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The First Scroll Of Clement-Qlemes
From Clement a disciple of Peter. The kehilla of YHUH which sojourns in Rome to the kehilla of YHUH which sojourns in Corintyah, to them which are called and sanctified by the will of YHUH through our Adon YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach. Grace to you and shalom from Almighty YHUH through YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach be multiplied.
1 By reason of the sudden and repeated calamities and reverses which are befalling us, brethren, we consider that we have been somewhat tardy in giving heed to the matters of dispute that have arisen among you, dearly beloved and to the detestable and unholy sedition, so alien and strange to the elect of YHUH, which a few headstrong and self-willed persons have kindled to such a pitch of madness that your name, once revered and renowned and lovely in the sight of all men, has been greatly reviled.
2 For who that had sojourned among you did not approve your most virtuous and steadfast emunah? Who did not admire your sober and forbearing piety in Moshiach? Who did not publish abroad your magnificent disposition of hospitality? Who did not congratulate you on your perfect and sound da’at?
3 For you did all things without respect of persons and you walked after the ordinances of YHUH, submitting yourselves to your rulers and rendering to the older men among you the kavod, which is their due.
4 On the young too you enjoined modest and seemly thoughts: and the women you charged to perform all their duties in a blameless and seemly and pure conscience, cherishing their own husbands, as is meet; and you taught them to keep in the rule of obedience and to manage the affairs of their household in seemliness, with all discretion.
2 And you were all lowly in mind and free from arrogance, yielding rather than claiming submission, more glad to give than to receive and content with the provisions which YHUH supplies. And giving heed to His Words, you laid them up diligently in your levavot and His sufferings were before your eyes.
2 So a profound and rich shalom was given to all and an insatiable desire of doing tov. An abundant outpouring also of The Ruach HaKadosh fell upon all;
3 And, being full of kadosh counsel, in excellent zeal and with a pious confidence you stretched out your hands to Almighty YHUH, supplicating Him to be merciful, if unwillingly you had committed any sin.
4 You had conflict yom and lyla for all the brotherhood, that the number of His elect might be saved with fearfulness and intentness of mind.
5 You were sincere and simple and free from malice one towards another.
6 Every sedition and every schism was abominable to you. You mourned over the transgressions of your neighbors: you judged their shortcomings to be your own.
7 You repented not of any well-doing but were ready to every tov work.
8 Being adorned with a most virtuous and honorable chayim, you performed all your duties in the fear of Him. The mitzvoth and the ordinances of the Adon were written on the tablets of your levavot.
3 All tifereth and enlargement was given to you and that was fulfilled which is written My beloved ate and drank and was enlarged and waxed fat and kicked.
2 Then came jealousy and envy, strife and sedition, persecution and tumult, war and captivity.
3 So men were stirred up,the average against the honorable, the ill reputed against the highly reputed, the foolish against the wise, the young against the elder.
4 For this cause tzedakah and shalom stand aloof, while each man has forsaken the fear of the Master and become impaired in the emunah of Him, neither walks in the ordinances of His mitzvoth nor lives according to that which becomes Moshiach but each goes after the lusts of his evil lev, seeing that they have conceived an unrighteous and sinful jealousy, through which also death entered into the olam.
4 For so it is written, So it came to pass after certain yamim that Qayin brought of the fruits of the earth a sacrifice to YHUH and Hevel he also brought of the firstlings of the sheep and of their fatness.
2 And YHUH looked upon Hevel and upon his gifts but to Qayin and to his sacrifices He gave no heed.
3 And Qayin sorrowed exceedingly and his countenance fell.
4 And YHUH said to Qayin, Why are you very sorrowful and why did your countenance fall? If you have offered right and have not divided right, did you not sin? Hold your shalom.
5 Unto you shall he turn and you shall rule over him.[This last phrase has also been translated: Be at shalom: your offering returns to yourself and you shall again possess it.]
6 And Qayin said to Hevel his brother, Let us go over to the plain. And it came to pass, while they were in the plain that Qayin rose up against Hevel his brother and slew him.
7 You see, brethren, jealousy and envy worked a brother's murder.
8 By reason of jealousy our abba Yaakov ran away from the face of Esau his brother.
9 Jealousy caused Joseph to be persecuted even to death and to come even to bondage.
10 Jealousy compelled Moshe to flee from the face of Pharaoh melech of Mitzrayim while it was said to him by his own countryman, Who made you a shophet or a decider over us, Would you slay me, even as yesterday you slew the Mitzrite?
11 By reason of jealousy Aharon and Miryam were lodged outside the camp.
12 Jealousy brought Dathan and Aviram down alive to Sheol because they made sedition against Moshe the eved of YHUH.
13 By reason of jealousy Dawid was envied not only by the Philistines but was persecuted also by Shaul melech of Yisrael.
5 But, to pass from the examples of ancient yamim, let us come to those champions who lived nearest to our time. Let us set before us the noble examples, which belong to our generation.
2 By reason of jealousy and envy the greatest and most tzadik pillars of the kehilla were persecuted and contended even to death.
3 Let us set before our eyes the tov shlichim.
4 There was Kefa who by reason of unrighteous jealousy endured not one but many labors and having borne his testimony went to his appointed place of tifereth.
5 By reason of jealousy and strife Sholiach Shaul by his example pointed out the prize of patient endurance. After that he had been seven times in bonds, had been driven into exile, had been stoned, had preached in the East and in the West, he won the noble renown which was the reward of his emunah,
6 Having taught tzedakah to the whole olam and having reached the farthest bounds of the West; and when he had borne his testimony before the rulers, so he departed from the olam and went to the kadosh place, having been found a notable pattern of patient endurance.
6 Unto these men of kadosh lives were gathered a vast multitude of the elect, who through many indignities and tortures, being the victims of jealousy, set a brave example among ourselves.
2 By reason of jealousy women being persecuted, after that they had suffered cruel and unholy insults as Danaids and Dircae, safely reached the goal in the race of emunah and received a noble reward, feeble though they were in gooff.
3 Jealousy has estranged wives from their husbands and changed the saying of our abba Ahdahm, This now is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.
4 Jealousy and strife have overthrown great cities and uprooted great goyim.
7 These things, dearly beloved, we write, not only as admonishing you but also as putting ourselves in remembrance. For we are in the same halacha and the same contest awaits us.
2 Therefore let us forsake idle and vain thoughts; and let us conform to the wonderful and venerable rule which has been handed down to us;
3 And let us see what is tov and what is pleasant and what is acceptable in the sight of Him that made us.
4 Let us fix our eyes on the dahm of Moshiach and understand how precious it is to His Abba because being shed for our salvation it won for the whole olam the unmerited chen of teshuvah.
5 Let us review all the generations in turn and learn how from generation to generation the Master has given a place for teshuvah to them that desire to turn to Him.
6 Noach preached teshuvah and they that obeyed were saved.
7 Yonah preached destruction to the men of Nineveh; but they, repenting of their sins, obtained pardon from YHUH by their supplications and received salvation, even though they were aliens from YHUH.
