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English Majority Text Version 2009

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9:1I am speaking the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience witnessing with me in the Holy Spirit,
9:2that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart.
9:3For I could wish that I myself to be accursed from Christ on behalf of my brothers, my countrymen according to the flesh,
9:4who are Israelites, of whom are the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the law-giving, and the worship, and the promises;
9:5of whom are the fathers and from whom Christ [came], according to the flesh, He who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.
9:6But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all those of Israel [are of] Israel,
9:7nor [are they] all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, "In Isaac your seed shall be called."
9:8That is, those who are the children of the flesh are not the children of God; but [it is ]the children of the promise that are regarded as descendants.
9:9For this is the word of promise: "At this time I will come and Sarah shall have a son."
9:10And not only this, but also Rebecca having conception from one [man], our father Isaac;
9:11for [the children] not yet being born, nor having done anything good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might abide, not of works but of Him who calls,
9:12it was said to her, "The older shall serve the younger."
9:13As it is written, "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."
9:14What shall we say then? [Is ]there unrighteousness with God? By no means!
9:15For He says to Moses, "I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion."
9:16So then it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God who shows mercy.
9:17For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, "For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be proclaimed in all the earth."
9:18So then He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens.
9:19You will say to me then, "Why does He still find fault? For who can resist His will?"
9:20But indeed, O man, who are you to [be ]answering back against God? Shall the thing formed say to him who formed it, "Why have you made me like this?"
9:21Or does not the potter have the right over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and the other for dishonor?
9:22But what if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,
9:23and so that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory,
9:24even us whom He called, not only of the Jews, but also of the Gentiles?
9:25As also in Hosea He says: "I will call those My people who were not My people, and her beloved, who was not beloved."
9:26"And it shall be in the place where it was said to them, 'You are not My people,' there they shall be called sons of the living God."
9:27Isaiah also cries out concerning Israel: "Though the number of the sons of Israel were as the sand of the sea, the remnant shall be saved;
9:28For He is finishing and cutting short an account in righteousness, because the LORD will make a short account upon the earth."
9:29And just as Isaiah foretold: "If the LORD of hosts had not left us a seed, we would have become like Sodom, and would have resembled Gomorrah."
9:30What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained righteousness, even the righteousness of faith;
9:31but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not attain to the law of righteousness.
9:32Why? Because [they did] not [seek it] by faith, but rather by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stone of stumbling.
9:33Just as it is written: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and rock of offense, and everyone believing on Him will not be put to shame."
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