Textus Receptus Bibles
English Majority Text Version 2009
|And as He was going out from the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, "Teacher, see what sort of stones and what sort of buildings!"
|And Jesus answered and said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? By no means shall one stone be left upon another, which shall in any way escape destruction."
|And He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked Him privately,
|Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things are about to be fulfilled?"
|And Jesus, answering them, began to say: "Take heed lest anyone deceive you.
|For many will come in My name, saying, 'I AM,' and they will deceive many.
|But whenever you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be disturbed; for these things must occur, but the end is not yet.
|For nation will be raised up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be earthquakes in various places, and there will be famines and disturbances. These [are] the beginnings of birth pangs.
|But take heed to yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, and you will be flogged in the synagogues. You will stand before rulers and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them.
|And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all the nations.
|But whenever they lead you forth to deliver you over, do not worry beforehand [as to ]what you will say, nor rack your brains. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak this; for it is not you who is speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
|Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and will cause them to be put to death.
|And you will be hated by all on account of My name. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
|"So whenever you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where he must not"-he who reads, let him understand-"then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
|And let him on the housetop not go down into the house, nor enter to take anything out of his house.
|And let him who is in the field not return to the things behind[, ]to take his garment.
|But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!
|And pray that your flight does not take place in winter.
|For in those days will be tribulation, such as there has not been the like from the beginning of creation which God created until now, and never again shall be.
|And unless the Lord had[ ]cut short the days, no flesh would be saved; but on account of the elect, whom He chose, He cut short the days.
|Then if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Christ!' or, 'Look, there He is!' do not believe [it].
|For false christs and false prophets will arise, and they will give signs and wonders in order to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
|But you take heed! See, I have foretold to you all things.
|"But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its radiance;
|and the stars of heaven shall be falling out, and the powers in the heavens shall be shaken.
|And then they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
|And then He will send His angels, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the extremity of earth to the extremity of heaven.
|"Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender, and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.
|So also you, when you see these things coming to pass, know that it is near-at the doors!
|Assuredly I say to you, that by no means will this generation have passed away until all these things have taken place.
|The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
|"But concerning that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father.
|Take heed, stay awake and pray; for you do not know when the time is.
|It is like a man going away on a journey, having left his house and having given authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper that he should watch.
|Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming-at evening, or at midnight, or at dawn, or early in the morning-
|lest having come suddenly, he should find you sleeping.
|And the things I say to you, I say to all: watch!"
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