8 The ministers of the unmerited chen of YHUH through The Ruach HaKadosh spoke concerning teshuvah.
2 Yes and the Master of the universe Himself spoke concerning teshuvah with an oath:
3 For, as I live says the Master, I desire not the death of the sinner, so much as his teshuvah,
4 And He added also a merciful mishpat; Shuv, O Beit Yisrael, of your iniquity; say to the sons of My people, Though your sins reach from the earth even to the shamayim and though they be redder than scarlet and blacker than sackcloth and you turn to Me with your whole lev and say Abba, I will give ear to you as to a kadosh people.
5 And in another place He says on this wise, Wash, be you clean. Put away your iniquities from your naphsoth out of My sight. Cease from your iniquities; learn to do tov; seek out mishpat; defend him that is wronged: give mishpat for the orphan and execute tzedakah for the widow; and come and let us reason together, says He; and though your sins be as crimson, I will make them white as snow; and though they be as scarlet, I will make them white as wool. And if you be willing and will listen to Me, you shall eat the tov things of the earth; but if you be not willing, neither listen to Me, a sword shall devour you; for the mouth of the Master has spoken these things.
6 Seeing then that He desires all His beloved to be partakers of teshuvah, He confirmed it by an act of His almighty will.
9 So let us be obedient to His excellent and wonderful will; and presenting ourselves as receivers of His rachamim and tovness, let us fall down before Him and receive His rachamim, forsaking the vain toil and the strife and the jealousy which leads to death.
2 Let us fix our eyes on them that ministered perfectly to His excellent tifereth.
3 Let us set before us Chanok, who being found tzadik in obedience was translated and his death was not found.
4 Noach, being found faithful, by his ministration preached regeneration to the olam and through him the Master saved the living creatures that entered into the ark in agreement.
10 Avraham, who was called the chaver, was found faithful in that he rendered obedience to the Words of YHUH.
2 He through obedience went forth from his land and from his kindred and from his abba's bayit, that leaving a scanty land and a feeble kindred and an average bayit he might inherit the promises of YHUH.
3 For He says to him Go forth from your land and from your kindred and from your abba's bayit to the land which I shall show you and I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you and will magnify your name and you shall be blessed. And I will bless them that bless you and I will curse them that curse you; and in you shall all the goyim of the earth shall be blessed-mixed.
4 And again, when he was parted from Lot,YHUH said to him Look up with your eyes and behold from the place where you now are, to the north and the south and the sunrise and the sea; for all the land which you see, I will give it to you and to your zera le olam va-ed;
5 And I will make your zera as the dust of the earth. If any man can count the dust of the earth, then shall your zera also be counted.
6 And again He says;YHUH led Avraham forth and said to him, Look up to the shamayim and count the cochavim and see whether you can number them. So shall your zera be. And Avraham believed YHUH and it was reckoned to him for tzedakah.
7 For his emunah and hospitality a son was given to him in old age and by obedience he offered him as a sacrifice to YHUH on one of the mountains which He showed him.
11 Or, his hospitality and Shabbat guarding piety Lot was saved from Sedom, when all the country round about was judged by fire and brimstone; the Master having showed that He forsakes not them which set their tikvah on Him but appoints to punishment and torment them which swerve aside.
2 For when his isha had gone forth with him, being otherwise minded and not in accord, she was appointed for an ot le olam va-ed, so that she became a pillar of salt to this yom, that it might be known to all men that they which are double-minded and they which doubt concerning the Power of YHUH are set for a mishpat and for a sign to all the generations.
12 For her emunah and hospitality Rahchav the harlot was saved.
2 For when the spies were sent forth to Yericho by Yahoshua the son of Nun, the melech of the land perceived that they were come to spy out his country and sent forth men to seize them, that being seized they might be put to death.
3 So the hospitable Rachav received them and hid them in the upper chamber under the flax stalks.
4 And when the messengers of the melech came near and said, The spies of our land entered in to you: bring them forth, for the melech so orders: then she answered, The men truly, whom you seek, entered in to me but they departed immediately and are sojourning on the derech; and she pointed out to them the opposite road.
5 And she said to the men, Of a guarantor I perceive that the Master your YHUH delivers this city to you; for the fear and the dread of you is fallen upon the inhabitants of it. When therefore it shall come to pass that you take it, save me and the bayit of my abba.
6 And they said to her, It shall be even so as you have spoken to us. When therefore you perceive that we are coming, you shall gather all your folks beneath your roof and they shall be saved; for as many as shall be found outside the bayit shall perish.
7 And moreover they gave her an ot, that she should hang out from her bayit a scarlet thread, thereby showing beforehand that through the dahm of the Master there shall be redemption to all them that believe and tikvah on YHUH.
8 You see, dearly beloved, not only emunah but prophecy, is found in the woman.
13 Let us therefore be lowly minded, brethren, laying aside all arrogance and conceit and folly and anger and let us do that which is written. For The Ruach HaKadosh says, Let not the wise man boast in his chochmah, nor the strong in his strength, neither the rich in his riches; but he that boasts let him boast in the Master, that he may seek Him out and do mishpat and tzedakah most of all remembering the Words of HaAdon YAHUSHA which He spoke, teaching forbearance and longsuffering:
2 For this He spoke, Have rachamim, that you may receive rachamim: forgive, that it may be forgiven to you. As you do, so shall it be done to you. As you give, so shall it be given to you. As you judge, so shall you be judged. As you show kindness, so shall kindness be shown to you. With what measure you mete, it shall be measured back to you.
3 With this commandment and these precepts let us confirm ourselves, that we may walk in obedience to His kadosh Words, with lowliness of mind.
4 For the kadosh Word says, Upon whom shall I look, save upon him that is gentle and quiet and fears My Words?
14 Therefore it is right and proper, brethren, that we should be obedient to YHUH, rather than follow those who in arrogance and unruliness have set themselves up as leaders in abominable jealousy.
2 For we shall bring upon us no common harm but rather great peril, if we surrender ourselves recklessly to the purposes of men who launch out into strife and seditions, so as to estrange us from that which is right.
3 Let us be tov one towards another according to the rachamim and sweetness of Him that made us. For it is written:
4 The tov shall be dwellers in the land and the innocent shall be left on it but they that transgress shall be destroyed utterly from it.
5 And again He says I saw the sinful lifted up on high and exalted as the cedars of Lebanon. And I passed by and behold he was not; and sought out his place and I found it not. Keep innocence and behold uprightness; for there is a remnant for the man of shalom.
15 Therefore let us cleave to them that practice shalom with Shabbat guarding piety and not to them that desire shalom with secret vice.
2 For He says in a certain place, This people honors Me with their lips but their lev is far from Me,
3 And again, they blessed with their mouth but they cursed with their lev.
4 And again He says, They loved Him with their mouth and with their tongue they lied to Him; and their lev was not upright with Him, neither were they steadfast in His brit.
