First Peter-Kefa Alef
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First Peter-Kefa Aleph
To The Believing Remnant Of Yisrael
1 Shimon Kefa, a sholiach of YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, to the pilgrims of the galut in Pontos, Galut-YAH, Kappadokia, Asia and Bithunia,
2 Chosen according to the foreknowledge of Abba YHUH and set apart by The Ruach, for obedience and sprinkling of the dahm of YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach: chen to you and shalom be multiplied.
3 Blessed be the Ahloha and Abba of our Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, who according to His abundant rachamim has begotten us again to a living tikvah through the resurrection of YAHUSHA 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 YHUH 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 YAHUSHA 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 YAHUSHA 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 YHUH, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him tifereth, so that your emunah and tikvah are in YHUH.
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 YHUH 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 YHUH 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 YHUH is tov.
4 To whom coming, as to a living Stone, disallowed indeed by men, but chosen of YHUH 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 YHUH by YAHUSHA 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 YHUH: 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 YHUH in a future yom of personal visitation.
13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for YHUH’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 YHUH, 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 YHUH.
17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear YHUH. 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 YHUH 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 YHUH.
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 YHUH.
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 YHUH of great price.
5 For after this manner in the former times the kadosh women also, who trusted in YHUH, 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 YHUH are over the tzadik and His ears are open to their tefillot: but the face of The Master YHUH 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 YHUH 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 YHUH 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 YHUH, 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 YHUH 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 YHUH, by the resurrection of YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach:
22 Who has gone into the shamayim and is as the right Hand of YHUH; 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 YHUH.
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 YHUH 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 YHUH.
11 If any man speaks, let him speak the Words of YHUH; if any man serve, let him do it with the ability which YHUH gives: that in all things YHUH may be esteemed through YAHUSHA 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 YHUH 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 YHUH in this matter.
17 For the time has come that Yom HaDin must begin in Beit YHUH: and if it first begins with us, what shall be the end of them that obey not The Besorah of YHUH?
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 YHUH 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 YHUH 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 YHUH resists the proud and gives chen to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty Hand of YHUH, 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 YAHUSHA, 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 YHUH 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 Yahusha. Ahmein. X
1ˢͭ PETER 1:1 All areas of Yisraelite exile. The seven congregations of Revelation in Asia Minor as well.
1ˢͭ PETER 1:2 Writing to the chosen people Israel.
1ˢͭ PETER 1:2 Guarding Torah.
1ˢͭ PETER 1:4 A key reference to our spirit’s reward in the heavens. Faith in life in heaven with YAH is originally a Hebraic concept, not a Greco-Roman one.
1ˢͭ PETER 1:14 Torah-keepers.
1ˢͭ PETER 1:16 Peter applies a Scripture about Israel’s priesthood in the First Covenant to Renewed Covenant Israel, since only Israel is ever called YAH’s kohanim.
1ˢͭ PETER 1:17 YAH does take into account Torah faithfulness in believers’ lives.
1ˢͭ PETER 1:22 Torah and Messiah’s blood.
1ˢͭ PETER 1:22 The bond of perfection that will hold all of believing Israel together.
1ˢͭ PETER 2:1Against brethren.
1ˢͭ PETER 2:5 The House, or Tabernacle of Dawid restored.
1ˢͭ PETER 2:5 The calling of every Yisraelite.
1ˢͭ PETER 2:9 Israel is not just a mystical body but also a literal nation.
1ˢͭ PETER 2:9 Believers are not just individuals, but a nation. The nation of Israel regathered from exile.
1ˢͭ PETER 2:10 In times past, Efrayim-Israel alone was called Lo-Ami by YAH. Today the non-Jews in the exile who now believe in Israel’s Messiah, are called the former Lo-Ami, or “Not My People” pronounced in Hosea 1:9 and Hosea 2:23. Peter quotes Hosea directly and attributes these prophecies about the ten tribes as finding full fulfillment in the non-Jewish Yisraelite believers in the exile, who are coming to the faith, in order to form a royal priesthood. This answers the rhetorical question of whether Peter knew about the two houses being restored.
