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English Majority Text Version 2009

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8:1Now we make known to you brothers, the grace of God which has been given to the churches of Macedonia,
8:2how that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their generosity.
8:3For I bear witness that according to their ability, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing,
8:4with much appeal, begging us [for ]the grace and the fellowship of the ministry to the saints-
8:5and not as we hoped, but they first gave their own selves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God,
8:6so that we urged Titus, that just as he had begun before, thus he would also finish this grace also in you.
8:7But as you abound in everything-in faith, in word, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us-see that you abound in this grace also.
8:8I speak not by a command, but I am testing the genuineness of your love by means of the diligence of others.
8:9For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet on account of you He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
8:10And I give [my] opinion in this: For this is profitable for you, who not only previously began doing [this], but also desired to, since last year.
8:11And now also complete doing [it]; that as indeed there[ was ]the readiness to desire [it], thus also there[ may be] the completion from what you have.
8:12For if there is first a readiness, it is acceptable according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.
8:13For I do not [mean] that others should be relieved and you burdened;
8:14but by way of equality, that now at the present time your abundance [may supply] their need, that their abundance also may supply your need, in order that there may be equality.
8:15As it is written, "He [who ga]there[d] much did not have too much, and he [who gathered] little had no lack."
8:16But thanks be to God who puts the same earnest care for you in the heart of Titus.
8:17Because he accepted my appeal, but being more diligent, he came to you of his own accord.
8:18And we sent together with him the brother whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches,
8:19and not only that, but who was also chosen by the churches as our traveling companion with this gift, which is ministered by us to the glory of the Lord Himself and [to show] our readiness-
8:20avoiding this, lest anyone should blame us in this abundance which is ministered by us;
8:21having regard for honorable things, not only before the Lord, but also before men.
8:22And we sent together with them our brother whom we often approved in many things, being diligent, but now [being ]much more diligent, by [his] great confidence in you.
8:23If [anyone inquires ]about Titus, [he is] my partner and fellow worker concerning you; or if our brothers [are inquired about], [they are] messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.
8:24Therefore show to them the proof of your love, and of our boasting concerning you, before the churches.
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