5 For this cause let the deceitful lips be made dumb which speak iniquity against the tzadik. And again May the Master utterly destroy all the deceitful lips, the tongue that speaks proud things, even them that say, Let us magnify our tongue; our lips are our own; who is master over us?
6 For the misery of the needy and for the groaning of the poor I will now arise, says the Master. I will set him in safety; I will deal boldly by him.
16 For Moshiach is with them that are lowly of mind, not with them that exalt themselves over the flock.
2 The scepter of the majesty of YHUH, even our Adon YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, came not in the pomp of arrogance or of pride, though He might have done so but in lowliness of mind, according as The Ruach HaKadosh spoke concerning Him.
3 For He says Master, who believed our report? And to whom was the arm of HaAdon revealed? We announced Him in His presence. As a child was He, as a root in a thirsty ground. There is no form in Him, neither tifereth. And we beheld Him and He had no form nor tifereth but His form was average, lacking more than the form of men. He was a man of stripes and of toil and knowing how to bear infirmity: for His face is turned away. He was dishonored and held of no account.
4 He bears our sins and suffers pain for our sakes: and we accounted Him to be in toil and in stripes and in affliction.
5 And He was wounded for our sins and has been afflicted for our iniquities. The chastisement of our shalom is upon Him. With His bruises we were healed.
6 We all went astray like sheep, each man went astray in his own derech:
7 And HaAdon delivered Him over for our sins. And He opens not His mouth because He is afflicted. As a sheep He was led to slaughter; and as a Lamb before its shearer is dumb, so opens He not His mouth. In His humiliation, His mishpat was taken away.
8 His generation who shall declare? For His chayim is taken away from the earth.
9 For the iniquities of My people He is come to death.
10 And I will give the wicked for His burial and the rich for His death; for He worked no iniquity, neither
was guile found in His mouth. And HaAdon desires to cleanse Him from His stripes.
11 If you offer for sin, your nephesh shall see a long lived zera.
12 And HaAdon desires to take away from the toil of His nephesh, to show Him Ohr and to mold Him with binah, to justify a Just One that is a Tov Eved to many. And He shall bear their sins.
13 Therefore He shall inherit many and shall divide the spoils of the strong; because His nephesh was delivered to death and He was reckoned to the transgressors;
14 And He bare the sins of many and for their sins was He delivered up.
15 And again He Himself says; But I AM a worm and no man, a reproach of men and an outcast of the people.
16 All they that beheld Me mocked at Me; they spoke with their lips; they wagged their heads, saying, He hoped on HaAdon; let Him deliver Him, or let Him save Him, for He desires Him.
17 You see, dearly beloved, what is the pattern that has been given to us; for, if HaAdon was lowly of mind, what should we do, who through Him have been brought under the yoke of His unmerited chen?
17 Let us be imitators also of them which went about in goatskins and sheepskins, preaching the coming of Moshiach. We mean Eliyahu and Elisha and likewise Yechezkel, the neviim and besides them those men also that obtained a tov report.
2 Avraham obtained an exceeding tov report and was called the chaver of YHUH; and looking steadfastly on the tifereth of YHUH, he says in lowliness of mind, But I am dust and ashes.
3 Moreover concerning Iyov also it is written; And Iyov was tzadik and unblameable, one that was emet and esteemed YHUH and abstained from all evil.
4 Yet he himself accuses himself saying, No one is pure from pollution, even if his chayim be but for one yom.
5 Moshe was called faithful in all his bayit and by his ministry YHUH judged His people Yisrael by stripes and punishment. Though greatly esteemed, yet he spoke no proud words but said when a mitzvah was given to him at the bush, Who am I, that You send me? No, I am feeble of speech and slow of tongue.
6 And again he says, But I am just smoke from the pot.
18 But what must we say of Dawid that obtained a tov report? Of whom YHUH said, I have found a man after My lev, Dawid the son of Yishai: with eternal rachamim have I anointed him.
2 Yet he too says to YHUH, Have rachamim upon me, O YHUH, according to Your great rachamim; and according to the multitude of Your rachamim, blot out my iniquity.
3 Wash me yet more from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my iniquity and my sin is ever before me. Against You only did I sin and I worked evil in Your sight; that You may be justified in Your Words and may conquer through Your mishpat.
4 For behold, in iniquities was I conceived and in sins did my emma bear me. For behold You have loved emet: the dark and hidden things of Your chochmah have You showed to me.
5 You shall sprinkle me with hyssop and I shall be made clean. You shall wash me and I shall become whiter than snow.
6 You shall make me to hear of simcha and gilah. The bones which have been humbled shall rejoice.
7 Turn away Your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities.
8 Make a clean lev within me, O YHUH and renew a right ruach in my inmost parts. Cast me not away from Your presence and take not Your Ruach HaKadosh from me.
9 Restore to me the simcha of Your YAHUSHA and strengthen me with a princely Ruach.
10 I will teach sinners Your derachot and Torahless men shall be converted to You.
11 Deliver me from dahm guiltiness, O YHUH, the YHUH of my YAHUSHA. My tongue shall rejoice in Your tzedakah.
12 Master, You shall open my mouth and my lips shall declare Your tehilla.
13 For, if You had desired sacrifice, I would have given it: in whole burnt offerings You will have no pleasure.
14 A sacrifice to YHUH is a contrite ruach; a contrite and humbled lev YHUH will not despise.
19 The humility therefore and the submissiveness of so many and so great men, who have obtained a tov report, has through obedience made better not only us but also the generations which were before us, even them that received His Words in fear and emet.
2 Seeing then that we have been partakers of many great and wonderful doings, let us hurry to return to the goal of shalom which has been handed down to us from the beginning and let us look steadfastly to The Abba and Maker of the whole olam and cleave to His splendid and excellent gifts of shalom and benefits.
3 Let us behold Him in our mind and let us look with the eyes of our nephesh to His longsuffering will. Let us note how free from anger He is towards all His creatures.
20 The shamayim are moved by His direction and obey Him in shalom.
2 Yom and lyla accomplish the course assigned to them by Him, without hindrance one to another.
3 The shemesh and the yarayach and the dancing cochavim according to His appointment circle in harmony within the bounds assigned to them, without any swerving aside.
4 The earth, bearing fruit in fulfillment of His will at her proper moadem, puts forth the food that supplies abundantly both men and beasts and all living things which are upon it, making no changes, neither altering anything which He has decreed.
5 The unsearchable things of the abyss and the secret ordinances of the lower parts of the earth, are held together by the same command.
6 The basin of the boundless sea, gathered together by His workmanship into it's reservoirs, passes not the barriers with which it is surrounded; but even as He ordered it, so it does.
7 For He said, So far shall you come and your waves shall be broken within you.
8 The ocean which is impassable for men and the worlds beyond it, are directed by the same ordinances of the Master.
9 The moadem of spring and summer and autumn and winter give derech in succession one to another in shalom.
10 The fixed stations of the winds, each in their due time, perform their services without offence. The ever flowing fountains, made for enjoyment and health, offer their breasts without fail to sustain the chayim of men. Even the smallest of animals come together in shalom and harmony.