1ˢͭ PETER 2:10 Peter quotes Hosea 1:8 the Lo-Ruchamah/no mercy pronouncement over Efrayim, or non-Jewish Israel. And he directly attributes it to the exiles of Pontus, Galut-YAH and Asia etc., whom he calls the chosen people. Through Messiah, the Lo-Ruchamah exiles, become recipients of both mercy and compassion, as foretold in Hosea 2:23. It is most vital to see the direct connection between the actual prophecy and its fulfillment among the latter-day believing non-Jews.
1ˢͭ PETER 2:12 Believers are called the chosen people, or Israel and the non-believers who walk in lust are referred to as nations, confirming that the term “saved gentile,” or “believing gentile” is an oxymoron.
1ˢͭ PETER 2:15 Torah-keeping.
1ˢͭ PETER 2:17 The King Messiah is honored for starting the end of our exile, when we truly love each other as equal heirs in Israel.
1ˢͭ PETER 2:24 A promise given to Israel in Isaiah 53 and applied again to believers because as Israel they are the heirs of that promise.
1ˢͭ PETER 2:25 “Returned,” or epistrepho in Strong’s Greek # 1994. These non-Jews were returning to faith, not coming for the first time because they were the lost sheep.
1ˢͭ PETER 2:25 The Guardian of Israel in the wilderness.
1ˢͭ PETER 3:4 Yisraelite women must not dress like the world. They ought to be fully covered, so other righteous men can focus in on YAH alone. Dressing modestly is a very serious issue with YAH , which no true woman of YAH should take lightly. Scripture teaches us that the outward dress of a woman is indicative of the modesty in her heart towards YAH.
1ˢͭ PETER 3:11 Many Yisraelites seek peace once, or twice, but don’t go on to pursue peace.
1ˢͭ PETER 3:14 A good word for all Israel after 9/11/01.
1ˢͭ PETER 3:15 According to Paul, the reason he was in prison and the reason we suffer is for the hope of Israel, which is the end of the exile and the regathering of both houses of Israel back into His kingdom (Acts 28:20).
1ˢͭ PETER 3:19 Tartaros: is a special place for the imprisoned spirits at the time of the flood (Genesis 6).
1ˢͭ PETER 3:21 Apparently immersion is an important part of Israel’s repentance. For some, the waters of Noah were a killing of filthy flesh, but for those chosen few, it was salvation. The same holds true today. If one is clean within, the immersion still saves. If one is not clean within, it is just a cleansing flood on one’s temporal flesh.
1ˢͭ PETER 3:22 Two shared Powers, two shared thrones (Revelation 22:1 Daniel 7:9) in one YAH -Echad.
1ˢͭ PETER 4:3 Peter doesn’t consider you a gentile and neither should you.
1ˢͭ PETER 4:3 Gentiles still do these things. Yisraelites have overcome them.
1ˢͭ PETER 4:10 “A” gift. Not all gifts are tongues.
1ˢͭ PETER 4:14 YAH-shua.
1ˢͭ PETER 4:17 Great question. If many of the former faithful deny His divinity and His Messianic position and we are then judged, what about the world? YAH always cleanses Israel first (to obtain clean vessels for His use), before He tells them to go out and cleanse the world through the message of the Good News.
1ˢͭ PETER 5:9 Scattered Israel and her exiles are being tested in the entire world.
1ˢͭ PETER 5:13 The Jewish emissary in a congregation among the dispersed Jews in Babylon (many left from the 580 BCE exile choosing not to return) is finishing his letter to the exiles of Efrayim-Israel, also elected. We see one select house writing to the other select house, even as we see in the allegorical style of Second John.
1ˢͭ PETER 5:13 At that time, the largest population of Jews outside of Israel was in Babylon. These Jews stayed behind and did not return with Ezra and Nehemiah and they translated the Torah from Hebrew into the Aramaic language. Today we have this portion in the Peshitta Tanach. It is these Jews that Peter went to see and he met with them in synagogues and huts. This verse has nothing to do with Rome.