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 Post subject: Re: Bible verse by verse
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:35 am 

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2 Corinthians 9:1-15

There is really no need for me to write you about this offering for God’s people.

I know how eager you are, and I boast about you to the Macedonians. I tell them, “Achaia has been ready since last year." It was your zeal that stirred up most of them.

But now I am sending the brethren so that our boast about you in this regard will not prove hollow, so that you will be ready, as I said you would be.

For if some Macedonians were to come with me and find you unprepared, we would be humiliated at having been so confident — to say nothing of how you would feel.

So I thought it necessary to urge these brothers to go on to you ahead of me and prepare your promised gift in plenty of time; this way it will be ready when I come and will be a genuine gift, not something gained through pressure.

Here’s the point: he who plants little also reaps little.

Each should give according to what he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under pressure, for God loves a happy giver.

Additionally, God has the power to provide you with every gracious gift in abundance, so that always in every way you will have all you need yourselves and be able to provide abundantly for every good cause —

as the scripture says, “He gave generously to the needy; His righteousness lasts till the end of time.”

He who provides both seed for the planter and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed and increase the harvest of your righteousness.

You will be enriched in every way, so that you can be generous in everything. And through us your generosity will cause people to thank God,

because rendering this holy service not only provides for the needs of God’s people, but it also overflows in the many thanks people will extend to God.

In offering this service you prove to these people that you glorify God by actually doing what your acknowledgement of the Good Message of the Messiah requires, namely, sharing generously with them and with everyone.

And in their prayers for you they will feel a strong connection towards you because of how gracious God has been to you.

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 For, indeed, concerning the ministration that [is] for the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you,

2 for I have known your readiness of mind, which in your behalf I boast of to Macedonians, that Achaia hath been prepared a year ago, and the zeal of you did stir up the more part,

3 and I sent the brethren, that our boasting on your behalf may not be made vain in this respect; that, according as I said, ye may be ready,

4 lest if Macedonians may come with me, and find you unprepared, we -- we may be put to shame (that we say not -- ye) in this same confidence of boasting.

5 Necessary, therefore, I thought [it] to exhort the brethren, that they may go before to you, and may make up before your formerly announced blessing, that this be ready, as a blessing, and not as covetousness.

6 And this: He who is sowing sparingly, sparingly also shall reap; and he who is sowing in blessings, in blessings also shall reap;

7 each one, according as he doth purpose in heart, not out of sorrow or out of necessity, for a cheerful giver doth God love,

8 and God [is] able all grace to cause to abound to you, that in every thing always all sufficiency having, ye may abound to every good work,

9 (according as it hath been written, `He dispersed abroad, he gave to the poor, his righteousness doth remain to the age,')

10 and may He who is supplying seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness,

11 in every thing being enriched to all liberality, which doth work through us thanksgiving to God,

12 because the ministration of this service not only is supplying the wants of the saints, but is also abounding through many thanksgivings to God,

13 through the proof of this ministration glorifying God for the subjection of your confession to the good news of the Christ, and [for] the liberality of the fellowship to them and to all,

14 and by their supplication in your behalf, longing after you because of the exceeding grace of God upon you;

15 thanks also to God for His unspeakable gift!

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 Post subject: Re: Bible verse by verse
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:43 pm 

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2 Corinthians 10:1-18

I Paul, am making an appeal to you gently and perseverance that comes from the Messiah ---- I who am considered shy when face-to-face with you but fierce from a distance.

But I beg you not to force me to be harsh when I'm with you, as I expect to be toward some who regard us as living in a worldly way.

For although we do live in the world, we do not wage war like the world does;

because the weapons we apply to wage war are not worldly. Quite the contrary, they have God’s power for demolishing strongholds. We demolish arguments

and every arrogance that raises itself up against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey the Messiah.

And when you have become completely obedient, then we will be prepared to punish every act of disobedience.

You are considering things superficially. If anyone is convinced that he belongs to the Messiah, he should remind himself that we also belong to the Messiah as much as he does.

For even if I boast a little too much about the authority the Lord has given us — authority to build you up, not tear you down — I am not ashamed.

My objective is not to appear as though I were trying to scare you with these letters.

Someone says, “His letters are weighty and mighty, but when he appears in person he is weak, and as a speaker he doesn't amount to much.”

Such a person should understand that what we say in our letters when absent, we will do when present.

We don’t dare class or compare ourselves with some of the people who advertise themselves. In measuring themselves against each other and comparing themselves with each other, they are acting ridiculous.

We will not boast about what lies outside the area of work which God has given us; rather, we will boast within our assigned area, and that area does reach as far as you.

We are not overextending our boasting as if we had not reached to you; for we did come all the way to you with the Good News of the Messiah.

We do not boast regarding the locations where others labor; but our hope is that as your trust matures, we will be magnified in your midst in relation to our own area of work, so that we can go on to do even more,

namely, to proclaim the Good Message in regions beyond you. Our hope is not to boast about the work already done by someone else.

So, let anyone who wants to boast, boast concerning the Lord;

because it is not the one who recommends himself who is worthy of approval, but the one whom the Lord recommends.

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 And I, Paul, do call upon you -- through the meekness and gentleness of the Christ -- who in presence, indeed [am] humble among you, and being absent, have courage toward you,

2 and I beseech [you], that, being present, I may not have courage, with the confidence with which I reckon to be bold against certain reckoning us as walking according to the flesh;

3 for walking in the flesh, not according to the flesh do we war,

4 for the weapons of our warfare [are] not fleshly, but powerful to God for bringing down of strongholds,

5 reasonings bringing down, and every high thing lifted up against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of the Christ,

6 and being in readiness to avenge every disobedience, whenever your obedience may be fulfilled.

7 The things in presence do ye see? if any one hath trusted in himself to be Christ's, this let him reckon again from himself, that according as he is Christ's, so also we [are] Christ's;

8 for even if also anything more abundantly I shall boast concerning our authority, that the Lord gave us for building up, and not for casting you down, I shall not be ashamed;

9 that I may not seem as if I would terrify you through the letters,

10 `because the letters indeed -- saith one -- [are] weighty and strong, and the bodily presence weak, and the speech despicable.'

11 This one -- let him reckon thus: that such as we are in word, through letters, being absent, such also, being present, [we are] in deed.

12 For we do not make bold to rank or to compare ourselves with certain of those commending themselves, but they, among themselves measuring themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are not wise,

13 and we in regard to the unmeasured things will not boast ourselves, but after the measure of the line that the God of measure did appoint to us -- to reach even unto you;

14 for not as not reaching to you do we stretch ourselves overmuch, for even unto you did we come in the good news of the Christ,

15 not boasting of the things not measured, in other men's labours, and having hope -- your faith increasing -- in you to be enlarged, according to our line -- into abundance,

16 in the [places] beyond you to proclaim good news, not in another's line in regard to the things made ready, to boast;

17 and he who is boasting -- in the Lord let him boast;

18 for not he who is commending himself is approved, but he whom the Lord doth commend.

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 Post subject: Re: Bible verse by verse
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:11 am 

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2 Corinthians 11:1-33

Please persevere with me in some little foolishness — !

For I am jealous for you with God’s kind of jealousy; since I promised to present you as a pure virgin in marriage to your one husband, the Messiah;

and I'm concerned that somehow your minds may be seduced from simple and pure devotion of the Messiah, just as Havah/Eve was deceived by the serpent and his craftiness.

For if someone comes and tells you regarding some other Jesus other than the one we explained to you, or if you hear of a spirit different from the one you received or accept some other so-called “good message” different from the Good Message you've already accepted -- you've handled such well before!

For I don’t consider myself in any way inferior to “stellar apostles.”

I may not be a skilled lecturer, but I do have the knowledge Anyhow, we've made this clear to you in every way and in every circumstance.

Or did I sin in humbling myself so that you could be exalted, in proclaiming God’s Good Message to you free of charge?

I robbed other congregations by accepting support from them in order to serve you.

And when I was with you and had needs, I did not burden anyone: my needs were met by the brethren from Macedonia. In nothing have I burdened you, nor will I.

The truthfulness of the Messiah is in me, so that this boast concerning me is not going to be silenced anywhere in Achaia.

Why won’t I ever accept your support? Is it that I don’t love you? God knows I do!

No, I do it, and continue doing it — in order to pull the rug from under those who want an excuse to boast that they work the same way we do.

The truth is that such men are fake apostles: they tell lies about their work and masquerade as apostles of the Messiah.

There is nothing surprising in that, for the Adversary/Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light;

so it’s no difficult task if his workers masquerade as servants of righteousness. They will meet the end their deeds deserve.

I repeat: don’t let anyone think I am a fool. But even if you do, at least accept me as a such; so that I too may do a little boasting!

What I am saying is not in accordance with the Lord; rather, this conceited boasting is spoken as a fool would speak.

Since many people boast in a worldly way, I too will boast this way.

For since you yourselves are so wise, you gladly put up with fools!

You put up with it if someone makes slaves of you, exploits you, takes you in, puffs himself up, slaps you in the face. 21 To my shame, I must admit that we have been too “weak” to do such things!

