Textus Receptus Bibles
English Majority Text Version 2009
|Therefore, my beloved and longed for brothers, my joy and crown, in this way stand fast in the Lord, beloved.
|I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.
|Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women who labored together with me in the gospel, and with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.
|Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
|Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
|Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and petition, along with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
|and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
|Finally, brothers, as many things as are true, as many as are honorable, as many as are just, as many as are pure, as many as are lovely-if there is any virtue and if there is any praise-meditate on these things.
|The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, practice these things; and the God of peace shall be with you.
|But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now once [again] you have revived your mindfulness on my behalf, inasmuch as indeed you were mindful, but you lacked opportunity.
|Not that I am speaking with respect to need, for I have learned to be content in whatever state I am.
|I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. In every place and in all [circumstances] I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in need.
|I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
|Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my affliction.
|Now you Philippians also know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I went out from Macedonia, no church shared with me in an accounting of giving and receiving except you only.
|Because even in Thessalonica, both once and again you sent for my need.
|Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit which is increasing to your account.
|And I have all things and abound. I have been made full, having received from Epaphroditus the things [sent] from you, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.
|And my God will supply all your need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
|Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
|Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you.
|All the saints greet you, but especially those of the household of Caesar.
|The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
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