A Message From The Translator (Updated March 5th, 2014)


Thank you for visiting Majority Text.com, and for your interest and support of the EMTV New Testament, as well as visiting Stauros Ministries' websites.

To update our faithul followers, I am happy to announce that you can now download an app for your ipad/iphone that has the EMTV on it. It is called Pocketsword

Also, the EMTV is available on "The Word" Bible software, for your computer! You can check them out at www.theword.net 

To view the Majority Text New Testament translation prepared by Dr. Wilbur Pickering, both a Greek text as well as an English one, go to www.walkinhiscommandments.com

Once again, I have released (MARCH 1st, 2014) a few new editions of the EMTV, including:  

The EMTV Giant Print New Testament

This edition has:

size 13 font

Double Column Text

Verse Format

428 pages

The Annotated EMTV Greek Study Bible. 

This edition is a larger, 8.5 x 11, paperback, 370 pages, 1 1/2" margins. All EMTV releases are single column, verse by verse format.

Also just released, is a new edition of:  

The EMTV New Testament.

7.44 x 9.69

358 pages

7/8" margins

no Greek study notes, just text, and subject headings.

 The LOGOS Bible (Entire Bible, Septuagint O.T, EMTV New Testament is ALSO released in a more manageable size, for the first time ever, 7.44 x 9.69)

To purchase any of these releases, please visit the Bookstore. (the link is on the main page)

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If you have visited Majority Text.com, then you are viewing what I consider to be the absolute closest representation to the original autographs as given by inspiration of the Holy Spirit. I'm not referring to this translation, but to the Byzantine text-type.

This translation started as a revision of the Hodges & Farstad text entitled The Greek New Testament According to the Majority Text. Since then, with many revisions, I have incorporated the Robinson/Pierpont Byzantine text, entitled The New Testament in the Original Greek; Byzantine Textform 2005 edition, as well as the text prepared by Dr. Wilbur Pickering (http://www.walkinhiscommandments.com/pickering2a.htm).
Combining all of those resources, I have recently published The English Majority Text Version of the New Testament. (EMTV)

This day and age, there is an incredible assault taking place against the word of God, and has attacked all phases of society, including Bible translators.

New translations being released are changing God’s word to fit into today’s society.

What makes this version different?

It is God’s good pleasure that you and I compare these different translations of His word, in our quest to know Him better. For God has declared, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)

I will point out that the Majority Text Manuscripts are the time-tested, trusted manuscripts that were all this world knew for some 1500 years. These manuscripts were used by Erasmus, Luther, the forty-seven scholars who translated the King James Bible, the Geneva Bible, as well as all the reformers, who refused to stick with the Latin Vulgate.

Some 500 years ago, when the first printed text was made, it was no coincidence that God had provided these manuscripts, because these are faithful manuscripts.

This translation is the reading of the “majority” of those same Byzantine Manuscripts that are in existence. Only, instead of eight trustworthy manuscripts being available, we have hundreds!

To me, the word of God is the only “pure” constant of the universe.

“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.” (Prov 30:5-6)

And also,

“My soul faints for Your salvation,

But I hope in Your word.

My eyes fail from searching Your word…” (Psalm 119:81-82;NKJV)

It is my prayer that this work will bring honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to our God and Father.

Peace of Christ upon you all as you study the Father’s word.

In His Service,

Paul W. Esposito

Stauros Ministries

Merritt Island, Florida

Paul@majoritytext.com

(804) 621-3633