But if anyone dares to boast about something (speaking as a fool!) I am just as daring.

Are they Hebrew-speakers? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham? So am I.

Are they servants of the Messiah? (I’m talking like some nut!) I’m a better one! I’ve worked much harder, been imprisoned more often, suffered more beatings, been near death again and again.

On 5 occasions I received “39” lashes from the Jews.

3 times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked. I spent a night and a day in the open sea.

In my many travels I have been exposed to danger from rivers, robbers, my own people, Gentiles, in the city, in the desert, at sea, danger from fake brothers.

I've worked and endured hardship, often not had enough sleep, been hungry and thirsty, frequently gone without food, been cold and underdressed.

And besides these external matters, there is the daily pressure of my anxious concern for all the congregations.

Who is weak without my sharing his weakness? Who falls into sin without upsetting me?

If I must boast, I will boast about things that show how inferior I am.

God the Father of the Lord Jesus — blessed be He eternally — knows that I am not lying!

When I was in Damascus, the governor under King Aretas had the city of Damascenes guarded in order to apprehend me;

but I was lowered in a basket through an opening in the wall and escaped his clutches.

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 O that ye were bearing with me a little of the folly, but ye also do bear with me:

2 for I am zealous for you with zeal of God, for I did betroth you to one husband, a pure virgin, to present to Christ,

3 and I fear, lest, as the serpent did beguile Eve in his subtilty, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that [is] in the Christ;

4 for if, indeed, he who is coming doth preach another Jesus whom we did not preach, or another Spirit ye receive which ye did not receive, or other good news which ye did not accept -- well were ye bearing [it],

5 for I reckon that I have been nothing behind the very chiefest apostles,

6 and even if unlearned in word -- yet not in knowledge, but in every thing we were made manifest in all things to you.

7 The sin did I do -- myself humbling that ye might be exalted, because freely the good news of God I did proclaim to you?

8 other assemblies I did rob, having taken wages, for your ministration;

9 and being present with you, and having been in want, I was chargeable to no one, for my lack did the brethren supply -- having come from Macedonia -- and in everything burdenless to you I did keep
myself, and will keep.

10 The truth of Christ is in me, because this boasting shall not be stopped in regard to me in the regions of Achaia;

11 wherefore? because I do not love you? God hath known!

12 and what I do, I also will do, that I may cut off the occasion of those wishing an occasion, that in that which they boast they may be found according as we also;

13 for those such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ,

14 and no wonder -- for even the Adversary doth transform himself into a messenger of light;

15 no great thing, then, if also his ministrants do transform themselves as ministrants of righteousness -- whose end shall be according to their works.

16 Again I say, may no one think me to be a fool; and if otherwise, even as a fool receive me, that I also a little may boast.

17 That which I speak, I speak not according to the Lord, but as in foolishness, in this the confidence of boasting;

18 since many boast according to the flesh, I also will boast:

19 for gladly do ye bear with the fools -- being wise,

20 for ye bear, if any one is bringing you under bondage, if any one doth devour, if any one doth take away, if any one doth exalt himself, if any one on the face doth smite you;

21 in reference to dishonour I speak, how that we were weak, and in whatever any one is bold -- in foolishness I say [it] -- I also am bold.

22 Hebrews are they? I also! Israelites are they? I also! seed of Abraham are they? I also!

23 ministrants of Christ are they? -- as beside myself I speak -- I more; in labours more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths many times;

24 from Jews five times forty [stripes] save one I did receive;

25 thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice was I shipwrecked, a night and a day in the deep I have passed;

26 journeyings many times, perils of rivers, perils of robbers, perils from kindred, perils from nations, perils in city, perils in wilderness, perils in sea, perils among false brethren;

27 in laboriousness and painfulness, in watchings many times, in hunger and thirst, in fastings many times, in cold and nakedness;

28 apart from the things without -- the crowding upon me that is daily -- the care of all the assemblies.

29 Who is infirm, and I am not infirm? who is stumbled, and I am not fired;

30 if to boast it behoveth [me], of the things of my infirmity I will boast;

31 the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ -- who is blessed to the ages -- hath known that I do not lie! --

32 In Damascus the ethnarch of Aretas the king was watching the city of the Damascenes, wishing to seize me,

33 and through a window in a rope basket I was let down, through the wall, and fled out of his hands.

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 Post subject: Re: Bible verse by verse
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:01 am 

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2 Corinthians 12:1-21

To boast -- there is nothing to be gained by it, but I will continue with visions and revelations of the Lord.

I know a man united with the Messiah who 14 years ago was snatched up to the 3rd heaven; whether this was in body or spirit I don’t know, God does!

And I know that such a man — whether in the body or spiritually I don’t know, God knows —

was snatched into paradise and heard things that cannot be put into words, things unlawful for a human being to utter.

Regarding such a man I will boast; but about myself I will not boast, except in regard to my weaknesses.

If I did want to boast, I would not be foolish; because I would be speaking the truth. But, because of the extraordinary greatness of the revelations, I refrain, so that no one will think more of me than what my words or deeds may warrant.

Therefore, to keep me from becoming overly proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from the Adversary to pound away at me, so that I wouldn’t grow conceited.

3 times I asked the Lord to take this thing away from me;

but He explained, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is brought to perfection in weakness.” Therefore, I am very happy to boast about my weaknesses, in order that the Messiah’s power will rest upon me.

Yes, I am well pleased with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions and difficulties endured on the Messiah's behalf; for it is when I am weak that I am strong.

I have behaved a fool, but you forced me to do it — you who should have been commending me. For I am in no way inferior to the “stellar apostles,” even if I'm nothing.

The things that prove I am an apostle — signs, wonders and miracles — were done in your presence, despite what I had to endure.

Is there any way in which you have been left out among the various congregations, other than in my not having been a burden to you? For such unfairness, please forgive me!

Look, I am ready this 3rd time to come and visit you; and I will not be a burden to you; for it is not what you own that I desire, but you! Children are not supposed to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

And as for me, I will most gladly spend everything I possess and waste away besides for your sakes. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

Let it be granted, then, that I was not a burden to you; but, crafty fellow that I am, I beguiled you with trickery!

Was it perhaps through someone I sent you

that I took advantage of you? I urged Titus to go and sent the brother with him; Titus didn’t take advantage of you, did he? Didn’t we live by the same Spirit and show you the same direction?

Perhaps you think that all this time we have been defending ourselves before you. No, we have been speaking in the sight of God, as those united with the Messiah should. And, my dear friends, it is all for your eduification.

For I am afraid of coming and finding you not as I desire you to be, and also of not being found the way you wish me to be. I am afraid of finding quarreling and jealousy, anger and rivalry, slander and gossip, arrogance and disorder.

I fear that when I come again, my God may humiliate me in your presence, and that I will be grieved over many of those who sinned in the past and have not repented of the impurity, fornication and debauchery that such have pursued.

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 To boast, really, is not profitable for me, for I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.

2 I have known a man in Christ, fourteen years ago -- whether in the body I have not known, whether out of the body I have not known, God hath known -- such an one being caught away unto the third heaven;

3 and I have known such a man -- whether in the body, whether out of the body, I have not known, God hath known, --

4 that he was caught away to the paradise, and heard unutterable sayings, that it is not possible for man to speak.

5 Of such an one I will boast, and of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities,

6 for if I may wish to boast, I shall not be a fool, for truth I will say; but I forebear, lest any one in regard to me may think anything above what he doth see me, or doth hear anything of me;

7 and that by the exceeding greatness of the revelations I might not be exalted overmuch, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of the Adversary, that he might buffet me, that I might not be exalted overmuch.

8 Concerning this thing thrice the Lord did I call upon, that it might depart from me,

9 and He said to me, `Sufficient for thee is My grace, for My power in infirmity is perfected;' most gladly, therefore, will I rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of the Christ may rest on me:

10 wherefore I am well pleased in infirmities, in damages, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses -- for Christ; for whenever I am infirm, then I am powerful;

11 I have become a fool -- boasting; ye -- ye did compel me; for I ought by you to have been commended, for in nothing was I behind the very chiefest apostles -- even if I am nothing.

12 The signs, indeed, of the apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds,

13 for what is there in which ye were inferior to the rest of the assemblies, except that I myself was not a burden to you? forgive me this injustice!

14 Lo, a third time I am ready to come unto you, and I will not be a burden to you, for I seek not yours, but you, for the children ought not for the parents to lay up, but the parents for the children,

15 and I most gladly will spend and be entirely spent for your souls, even if, more abundantly loving you, less I am loved.

16 And be it [so], I -- I did not burden you, but being crafty, with guile I did take you;

17 any one of those whom I have sent unto you -- by him did I take advantage of you?

18 I entreated Titus, and did send with [him] the brother; did Titus take advantage of you? in the same spirit did we not walk? -- did we not in the same steps?

