the housetop to pray, [at ]about the sixth hour.
10:10And he became hungry and wanted to eat; but while they were preparing, a trance fell on him.
10:11And he saw heaven having been opened, and descending to him a certain vessel like a great sheet, having been bound at the four corners, and being let down upon the ground,
10:12in which were all the four-footed [animals] of the earth and the wild animals, and the reptiles, and the birds of the air.
10:13And there[ ]came a voice to him, [saying], "Arise, Peter; kill and eat."
10:14But Peter said, "By no means, Lord! For never did I eat anything common or unclean."
10:15And a voice [spoke] again the second [time ]to him, "That which God has made clean, you must not make common."
10:16And this happened three times, and again the vessel was taken up into heaven.
10:17Now as Peter was very perplexed within himself as to what the vision which he had seen might mean, behold, the men who had been sent from Cornelius, having found by inquiry the house of Simon, stood at the gateway.
10:18And they called and asked whether Simon, whose surname was Peter, was lodging there.
10:19Now while Peter pondered about the vision, the Spirit said to him, "Behold, men are seeking you.
10:20Arise therefore, go down and go with them, without wavering; for I have sent them."
10:21And Peter, going down to the men, said, "Behold, I am he whom you seek. What is the reason for which you are here?"
10:22And they said, "Cornelius the centurion, a righteous and God-fearing man, having a good reputation among all the nation of the Jews, was given a revelation by a holy angel to send for you to his house, and to hear words from you."
10:23Therefore he invited them in and received [them] as guests. Now on the next day Peter went forth with them, and some brothers from Joppa went with him.
10:24And on the next day they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius was waiting for them, having called together his relatives and close friends.
10:25Now when it happened that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, [and] fell at his feet and worshipped [him].
10:26But Peter raised him up, saying, "Stand up; I myself am also a man."
10:27And talking with him he went in, and found many having gathered,
10:28and he said to them, "You know how unlawful it is for a Jewish man to associate with or to approach a Gentile; and yet God has shown to me that I should call no man common or unclean;
10:29therefore also without objecting, I came when I was sent for. I ask, then, for what reason have you sent for me?"
10:30So Cornelius said, "From the fourth day until this hour I was fasting, and at the ninth hour I was praying in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in shining clothing,
10:31and said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms have been remembered before God.
10:32Send therefore to Joppa and summon Simon, whose surname is Peter. He is staying as a guest in the house of Simon, a tanner, beside the sea. When he arrives, he will speak to you.'
10:33"Therefore immediately I sent to you, and you have done well to come. Now then we are all present before God, to hear all the things having been commanded you by God."
10:34And Peter, opening his mouth, said: "In truth I comprehend that God is not One to show partiality.
10:35But in every nation, he that fears Him and works righteousness is acceptable to Him.
10:36The word which God sent to the sons of Israel, preaching the good news of peace through Jesus Christ--He being Lord of all-
10:37you know, the word coming to be throughout all of Judea, and beginning from Galilee after the baptism which John proclaimed,
10:38Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all those who were oppressed by the devil, because God was with Him.
10:39And we are witnesses of all things which He did, both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they also killed by hanging on a tree.
10:40This [Jesus] God raised up on the third day, and caused Him to be seen,
10:41not to all the people, but to witnesses, who having been chosen beforehand by God, [even] to us, who ate and drank together with Him after He arose from the dead.
10:42And He commanded us to proclaim to the people, and to testify solemnly that He is the [One] having been appointed by God [to be] Judge of the living and the dead.
10:43To Him all the prophets bear witness, [that ]through His name, everyone believing in Him shall receive forgiveness of sins."
10:44While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.
10:45And those of the circumcision who believed were astounded, as many as had come with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also.
10:46For they heard them speaking in tongues and magnifying God. Then Peter answered,
10:47"Surely no one can forbid water, can he, that these should not be baptized who received the Holy Spirit just as we have?"
10:48And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay for some days.
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