RSTNE 8th Edition Online – James-Yaakov


To The Believing Remnant Of Yisrael

1 Yaakov, an eved of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Ha Moshiach to the twelve tribes who are scattered abroad among the goyim in the galut: Shalom.

2 My Yisraelite brothers, count it all simcha when you fall into diverse trials;

3 Knowing this, that the trying of your emunah produces patience.

4 But let patience be a perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, wanting nothing.

5 If any of you lack chochmah, let him ask of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 who gives to all men liberally, without reproach; and it shall be given to him.

6 But let him ask in emunah, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

7 For let not that man think that he shall receive anything from The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

8 A double minded man is unstable in all his derachot.

9 Let the brother of low degree gilah in that he is exalted:

10 But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

11 For the shemesh is no sooner risen with a burning heat, so that it withers the grass and the flower falls and the pretty appearance of it perishes: so also shall the rich man fade away in the course of his chayim.

12 Blessed is the man that endures trials: for when he is tried, he shall receive the keter of chayim that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has promised to those that love Him.

13 Let no man say when he is tested, I am tempted by 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄; for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 cannot be tempted with evil, neither does He tempt any man:

14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own desires and is taken away.

15 Then when desire has conceived, it births sin: and sin, when it is spread, brings forth death.

16 Do not go astray, my beloved Yisraelite brothers.

17 Every tov gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from The Abba of Lights, in whom there is no changing, nor shadows that turn.

18 Of His own will He brought us forth with the Torah of emet, that we should be the bikkurim of His recreation.

19 So then, my beloved Yisraelite brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger:

20 For the wrath of man does not bring about the tzedakah of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and the multitude of evils and receive with meekness the engrafted Torah, which is able to save your beings.

22 But be doers of the Torah, and not hearers only deceiving yourselves.

23 For if any be a hearer of the Torah and not a doer, he is like a man beholding his natural face in a mirror:

24 For he sees himself and goes away and immediately forgets what type of man he was.

25 But whoever looks into the perfect Torah of freedom and continues in it, he will not be a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the mitzvoth; this man shall be blessed in his mitzvoth.

26 If any man among you seems to be an eved of The Master and controls not his tongue, he deceives his own lev and this man’s service is in vain.

27 Pure and undefiled service to Abba 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction and to keep himself unspotted from the olam hazeh.

2 My Yisraelite brothers, have not the emunah in our Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Ha Moshiach, The Master of tifereth, with partiality.

2 For if there comes into your synagogue a man with a gold ring, in costly apparel and there comes in also a poor man in soiled clothing;

3 And you show chen to him that wears the beautiful clothing and say to him, Sit here in a tov place; and say to the poor, Stand over there, or sit here under my footstool:

4 Are you not then being partial among yourselves and have become shophtim with evil thoughts?

5 Shema carefully, my beloved Yisraelite brothers, Has not 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 chosen the poor of this olam rich in emunah and heirs of the malchut which He has promised to them that love Him?

6 But you have despised the poor. Is it not rich men that oppress you and drag you before their bema of mishpat?

7 Do they not blaspheme that worthy Name by which you are called?

8 If you fulfill the royal Torah according to The Katuv, You shall love your neighbor as yourself; you will do well:

9 But if you show partiality among men, you commit sin and are convicted by the Torah as transgressors.

10 For whosoever shall keep the entire Torah and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

11 For He that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now even if you commit no adultery, yet if you kill, you have become a transgressor of the Torah.

12 So act and do, as those that shall be judged by the Torah of liberty.

13 For He shall have mishpat without rachamim to him that has showed no rachamim; for you exalt yourselves by desiring rachamim instead of mishpat.

14 What does it profit, my Yisraelite brothers, if a man says he has emunah and has not mitzvoth? Can emunah save him?

15 If a brother, or sister is naked and destitute of daily food,

16 And one of you says to them, Depart in shalom, may you be warm and filled; but you give them not those things that are needful to the gooff; what use is it?

17 Even so emunah, if it has not mitzvoth, is dead, being alone.

18 Yes, a man may say, You have emunah and I have mitzvoth: show me your emunah without your mitzvoth and I will show you my emunah by my mitzvoth.

19 You believe that there is Ahloha Echad; you do well: the shedim also believe and tremble.

20 But will you know, O vain ish, that emunah without mitzvoth is dead?

21 Was not Avraham our abba made tzadik by mitzvoth, when he had offered Yitzchak his son upon the altar?

22 Do you see how emunah worked with his mitzvoth and by mitzvoth was his emunah made perfect?

23 And The Katuv was fulfilled which said, Avraham believed 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and it was counted to him for tzedakah: and he was called the chaver of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

24 You see then how that by mitzvoth a man is made tzadik and not by emunah only.

25 Likewise also was not Rachav the harlot made tzadik by mitzvoth, when she had received the spies and had sent them out another derech?

26 For as the gooff without the ruach is dead, so emunah without mitzvoth is dead also.

3 My Yisraelite brothers, not many should be rabbis-morim, knowing that we shall receive a stronger mishpat.

2 For in many things we offend all people. If any man offend not in speech, the same is a perfect man and able also to bridle the whole gooff.