19 Again, think ye that to you we are making defence? before God in Christ do we speak; and the all things, beloved, [are] for your up-building,

20 for I fear lest, having come, not such as I wish I may find you, and I -- I may be found by you such as ye do not wish, lest there be strifes, envyings, wraths, revelries, evil-speakings, whisperings, puffings up, insurrections,

21 lest again having come, my God may humble me in regard to you, and I may bewail many of those having sinned before, and not having reformed concerning the uncleanness, and whoredom, and lasciviousness, that they did practise.

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2 Corinthians 13:1-14

This will be the 3rd time I visited you. Any charge must be established by the testimony of 2 or 3 witnesses.

To those who sinned the time past and to everyone else I say beforehand while away the same thing I said when I was with you the 2nd time: if I come again I will be brutal.

Since you seek for proof of the Messiah speaking in me. He is not languid in dealing with you, but is powerful among you.

For although He was executed on a tree in weakness, now He lives by God’s power. And we though weak united with Him, but in dealing with you we will live with Him by God’s power.

Examine yourselves to see whether you are living the life of trust. Test yourselves. Don’t you realize that Jesus the Messiah is a part of you? — unless you fail to pass the test.

But I hope you will realize that we are not failures.

And we pray to God that you will do nothing wrong. We are not concerned with appearing successful, but with your doing what is correct, even if we seem as failures.

For we cannot act against the truth, only for it.

So we rejoice whenever we are weak and you are strong; indeed, what we pray for is that you become perfect.

I write these things while apart from you, so that when I am with you I will not have to use my authority to deal brutally with you, for the Lord gave it to me to uplift and not for ripping up.

And now, brethren, peace! Straighten up, pay attention to my advice, be of one mind, live peacefully — and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Greet one another sweetly.

All God’s people send their regards to you.

The grace of the Lord Jesus the Messiah, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 This third time do I come unto you; on the mouth of two witnesses or three shall every saying be established;

2 I have said before, and I say [it] before, as being present, the second time, and being absent, now, do I write to those having sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again, I will not spare,

3 since a proof ye seek of the Christ speaking in me, who to you is not infirm, but is powerful in you,

4 for even if he was crucified from infirmity, yet he doth live from the power of God; for we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him from the power of God toward you.

5 Your ownselves try ye, if ye are in the faith; your ownselves prove ye; do ye not know your ownselves, that Jesus Christ is in you, if ye be not in some respect disapproved of?

6 and I hope that ye shall know that we -- we are not disapproved of;

7 and I pray before God that ye do no evil, not that we may appear approved, but that ye may do that which is right, and we may be as disapproved;

8 for we are not able to do anything against the truth, but for the truth;

9 for we rejoice when we may be infirm, and ye may be powerful; and this also we pray for -- your perfection!

10 because of this, these things -- being absent -- I write, that being present, I may not treat [any] sharply, according to the authority that the Lord did give me for building up, and not for casting down.

11 Henceforth, brethren, rejoice; be made perfect, be comforted, be of the same mind, be at peace, and the God of the love and peace shall be with you;

12 salute one another in an holy kiss;

13 salute you do all the saints;

14 the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, [is] with you all! Amen.

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Galatians 1:1-24

From: Paul, an apostle — I received my commission not from human beings or through human mediation but through Jesus the Messiah and God the Father, who raised him from the dead — also from all the brethren with me

To: The Messianic communities in Galatia:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus the Messiah,

who gave Himself for our sins, so that He might deliver us from the present evil world-system, in obedience to the will of God, our Father.

To Him be the glory eternally! Amen.

I am shocked that you are so quick to separate yourselves from me, the one who called you by the Messiah’s grace, and turn to some other supposedly “Good Message,”

which isn't a good message at all! What is really happening is that certain people are pestering you and trying to pervert the genuine Good Message of the Messiah.

But even if we — or, for that matter, an angel from heaven! — were to announce to you some so-called “Good Message” contrary to the Good News we did announce to you, let him be under accursed forever!

We said it before, and I say it again: if anyone announces a “Good Message” contrary to what you already received, let him be under a curse forever!

Now does that sound as if I were trying to win human approval? No! I want God’s approval! Or that I’m trying to appease people? If I were still doing that, I would not be a servant of the Messiah.

Additionally, let me make clear to you, brethren, that the Good Message as I proclaim it is not produced by a human;

because neither did I receive it from someone else nor was I taught it — it came directly as a revelation from Jesus the Messiah.

For you have heard about my former way of life in formal Judaism — how I did my best to persecute God’s Messianic Community and destroy it.

And how, since I was more of a zealot for the traditions handed down by my forefathers than most Jews my age, I advanced in Jewish "traditionalism" more rapidly than they.

However, when God, who picked me out before I was born and called me by his grace, chose

to reveal His Son to me, so that I might announce Him to the Gentiles, I did not consult anyone;

and I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles ahead of me. Instead, I immediately went off to Arabia and afterwards returned to Damascus.

Not until 3 years later did I visit Jerusalem to make Peter's acquaintance, and I stayed with him for two weeks,

but I did not see any of the other apostles except the Lord’s brother James.

Regarding these matters I am writing you about, I declare before God that I am not lying!

Next I went to Syria and Cilicia;

but in Judea, the Messianic congregations didn’t even know what I looked like —

they were only hearing the report, “The one who used to persecute us now preaches the Good Message of the faith he was formerly out to destroy”;

and they praised God for me.

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 Paul, an apostle -- not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who did raise him out of the dead --

2 and all the brethren with me, to the assemblies of Galatia:

3 Grace to you, and peace from God the Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ,

4 who did give himself for our sins, that he might deliver us out of the present evil age, according to the will of God even our Father,

5 to whom [is] the glory to the ages of the ages. Amen.

6 I wonder that ye are so quickly removed from Him who did call you in the grace of Christ to another good news;

7 that is not another, except there be certain who are troubling you, and wishing to pervert the good news of the Christ;

8 but even if we or a messenger out of heaven may proclaim good news to you different from what we did proclaim to you -- anathema let him be!

9 as we have said before, and now say again, If any one to you may proclaim good news different from what ye did receive -- anathema let him be!

10 for now men do I persuade, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if yet men I did please -- Christ's servant I should not be.

11 And I make known to you, brethren, the good news that were proclaimed by me, that it is not according to man,

12 for neither did I from man receive it, nor was I taught [it], but through a revelation of Jesus Christ,

13 for ye did hear of my behaviour once in Judaism, that exceedingly I was persecuting the assembly of God, and wasting it,

14 and I was advancing in Judaism above many equals in age in mine own race, being more abundantly zealous of my fathers' deliverances,

15 and when God was well pleased -- having separated me from the womb of my mother, and having called [me] through His grace --

16 to reveal His Son in me, that I might proclaim him good news among the nations, immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood,

17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem unto those who were apostles before me, but I went away to Arabia, and again returned to Damascus,

18 then, after three years I went up to Jerusalem to enquire about Peter, and remained with him fifteen days,

19 and other of the apostles I did not see, except James, the brother of the Lord.

20 And the things that I write to you, lo, before God -- I lie not;

21 then I came to the regions of Syria and of Cilicia,

22 and was unknown by face to the assemblies of Judea, that [are] in Christ,

23 and only they were hearing, that `he who is persecuting us then, doth now proclaim good news -- the faith that then he was wasting;'

24 and they were glorifying God in me.

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The letter to the Galatians was written by the Apostle Paul about 49 A.D. prior to the Jerusalem Council which had taken place 50 A.D.

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Galatians 2:1-21

After 14 years I again visited Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas; and I took Titus along.

I went in obedience to a revelation, and I explained to them the Good Message I proclaimed among the Gentiles — but privately, to the acknowledged leaders. I did this out of concern that my current or previous work might have been in vain.

But they didn’t force my Gentile companion Titus to undergo circumcision.

Indeed, the question came up only because some men who pretended to be brethren had infiltrated — they came in like sneaks to spy out the freedom we have in the Messiah Jesus, so that they might enslave us.

Not even for a moment did we give in to them, so that the truth of the Good Message might be preserved for you.

Additionally, those who were the acknowledged leaders (not that it mattered to me, as God does not judge by outward appearances) added no value to me.

Quite the contrary, they saw that I had been entrusted with the Good Message for the Uncircumcised, just as Peter had been toward the Circumcised;

since that One who worked in Peter to make him an apostle to the Circumcised had worked in me to make me an apostle to the Gentiles.

So, having perceived what grace had been given to me, James, Cephas, and John the acknowledged supports of the community, extended to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship; so that we might go to the Gentiles, and they to the Circumcised.

Their only request was that we should consider the poor. That very thing I have spared no pains to do.

Furthermore, when Peter arrived at Antioch, I opposed him publicly, because he was clearly in error.

For prior to the arrival of certain people from [the community headed by] James, he had been eating with the Gentile believers; but when they came, he withdrew and separated himself, because he was afraid of the faction who favored circumcising Gentile believers.

And the other Jewish believers became hypocrites along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.

But when I saw that they were not walking a straight path, keeping in line with the truth of the Good Message, I said to Peter, right in front of everyone, “If you, who are a Jew, live like a non Jew and not like a Jew, why are you forcing the non Jews to live like Jews?

We are Jews by birth, not so-called ‘non Jewish sinners’.

