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English Majority Text Version 2009

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13:1Now there were some in the church being in Antioch [who were] prophets and teachers: both Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen, brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
13:2Now as they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work which I have called them."
13:3Then, fasting and praying, and laying their hands on them, they sent them away.
13:4These two therefore, having been sent forth by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
13:5And arriving in Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. They also had John as their assistant.
13:6And going across the island as far as Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew whose name was Bar-Jesus,
13:7who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul, and sought to hear the word of God.
13:8But Elymas the sorcerer (for so his name is translated) resisted them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.
13:9But Saul, who also is [called] Paul, was filled with the Holy Spirit, and gazing intently at him,
13:10[he ]said, "O full of all guile and all craft, [you] son of [the] devil, [you] enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord?
13:11And now behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a season."And immediately a mistiness and darkness fell upon him, and going about, he sought someone to lead him by the hand.
13:12Then when the proconsul saw what had happened, he believed, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.
13:13Now Paul and his companions put to sea from Paphos, and came to Perga of Pamphylia; But John deserted them and returned to Jerusalem.
13:14But they went from Perga, and arrived in Antioch of Pisidia, and entering into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, they sat down.
13:15Now after the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the synagogue leaders sent to them, saying, "Men and brothers, if there is by you a word of encouragement for the people, speak."
13:16And Paul, arising and motioning with his hand, said, "Men, Israelites, and you who fear God, listen:
13:17The God of this people chose our fathers, and lifting up the people during their sojourn in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm brought them out from it.
13:18Now for a time of about forty years He put up with them in the wilderness.
13:19And destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan, He gave their land to them as an inheritance.
13:20And after these things, [for ]about four hundred and fifty years, He gave [them] judges until [the time of] Samuel the prophet.
13:21And then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.
13:22And removing him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom He also said bearing witness, 'I have found David the son of Jesse, [to be ]a man after My [own] heart, who will do all My will.'
13:23God, from the seed of this [man,] according to the promise, has brought to Israel salvation,
13:24after John had first proclaimed before His coming, the baptism of repentance to Israel.
13:25Now as John was finishing his course, he said, 'Whom do you suppose me to be? I am not He. But behold, there comes One after me, the sandal of whose feet I am not worthy to loosen.'
13:26"Men, brothers, sons of the race of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to you the message of this salvation has been sent.
13:27For those dwelling in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they did not know Him, nor the voices of the Prophets which are read according to each Sabbath, condemning [him], they fulfilled [the Scriptures.]
13:28And finding no cause for death, they asked Pilate that He be executed.
13:29And when they finished all the things having been written about Him, taking Him down from the tree, they put [Him] in a tomb.
13:30But God raised Him from the dead;
13:31who appeared for [many] days more to those going up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are His witnesses to the people.
13:32And we proclaim to you the good news of the promise which was made to the fathers,
13:33that God has fulfilled this promise for us to their children, when He raised up Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm: 'You are My Son, today I have begotten You.'
13:34"And that He raised Him from the dead, no longer being about to return to corruption, thus He has said: 'I will give you the sure decrees of God concerning David.'
13:35"Therefore also in another [Psalm] He says, 'You will not allow Your Holy One to see corruption.'
13:36"For David indeed in his own generation, having served by the purpose of God, died, and was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption;
13:37but He whom God raised up did not see corruption.
13:38Therefore let it be known to you, brothers, that through this Man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,
13:39and from all[ ]things[ ]from which you could not (by the Law of Moses) be justified, by Him everyone that believes is justified.
13:40Watch therefore, lest there come upon you that which was spoken of in the prophets:
13:41"Behold, you despisers, and marvel and perish! For I will work a work in your days which you will by no means believe, though one were to declare it to you.' "
13:42Now as the Jews were going out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be spoken to them the next Sabbath.
13:43And when the synagogue service was broken up, many of the Jews and of the devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas, who, speaking [to them], persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
13:44On the coming Sabbath, almost all the city was assembled to hear the word of God.
13:45And the Jews, seeing the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and spoke against the things being said by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.
13:46But Paul and Barnabas, speaking boldly said, "It was necessary for the word of God to be spoken to you first; but since you thrust it away, and judge yourselves not worthy of eternal life; behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
13:47For so the Lord has commanded us: 'I have set you to be a light of the nations, that you should be for salvation to the end of the earth.' "
13:48Now when the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the word of the Lord. And as many as were appointed to eternal life believed.
13:49And the word of the Lord was being spread throughout all the region.
13:50But the Jews incited the devout and prominent women and the leading [men] of the city, and raised up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and cast them out from their borders.
13:51But shaking off the dust from their feet against them, they went to Iconium.
13:52And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
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