RSTNE 8th Edition Online – First Peter-Kefa Aleph

First Peter-Kefa Aleph

To The Believing Remnant Of Yisrael

1 Shimon Kefa, a sholiach of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Ha Moshiach, to the pilgrims of the galut in Pontos, Galut-YAH, Kappadokia, Asia and Bithunia,

2 Chosen according to the foreknowledge of Abba 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and set apart by The Ruach, for obedience and sprinkling of the dahm of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Ha Moshiach: chen to you and shalom be multiplied.

3 Blessed be the Ahloha and Abba of our Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Ha Moshiach, who according to His abundant rachamim has begotten us again to a living tikvah through the resurrection of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Ha Moshiach from the dead,

4 To an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled that does not fade away, reserved in the shamayim for you,

5 Who are kept by The Power of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 through emunah for salvation and deliverance ready to be revealed in the yamim acharonim.

6 In this you greatly gilah, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been burdened by various trials,

7 That the testing of your emunah, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to tehilla, kavod and tifereth at the revelation of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Ha Moshiach,

8 Whom having not seen, you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you gilah with simcha unspeakable and full of tifereth,

9 Receiving the end result of your emunah – the salvation of your beings.

10 Of this salvation the neviim have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the chen that would come to you,

11 By searching to know when, or in what time frame, The Ruach of Moshiach that was in them was indicating concerning Moshiach, when it testified beforehand of the sufferings of The Moshiach and the esteem that would follow.

12 To them it was revealed that they weren’t really serving themselves, but were ministering to us the things which now have been reported to you through those who have proclaimed The Besorah to you by The Ruach Hakodesh sent from the shamayim; things which heavenly malachim desire to look into.

13 Therefore prepare the loins of your mind, be sober and rest your tikvah fully upon the chen that is to be brought to you at the revelation of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Ha Moshiach;

14 As obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance;

15 But as He who called you is kadosh, you also be kadosh in all your conduct,

16 Because it is written, Be kadosh, for I AM kadosh.

17 And if you call on Abba, who without partiality judges according to each one’s mitzvoth, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your sojourning in fear;

18 Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver, or gold, from your futile spiritual conduct received by tradition from your ahvot,

19 But with the precious dahm of Moshiach, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot.

20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the olam, but was manifest in these last times for you;

21 Who through Him believe in 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him tifereth, so that your emunah and tikvah are in 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

22 Since you have cleansed your beings in obeying the emet through The Ruach in sincere ahava of the Yisraelite brothers, love one another fervently with a clean lev,

23 Having been born again, not of corruptible zera but incorruptible, through The Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 which lives and abides le-olam-va-ed,

24 Because all flesh is as grass and all the tifereth of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers and its flower falls away,

25 But The Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 endures le-olam-va-ed. Now this is The Word that by The Besorah was proclaimed to you.

2 Having laid aside all evil and all deceit and hypocrisies and envies and all lashon hara,

2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of The Word that you may grow by it:

3 If so be that you have tasted that The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is tov.

4 To whom coming, as to a living Stone, disallowed indeed by men, but chosen of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and precious,

5 You also, as lively stones, are built up as a spiritual bayit, a kadosh kohanut, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 by 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Ha Moshiach.

6 Therefore also it is contained in The Katuv, Behold, I lay in Tzion a chief Corner Stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on Him shall not be put to shame or disgrace.

7 To you therefore who believe He is precious: but to those who are disobedient, the Stone that the builders disallowed, the same is made The Rosh Pina,

8 And a Stone of scandal and a Rock of offence, even to them who stumble at The Word, being disobedient: to which they also were appointed.

9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal kohanut, a kadosh nation, and a peculiar people; that you should show forth the tehillot of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous Ohr:

10 Who in times past were Lo-Ami-Not a People but are now the people of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄: who were Lo-Ruchamah – No-Mercy, but now have obtained rachamim.

11 Dearly beloved, I beg you as strangers and sojourners in the olam hazeh, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the being;

12 Having your behavior honest among the goyim: that, when they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your mitzvoth, which they shall behold, esteem 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in a future yom of personal visitation.

13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄’s sake: whether it is to the melech, as supreme;

14 Or, to governors, as to those that are sent by Him for the punishment of evildoers and for the tehilla of those that do well.

15 For so is the will of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

16 As free and not using your liberty for a cloak of evil, but as the avadim of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. Honor The Melech.

18 Avadim, be subject to your human masters with all fear; not only to the tov and gentle, but also to the crooked ones.

19 For this is emet chen, if because of a tov conscience to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 anyone endures grief, or suffering wrongfully.

20 For what tifereth is it, if, when you are beaten for your own faults, you shall take it patiently? But if, when you do well and still suffer for it and you take it patiently, this is acceptable with 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

21 For even to this were you called: because Moshiach also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:

22 Who did no sin, neither was deceit found in His mouth:

23 Who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judges righteously:

24 Who His own self carried our sins in His own gooff on the eytz that we, being dead to sins, should live to tzedakah: by whose stripes you were healed.

25 Because you were as sheep going astray; but now have made teshuvah to The Shepherd and Guardian of your beings.

3 Likewise, wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not The Word, they also may without The Word be won by the behavior of the wives;

2 While they behold your pure behavior coupled with your fear of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;

4 But let it be the hidden man of the lev, that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet ruach, which is in the sight of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 of great price.