Yet, we have come to realize that a person is not declared righteous by God on the ground of his legalistic observance of the Laws commandments, but through Messiah Jesus trusting faithfulness. Therefore, we too have put our trust in Messiah Jesus and become faithful to Him, in order that we might be declared righteous on the ground of the Messiah’s trusting faithfulness and not on the ground of our legalistic observance of the Laws commands. For on the ground of legalistic observance of Law commands, no one will be declared righteous.

But if, in seeking to be declared righteous by God through our union with the Messiah, we ourselves are indeed found to be sinners, then is the Messiah an aider and abettor of sin? Heaven forbid! 18 Indeed, if I build up again the legalistic bondage which I destroyed, I really do make myself a transgressor.

For it was through letting the Law speak for itself that I died to its traditional legalistic misinterpretation, so that I might live in a direct relationship with God.

When the Messiah was executed on the tree as a criminal, I was too; so that my proud ego no longer survives. But the Messiah lives within me, and the life I now live in my body I live by the same trusting faithfulness that the Son of God had, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

I do not reject God’s gracious gift; for if the way in which one attains righteousness is through legalism, then the Messiah’s death was pointless.

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 Then, after fourteen years again I went up to Jerusalem with Barnabas, having taken with me also Titus;

2 and I went up by revelation, and did submit to them the good news that I preach among the nations, and privately to those esteemed, lest in vain I might run or did run;

3 but not even Titus, who [is] with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised --

4 and [that] because of the false brethren brought in unawares, who did come in privily to spy out our liberty that we have in Christ Jesus, that us they might bring under bondage,

5 to whom not even for an hour we gave place by subjection, that the truth of the good news might remain to you.

6 And from those who were esteemed to be something -- whatever they were then, it maketh no difference to me -- the face of man God accepteth not, for -- to me those esteemed did add nothing,

7 but, on the contrary, having seen that I have been entrusted with the good news of the uncircumcision, as Peter with [that] of the circumcision,

8 for He who did work with Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, did work also in me in regard to the nations,

9 and having known the grace that was given to me, James, and Cephas, and John, who were esteemed to be pillars, a right hand of fellowship they did give to me, and to Barnabas, that we to the nations, and they to the circumcision [may go],

10 only, of the poor that we should be mindful, which also I was diligent -- this very thing -- to do.

11 And when Peter came to Antioch, to the face I stood up against him, because he was blameworthy,

12 for before the coming of certain from James, with the nations he was eating, and when they came, he was withdrawing and separating himself, fearing those of the circumcision,

13 and dissemble with him also did the other Jews, so that also Barnabas was carried away by their dissimulation.

14 But when I saw that they are not walking uprightly to the truth of the good news, I said to Peter before all, `If thou, being a Jew, in the manner of the nations dost live, and not in the manner of the Jews, how the nations dost thou compel to Judaize?

15 we by nature Jews, and not sinners of the nations,

16 having known also that a man is not declared righteous by works of law, if not through the faith of Jesus Christ, also we in Christ Jesus did believe, that we might be declared righteous by the faith of Christ, and not by works of law, wherefore declared righteous by works of law shall be no flesh.'

17 And if, seeking to be declared righteous in Christ, we ourselves also were found sinners, [is] then Christ a ministrant of sin? let it not be!

18 for if the things I threw down, these again I build up, a transgressor I set myself forth;

19 for I through law, did die, that to God I may live;

20 with Christ I have been crucified, and live no more do I, and Christ doth live in me; and that which I now live in the flesh -- in the faith I live of the Son of God, who did love me and did give himself for me;

21 I do not make void the grace of God, for if righteousness [be] through law -- then Christ died in vain.

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Galatians 3:1-29

Such stupidity Galatians! Who has cast you under a spell? Before your very eyes Jesus the Messiah was clearly portrayed as having died as a criminal.

I want to know from you just this one thing: did you receive the Spirit by legalistic observance of Law or by trusting in what you heard and being faithful to it?

Are you that ignorant? Having started off with the Spirit’s power, do you think you can reach the goal under your own momentum?

Have you suffered so much for nothing? If that’s the way you think, your suffering certainly will have been pointless!

What about God, who supplies you with the Spirit and works miracles among you — does He do such because of your legalistic observance of the Law or because you trust in what you heard and are faithful to it?

It was the same with Abraham: “He trusted God and was faithful to God, and that was credited to his account as righteousness.”

Be assured, then, that it is those who live by trusting and being faithful who are truly children of Abraham.

Also the scripture, foreseeing that God would consider the Gentiles righteous when they live by trusting and being faithful, told the Good Message to Abraham in advance by saying, “In connection with you, ALL the NATIONS will be blessed.”

So then, those who rely on trusting and being faithful are blessed along with Abraham, who trusted and was faithful.

For everyone who depends on legalistic observance of Laws Commandments live under a curse, since it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not keep on doing everything written in the Scroll of the Law.”

Now it is evident that no one comes to be declared righteous by God through legalism, since “The person who is righteous will attain life by trusting and being faithful.”

Additionally, legalism is not based on trusting and being faithful, but on [misapplying] the text that says, “Anyone who does these things will attain life through them.”

The Messiah redeemed us from the curse pronounced in the Law by becoming cursed on our behalf; for the scripture says, “Everyone who hangs from a tree comes under a curse.”

Jesus the Messiah did this so that in union with him the Gentiles might receive the blessing announced to Abraham, so that through trusting and being faithful, we might receive what was promised -- the Spirit.

Brethren, let me make an analogy from everyday life: when someone swears an oath, no one else can put it aside or add to it.

Now the promises were made to Abraham and to his seed. It doesn’t say, “and to seeds,” as if to many; on the contrary, it speaks singularly — “and to your seed” — and this “one” is the Messiah.

Here is what I am saying: the legal part of the Law, which came into being some 430 years afterwards, does not nullify an oath sworn by God, so as to abolish the promise.

For if the inheritance comes from the legalities of the Law, it no longer comes from a promise. But God gave it to Abraham by a promise.

So then, why the legalities of the Law? It was added in order to create transgressions, until the coming of the seed of whom the promise had been made. Moreover, it was handed down through angels and a mediator.

Now a mediator implies more than one, but God is one.

Does this mean that the legalities of the Law stands in opposition to God’s promises? NO WAY! For if the legalities of the Law which God gave had in itself the power to give life, then righteousness really would have arrived legalistically following such a Law.

But instead, the scripture shuts up everything under sin; so that what had been promised might be given, on the basis of Jesus the Messiah’s trusting faithfulness, to those who continue to be trustingly faithful.

Now before the time for this trusting faithfulness arrived, we were bound in subjection to the system which results from perverting the Law into legalism, kept under guard until this yet-to-come trusting faithfulness would be exposed.

Accordingly, the Law functioned as a custodian until the Messiah came, so that we might be declared righteous on the ground of trusting and being faithful.

But now that the time for this trusting faithfulness has arrived, we are no longer under a custodian.

For in union with the Messiah, you are all children of God as a result of this trusting faithfulness;

because as many of you as were immersed into the Messiah have clothed yourselves in the Messiah, in whom

there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor freeman, neither male nor female; for in union with the Messiah Jesus, you are all one.

Also, if you belong to the Messiah, you are now seed of Abraham and heirs according to the promise.

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 O thoughtless Galatians, who did bewitch you, not to obey the truth -- before whose eyes Jesus Christ was described before among you crucified?

2 this only do I wish to learn from you -- by works of law the Spirit did ye receive, or by the hearing of faith?

3 so thoughtless are ye! having begun in the Spirit, now in the flesh do ye end?

4 so many things did ye suffer in vain! if, indeed, even in vain.

5 He, therefore, who is supplying to you the Spirit, and working mighty acts among you -- by works of law or by the hearing of faith [is it]?

6 according as Abraham did believe God, and it was reckoned to him -- to righteousness;

7 know ye, then, that those of faith -- these are sons of Abraham,

8 and the Writing having foreseen that by faith God doth declare righteous the nations did proclaim before the good news to Abraham --

9 `Blessed in thee shall be all the nations;' so that those of faith are blessed with the faithful Abraham,

10 for as many as are of works of law are under a curse, for it hath been written, `Cursed [is] every one who is not remaining in all things that have been written in the Book of the Law -- to do them,'

11 and that in law no one is declared righteous with God, is evident, because `The righteous by faith shall live;'

12 and the law is not by faith, but -- `The man who did them shall live in them.'

13 Christ did redeem us from the curse of the law, having become for us a curse, for it hath been written, `Cursed is every one who is hanging on a tree,'

14 that to the nations the blessing of Abraham may come in Christ Jesus, that the promise of the Spirit we may receive through the faith.

15 Brethren, as a man I say [it], even of man a confirmed covenant no one doth make void or doth add to,

16 and to Abraham were the promises spoken, and to his seed; He doth not say, `And to seeds,' as of many, but as of one, `And to thy seed,' which is Christ;

17 and this I say, A covenant confirmed before by God to Christ, the law, that came four hundred and thirty years after, doth not set aside, to make void the promise,

18 for if by law [be] the inheritance, [it is] no more by promise, but to Abraham through promise did God grant [it].