11 All these things the great Creator and Master of the universe ordered to be in shalom and agreement, doing tov to all things but far beyond others, to us, who have taken refuge in His compassionate rachamim through our Adon YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach;
12 To whom be the tifereth and the majesty le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein.
21 Look you, brethren, lest His benefits, which are many, turn to mishpat to all of us, if we walk not worthy of Him and do those things which are tov and well pleasing in His sight with agreement.
2 For He says in a certain place, The Ruach of the Master is a lamp searching the closets of the belly.
3 Let us see how near He is and how that nothing escapes Him of our thoughts or our devices which we make.
4 It is right therefore that we should not be deserters from His will.
5 Let us rather give offence to foolish and senseless men who exalt themselves and boast in the arrogance of their words, than to YHUH.
6 Let us fear the Adon YAHUSHA [Moshiach], whose dahm was given for us. Let us reverence our rulers; let us esteem our zechanim; let us instruct our young men in the lessons of the fear of YHUH. Let us guide our women toward that which is tov:
7 Let them show forth their lovely disposition of purity; let them prove their sincere affection of gentleness; let them make manifest the moderation of their tongue through their silence; let them show their ahava, not in factious preferences but without partiality towards all them that fear YHUH, in kedoosha. Let our children be partakers of the instruction which is in Moshiach:
8 Let them learn how lowliness of mind prevails with YHUH, what power ahava has with YHUH, how the fear of Him is tov and great and saves all them that walk in it in a pure mind with kedoosha.
9 For He is the searcher of the intents and desires; whose Ruach is in us and when He desires, He shall take it away.
22 Now all these things the emunah which is in Moshiach confirms: for He Himself through The Ruach HaKadosh invites: Come, My children, listen to Me, I will teach you the fear of HaAdon.
2 What man is he that desires chayim and loves to see tov yamim?
3 Make your tongue to cease from evil and your lips that they speak no guile.
4 Turn aside from evil and do tov.
5 Seek shalom and ensue it.
6 The eyes of HaAdon are over the tzadik and His ears are turned to their tefillot. But the face of HaAdon is upon them that do evil, to destroy their memory from the earth.
7 The tzadik cried out and HaAdon heard him and delivered him from all his troubles. Many are the troubles of the tzadik and HaAdon shall deliver him from them all.
8 And again, Many are the stripes of the sinner but them that set their tikvah on HaAdon, rachamim shall surround them.
23 The Abba, who is pitiful in all things and ready to do tov, has rachamim on them that fear Him and kindly and lovingly bestows His favors on them that draw near to Him with a single mind.
2 Therefore let us not be double-minded, neither let our nephesh indulge in idle humors respecting His exceeding and wonderful gifts.
3 Let this Katuv be far from us where He says Wretched are the double-minded, Which doubt in their nephesh and say, These things we did hear in the yamim of our ahvot also and behold we have grown old and none of these things has befallen us.
4 You fools, compare yourselves to an eytz; take a vine. First it sheds its leaves, then a shoot comes, then a leaf, then a flower and after these a sour berry, then a full ripe grape. You see that in a little time the fruit of the eytz attains to maturity.
5 Of an emet quickly and suddenly shall His will be accomplished, the Katuv also bearing witness to it, saying He shall come quickly and shall not tarry; and HaAdon shall come suddenly into His Beit HaMikdash, even the Kadosh One, whom you expect.
24 Let us understand, dearly beloved, how the Master continually shows to us the resurrection that shall be later; when He made HaAdon YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, The Bikkur when He raised Him from the dead.
2 Let us behold, dearly beloved, the resurrection which happens at its proper season.
3 Yom and lyla show to us the resurrection. The lyla falls asleep and yom arises; the yom departs and lyla comes on.
4 Let us mark the fruits, how and in what manner the sowing takes place.
5 The sower goes forth and casts into the earth each of the zera; and these falling into the earth dry and bare decay: then out of their decay the might of the Master's providence raises them up and from being one they increase manifold and bear fruit.
25 Let us consider the marvelous ot which is seen in the regions of the east, that is, in the parts around Arabia.
2 There is a bird, which is named The Phoenix. This, being the only one of its kind, lives for five hundred years; and when it has now reached the time of its end that it should die, it makes for itself a coffin of frankincense and myrrh and the other spices, into which in the fullness of time it enters and so it dies.
3 But as its flesh rotts, a certain worm is produced, which being nourished by the moisture of the dead animal, puts forth feathers. Then, when it has become strong, it takes the nest in which are the bones of its ancestor and bearing them, it flies from the region of Arabia to that of Mitzrayim, to the city which is called City of The Shemesh;
4 And in the daytime in the sight of all, flying to the altar of the shemesh, it lays them upon it; and this done, it sets forth to return.
5 So the kohanim examine the registers of the times and they find that it has come when the five hundredth year is completed.
26 Do we then think it to be a great and marvelous thing, if The Creator of the universe shall bring about the resurrection of them that have served Him with kedoosha in the assurance of a tov emunah, seeing that He shows to us, even by a bird the magnificence of His promise?
2 For He says in a certain place And You shall raise me up and I will tehilla You; and; I went to rest and sleep, I was awakened, for You are with me.
3 And again Iyov says, So You shall raise this my flesh which has endured all these things.
27 With this tikvah therefore let our naphsoth be bound to Him that is faithful in His promises and that is tzadik in His mishpatim.
2 He that commanded not to lie, much more shall He Himself not lie: for nothing is impossible with YHUH except to lie.
3 Therefore let our emunah in Him be kindled within us and let us understand that all things are near to Him.
4 By a Word of His majesty He compacted the universe; and by a Word He can destroy it.
5 Who shall say to Him, What have you done? Or, who shall resist the might of His strength? When He desires and as He desires, He will do all things; and nothing shall pass away of those things that He has decreed.
6 All things are in His sight and nothing escapes His counsel,
7 Seeing that the shamayim declare the tifereth of YHUH and the firmament proclaims His handiwork. Yom utters Word to yom and lyla proclaims da’at to lyla; and there are neither Words nor speeches, whose voices are not heard.
28 Since therefore all things are seen and heard, let us
fear Him and forsake the abominable lusts of evil works, that we may be shielded by His rachamim from the coming mishpatim.
2 For where can any of us escape from His strong Hand? And what olam will receive any of them that desert His service?
3 For the kadosh Ketuvim say in a certain place Where shall I go and where shall I be hidden from Your face? If I ascend into the shamayim, You are there; if I depart into the farthest parts of the earth, there is Your Right Hand; if I make my bed in the depths, there is Your Ruach.
4 Where then shall one depart, or where shall one flee, from Him that embraces the universe?
29 Let us therefore approach Him in kedoosha of nephesh, lifting up pure and undefiled hands to Him, with ahava towards our gentle and compassionate Abba who made us an elect portion to Himself.
