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English Majority Text Version 2009

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3:1Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run and be glorified, just as [it is ]with you,
3:2and that we may be delivered from evil and wicked men; for not all have faith.
3:3But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and will guard you from the evil one.
3:4And we trust in the Lord concerning you, that the[ ]things which we command to you, you are both doing, and will do [them.]
3:5Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.
3:6But we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother living in idleness, and not according to the tradition which they received from us.
3:7For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you;
3:8nor did we eat bread from anyone without paying, but in labor and hardship, working night and day, so as not to be a burden to any of you,
3:9not because we do not have authority, but in order that we may give ourselves as a pattern to you, so that you might follow us.
3:10For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone is not willing to work, neither let him eat!
3:11For we hear [that] some are walking among you in a disorderly way, not working at all, but being busybodies.
3:12And to such [people] we command and urge by our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.
3:13But as for you, brothers, do not lose heart [in] doing good.
3:14Now if anyone does not obey our word in this letter, take note of him, and do not associate with him, that he may be ashamed.
3:15Yet do not consider him as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a brother.
3:16Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
3:17The greeting of Paul by my own hand, which is a sign in every letter; so I write.
3:18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
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