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English Majority Text Version 2009

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9:1And He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will by no means taste death till they see the kingdom of God actually come in power."
9:2Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up into a high mountain alone by themselves. And He was transfigured before them,
9:3and His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth is able to whiten.
9:4And Elijah appeared to them together with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.
9:5Then Peter answered and said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tents: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah"-
9:6for he did not know what he should say, for they were terrified.
9:7And a cloud appeared overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, [saying], "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!"
9:8And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone, but only Jesus with themselves.
9:9And as they came down from the mountain, He commanded them that they should relate to no one the things they had seen, till the Son of Man should rise from the dead.
9:10And this word they kept to themselves, questioning what it meant to rise from the dead.
9:11And they asked Him, saying, "Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"
9:12And answering He said to them, "Indeed, Elijah is coming first and restores all things. And how is it written concerning the Son of Man, that He must suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
9:13But I say to you that indeed Elijah has come, and they did to him whatever they wished, just as it is written concerning him."
9:14And when He came to the disciples, He saw a large crowd around them, and scribes disputing with them.
9:15Immediately, when they saw Him, all the people were greatly amazed, and running to Him, they greeted Him.
9:16And He asked the scribes, "What are you disputing about with them?"
9:17Then one of the crowd answered and said, "Teacher, I brought my son to You, because he has a mute spirit.
9:18And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams at the mouth, and gnashes his teeth, and he becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they might cast it out, but they were not able."
9:19He answered him and said, "O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me."
9:20Then they brought the boy to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and having fallen on the ground he was rolling about, foaming at the mouth.
9:21So He asked his father, "How long has this been happening to him?"And he said, "From childhood.
9:22And often it threw him both into the fire and into the waters so that it may destroy him. But if You are able [to do] anything, help us and have compassion on us."
9:23Jesus said to him, "If you are able to believe: all things are possible to him that believes."
9:24And immediately crying out, the father of the child said with tears, "I believe, Lord; help my unbelief!"
9:25When Jesus saw that a crowd was running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him, "Mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!"
9:26Then having cried out and having convulsed him greatly, it came out. And he became as one dead, so that many were saying, "He is dead."
9:27But Jesus, having grasped him by the hand, lifted him up, and he arose.
9:28And after He entered into a house, His disciples asked Him privately, "Why were we not able to cast it out?"
9:29So He said to them, "This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting."
9:30And having gone out from there they were passing through Galilee, and He did not wish that anyone should know.
9:31For He was teaching His disciples and said to them, "The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise on the third day."
9:32But they did not understand this saying, and were afraid to ask Him.
9:33Then He came to Capernaum. And being in the house He asked them, "What were you disputing about with one another on the road?"
9:34But they were silent, for on the road they had discussed with one another who [was] greater.
9:35And having sat down He called the twelve, and said to them, "If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all."
9:36And taking a child, He stood him in their midst. And taking him in His arms, He said to them,
9:37whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me, but Him who sent Me."
9:38Now John answered Him, saying, "Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow with us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow with us."
9:39But Jesus said, "Do not forbid him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name that will be able to soon speak evil of Me.
9:40For he who is not against you is for you.
9:41For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you are Christ's, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.
9:42"But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were around his neck, and he be cast into the sea.
9:43If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It would be better for you to enter into life maimed, than to enter having two hands, to go into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched-
9:44where 'Their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'
9:45"And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It would be better for you to enter into life lame, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched-
9:46where 'Their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'
9:47"And if your eye causes you to stumble, cast it out. It would be better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into the fiery hell,
9:48where 'Their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'
9:49"For everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt.
9:50Salt is good, but if the salt becomes unsalty, by what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another."
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