5 For after this manner in the former times the kadosh women also, who trusted in 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, adorned themselves, being in proper relationship to their own husbands:

6 Even as Sarah obeyed Avraham in all things, calling him master: whose daughters you are, as long as you do well and obey like her and are not frightened by them with any fear.

7 In like manner, you husbands, dwell with them according to da’at, giving esteem to the isha, as to the weaker vessel and as being heirs together of the chen of chayim; that your tefillot be not hindered.

8 Finally, let all be of an echad mind, having rachamim on each another, ahava as Yisraelite brothers, be tender of lev, be courteous:

9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: on the contrary, brachot; knowing that you are called to this, that you shall inherit the great bracha.

10 For he that will love chayim and see tov yamim, let him refrain his tongue from lashon hara and his lips that they speak no deceit:

11 Let him make teshuvah from evil and do tov; let him seek shalom and pursue it.

12 For the eyes of The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 are over the tzadik and His ears are open to their tefillot: but the face of The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is against them that do evil.

13 And who is he that will harm you, if you are followers of that which is tov?

14 But if you suffer for tzedakah’s sake, favored are you: and be not afraid of their terror threats, neither be troubled;

15 But set apart The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in your levavot: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you for a reason for the tikvah that is in you with meekness and fear:

16 Having a tov conscience; that, when they speak lashon hara about you, as evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your tov behavior in Moshiach.

17 For it is better, if the will of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 be so, that you suffer for well doing, rather than for evil doing.

18 For Moshiach also has once suffered for sins, the tzadik for the unjust, that He might bring us to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by The Ruach:

19 Through which He also went and proclaimed to the ruachim in prison;

20 Who before that time were disobedient, when the patience of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 waited in the yamim of Noach, while the tayvah was being prepared, when few, that is, eight beings were saved through the mayim.

21 Whose emet likeness and reality also saves us, even mikvah, not the putting away of the dirt of the flesh, but the answer of a tov conscience towards 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, by the resurrection of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Ha Moshiach:

22 Who has gone into the shamayim and is as the right Hand of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄; heavenly malachim and authorities and powers being made subject to Him.

4 Since then Moshiach has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin;

2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

3 For in past times in our chayim it sufficed us to have done the will of the goyim, when we walked in indecencies, lusts, drunkenness, orgies, wild parties and detestable idolatries:

4 They think it strange that you do not associate with them in that same excess of loose living, even speaking lashon hara about you:

5 They shall give an account to Him that is ready to judge the living and the dead.

6 For this reason was The Besorah proclaimed also to them that are dead, that they might be judged as men in the flesh, but live according to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in The Ruach.

7 But the end of all things is at hand: be therefore sober and be attentive in tefillah.

8 And above all things have fervent ahava among yourselves: for ahava shall cover a multitude of sins.

9 Be like mishpacha one to another without grumbling.

10 As every man has received a gift, even so serve the same gift to another, as tov stewards of the manifold chen of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

11 If any man speaks, let him speak the Words of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄; if any man serve, let him do it with the ability which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 gives: that in all things 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 may be esteemed through 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Ha Moshiach, to whom be tehilla and the rule in Yisrael le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein.

12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trials which are to test you, as though some strange thing has happened to you:

13 But gilah, in the fact that you share Moshiach’s sufferings; that, when His tifereth shall be revealed, you may gilah also with exceeding simcha.

14 If you are reproached for the Name of Moshiach, happy are you; for The Ruach of tifereth and of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 rests upon you: on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is praised.

15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.

16 Yet if any man suffer as a Natzar in Yisrael, let him not be ashamed; but let him esteem 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in this matter.

17 For the time has come that Yom HaDin must begin in Beit 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄: and if it first begins with us, what shall be the end of them that obey not The Besorah of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄?

18 And if the tzadikim barely are saved, where shall the wicked and the sinner appear?

19 So then let those that suffer according to the will of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 commit the keeping of their beings to Him in well doing, as to a faithful Creator.

5 Therefore the zechanim who are among you I exhort, who am also a zachan and a witness of the sufferings of Moshiach and also a partaker of the tifereth that shall be revealed:

2 Feed the flock of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 which is among you, taking the oversight of it, not by compulsion, but willingly; not for greed, or dirty gain, but of a willing mind;

3 Neither as being masters over those trusted to you, but by being examples to the flock.

4 And when the Roei-HaGadol shall appear, you shall receive a keter of tifereth that fades not away.

5 Likewise, you younger Yisraelites, submit to the shamashim. Yes, all of you are to be subject one to another and be clothed with humility: for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 resists the proud and gives chen to the humble.

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty Hand of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, that He may exalt you in due time:

7 Casting all your anxiety upon Him; for He cares for you.

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your enemy s.a.tan, as a roaring lion, walks around on earth, seeking whom he can devour:

9 Resist him steadfast in the emunah, knowing that the same afflictions are experienced in your Yisraelite brothers that are all over the olam.

10 But may the Ahloha of all chen, who has called us to His eternal tifereth by Moshiach 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, after you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you.

11 To Him be tifereth and rule over kol Yisrael le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein.

12 By Sila, a faithful brother to you, as I count him to be, I have written briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the emet chen of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 by which you stand.

13 The chosen Yisraelite kehilla that is at Bavel, elected together with you, salutes you; and so does Moshe-Marcus my son.

14 Greet one another with a kiss of ahava. Shalom be with you all that are in Moshiach 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏. Ahmein.