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English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament



28:1But after [the] Sabbath, at the dawning toward [the] first [day] of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.
28:2And behold, a great earthquake occurred; for an angel of the Lord, having come down out of heaven, came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.
28:3And His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.
28:4And the guards were shaken for fear of him, and became like dead [men].
28:5But the angel answered and said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
28:6He is not here! For He is risen, just as He said. Come; see the place where the Lord was lying.
28:7And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and behold, He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you."
28:8And going out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, they ran to report to His disciples.
28:9And as they were going to report to His disciples, that behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!"So they came and held His feet and worshipped Him.
28:10Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go, report to My brothers that they should go to Galilee, and there they will see Me."
28:11Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened.
28:12When they had assembled with the elders and taking counsel, they gave sufficient silver [coins] to the soldiers,
28:13saying, "Tell them, 'His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we were sleeping.'
28:14"And if this reaches the governor's ears, we will influence him and make you secure."
28:15So they took the silver and did as they were instructed. And this saying has been widely spread among the Jews until this day.
28:16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them.
28:17When they saw Him, they worshipped Him; but some doubted.
28:18And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.
28:19Go [therefore] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
28:20teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."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