2 For it is written: When YHUH divided the goyim, when He dispersed the sons of Ahdam, He fixed the boundaries of the goyim according to the number of the malachim of YHUH. His people Yaakov became the portion of the Master and Yisrael the measurement of His inheritance.
3 And in another place He says, Behold, HaAdon takes for Himself a nation out of the midst of the goyim, as a man takes the bikkurim of his threshing floor; and the Kadosh HaKedoshim shall come forth from that nation.
30 Seeing then that we are the special portion of a kadosh YHUH, let us do all things that pertain to kedoosha, forsaking evil speech, abominable and impure embraces, drunkenness and tumults and hateful lusts, abominable adultery, hateful pride.
2 For YHUH, He says, resists the proud but gives unmerited chen to the lowly.
3 Let us therefore cleave to those to whom unmerited chen is given from YHUH. Let us clothe ourselves in agreement, being lowly minded and temperate, holding ourselves apart from all back biting and evil speaking, being justified by works also and not just by words.
4 For He says, He that says much shall hear also again. Does the fast talker think he is tzadik?
5 Blessed is the offspring of a woman that lives but a short time. Be not abundant in words.
6 Let our tehilla be with YHUH and not of ourselves: for YHUH hates them that tehilla themselves.
7 Let the testimony to our well doing be given by others, as it was given to our ahvot who were tzadik.
8 Boldness and arrogance and daring are for them that are cursed of YHUH; but forbearance and humility and gentleness are with them that are blessed of YHUH.
31 Let us therefore cleave to His bracha and let us see what are the derachot of bracha. Let us study the records of the things that have happened from Beresheeth.
2 Why was our abba Avraham blessed? Was it not because he worked tzedakah and emet through emunah?
3 Yitzchak with confidence, as knowing the future, was led as a willing sacrifice.
4 Yaakov with humility departed from his land because of his brother and went to Lavan and served; and the twelve tribes of Yisrael were given to him.
32 If any man will consider them one by one in sincerity, he shall understand the magnificence of the gifts that are given by Him.
2 For from Yaakov are all the kohanim and leviim who minister at the altar of YHUH; of him is HaAdon YAHUSHA as concerning the flesh; of him are melechim and rulers and governors in the line of Yahudah; yes and the rest of his tribes are held in no small kavod, seeing that YHUH promised saying, Your zera shall be as the cochavim of the shamayim.
3 They all therefore were esteemed and magnified, not through themselves or their own works or the tzadik doing which they did but through His will.
4 And so we, having been called through His will in Moshiach YAHUSHA, are not justified through ourselves or through our own chochmah or binah or piety or works which we did in kedoosha of lev but through emunah, by which The Almighty YHUH justified all men that have been from Beresheeth; to whom be the tifereth le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein.
33 What then must we do, brethren? Must we idly abstain from doing tov and forsake ahava? May the Master never allow this to befall us at least; but let us hurry with determination and zeal to accomplish every tov work.
2 For The Creator and Master of the universe Himself rejoices in His works.
3 For by His exceeding great might He established the shamayim and by His incomprehensible chochmah He set them in order. And the earth He separated from the mayim that surrounds it and He set it firm on the sure foundation of His own will; and the living creatures which walk upon it, He commanded to exist by His ordinance. Having before created the sea and the living creatures in it, He enclosed it by His own Power.
4 Above all, as the most excellent and exceeding great work of His intelligence, with His kadosh and faultless hands, He formed man in the imprint of His own image.
5 For this says YHUH: Let us make man after our image and after our likeness. And YHUH made man; male and female, made He them.
6 So having finished all these things, He praised them and blessed them and said, Increase and multiply.
7 We have seen that all the tzadikim were adorned in tov works. Yes and HaAdon Himself having adorned Himself with many worlds rejoiced.
8 Seeing then that we have this pattern, let us conform ourselves with all diligence to His will; let us with all our strength work the work of tzedakah.
34 The tov workman receives the lechem of his work with boldness but the slothful and careless dares not look his employer in the face.
2 It is therefore needful that we should be zealous to well doing, for of Him are all things:
3 Since He warns us saying, Behold, HaAdon and His reward is before His face, to recompense each man according to his work.
4 He exhorts us therefore to believe on Him with our whole lev and to be not idle nor careless to every tov work.
5 Let our boast and our confidence be in Him: let us submit ourselves to His will; let us mark the whole hosts of His malachim, how they stand by and minister to His will.
6 For the Katuv says, Ten thousands of ten thousands stood by Him and thousands of thousands ministered to Him: and they cried aloud, Kadosh, kadosh, kadosh is YHUH Tzevaot; all creation is full of His tifereth.
7 Yes and let us ourselves then, being gathered together in agreement with intentness of lev, cry to Him as from one mouth earnestly that we may be made partakers of His great and wonderful promises.
8 For He says, Eye has not seen and ear has not heard and it has not entered into the lev of man what great things He has prepared for them that patiently await Him.
35 How blessed and marvelous are the gifts of YHUH, dearly beloved.
2 Chayim in immortality, splendor in tzedakah, emet in boldness, emunah in confidence, temperance in sanctification. And all these things fall under our apprehension.
3 What then, think on the things He is preparing for them that patiently await Him? The Creator and Abba of the ages, the All Kadosh One Himself knows their number and their tifereth.
4 Let us therefore contend, that we may be found in the number of those that patiently await Him, to the end that we may be partakers of His promised gifts.
5 But how shall this be, dearly beloved? If our mind be fixed through emunah towards YHUH; if we seek out those things which are well pleasing and acceptable to Him; if we accomplish such things as becomes His faultless will and follow the derech of emet, casting off from ourselves all unrighteousness and iniquity, covetousness, strifes, malignities and deceits, whisperings and backbitings, hatred of YHUH, pride and arrogance, vain esteem and inhospitality.
6 For they that do these things are hateful to YHUH; and not only they that do them but they also that consent to them.
7 For YHUH in the Katuv says to the sinner, Why do you declare My ordinances and take My brit upon your lips?
8 Yet You did hate Torah and did cast away My Words behind you. If you saw a thief you did keep company with him and with the adulterers you did set your portion. Your mouth multiplied wickedness and your tongue wove deceit. You sat and spoke against your brother and against the son of your emma you did lay a stumbling block.
9 These things You have done and I kept silence. You thought, unrighteous man, that I should be like you.
10 I will convict you and will set you panayim-el-panayim with yourself.
11 Now understand these things, you that forget YHUH, lest at any time He seize you as a lion and there be none to deliver.
12 The sacrifice of tehilla shall esteem Me and there is the derech in which I will show him the YAHUSHA of YHUH.
36 This is the derech, dearly beloved, in which we found our salvation, even Yahushua Ha Moshiach the Kohen HaGadol of our offerings, the Guardian and Helper of our weakness.
