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English Majority Text Version 2009

New Testament



1:1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by [the] will of God, and Timothy our brother,
1:2To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ in Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:3We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
1:4when we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and your love which is towards all the saints;
1:5because of the hope being laid up for you in [the] heavens, in which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel,
1:6which has come to you, just as also in all the world, and is bearing fruit and growing, just as also among you, from the day which you heard and fully knew the grace of God in truth;
1:7just as also you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ for you,
1:8who also told us of your love in the Spirit.
1:9On account of this we also, since the day we heard, do not cease praying for you, and asking that you may be filled with the full knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
1:10that you should walk worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit and increasing in the full knowledge of God;
1:11being strengthened with all power, according to the might of His glory, for all endurance and longsuffering with joy;
1:12giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light.
1:13He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
1:14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
1:15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation,
1:16because by Him all things were created, those in the heavens and those on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him.
1:17And He is before all things, and in Him all things are held together.
1:18And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that in all things He may have the preeminence;
1:19for it pleased [the Father that] in Him all the fullness should dwell,
1:20and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on the earth or things in the heavens, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
1:21And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled
1:22in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach before Him-
1:23if indeed you continue in the faith, having been founded and firm and not drifting away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was proclaimed to all creation under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.
1:24I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for His body, which is the church,
1:25of which I became a minister according to the stewardship of God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God,
1:26the mystery which has been hidden from the ages and from generations, but now was revealed to His saints.
1:27To whom God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the nations, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory;
1:28whom we proclaim, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus;
1:29for which I also labor, striving according to His working which is working in me with power.
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