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English Majority Text Version 2009

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5:1But a certain man named Ananias, together with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession.
5:2And he kept back for himself from the price, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and placed it beside the feet of the apostles.
5:3But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart [for] you to lie to the Holy Spirit, and [for ]you to keep back for yourself from the price of the land?
5:4While it remained unsold, did it not remain yours? And after it was sold, was it not in your control? Why have you purposed this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God."
5:5Then Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and died. And great fear came upon all those who heard of it.
5:6And the young men rose up and covered him up, carried him out, and buried him.
5:7And it happened about three hours later, that his wife, not knowing what had happened, came in.
5:8And Peter said to her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much?"She said, "Yes, for so much."
5:9Then Peter said to her, "Why is it that it was agreed by you to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they shall carry you out [as well]."
5:10Then immediately she fell down beside his feet and died. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, buried her with her husband.
5:11And great fear came to be on all the church and upon all those who were hearing these things.
5:12Now by the hands of the apostles, many signs and wonders took place among the people. And they were all with one mind in Solomon's Porch.
5:13But none of the rest dared join them, but the people were magnifying them.
5:14And more than ever, believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women,
5:15so that they were bringing the sick[ ]and placing them on couches and pallets, so that as Peter was passing by, at least his shadow might fall on some of them.
5:16And also the multitude from the surrounding cities were coming together into Jerusalem, bringing the[ ]sick and those[ ]who were tormented by unclean spirits, who were all being healed.
5:17Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy,
5:18and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the public custody.
5:19But an angel of the Lord during the night opened the doors of the prison, and leading them out, he said,
5:20"Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life."
5:21And when they heard that, they entered the temple about daybreak and were teaching. Now when the high priest and those with him arrived, they called together the council, even all the elders of the sons of Israel, and sent to the prison for them to be brought.
5:22But when the attendants arrived, and did not find them in the jail, they returned and announced,
5:23saying, "Indeed we found the prison shut in all security, and the guards standing before the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one [inside]!"
5:24Now when they heard these words, both the high priest and the captain of the temple, and the chief priests, they were greatly perplexed about them, as to what would come of this.
5:25So one came and reported to them, [saying], "Behold, the men whom you put in jail are standing in the temple and teaching the people!"
5:26Then the captain went with the officers and brought them without violence, for they were afraid of the people, lest they be stoned.
5:27And they brought them, and set them before the council. And the high priest asked them,
5:28saying, "Did we not give you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name? And behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you want to bring on us the blood of this Man!"
5:29But Peter and the apostles answered, and said: "We must obey God rather than men.
5:30The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you murdered by hanging upon a cross.
5:31Him God has exalted to His right hand as Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
5:32And we are His witnesses of these words, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him."
5:33But when they heard this, they were infuriated and were resolving to kill them.
5:34Then someone in the council stood up, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, and commanded them to put the apostles outside for a short time.
5:35And he said to them: "Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves to these men, as to what you are about to do.
5:36For before these days, Theudas rose up, claiming himself to be someone, to whom was joined a number of men, about four hundred. He was slain, and all who obeyed him were scattered and came to nothing.
5:37After this arose Judas the Galilean, in the days of the census, and caused considerable number of people after him to revolt. He too perished, and as many as were persuaded by him were scattered.
5:38And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if the counsel or this work is of men, it will come to nothing;
5:39but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it-lest you even be found fighting against God."
5:40And they were persuaded by him, and when they called the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and released them.
5:41Then they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing because they were counted worthy to be dishonored on behalf of the name of Jesus.
5:42And daily in the temple, and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus the Christ.
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