2 Through Him let us look steadfastly to the heights of the shamayim; through Him we behold as in a mirror His faultless and most excellent visage; through Him the eyes of our levavot were opened; through Him our foolish and darkened mind springs up to the Ohr; through Him the Master willed that we should taste of the immortal da’at Who being the brightness of His majesty is so much greater than malachim, as He has inherited a more excellent Name.
3 For so it is written, Who makes His malachim ruachim and His ministers a flame of fire
4 But of His Son the Master said this, You are My Son, I this yom have begotten You. Ask of Me and I will give You the goyim for Your inheritance and the ends of the earth for Your possession.
5 And again He says to Him Sit as My Right Hand, until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.
6 Who then are these enemies? They that are wicked and resist His will.
37 Let us therefore enlist ourselves, brethren, with all earnestness in His faultless ordinances.
2 Let us mark the soldiers that are enlisted under our rulers, how exactly, how readily, how submissively, they execute the orders given them.
3 All are not prefect soldiers, nor rulers of thousands, nor rulers of hundreds, nor rulers of fifties and so forth; but each man in his own rank executes the orders given by the melech and the governors.
4 The great without the small cannot exist, neither the small without the great. There is a certain mixture in all things and in that is much usefulness.
5 Let us take our gooff as an example. The head without the feet is nothing; so likewise the feet without the head are nothing: even the smallest limbs of our gooff are necessary and useful for the whole gooff: but all the members are echad and unite in subjection to each other, that the whole gooff may be saved.
38 So in our case let the whole gooff be saved in Moshiach Yahushua and let each man be subject to his neighbor, according as also he was appointed with his special unmerited chen.
2 Let not the strong neglect the weak; and let the weak respect the strong. Let the rich minister and give aid to the poor; and let the poor give hodu to YHUH because He has given him one through whom his wants may be supplied. Let the wise display his chochmah, not in words but in tov mitzvoth. He that is lowly in mind, let him not bear testimony to himself but leave testimony to be borne to him by his neighbor. He that is pure in the flesh, let him be so and not boast, knowing that it is another person who bestows his rachamim upon him.
3 Let us consider, brethren, of what matter we were made; who and what manner of beings we were, when we came into the olam; from what a sepulcher and what darkness He that molded and created us brought us into His olam, having prepared His benefits before we were ever born.
4 Seeing therefore that we have all these things from Him, we ought in all things to give hodu to Him, to whom be the tifereth le-olam va-ed. Ahmein.
39 Senseless and stupid and foolish and ignorant men jeer and mock at us, desiring that they themselves should be exalted in their imaginations.
2 For what power has a mortal? Or, what strength has a child of the earth?
3 For it is written; There was no form before my eyes; only I heard a breath and a voice.
4 What then? Shall a mortal be clean in the sight of HaAdon; or shall a man be without blame for his works? Seeing that He is distrustful against His avadim and notes some perversity against His malachim.
5 No, the lower shamayim are not clean in His sight. Away then, you that dwell in houses of clay, even of the same clay that we ourselves are made. He smote them like a moth and from boker to evening they are no more. Because they could not help themselves, they perished.
6 He breathed on them and they died because they had no chochmah.
7 But call you, if perhaps one shall obey you, or if you shall see one of the kadosh malachim. For wrath kills the foolish man and envy slays him that has gone astray.
8 And I have seen fools throwing out roots, but immediately their habitation was eaten up.
9 Far be their sons from safety. May they be mocked at the gates of inferiors and there shall be none to deliver them. For the things which are prepared for them, the tzadik shall eat; but they themselves shall not be delivered from evils.
40 Forasmuch then as these things are manifest beforehand and we have searched into the depths of the Divine da’at, we ought to do all things in order, as many as the Master has commanded us to perform at their appointed moadem.
2 Now the offerings and ministrations He commanded to be performed with care and not to be done rashly or in disorder but at fixed times and moadem.
3 And where and by whom He would have them performed, He Himself fixed by His supreme will: that all things being done with piety according to His tov pleasure might be acceptable to His will.
4 They therefore that make their offerings at the appointed moadem are acceptable and blessed: for while they follow the institutions of the Master they cannot go wrong.
5 For to the Kohen HaGadol his proper services have been assigned and to the kohanim their proper office is appointed and upon the levim their proper ministrations are laid. The layman is bound by the layman's ordinances.
41 Let each of you, brethren, in his own order give hodu to YHUH, maintaining a tov conscience and not transgressing the appointed rules of his service but acting in order.
2 Not in every place, brethren, are the continual daily sacrifices offered, or the freewill offerings, or the sin offerings and the trespass offerings but in Yahrushalayim alone. And even there, the offering is not made in every place but before the sanctuary in the court of the altar; and this too through the Kohen HaGadol and the appointed ministers, after that the victim to be offered has been inspected for blemishes.
3 They therefore who do anything contrary to the seemly ordinance of His will receive death as the penalty.
4 You see, brethren, in proportion as greater da’at has been entrusted to us, so much the more are we exposed to danger.
42 The shlichim received the Besorah for us from HaAdon Yahushua Ha Moshiach; Yahushua Ha Moshiach was sent forth from YHUH.
2 So then Moshiach is from YHUH and the shlichim are from Moshiach. Both therefore came of the will of YHUH in the appointed order.
3 Having therefore received a charge and having been fully assured through the resurrection of our Adon Yahushua Ha Moshiach and confirmed in the Word of YHUH with full assurance of The Ruach Ha Kodesh, they went forth with the Besorah that the malchut of YHUH should come.
4 So preaching everywhere in country and town, they appointed their bikkurim, when they had proved them by The Ruach, to be overseers and zechanim to them that should believe.
5 And this they did in no new fashion; for indeed it had been written concerning overseers and zechanim from very ancient times; for this says the Katuv in a certain place, I will appoint their overseers in tzedakah and their zechanim in emunah.
43 And what marvel is it, if they which were entrusted in Moshiach, with such a work by YHUH, appointed such zechanim and leaders? Seeing that even the blessed Moshe who was a faithful eved in all His bayit, recorded for an ot in the kadosh scrolls, all things that were required of him. And him also the rest of the neviim followed, bearing witness with him to the Torot that were ordained by him.
2 For he, when jealousy arose concerning the kohanut and there was dissension among the tribes, which of them was adorned with the wonderful Name, commanded the twelve chiefs of the tribes to bring to him rods inscribed with the name of each tribe. And he took them and tied them and sealed them with the signet rings of the chiefs of the tribes and put them away in the sukkah of the testimony on the shulchan of YHUH.
3 And having shut the sukkah he sealed the keys and likewise also the doors.
4 And he said to them, Brethren, the tribe whose rod shall bud, this has YHUH chosen to be kohanim and ministers to Him.
5 Now when boker came, he called together all Yisrael, even the six hundred thousand men and showed the seals to the chiefs of the tribes and opened the sukkah of the testimony and drew forth the rods. And the rod of Aharon was found not only with buds but also bearing fruit.
