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English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament



11:1Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
11:2For by it the elders obtained witness.
11:3By faith we understand that time [itself] was framed by a command of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
11:4By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying concerning his gifts; and through it, although he died, he still speaks.
11:5By faith Enoch was translated [so as] not to see death, "and he was not found, because God translated him"; for before his translation he had obtained witness that he was pleasing to God.
11:6But without faith it is impossible to please [God], for it is necessary [for] the [one] approaching God to believe that He is, and that He becomes a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
11:7By faith Noah, having being warned [by God] concerning the things[ ]not yet seen, being reverent, prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, through which he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
11:8By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go forth to the place which he was about to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
11:9By faith he migrated into a land of promise as [in] a foreign [land], dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the fellow heirs of the same promise;
11:10for he waited for the city having foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11:11By faith Sarah herself also received power for conception of seed, and she bore a child past the normal age, because she regarded [Him] faithful who had promised.
11:12Therefore even from one [man ]they were begotten, and him as good as dead, just as the stars of the sky in multitude, and innumerable as the sand by the seashore.
11:13These all died according to faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and welcoming [them], and confessing that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
11:14For those saying such things make evident that they seek a fatherland.
11:15And indeed if they had remembered that land from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to turn back.
11:16But now they desire a better [land], that is, a heavenly [one]. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
11:17By faith Abraham, when he was tested, had offered up Isaac, and he that received the promises offered up his only begotten [son],
11:18of whom it was spoken, "In Isaac your seed shall be called,"
11:19considering that even from the dead, God [was] able to raise [him up], from which he also received him in a figurative sense.
11:20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
11:21By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshipped, [leaning] on the top of his staff.
11:22By faith Joseph, when he was dying, remembered concerning the exodus of the sons of Israel, and gave orders concerning his bones.
11:23By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw a beautiful child; and they did not fear the edict of the king.
11:24By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called a son of Pharaoh's daughter,
11:25choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to have the temporary pleasure of sin,
11:26regarding the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward.
11:27By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the anger of the king; for he endured as seeing the Unseen [One].
11:28By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
11:29By faith they passed through the Red Sea as through dry land, whereas the Egyptians, attempting to do so, were drowned.
11:30By faith the walls of Jericho fell, having been encircled for seven days.
11:31By faith the prositute Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace.
11:32And what more should I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, both Barak and Samson and Jephthah, both David and Samuel and the prophets:
11:33who through faith overcame kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
11:34quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became mighty in battle, turned to flight the armies of foreigners.
11:35Women received their dead [back] by resurrection. And others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, in order that they might obtain a better resurrection.
11:36Still others took a trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and of prison.
11:37They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tried, they were slain, being murdered with the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, being in want, being afflicted, being ill treated,
11:38of whom the world was not worthy, wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth.
11:39And all these, having obtained witness through their faith, did not receive the promise,
11:40God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.
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