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English Majority Text Version 2009

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2:1And when the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2:2And suddenly a sound came out of heaven, as being borne along by a violent wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
2:3Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.
2:4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
2:5And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation of those under heaven.
2:6And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because they were hearing each one speaking in his own language.
2:7And they were all amazed and were marveling, saying to one another, "Behold, are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
2:8And how [is it that] we hear, each in our own language in which we were born?
2:9Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
2:10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya toward Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
2:11Cretans and Arabs-we hear them speaking in our own tongues the mighty [deeds] of God."
2:12So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What might this mean?"
2:13Others were mocking and saying, "They are full of new wine."
2:14But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice and spoke out to them, "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words.
2:15"For these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is just the third hour of the day.
2:16"But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
2:17"And it shall be in the last days,"says God, "that I will pour My Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams;"
2:18"And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy.
2:19And I will give wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
2:20The sun shall be changed into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome Day of the Lord.
2:21And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
2:22"Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves also know-
2:23Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you took, and by lawless hands, nailing [Him] to a cross, you killed [Him];
2:24whom God raised, [thus] doing away with the labor pains of death, because it was not possible for Him to be held by it.
2:25For David says concerning Him, "I foresaw the Lord always before Me, because He is at My right hand, that I may not be shaken.
2:26Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; moreover my flesh also will dwell in hope.
2:27Because You will not abandon my soul in Hades, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
2:28You have made known to me the ways of life; You will fill me full of joy in Your presence."
2:29"Men, brothers, let[ me] speak with boldness to you about the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
2:30"Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to seat [Him ]on his throne,
2:31foreseeing [this], he spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, "that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption."
2:32"This Jesus God has raised up, of which we all are witnesses."
2:33"Therefore having being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
2:34"For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself: `The LORD said to my Lord, "Sit at My right hand,
2:35Till I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet."
2:36"Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
2:37Now having heard this, they were cut to the heart, and they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Men and brothers, what shall we do?"
2:38Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
2:39"For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all those afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call."
2:40And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from this crooked generation."
2:41Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added.
2:42And they were continuing in the teaching of the apostles, and in fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
2:43Then fear came upon every person, and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.
2:44Now all who believed were together, and they had all things in common,
2:45and they were selling their possessions and goods, and were dividing them among all, to the degree that anyone had a need.
2:46So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were sharing food with joy and simplicity of heart,
2:47praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to the church daily those who were being saved.
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