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English Majority Text Version 2009

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7:1Then the high priest said, "Are these things so?"
7:2And he said, "Men, brothers and fathers, listen: The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Haran,
7:3and said to him, 'Go out from your land and from your relatives, and come to a land which I will show you.'
7:4Then he went forth from the land of the Chaldeans and settled down in Haran. And from there, after his father was dead, He moved him to this land in which you now dwell.
7:5And He gave him no inheritance in it, not even a place to put his foot on, and He promised to give it to him for a possession, and to his descendants after him, though he had no child.
7:6But God spoke in this way: that his offspring would dwell in a foreign land, and that they would enslave them, and they would treat them badly four hundred years.
7:7'And the nation which they will serve, I will judge,' said God, 'and after these things they will come out and serve Me in this place.'
7:8Then He gave him the covenant of circumcision; and so Abraham fathered Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; and Isaac fathered Jacob, and Jacob fathered the twelve patriarchs.
7:9"And the patriarchs, being jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; and God was with him,
7:10and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt; and he made him ruler over Egypt and all his house.
7:11And a famine came over all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great affliction, and our fathers could find no provisions.
7:12And Jacob, hearing that there was grain in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.
7:13And the second [visit] Joseph was made known to his brothers, and Joseph's family became known to Pharaoh.
7:14Then Joseph sent and summoned his father Jacob and all his relatives, seventy-five people.
7:15So Jacob went down to Egypt; and he died, he and our fathers.
7:16And they were brought back to Shechem, and were placed in the tomb which Abraham bought for a price of silver from the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem.
7:17Now when the time of the promise drew near which God swore to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,
7:18until there arose a different king, who did not know Joseph.
7:19This [king] took advantage of our race, and oppressed our fathers, to make their babies exposed, in order that they might not preserve their lives.
7:20At this time Moses was born, and he was well pleasing to God; who was brought up in his father's house for three months.
7:21But when he was exposed, the daughter of Pharaoh took him up, and brought him up for herself as a son.
7:22And Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was mighty in words and deeds.
7:23Now when he had turned forty years old, it came into his heart to look upon his brothers, the sons of Israel.
7:24And seeing someone being wronged, he retaliated, and avenged him who was being oppressed, and struck the Egyptian.
7:25For he supposed that his brothers understood that God was giving to them deliverance by his hand, but they did not understand.
7:26And on the next day he appeared to them as they were fighting, and [tried to] reconcile them to peace, saying, 'Men, you are brothers; why do you wrong one another?'
7:27"But the one wronging his neighbor pushed him away, saying, 'Who appointed you a ruler and a judge over us?
7:28'Do you desire to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?'
7:29Now Moses, at this saying, fled and became a stranger in the land of Midian, where he fathered two sons.
7:30And forty years having been fulfilled, an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai.
7:31And Moses, seeing it, marveled at the sight; and as he approached it to observe closely, the voice of the Lord came to him,
7:32saying, 'I am the God of your fathers-the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' And Moses was trembling and was not bold enough to look closely.
7:33'Then the LORD said to him, "Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.
7:34"I have certainly seen the mistreatment of My people in Egypt; I have heard their groaning and I have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt."'
7:35This Moses whom they denied, saying, 'Who appointed you a ruler and a judge?' This man God sent as a ruler and redeemer by the hand of the Angel who appeared to him in the bush.
7:36He led them out, and did wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and at the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
7:37"This is that Moses who said to the sons of Israel, 'The LORD our God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brothers.
7:38This is he who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the Angel who was speaking to him on Mount Sinai, and [with] our fathers, the one who received the living oracles to give to us,
7:39whom our fathers did not desire to be obedient, but they rejected [him] and returned in their heart back to Egypt,
7:40saying to Aaron, 'Make for us gods who will go before us; as for this Moses who led us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has happened to him.'
7:41And they made a calf in those days, offered a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands.
7:42But God turned away and gave them over to serve the host of heaven, just as it is written in the book of the Prophets: 'Did you offer Me slaughtered animals and sacrifices during forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
7:43Indeed you carried up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, the images which you made to worship them; and I will relocate you beyond Babylon.'
7:44"The tabernacle of the testimony was with our fathers in the wilderness, just as the One speaking to Moses commanded him, to make it according to the pattern that he had seen,
7:45which also our fathers, having received in turn, also brought in with Joshua into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers until the days of David,
7:46who found favor before God and asked [opportunity ]to find a dwelling place for the God of Jacob.
7:47But Solomon built Him a house.
7:48However, the Most High does not dwell in hand-made sanctuaries, just as the prophet says:
7:49'Heaven is My throne, and [the ]earth is My footstool. What kind of house will you build for Me? says the LORD, or what is the place of My rest?
7:50Did not My hand make all these things?'
7:51"You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, you also do.
7:52Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who foretold about the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers,
7:53who have received the law as [the ]ordinances of angels and you did not keep it."
7:54Now hearing these things they were infuriated in their hearts, and were gnashing their teeth at him.
7:55But being full of the Holy Spirit, looking intently into heaven, he saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,
7:56and he said, "Behold! I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"
7:57Then they cried out with a loud voice, covered their ears, and ran at him with one purpose;
7:58and casting him outside the city, they stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes beside the feet of a young man named Saul.
7:59And they stoned Stephen as he was calling on God and saying, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."
7:60Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, "Lord, do not charge them with this sin."And having said this, he fell asleep."
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