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English Majority Text Version 2009

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20:1Now after the disturbance had ceased, Paul, summoning the disciples and greeting them, went away to go to Macedonia.
20:2And going through those parts, and encouraging them with many words, he came to Greece
20:3and spent three months [there]. And as a plot by the Jews developed against him, as he was to put to sea for Syria, a decision came about to return through Macedonia.
20:4And Sopater, a Berean, was accompanying him to Asia-also Aristarchus of the Thessalonians, and Secundus, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus, [the] Asians.
20:5These [men], having gone ahead, were waiting for us in Troas.
20:6And we sailed away after the Days of Unleavened Bread, from Philippi, and we came to them in Troas within five days, where we spent seven days.
20:7Now on the first [day] of the week, the disciples being assembled to break bread, Paul was discussing with them, being about to leave on the next day, and extended his message until midnight.
20:8And there were a considerable number of lamps in the upper room where we were assembled.
20:9And a certain young man named Eutychus sat in the window, being overwhelmed by a deep sleep. While Paul was speaking for a while longer, having been overwhelmed by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead.
20:10But Paul, going down, fell upon him, and embracing him said, "Do not be troubled, for his life is in him."
20:11And going up and breaking bread and eating, and talking for a considerable time, until daybreak, thus he departed.
20:12And they brought the boy living, and they were encouraged greatly.
20:13Now we, having gone ahead on the ship, put to sea for Assos, from there intending to take Paul on board; for thus it had been arranged, since he intended to go on foot.
20:14And when he met us at Assos, having taken him aboard, we came to Mitylene.
20:15And having sailing away from there, on the next day we arrived opposite Chios. The following day we approached to Samos and remained in Trogyllium. The following day we came to Miletus.
20:16For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, in order that it might not happen to him to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying, if it was possible for him to be in Jerusalem [on] the Day of Pentecost.
20:17Now from Miletus, having sent to Ephesus, he summoned the elders of the church.
20:18And when they were present with him, he said to them: "You know from the first day which I arrived in Asia, how I was with you the whole time,
20:19serving the Lord with all humility, and many tears and trials which happened to me by the plots of the Jews;
20:20how I kept back nothing that was profitable, but declared it to you, teaching you publicly and from house to house,
20:21solemnly bearing witness to both Jews and to Greeks, the repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus.
20:22And now behold, I, having been bound in the spirit, am going to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there,
20:23except that the Holy Spirit in every city is solemnly bearing witness, saying that bonds and tribulations are waiting for me.
20:24But I count myself as nothing; nor do I regard my life as valuable to myself, so that I may complete my course with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear solemn testimony to the gospel of the grace of God.
20:25And now behold, now I know that you all, among whom I have passed through preaching the kingdom of God, will no longer see my face.
20:26Therefore I testify to you this very day, that I am innocent of all blood.
20:27For I did not draw back from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.
20:28Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit placed you [as ]overseers, to shepherd the church of the Lord, and of God, which He purchased with His own blood.
20:29For I know this, that savage wolves will come in after my departure, not sparing the flock.
20:30Also from among you yourselves will arise men speaking things having been distorted, [in order] to draw away the disciples after them.
20:31Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years, night and day I did not cease, with tears, exhorting each one.
20:32So for the present, I entrust you, brothers, to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who have been sanctified.
20:33I have desired the silver or gold or clothes of no one.
20:34You yourselves know that these hands rendered service to my needs, and those who were with me.
20:35By all things I have shown you, that thus laboring it is necessary to help [those] being weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "
20:36And having said these things, he knelt down, together with them all, and prayed.
20:37And there was considerable weeping by all, and falling on Paul's neck, they kissed him,
20:38feeling pain most of all for the words which he said, that they were about to see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.
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