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English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament



15:1Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem approached Jesus, saying,
15:2"Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands whenever they eat bread."
15:3He answered and said to them, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God on account of your tradition?
15:4For God commanded, saying, 'Honor your father and your mother'; and, 'He who curses father or mother, with death let him die.'
15:5But you say, 'Whoever says to his father or mother, "[It is] a gift [to God], whatever profit you might have received from me"-
15:6then by no means should he honor his father or mother.' Thus you have nullified the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition.
15:7Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying,
15:8'These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and they honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far away from Me.
15:9And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.' "
15:10And having summoned the crowd, He said to them, "Hear and understand:
15:11Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."
15:12Then His disciples approached and said to Him, "You know that when the Pharisees heard this message they were offended?"
15:13But He answered and said, "Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted.
15:14Leave them alone. They are blind guides of the blind. And if the blind guides the blind, both will fall into a ditch."
15:15Then Peter answered and said to Him, "Explain to us this parable."
15:16So Jesus said, "Are you also still without understanding?
15:17Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach, and is cast out into a latrine?
15:18But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man.
15:19For out of the heart come forth evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
15:20These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man."
15:21And going out from there, Jesus withdrew into the region of Tyre and Sidon.
15:22And behold, a Canaanite woman coming forth from that region cried out to Him, saying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed."
15:23But He answered her not a word. And His disciples approached and urged Him, saying, "Send her away, for she cries out after us."
15:24But He answered and said, "I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
15:25Then she came and worshipped Him, saying, "Lord, help me!"
15:26But He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread and to throw [it] to the little dogs."
15:27But she said, "Yes, Lord, for even the little dogs eat from the crumbs falling from their masters' table."
15:28Then Jesus answered and said to her, "O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire."And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
15:29And moving on from there, Jesus came alongside the Sea of Galilee, and going up into a mountain, He sat down there.
15:30And great crowds came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they put them down at Jesus' feet, and He healed them.
15:31So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
15:32Now Jesus, having summoned His disciples, He said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been remaining with Me three days, and they do not have anything to eat. And I do not desire to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way."
15:33Then His disciples said to Him, "Where could we get so many loaves of bread in [this] deserted place, so as to satisfy so great a crowd?"
15:34Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?"And they said, "Seven, and a few small fish."
15:35So He commanded the crowds to recline on the ground.
15:36And He took the seven loaves and the fish, having given thanks, He broke [them], and gave [them] to His disciples; and the disciples [gave] to the crowd.
15:37So they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up what they had left of the fragments, seven hampers full.
15:38Now those who ate were four thousand men, apart from women and children.
15:39And having dismissed the crowds, He went up into the boat, and came to the region of Magdala.
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