19 Why, then, the law? on account of the transgressions it was added, till the seed might come to which the promise hath been made, having been set in order through messengers in the hand of a mediator --

20 and the mediator is not of one, and God is one --

21 the law, then, [is] against the promises of God? -- let it not be! for if a law was given that was able to make alive, truly by law there would have been the righteousness,

22 but the Writing did shut up the whole under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ may be given to those believing.

23 And before the coming of the faith, under law we were being kept, shut up to the faith about to be revealed,

24 so that the law became our child-conductor -- to Christ, that by faith we may be declared righteous,

25 and the faith having come, no more under a child-conductor are we,

26 for ye are all sons of God through the faith in Christ Jesus,

27 for as many as to Christ were baptized did put on Christ;

28 there is not here Jew or Greek, there is not here servant nor freeman, there is not here male and female, for all ye are one in Christ Jesus;

29 and if ye [are] of Christ then of Abraham ye are seed, and according to promise -- heirs.

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Galatians 4:1-31

What I am saying is that as long as the heir apparent is a child he is no different from the servant, even though he is the legal owner of the estate;

Meaning, he is under subjection to guardians and caretakers until a time previously established by his father.

it's the same regarding us (believers)— when we were “children” we were slaves to the nature of the universe;

but when the appointed time arrived, God sent forth His Son. He was born from a woman, born into a culture in which legalistic perversion of the Law was the norm,

so that He might redeem those in subjection to this legalism and thus enable us to become God’s children.

Now because you are children, God has sent forth into our hearts the Spirit of His Son, the Spirit who cries out, “Abba!” (“Dear Father!”).

So through God you are no longer a slave but a child, and if you are a child you are also an heir.

In the past, when you did not know God, you served as slaves which in reality are non-gods.

But now believers do know God, and, more than that, are known by God. So how is it that a believer would turn back again towards the nature of the universe? Do you want to enslave yourselves again?

You regard special days, months, seasons and years!

I fear for you that my work among you has been wasted!

Brethren, I beg you: put yourselves in my place — after all, I put myself in your place. It isn’t that you have done me any wrong —

you know that it was because I was sickly that I proclaimed the Good Message to you first;

and even though my physical condition must have tempted you to treat me with scorn, you did not display any sign of disdain or disgust. No, you welcomed me as if I had been an angel of God, as if I had been the Messiah Jesus himself!

So what occurred to the joy you felt? For I know that had it been possible, you would have gouged out your eyes and given them to me. [It is likely PAUL had some eye infection/impairment]

Have I now become your enemy because I tell you the truth?

True, these teachers are desirous for you, but their motives are not good. They want to separate you from us so that you will become zealous for them.

To be zealous is good, provided always that the cause is good. Absolutely, whether I am with you or not,

my dear children, I am suffering the pains of giving birth to you all over again — and this will go on until the Messiah takes shape in you.

I wish I could be there with you now and change my tone of voice. I don’t know what to do with you.

Tell me, you who want to be in subjection to the system that results from perverting the Law into legalism, don’t you hear what the Law actually reveals?

It says that Abraham had two boys, one by the slave woman and one by the free woman.

The one by the slave woman was born according to the limited capabilities of human beings, but the one by the free woman was born through the miracle-working power of God fulfilling His promise.

Now, to allegorize these things: the two women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai and bears children for slavery — being Hagar.

Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she serves as a slave along with her children.

But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother;

for the scripture says,

“Rejoice, you barren woman who does not bear children!
Break forth and shout, you who are not in labor!
For the deserted wife will have more children
than the one whose husband is with her!”

You, brethren, like Isaac, are children referred to in a promise of God.

But just as then the one born according to limited human capability persecuted the one born through the Spirit’s supernatural power, so it is now.

Nevertheless, what does the Scriptures say? “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for by no means will the son of the slave woman inherit along with the son of the free woman!”

So, brethren, we are children not of the slave woman, but of the free woman.

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 And I say, so long time as the heir is a babe, he differeth nothing from a servant -- being lord of all,

2 but is under tutors and stewards till the time appointed of the father,

3 so also we, when we were babes, under the elements of the world were in servitude,

4 and when the fulness of time did come, God sent forth His Son, come of a woman, come under law,

5 that those under law he may redeem, that the adoption of sons we may receive;

6 and because ye are sons, God did send forth the spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, `Abba, Father!'

7 so that thou art no more a servant, but a son, and if a son, also an heir of God through Christ.

8 But then, indeed, not having known God, ye were in servitude to those not by nature gods,

9 and now, having known God -- and rather being known by God -- how turn ye again unto the weak and poor elements to which anew ye desire to be in servitude?

10 days ye observe, and months, and times, and years!

11 I am afraid of you, lest in vain I did labour toward you.

12 Become as I [am] -- because I also [am] as ye brethren, I beseech you; to me ye did no hurt,

13 and ye have known that through infirmity of the flesh I did proclaim good news to you at the first,

14 and my trial that [is] in my flesh ye did not despise nor reject, but as a messenger of God ye did receive me -- as Christ Jesus;

15 what then was your happiness? for I testify to you, that if possible, your eyes having plucked out, ye would have given to me;

16 so that your enemy have I become, being true to you?

17 they are zealous for you -- [yet] not well, but they wish to shut us out, that for them ye may be zealous;

18 and [it is] good to be zealously regarded, in what is good, at all times, and not only in my being present with you;

19 my little children, of whom again I travail in birth, till Christ may be formed in you,

20 and I was wishing to be present with you now, and to change my voice, because I am in doubt about you.

21 Tell me, ye who are willing to be under law, the law do ye not hear?

22 for it hath been written, that Abraham had two sons, one by the maid-servant, and one by the free-woman,

23 but he who [is] of the maid-servant, according to flesh hath been, and he who [is] of the free-woman, through the promise;

24 which things are allegorized, for these are the two covenants: one, indeed, from mount Sinai, to servitude bringing forth, which is Hagar;

25 for this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and doth correspond to the Jerusalem that now [is], and is in servitude with her children,

26 and the Jerusalem above is the free-woman, which is mother of us all,

27 for it hath been written, `Rejoice, O barren, who art not bearing; break forth and cry, thou who art not travailing, because many [are] the children of the desolate -- more than of her having the husband.'

28 And we, brethren, as Isaac, are children of promise,

29 but as then he who was born according to the flesh did persecute him according to the spirit, so also now;

30 but what saith the Writing? `Cast forth the maid-servant and her son, for the son of the maid-servant may not be heir with the son of the free-woman;'

31 then, brethren, we are not a maid-servant's children, but the free-woman's

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Galatians 5:1-26

What the Messiah has freed us for is freedom! Therefore, be steady, and don’t let yourselves be tied up again to a yoke of slavery.

Hear my words — I, Paul, tell you that if you undergo circumcision the Messiah will be of no advantage to you at all!

Again, I warn you: any man who undergoes circumcison is obligated to observe the entire law!

You who are attempting to be declared righteous by God through legalism have cut yourselves from the Messiah! You have fallen away from God’s grace!

For it is by the power of the Spirit, who works within us because we trust and are faithful, that we confidently expect our hope of attaining righteousness to be fulfilled.

When we are united with the Messiah Jesus, neither being circumcised nor being uncircumcised matters; what matters is trusting faithfulness expressing itself through love.

You were running the race well; who has stopped you from following the truth?

Whatever persuasive means he used was not from the One who calls you.

“It takes only a little yeast to leaven the entire batch of dough.”

I'm confident that since you are united with the Lord, you will take no other view; and that the one who has been disturbing you, whoever he may be, will have to bear his punishment.

And as for me, brethren, if I am still preaching that circumcision is necessary, why am I still being persecuted? If that were the case, my preaching concerning the crucifixion would cause no offense whatever.

I wish the people who are bothering you would go the whole way and castrate themselves!

For, brothers, you were called to be free. Only do not let that freedom become an excuse for allowing your old nature to have its way. Instead, serve each other lovingly.

For the entire Law is summed up in this one sentence: “Love your neighbor as yourself”;

but if you go on snapping at each other and tearing each other to pieces, watch out, or you will be destroyed by each other!

What I am saying is this: run your lives by the Spirit. Then you will not do what your old nature desires.

For the old nature wants what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit wants what is contrary to the old nature. They diametrically opposes each other, so that you find yourselves unable to carry out your good intentions.

But if you are led by the Spirit, then you are not in subjection to the system that results from perverting the Law into legalism.

And it is perfectly visible what the old nature does. It expresses itself in sexual immorality, impurity and indecency;

involvement with the occult and with drugs; in feuding, fighting, becoming jealous and getting angry; in selfish ambition, factionalism, intrigue

and envy; in drunkenness, orgies and things like these. I warn you again as I have warned you previously: those who do such things will have no share in the Kingdom of God!

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

humility, self control. Nothing in the Law stands against such things.

Moreover, those who belong to the Messiah Jesus have killed their old nature on the tree, along with its passions and wants.

Since it is through the Spirit that we have Life, let it also be through the Spirit that we guide our lives day by day.

Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 In the freedom, then, with which Christ did make you free -- stand ye, and be not held fast again by a yoke of servitude;

2 lo, I Paul do say to you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing;

3 and I testify again to every man circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law;

4 ye were freed from the Christ, ye who in law are declared righteous; from the grace ye fell away;

5 for we by the Spirit, by faith, a hope of righteousness do wait for,

6 for in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith through love working.

7 Ye were running well; who did hinder you -- not to obey the truth?

8 the obedience [is] not of him who is calling you!

9 a little leaven the whole lump doth leaven;

10 I have confidence in regard to you in the Lord, that ye will be none otherwise minded; and he who is troubling you shall bear the judgment, whoever he may be.

11 And I, brethren, if uncircumcision I yet preach, why yet am I persecuted? then hath the stumbling-block of the cross been done away;

12 O that even they would cut themselves off who are unsettling you!

13 For ye -- to freedom ye were called, brethren, only not the freedom for an occasion to the flesh, but through the love serve ye one another,

14 for all the law in one word is fulfilled -- in this: `Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself;'

15 and if one another ye do bite and devour, see -- that ye may not by one another be consumed.

16 And I say: In the Spirit walk ye, and the desire of the flesh ye may not complete;

17 for the flesh doth desire contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit contrary to the flesh, and these are opposed one to another, that the things that ye may will -- these ye may not do;

18 and if by the Spirit ye are led, ye are not under law.

19 And manifest also are the works of the flesh, which are: Adultery, whoredom, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, strifes, emulations, wraths, rivalries, dissensions, sects,

21 envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revellings, and such like, of which I tell you before, as I also said before, that those doing such things the reign of God shall not inherit.

22 And the fruit of the Spirit is: Love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith,

23 meekness, temperance: against such there is no law;

24 and those who are Christ's, the flesh did crucify with the affections, and the desires;

25 if we may live in the Spirit, in the Spirit also we may walk;

26 let us not become vain-glorious -- one another provoking, one another envying!

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Galatians 6:1-18

Brethren, suppose someone is caught doing something wrong. You who have the Spirit should point that one in the right direction, but do so with humility, keeping an eye on yourselves so that you won’t be tempted also.

Bear one another’s cares. In this way you will be fulfilling the Law’s true meaning, which the Messiah upholds.

For if anyone thinks he is important when he is really nothing, he is kidding himself.

So let each of you scrutinize his own actions. Then if you do find something to boast about, at least the boasting will be based on what you have actually accomplished and not merely on a judgment call that you are better than someone else;

for each person will carry his own load.

But whoever is being instructed in the Word should share all the good things he has with his instructor.

Don’t delude yourselves: no one makes a fool of God! A person reaps what he plants.

Those who continuously sow in the field of their old nature, in order to meet its demands, will eventually reap disaster; but those who keep sowing in the field of the Spirit will reap from the Spirit everlasting life.

So let us not grow weary of doing what is good; for if we don’t give up, we will in due time reap the harvest.

Therefore, as opportunity arises, let us do what is good for everyone, and especially to the family of those who are trustingly faithful.

Look at the large lettering I use as I close in my own handwriting.

It is those who want to appear good outwardly who are trying to get you to be circumcised. The only reason they are doing it is to escape persecution for preaching concerning the Messiah’s crucifixion.

For even those who are getting circumcised don’t practice the Law. Quite the contrary, they want you to get circumcised so that they can boast of having gained your adherence.

But as for me, Heaven forbid that I should boast about anything except the execution tree of our Lord Jesus the Messiah! Through him, as far as I am concerned, the world has been put to death on the tree; and through Him, as far as the world is concerned, I have been put to death on the tree.

For neither being circumcised nor being uncircumcised matters; what matters is being a new creation.

And as many as set their lives by this rule, peace to them and mercy, and upon the Israel of God!

From now on, I don’t want anyone to give me any more aggravation, because I have scars on my body to prove that I'm owned by Jesus!

The grace of our Lord Jesus the Messiah be with your spirit, brethren. So be it.

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 Brethren, if a man also may be overtaken in any trespass, ye who [are] spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of meekness, considering thyself -- lest thou also may be tempted;

2 of one another the burdens bear ye, and so fill up the law of the Christ,

3 for if any one doth think [himself] to be something -- being nothing -- himself he doth deceive;

4 and his own work let each one prove, and then in regard to himself alone the glorying he shall have, and not in regard to the other,

5 for each one his own burden shall bear.

6 And let him who is instructed in the word share with him who is instructing -- in all good things.

7 Be not led astray; God is not mocked; for what a man may sow -- that also he shall reap,

8 because he who is sowing to his own flesh, of the flesh shall reap corruption; and he who is sowing to the Spirit, of the Spirit shall reap life age-during;

9 and in the doing good we may not be faint-hearted, for at the proper time we shall reap -- not desponding;

10 therefore, then, as we have opportunity, may we work the good to all, and especially unto those of the household of the faith.

11 Ye see in how large letters I have written to you with my own hand;

12 as many as are willing to make a good appearance in the flesh, these constrain you to be circumcised -- only that for the cross of the Christ they may not be persecuted,

13 for neither do those circumcised themselves keep the law, but they wish you to be circumcised, that in your flesh they may glory.

14 And for me, let it not be -- to glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which to me the world hath been crucified, and I to the world;

15 for in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation;

16 and as many as by this rule do walk -- peace upon them, and kindness, and on the Israel of God!

17 Henceforth, let no one give me trouble, for I the scars of the Lord Jesus in my body do bear.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [is] with your spirit, brethren! Amen.

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Ephesians 1:1-23

From: Paul, by God’s will an apostle of the Messiah Jesus
To: God’s people living in Ephesus, (believers in the Messiah Jesus:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus the Messiah.

Praised be God, Father of our Lord Jesus the Messiah, who in the Messiah has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in heaven.

In the Messiah He chose us in love before the creation of the universe to be holy and without defect in His presence.

He planned in advance that through Jesus the Messiah we would be His children — in conjunction with His pleasure and purpose —

so that we would bring Him praise equal with the glory of the grace He gave us through the Beloved One.

In union with Him, through the shedding of His blood, we are freed. Our sins are forgiven; in accordance with the wealth of the grace

He has lavished on us. In all His wisdom and insight

He has made known to us His secret plan, which by His own will He designed in advance in connection with the Messiah

and will put into effect when the time is ripe — His plan to place everything in heaven and on earth under the Messiah’s leadership.

Also in union with Him we were given an inheritance, we who were picked in advance according to the purpose of the One who effects everything in keeping with the decision of his will,

so that we who earlier had put our hope in the Messiah would bring Him praise commensurate with His glory.

Additionally, you who heard the message of the truth, the Good Message offering you deliverance, and put your trust in the Messiah were sealed by him with the promised Holy Spirit,

who guarantees our inheritance until we come into possession of it and thus bring him praise commensurate with his glory.

For this reason, ever since I heard about your trust in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people,

I have not stopped giving thanks for you. In my prayers I keep asking

the God of our Lord Jesus the Messiah, the glorious Father, to give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you will have full knowledge of Him.

I pray that He will shed light to the eyes of your hearts, so that you will understand the hope to which He has called you, what rich glories there are in the inheritance He has promised his people,

and how surpassingly great is His power working in us who trust him. It works with the same mighty strength He used

when he worked in the Messiah to raise Him from the dead and seat him at His right hand in heaven,

far above every ruler, authority, power, dominion or any other name that can be named either in this age or in the future age.

Also, He has placed all things under His feet and made Him leader over everything for the Messianic Community,

which is His body, the full expression of Him who fills all creation.

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

2 Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ!

3 Blessed [is] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who did bless us in every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

4 according as He did choose us in him before the foundation of the world, for our being holy and unblemished before Him, in love,

5 having foreordained us to the adoption of sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, in which He did make us accepted in the beloved,

7 in whom we have the redemption through his blood, the remission of the trespasses, according to the riches of His grace,

8 in which He did abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence,

9 having made known to us the secret of His will, according to His good pleasure, that He purposed in Himself,

10 in regard to the dispensation of the fulness of the times, to bring into one the whole in the Christ, both the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth -- in him;

11 in whom also we did obtain an inheritance, being foreordained according to the purpose of Him who the all things is working according to the counsel of His will,

12 for our being to the praise of His glory, [even] those who did first hope in the Christ,

13 in whom ye also, having heard the word of the truth -- the good news of your salvation -- in whom also having believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of the promise,

14 which is an earnest of our inheritance, to the redemption of the acquired possession, to the praise of His glory.

15 Because of this I also, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and the love to all the saints,

16 do not cease giving thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers,

17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of the glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the recognition of him,

18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, for your knowing what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

19 and what the exceeding greatness of His power to us who are believing, according to the working of the power of His might,

20 which He wrought in the Christ, having raised him out of the dead, and did set [him] at His right hand in the heavenly [places],

21 far above all principality, and authority, and might, and lordship, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in the coming one;

22 and all things He did put under his feet, and did give him -- head over all things to the assembly,

23 which is his body, the fulness of Him who is filling the all in all

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Ephesians 2:1-22

You used to be dead because of your sins and disobedient behavior.

