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English Majority Text Version 2009

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3:1Now Peter and John were going up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, [which was ]the ninth [hour].
3:2And a man lame from his mother's womb was being carried, whom they would lay each day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple;
3:3who, when he saw Peter and John about to enter into the temple, began asking for alms.
3:4And looking intently on him, Peter together with John, said "Look at us."
3:5And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.
3:6But Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have, but [that ]which I do have, I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk."
3:7And taking hold of him by his right hand, he raised [him]; and immediately his feet and ankles were strengthened.
3:8So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping, and praising God.
3:9And all the people saw him walking and praising God.
3:10Then they recognized that this was the one sitting for the alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with astonishment and amazement because of that which had happened to him.
3:11And while the lame man who had been healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon's, utterly astonished.
3:12So when Peter saw [this], he replied to the people: "Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made him to walk?
3:13The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified His Servant Jesus, whom you indeed delivered up and denied Him in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
3:14But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked that a murderer be released to you,
3:15and killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.
3:16And on the basis of faith in His name, this [one ]whom you observe and know, was made strong by His name. And the faith, which is by Him, has given to him this wholeness before you all.
3:17And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as your rulers did also.
3:18But those things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
3:19Repent therefore and turn back, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
3:20and that He may send He who had been ordained to be your Messiah, Jesus,
3:21whom[ ]heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
3:22For Moses said to the fathers, 'The LORD our God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brothers. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you.
3:23'And it shall be that every person who does not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.'
3:24Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and his successors, as many as have spoken, have proclaimed these days.
3:25You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your offspring all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'
3:26To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities."
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