6 What think you, dearly beloved? Did not Moshe know beforehand that this would come to pass? Assuredly he knew it. But that disorder might not arise in Yisrael, he did this, to the end that The Name of the emet and only YHUH, might be esteemed: to whom be the tifereth le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein.
44 And our shlichim knew through our Adon Yahushua Ha Moshiach that there would be strife over the name of the overseer's office.
2 For this cause therefore, having received complete foreknowledge, they appointed the previously mentioned persons and afterwards they provided an apostolic continuance, that if these should fall asleep, other approved men should succeed to their ministration. Those therefore who were appointed by them, or afterward by other men of repute with the consent of the whole kehilla and have ministered blameless to the flock of Moshiach in lowliness of mind, peacefully and with all modesty and for long time have borne a tov report with all these men we consider to be unjustly thrust out from their ministration.
3 For it will be no ohr sin for us, if we thrust out those who have offered the gifts of the overseer's office blameless and set apart.
4 Blessed are those zechanim who have gone before, seeing that their departure was fruitful and ripe: for they have no fear lest anyone should remove them from their appointed place.
5 For we see that you have displaced certain persons, though they were living honorably, from the ministration which had been respected by them blamelessly.
45 Be you excited, brethren and zealous about the things that pertain to Yahushua.
2 You have searched the Keetvay HaKadosh, which are emet, which were given through the Kadosh Ruach;
3 And you know that nothing unrighteous or counterfeit is written in them. You will not find that tzadik persons have been thrust out by kadosh men.
4 Tzadik men were persecuted but it was by The Torahless; they were imprisoned but it was by the non set apart ones. They were stoned by transgressors: they were slain by those who had conceived a detestable and unrighteous jealousy.
5 Suffering these things, they endured nobly.
6 For what must we say, brethren? Was Daniyel cast into the lions' den by them that feared YHUH?
7 Or, were Ananyah and Azaryah and Mishael shut up in the furnace of fire by them that professed the excellent and wonderful worship of YHUH? Far be this from our thoughts. Who then were they that did these things? Abominable men and full of all wickedness were stirred up to such a pitch of wrath, as to bring cruel suffering upon them that served YHUH in a kadosh and blameless purpose, not knowing that YHUH is the champion and protector of them that in a pure conscience serve His excellent Name: to whom be the tifereth le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein.
46 But they that endured patiently in confidence inherited tifereth and kavod; they were exalted and had their names recorded by YHUH in their memorial le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein.
2 To such examples as these therefore, brethren, we also ought to cleave. For it is written; Cleave to the kidushim, for they that cleave to them shall be sanctified.
3 And again He says in another place; With the guiltless man you shall be guiltless and with the elect you shall be elect and with the crooked you shall deal crookedly.
4 Let us therefore cleave to the guiltless and tzadik: and these are the elect of YHUH.
5 Why is there strife and wrath and factions and divisions and war among you?
6 Have we not one YHUH and one Moshiach and one Ruach of unmerited chen that was shed upon us?
7 And is there not one calling in Moshiach?
8 Why do we tear and rend asunder the members of Moshiach and stir up factions against our own gooff and reach such a pitch of folly, as to forget that we are members one of another?
9 Remember the Words of Yahushua our Adon: for He said, Woe to that man; it were tov for him if he had not been born, rather than that he should offend one of My elect. It were better for him that a millstone were hung upon him and be cast into the sea, than that he should pervert one of My elect.
9 Your division has perverted many; it has brought many to despair, many to doubting and all of us to sorrow. And your sedition still continues.
47 Take up the epistle of the blessed Sholiach Shaul.
2 What wrote he first to you in the beginning of the Besorah?
3 Of an emet he charged you in The Ruach concerning himself and Kefa and Apollos because that even then you had made parties.
4 Yet that making of parties brought less sin upon you; for you were partisans of shlichim that were highly reputed and of a man approved in their sight.
5 But now mark those, that have perverted you and diminished the tifereth of your renowned ahava for the brotherhood.
6 It is shameful, dearly beloved, yes, utterly shameful and unworthy of your conduct in Moshiach, that it should be reported that the very steadfast and ancient kehilla of the Corintyahim, for the sake of one or two persons, makes sedition against its own leaders.
7 And this report has reached not only us but them also which differ from us, so that you even heap blasphemies on The Name of the Master by reason of your folly and moreover create peril for yourselves.
48 Let us therefore root this out quickly and let us fall down before the Master and entreat Him with tears, that He may show Himself full of rachamim and be reconciled to us and may restore us to the orderly and pure conduct which belongs to our ahava of the brethren.
2 For this is a gate of tzedakah opened to chayim, as it is written; Open me the gates of tzedakah, that I may enter in thereby and preach HaAdon.
3 This is the gate of HaAdon; the tzadik shall enter in thereby.
4 Seeing then that many gates are opened, this is that gate which is in tzedakah, even that which is in Moshiach, by which all are blessed that have entered in and direct their derech in kedoosha and tzedakah, performing all things without confusion.
5 Let a man be faithful, let him be able to expound a deep saying, let him be wise in the discernment of words, let him be fervent in deeds, let him be pure;
6 For so much the more ought he to be lowly in mind, in proportion as he seems to be the greater; and he ought to seek the common advantage of all and not his own.
49 Let him that has ahava in Moshiach fulfill the mitzvoth of Moshiach.
2 Who can declare the bond of the ahava of YHUH?
3 Who is sufficient to tell the majesty of its tifereth?
4 The height, where to ahava exalts, is unspeakable.
5 Love joins us to YHUH; ahava covers a multitude of sins; ahava endures all things, is longsuffering in all things. There is nothing coarse, nothing arrogant in ahava. Ahava has no divisions, ahava makes no seditions, ahava does all things in agreement. In ahava were all the elect of YHUH made perfect; without ahava nothing is well pleasing to YHUH:
6 In ahava the Master took us to Himself; for the ahava which He had toward us, Yahushua Ha Moshiach our Adon has given His dahm for us by the will of YHUH and His flesh for our flesh and His chayim for our lives.
50 You see, dearly beloved, how great and marvelous a thing is ahava and there is no declaring its perfection.
2 Who is sufficient to be found in it, save those to whom YHUH shall trust it? Let us therefore seek and ask of His rachamim, that we may be found blameless in ahava, standing apart from the factions of men. All the generations from Ahdam to this yom have passed away: but they that by YHUH’s unmerited chen were perfected in ahava dwell in the abode of the pious; and they shall be made manifest in the visitation of the Malchut of YHUH.
3 For it is written; Enter into the closet for a very little while until My anger and My wrath shall pass away and I will remember a tov yom and will raise you from your tombs.
4 Blessed are we, dearly beloved, if we should be doing the mitzvoth of YHUH in the unity of ahava, to the end that our sins may through ahava be forgiven us.
5 For it is written; Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom HaAdon shall impute no sin, neither is guile in his mouth.
6 This declaration of this blessedness was pronounced upon them that have been elected by YHUH through Yahushua Ha Moshiach our Adon, to whom be the tifereth le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein.