You walked in worldly ways and obeyed the Ruler of the Powers of the Air, who is still at work among the disobedient.

Actually, we all once lived this way — we followed the passions of our old nature, obeyed the wishes of our old nature and our own thoughts. In our natural condition we were headed for God’s wrath, just like everyone else.

But God is so rich in mercy and loves us so intently

that, even when we were dead because of our acts of disobedience, he brought us to life along with the Messiah — it is by grace that you have been delivered.

In reality, God raised us up with Jesus the Messiah and seated us with Him in heaven,

in order to display into the distant future how infinitely rich is His grace, how great is his kindness toward us who are united with Jesus the Messiah.

For you have been delivered by grace through trusting, and even this is not your accomplishment but God’s gift.

You were not delivered by your own behavior; so no one should boast.

For we are of God’s making, created in union with Jesus the Messiah for a life of good actions already prepared by God for us to do.

Therefore, remember your former state: you Gentiles by birth — called the Uncircumcised by those who, merely because of an operation to their flesh, are called the Circumcised —

at that time had no Messiah. You were estranged from the national life of Israel. You were foreigners to the covenants embodying God’s promise. You were in this world without hope and godless.

But now, you who were once far off have been brought near through the shedding of the Messiah’s blood.

For He himself is our peace — He has made us both one and has broken down the wall which separated us

by destroying in His own body the animosity visited by the Law, with its commands set forth in the form of ordinances. He did this in order to create in union with Himself from the two groups a single new humanity and thus make peace,

and in order to reconcile to God both in a single body by being executed on the tree as a criminal and thus in Himself killing that animosity.

Also, when He arrived, He announced as Good News peace to you both far and close by

news that through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

So then, you are no longer foreigners and strangers. On the contrary, you are now fellow-citizens with God’s people and members of God’s family.

You have been built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets, with the cornerstone being Jesus the Messiah Himself.

United with Him the whole building is held together, and it is growing into a holy temple in union with the Lord.

Yes, united with Him, you yourselves are being built together into a spiritual dwelling-place for God!

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 Also you -- being dead in the trespasses and the sins,

2 in which once ye did walk according to the age of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience,

3 among whom also we all did walk once in the desires of our flesh, doing the wishes of the flesh and of the thoughts, and were by nature children of wrath -- as also the others,

4 and God, being rich in kindness, because of His great love with which He loved us,

5 even being dead in the trespasses, did make us to live together with the Christ, (by grace ye are having been saved,)

6 and did raise [us] up together, and did seat [us] together in the heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus,

7 that He might show, in the ages that are coming, the exceeding riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus,

8 for by grace ye are having been saved, through faith, and this not of you -- of God the gift,

9 not of works, that no one may boast;

10 for of Him we are workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God did before prepare, that in them we may walk.

11 Wherefore, remember, that ye [were] once the nations in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that called Circumcision in the flesh made by hands,

12 that ye were at that time apart from Christ, having been alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, having no hope, and without God, in the world;

13 and now, in Christ Jesus, ye being once afar off became nigh in the blood of the Christ,

14 for he is our peace, who did make both one, and the middle wall of the enclosure did break down,

15 the enmity in his flesh, the law of the commands in ordinances having done away, that the two he might create in himself into one new man, making peace,

16 and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, having slain the enmity in it,

17 and having come, he did proclaim good news -- peace to you -- the far-off and the nigh,

18 because through him we have the access -- we both -- in one Spirit unto the Father.

19 Then, therefore, ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens of the saints, and of the household of God,

20 being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being chief corner-[stone],

21 in whom all the building fitly framed together doth increase to an holy sanctuary in the Lord,

22 in whom also ye are builded together, for a habitation of God in the Spirit.

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Ephesians 3:1-21

It is because of this that I, Paul, am a prisoner of Jesus the Messiah on behalf of you Gentiles.

Imagining you have heard of the work God in His grace has given me to do for your benefit,

and that it was through a revelation that this secret plan was made known to me. I have already written about it briefly,

and if you read what I have written, you can understand how I grasped this secret plan concerning the Messiah.

Formerly it was not revealed to mankind, as the Spirit is now revealing it to His apostles and prophets,

that united with the Messiah and through the Good Message the Gentiles were to be heirs too, a joint body and joint sharers with the Jews in God's promise.

I became a servant of this Good Message by God’s gracious gift, which He handed me through the operation of His power.

To me, the least important of all God’s holy people, was given this privilege of announcing to the Gentiles the Good Message of the Messiah’s unfathomable riches,

and of letting everyone see how this secret plan is going to work out. This plan, kept hidden for ages by God, the Creator of everything,

is for the rulers and authorities in heaven to fathom, through the existence of the Messianic Community, how many-sided God’s wisdom is.

This follows God’s age-old purpose, accomplished in Jesus the Messiah, our Lord.

United with Him, through His faithfulness, we have boldness and confidence when we approach God.

So I ask you not to be discouraged by the troubles I endure on your behalf — it's all for your glory.

For this reason, I fall on my knees before the Father,

from whom the entire family in heaven and on earth receives its character.

I pray that from the treasures of His glory He will empower you with inner strength by His Spirit, so that the Messiah may live in your hearts through your trusting. Also I pray that you will be rooted and founded in love,

so that you, with all God’s people, will be given power to understand the breadth, length, height and depth of the Messiah’s love,

yes, to know it, even though it is beyond all knowing, so that you will be filled with all the fullness of God.

Now to Him who by His power working in us is able to do far beyond anything we can ask or dream,

to Him be glory in the Messianic Community and in Jesus the Messiah continuously forever. So be it!

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 For this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for you the nations,

2 if, indeed, ye did hear of the dispensation of the grace of God that was given to me in regard to you,

3 that by revelation He made known to me the secret, according as I wrote before in few [words] --

4 in regard to which ye are able, reading [it], to understand my knowledge in the secret of the Christ,

5 which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it was now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit --

6 that the nations be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in the Christ, through the good news,

7 of which I became a ministrant, according to the gift of the grace of God that was given to me, according to the working of His power;

8 to me -- the less than the least of all the saints -- was given this grace, among the nations to proclaim good news -- the untraceable riches of the Christ,

9 and to cause all to see what [is] the fellowship of the secret that hath been hid from the ages in God, who the all things did create by Jesus Christ,

10 that there might be made known now to the principalities and the authorities in the heavenly [places], through the assembly, the manifold wisdom of God,

11 according to a purpose of the ages, which He made in Christ Jesus our Lord,

12 in whom we have the freedom and the access in confidence through the faith of him,

13 wherefore, I ask [you] not to faint in my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 of whom the whole family in the heavens and on earth is named,

16 that He may give to you, according to the riches of His glory, with might to be strengthened through His Spirit, in regard to the inner man,

17 that the Christ may dwell through the faith in your hearts, in love having been rooted and founded,

18 that ye may be in strength to comprehend, with all the saints, what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height,

19 to know also the love of the Christ that is exceeding the knowledge, that ye may be filled -- to all the fulness of God;

20 and to Him who is able above all things to do exceeding abundantly what we ask or think, according to the power that is working in us,

21 to Him [is] the glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus, to all the generations of the age of the ages. Amen.

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Ephesians 4:1-32

Therefore I, the prisoner united with the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called.

Always remain humble, gentle and patient, putting up with one another in love,

and making every effort to preserve the unity the Spirit provides through the binding power of peace.

There is one body and one Spirit, just as when you were called you were called to one hope.

And there is one Lord, trust, immersion,

and one God, the Father of all, who rules over all, works through all and is in all.

Each one of us, however, has been given grace to be measured by the Messiah’s bounty.

This is why it says, “After He ascended to the heights, He led captivity captive and he gave gifts to mankind.”

Now this phrase, “He ascended,” what can it mean if not that He first ventured down into the earth's deeper parts?

The one who descended is Himself the one who also ascended, far above all of heaven, in order to fill all things.

Additionally, He made some people apostles, some prophets, some proclaimers of the Good Message, and some as shepherds and teachers.

Their task is to equip God’s people for the work of service that builds the body of the Messiah,

until we all arrive at the unity implied by trusting and knowing the Son of God, at full manhood, at the standard of maturity established by the Messiah’s perfection.

We will then no longer be infants tossed about by the waves and blown along by various teaching, at the mercy of people clever in devising deceitful ways.

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in every respect grow up into Him who is the head, the Messiah.

Under His control, the whole body is being fitted and held together by the support of every joint, with each part working to fulfill its function. This is how the body grows and builds itself up in love.

So I say this — absolutely, united with the Lord I insist on it: do not live any longer as the pagans live, with their pointless ways of thinking.

Their intelligence has been shrouded in darkness, and they are separated from the life of God, because of the ignorance in them, which in turn comes from resisting God’s will.

They have lost all regard, so they have abandoned themselves to sensuality, practicing any imaginable impurity and always greedy for more.

But this is not the lesson you learned from the Messiah!