3 Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, so that they may obey us; and we turn their whole gooff.

4 Behold also the ships, which though they be so great and are driven by fierce winds, yet they are turned around with a very small rudder, in any way that the captain desires.

5 Even so the tongue is a little member and yet boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire ignites!

6 And the tongue is a fire and the sinful olam a forest: so is the tongue among our members, it can defile the whole gooff and sets on fire the course of our Yisraelite race that rolls on like a wheel; and it burns on with the fire of Gei-Hinnom.

7 For every kind of beast and of birds and of serpents and of things in the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind:

8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is unruly, evil and full of deadly poison.

9 With it we bless Ahloha, even our Abba; and with it we curse men, who are made after the image of The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

10 Out of the same mouth proceeds brachot and cursing. My Yisraelite brothers, these things should not be so!

11 Does a fountain send forth at the same place sweet mayim and bitter?

12 Can the fig eytz, my Yisraelite brothers, bear olive berries? Or, a vine, figs? So likewise saltwater cannot be made sweet.

13 Who is a wise man and endued with training among you? Let him show a tov lifestyle with his mitzvoth in meekness of chochmah.

14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your levavot, boast not and lie not against the emet.

15 This chochmah descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual and from s.a.tan.

16 For where envy and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

17 But the chochmah that is from above is first perfect, then full of shalom, gentle and ready to obey, full of rachamim and tov fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

18 And those that make shalom sow the fruit of tzedakah in shalom.

4 From where do wars and fighting among you come? Do they not come from your desires that war in your members?

2 You desire and have not: you kill and desire to have and cannot obtain: you strive and fight; yet you have not because you ask not.

3 You ask and receive not because you ask wickedly, that you may satisfy your lusts.

4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that chavurah with worldly things is enmity with 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄? Whoever therefore wants to be a chaver of worldly things is the enemy of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

5 Do you think that The Katuv said in vain, The human ruach that dwells in us is being provoked to envy?

6 But He gives more chen. Therefore He said,𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 resists the proud, but gives chen to the humble.

7 Submit yourselves fully therefore to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.Resist s.a.tan and he will flee from you.

8 Draw near to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your levavot, you double minded.

9 Lament and mourn and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning and your simcha to heaviness.

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and He shall lift you up.

11 Speak not evil one of another, Yisraelite brothers. He that speaks evil of his brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the Torah and judges the Torah: But if you judge the Torah, you are not a doer of the Torah, but a judge of it.

12 There is one Lawgiver and Shophet, who is able to save and to destroy: who are you to judge your neighbor?

13 Come now, you that say, Today, or tomorrow we will go into such a city and continue there a year and buy and sell and prosper:

14 You do not know what shall be tomorrow. For what is your chayim? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.

15 For what you should say is, The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 willing, we shall have chayim and do this, or that.

16 But now you gilah in your boastings: all such pride is evil.

17 Therefore to him that knows to do tov and does it not, to him it is sin.

5 Come now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

2 Your riches are corrupted and your garments are moth-eaten.

3 Your gold and silver is tarnished; and their rust shall be a witness against you and shall eat your flesh, as it was fire. You have stored up treasure together for the yamim acharonim.

4 Behold, the wages of the laborers who have reaped your fields, that you hold back by fraud, cries: and the cries of those who have reaped have entered into the ears of The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Tzevaot.

5 You have lived in pleasure on the earth and been in luxury; you have nourished your levavot, as in a yom of slaughter.

6 You have condemned and killed the tzadik man; and he does not resist you.

7 Be patient therefore, Yisraelite brothers, to the coming of The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and has great patience for it, until it receives the early and latter-rain.

8 You also be patient; establish your levavot: for the coming of The Master draws near.

9 Grumble not one against another, Yisraelite brothers, lest you be condemned: behold, the Shophet stands before the door.

10 Take, my Yisraelite brothers, the neviim, who have spoken in the Name of The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, as our example of suffering, affliction and of patience.

11 Behold, we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the patience of Iyov and have seen the purpose of The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄; that The Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is full of pity and full of tender rachamim.

12 But above all things, my Yisraelite brothers, swear not, neither by the shamayim, neither by the olam, neither by any other oath: but let your yes be yes; and your no be no; lest you fall into condemnation.

13 Is any among you afflicted? Let him make tefillah. Is any in tov mood? Let him sing from The Tehillim.

14 Is any sick among you? Let him call for the shamashim of the kehilla; and let them make tefillah over him, anointing him with oil in the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄:

15 And the tefillah of emunah shall save the sick and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

16 Confess your faults one to another and make tefillah one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent tefillot of a tzadik man is powerful accomplishing much.

17 Eliyahu was a man subject to many emotions as we are and he made tefillah earnestly that it would not rain: and it rained not on the earth for three years and six chodashem.

18 And he made tefillah again and the shamayim gave rain and the earth brought forth her fruit.

19 Yisraelite brothers, if any of you does stray from the emet and one of you helps him make full teshuvah;

20 Let him know, that he who turns the sinner from the error of his derech, shall save a being from death and shall even wipe out a multitude of sins. Ahmein.