If you really listened to Him and were instructed about him, then you learned that since what is in Jesus is truth,

then, so far as your former way of life is concerned, you must strip off your old nature, because your old nature is thoroughly decayed by its deceptive desires;

and you must allow your spirits and minds to being renewed,

and clothe yourselves with the new nature created to be godly, which expresses itself in the righteousness and holiness that springs from truth.

Therefore, eliminating falsehood, let everyone speak truthfully with his neighbor, because we are intimately related to each other as parts of a body.

Be angry, but don’t sin — don’t let the sun go down before you have dealt with the cause of your anger;

otherwise you create space for Satan.

The thief must stop stealing; instead, he should make an honest living by his own efforts. This way he will be able to share with the needy.

Let no harmful language come from your mouth, only good words that are helpful in meeting the need, words that will benefit those who hear them.

Don’t cause grief to God’s Holy Spirit, for He has labelled you his property until the day of final redemption.

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, violent assertiveness and slander, along with all spitefulness.

Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted; and forgive each other, just as in the Messiah God has also forgiven you.

Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

1 Call upon you, then, do I -- the prisoner of the Lord -- to walk worthily of the calling with which ye were called,

2 with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love,

3 being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of the peace;

4 one body and one Spirit, according as also ye were called in one hope of your calling;

5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6 one God and Father of all, who [is] over all, and through all, and in you all,

7 and to each one of you was given the grace, according to the measure of the gift of Christ,

8 wherefore, he saith, `Having gone up on high he led captive captivity, and gave gifts to men,' --

9 and that, he went up, what is it except that he also went down first to the lower parts of the earth?

10 he who went down is the same also who went up far above all the heavens, that He may fill all things --

11 and He gave some [as] apostles, and some [as] prophets, and some [as] proclaimers of good news, and some [as] shepherds and teachers,

12 unto the perfecting of the saints, for a work of ministration, for a building up of the body of the Christ,

13 till we may all come to the unity of the faith and of the recognition of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to a measure of stature of the fulness of the Christ,

14 that we may no more be babes, tossed and borne about by every wind of the teaching, in the sleight of men, in craftiness, unto the artifice of leading astray,

15 and, being true in love, we may increase to Him [in] all things, who is the head -- the Christ;

16 from whom the whole body, being fitly joined together and united, through the supply of every joint, according to the working in the measure of each single part, the increase of the body doth make for the building up of itself in love.

17 This, then, I say, and I testify in the Lord; ye are no more to walk, as also the other nations walk, in the vanity of their mind,

18 being darkened in the understanding, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart,

19 who, having ceased to feel, themselves did give up to the lasciviousness, for the working of all uncleanness in greediness;

20 and ye did not so learn the Christ,

21 if so be ye did hear him, and in him were taught, as truth is in Jesus;

22 ye are to put off concerning the former behaviour the old man, that is corrupt according to the desires of the deceit,

23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

24 and to put on the new man, which, according to God, was created in righteousness and kindness of the truth.

25 Wherefore, putting away the lying, speak truth each with his neighbour, because we are members one of another;

26 be angry and do not sin; let not the sun go down upon your wrath,

27 neither give place to the devil;

28 whoso is stealing let him no more steal, but rather let him labour, working the thing that is good with the hands, that he may have to impart to him having need.

29 Let no corrupt word out of your mouth go forth, but what is good unto the needful building up, that it may give grace to the hearers;

30 and make not sorrowful the Holy Spirit of God, in which ye were sealed to a day of redemption.

31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice,

32 and become one to another kind, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, according as also God in Christ did forgive you.

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Does anyone think Jesus can add new meaning to the scriptures, if not in words, then in deeds?

Take a look:

by the way, that is clearly not the Mormon Jesus.

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moksha wrote:
Does anyone think Jesus can add new meaning to the scriptures, if not in words, then in deeds?

Take a look:

by the way, that is clearly not the Mormon Jesus.
Clearly not the biblical one either!

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Ephesians 5:1-33

So imitate God, as his dear children;

and live a life of love, just as also the Messiah loved us, indeed, on our behalf gave Himself up as an offering --- slaughtered to God with a pleasing fragrance.

Among you there should not even be mentioned sexual immorality, or any kind of impurity, or greed; these are utterly inappropriate for God’s holy people.

Also out of place are obscenity and stupid talk or vulgar language; instead, you should be giving thanks.

For of this you can be sure: every sexually immoral, impure or greedy person — that is, every idol-worshiper — has no share in the Kingdom of the Messiah and of God.

Let no one deceive you with empty talk. It is because of such things that God’s judgment is coming on those who disobey Him.

So don’t become partners with them!

For you used to be darkness; but now, united with the Lord, you are light. Live like children of light,

for the fruit of the light is in every kind of goodness, rightness and truth —

try to determine what will please the Lord.

Have nothing to do with the deeds produced by darkness, but instead expose them,

for it is shameful even to discuss the things these people do in secret.

Everything exposed to the light is revealed clearly for what it really is,

since anything revealed is a light. This is why it says,

“Get up, sleepyhead! Arise from the dead, and the Messiah will shine on you!”

Therefore, pay careful attention to how you conduct your life — live wisely, not otherwise.

Use your time well, for these are evil days.

Don’t be foolish, but try to understand the Lord's will.

Don’t be a drunkard, because it makes you lose control. Instead, keep on being filled with the Spirit —

sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to each other; sing to the Lord and make music in your heart to Him;

always give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus the Messiah.

Submit to one another regarding the Messiah.

Wives should submit to their husbands as they do to the Lord;

because the husband is leads the wife, just as the Messiah, as head of the Messianic Community, is Himself the one keeping the body secure.

Just as the Messianic Community submits to the Messiah, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

Concerning husbands, love your wives, just as the Messiah loved the Messianic Community, indeed, gave Himself up for it,

in order to set it apart for God, making it clean through immersion bathing, so to speak,

in order to present the Messianic Community to Himself as a bride to be proud of, without a spot, wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and without defect.

This is how husbands ought to love their wives — like their own bodies; for the man who loves his wife loves himself.

Why, no one ever despised his own flesh! On the contrary, he feeds it well and takes care of it, just as the Messiah does the Messianic Community,

since we are parts of His Body.

“Therefore a man will leave his father and mother and remain with his wife, and these 2 will become 1.”

There is profound truth hidden here, which I say regarding the Messiah and the Messianic Community.

However, the text also applies to each of you individually: let each man love his wife as he does himself, and that the wife respects her husband.

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1 Become, then, followers of God, as children beloved,

2 and walk in love, as also the Christ did love us, and did give himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for an odour of a sweet smell,

3 and whoredom, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becometh saints;

4 also filthiness, and foolish talking, or jesting, -- the things not fit -- but rather thanksgiving;

5 for this ye know, that every whoremonger, or unclean, or covetous person, who is an idolater, hath no inheritance in the reign of the Christ and God.

6 Let no one deceive you with vain words, for because of these things cometh the anger of God upon the sons of the disobedience,

7 become not, then, partakers with them,

8 for ye were once darkness, and now light in the Lord; as children of light walk ye,

9 for the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth,

10 proving what is well-pleasing to the Lord,

11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of the darkness and rather even convict,

12 for the things in secret done by them it is a shame even to speak of,

13 and all the things reproved by the light are manifested, for everything that is manifested is light;

14 wherefore he saith, `Arouse thyself, thou who art sleeping, and arise out of the dead, and the Christ shall shine upon thee.'

15 See, then, how exactly ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise,

16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil;

17 because of this become not fools, but -- understanding what [is] the will of the Lord,

18 and be not drunk with wine, in which is dissoluteness, but be filled in the Spirit,

19 speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,

20 giving thanks always for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to the God and Father;

21 subjecting yourselves to one another in the fear of God.

22 The wives! to your own husbands subject yourselves, as to the Lord,

23 because the husband is head of the wife, as also the Christ [is] head of the assembly, and he is saviour of the body,

24 but even as the assembly is subject to Christ, so also [are] the wives to their own husbands in everything.

25 The husbands! love your own wives, as also the Christ did love the assembly, and did give himself for it,

26 that he might sanctify it, having cleansed [it] with the bathing of the water in the saying,

27 that he might present it to himself the assembly in glory, not having spot or wrinkle, or any of such things, but that it may be holy and unblemished;

28 so ought the husbands to love their own wives as their own bodies: he who is loving his own wife -- himself he doth love;

29 for no one ever his own flesh did hate, but doth nourish and cherish it, as also the Lord -- the assembly,

30 because members we are of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones;

31 `for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they shall be -- the two -- for one flesh;'

32 this secret is great, and I speak in regard to Christ and to the assembly;

33 but ye also, every one in particular -- let each his own wife so love as himself, and the wife -- that she may reverence the husband.

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LittleNipper wrote:
moksha wrote:
Does anyone think Jesus can add new meaning to the scriptures, if not in words, then in deeds?

Take a look:

by the way, that is clearly not the Mormon Jesus.
Clearly not the biblical one either!

Prove it. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD. --Jeremiah 23:16

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Matthew 19:4-6
Jesus answered, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”…

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