51 For all our transgressions which we have committed through any of the wiles of the adversary, let us ask that we may obtain forgiveness. Yes and they also, who set themselves up as leaders of factions and divisions, ought to look to the common ground of tikvah.
2 For such as walk in fear and ahava desire that they themselves should fall into suffering rather than their neighbors; and they pronounce condemnation against themselves rather than against the harmony which has been handed down to us nobly and righteously.
3 For it is tov for a man to make confession of his trespasses rather than to harden his lev, as the levavot of those were hardened who made sedition against Moshe the eved of YHUH; whose condemnation was clearly manifest,
4 For they went down to Sheol alive and death shall be their shepherd.
5 Pharaoh and his host and all the rulers of Mitzrayim, their chariots and their horsemen, were overwhelmed in the depths of the Red Sea and perished for none other reason but because their foolish levavot were hardened after that the signs and the wonders had been done in the land of Mitzrayim by the hand of Moshe the eved of YHUH.
52 The Master, brethren, has need of nothing at all. He desires not anything of any man, except to confess to Him.
2 For the elect Dawid says; I will confess to HaAdon and it shall please Him more than a young calf that grows horns and hoofs. Let the poor see it and rejoice.
3 And again He says; Sacrifice to YHUH a sacrifice of tehilla and pay your vows to YHUH: and call upon Me in the yom of your affliction and I will deliver you and you shall esteem Me.
4 For a sacrifice to YHUH is a broken ruach.
53 For you know and know well, the kadosh Keetvay HaKadosh, dearly beloved and you have searched into the Words of YHUH. We write these things therefore to put you in remembrance.
2 When Moshe went up into the har and had spent forty yamim and forty laylot in fasting and humiliation,YHUH said to him; Moshe, Moshe, come down, quickly here, for My people whom you lead forth from the land of Mitzrayim have worked iniquity: they have transgressed quickly out of the derech which you did command to them: they have made for themselves molten images.
3 And HaAdon said to him; I have spoken to you once and twice, saying, I have seen this people and behold it is stiff-necked. Let Me destroy them utterly and I will blot out their name from under the shamayim and I will make of you a nation great and wonderful and numerous more than this.
4 And Moshe said; No, not so, Adon, Forgive this people their sin, or blot me also out of the Sefer HaChayim.
5 O mighty ahava. O unsurpassable perfection. The eved is bold with his Master; he asks forgiveness for the multitude, or he demands that himself also be blotted out with them.
54 Who therefore is noble among you? Who is compassionate? Who is filled with ahava?
2 Let him say; If by reason of me there be factions and strife and divisions, I retire, I depart, wherever you will and I do that which is ordered by the people: only let the flock of Moshiach be at shalom with its duly appointed overseers.
3 He that shall have done this, shall win for himself great renown in Moshiach and every place will receive him: for the earth is HaAdon's and the fullness of it.
4 This have they done and will do, that live as citizens of that malchut of YHUH which brings no regrets.
55 But, to bring forward examples of the goyim also; many melechim and rulers, when some season of pestilence pressed upon them, being taught by Words have delivered themselves over to death, that they might rescue their fellow citizens through their own dahm. Many have retired from their own cities, that they might have no more seditions.
2 We know that many among ourselves have delivered themselves to bondage, that they might ransom others. Many have sold themselves to avdooth and receiving the price paid for themselves have fed others.
3 Many women being strengthened through the unmerited chen of YHUH have performed many manly deeds.
4 The blessed Yahudite, when the city was beleaguered, asked of the zechanim that she might be allowed to go forth into the camp of the aliens.
5 So she exposed herself to peril and went forth for ahava of her country and of her people which were beleaguered; and HaAdon delivered Holophernes into the hands of a woman.
6 To no less peril did Hadassah also, who was perfect in emunah, expose herself, that she might deliver the twelve tribes of Yisrael, when they were at the point to perish. For through her fasting and her humiliation she entreated the all seeing Master,YHUH of the ages; and He, seeing the humility of her nephesh, delivered the people for whose sake she encountered the peril.
56 Therefore let us also make intercession for them that are in any transgression, that forbearance and humility may be given them, to the end that they may yield not to us but to the will of YHUH. For so shall the compassionate remembrance of them with YHUH and the kidushim be fruitful to them and perfect.
2 Let us accept chastisement, by which no man ought to be vexed, dearly beloved. The admonition which we give one to another is tov and exceedingly useful; for it joins us to the will of YHUH.
3 For this says the kadosh Word; HaAdon has indeed chastened me and has not delivered me over to death.
4 For whom HaAdon loves He chastens and scourges every son whom He receives.
5 For of the tzadik, it is said, He shall chasten me in rachamim and shall reprove me but let not the rachamim of sinners anoint my head.
6 And again He says; Blessed is the man whom HaAdon has reproved and refuse not the admonition of The Almighty. For He causes pain and He restores again:
7 He has smitten and His Hands have healed.
8 Six times shall He rescue you from afflictions and at the seventh no evil shall touch you.
9 In famine he shall deliver you from death and in war He shall release you from the arm of the sword.
10 And from the scourge of the tongue, He shall hide you and you shall not be afraid when evils approach.
11 You shall laugh at the unrighteous and wicked and of the wild beasts you shall not be afraid.
12 For wild beasts shall be at shalom with you.
13 Then shall you know that your bayit shall be at shalom: and the abode of your sukkah shall not go wrong,
14 And you shall know that your zera are many and your children are as plenteous, as the herbs of the field.
15 And you shall come to the grave as ripe grain reaped in due season, or as the heap of the threshing floor gathered together at the right time.
16 You see, dearly beloved, how great protection there is for them that are chastened by the Master: for being a kind Abba, He chastens us with the goal being that we may obtain rachamim through His kadosh chastisement.
57 You therefore that laid the foundation of the sedition, submit yourselves to the zechanim and receive chastisement to teshuvah, bending the knees of your lev.
2 Learn to submit yourselves, laying aside the arrogant and proud stubbornness of your tongue. For it is better for you to be found little in the flock of Moshiach and to have your name on YHUH’s roll, than to be had in exceeding kavod and yet be cast out from the tikvah of Him.
3 For this says the All Virtuous Cochmah; Behold I will pour out for you a saying of My Ruach and I will teach you My Word.
4 Because I called and you obeyed not and I held out Words and you heeded not but made My councils of none effect and were disobedient to My reproofs; therefore I also will laugh at your destruction and will rejoice over you when ruin comes upon you and when confusion overtakes you suddenly and your overthrow is at hand like a whirlwind,
5 Or, when you call upon Me, yet will I not hear you. Evil men shall seek Me and not find Me: for they hated chochmah and chose not the fear of HaAdon, neither would they give head to My councils but mocked at My reproofs.
6 Therefore they shall eat the fruits of their own halachot and shall be filled with their own unrighteous.
7 For because they wronged spiritual babies, they shall be slain and inquisition shall destroy the unrighteous. But he that hears Me shall dwell safely trusting in tikvah and shall be quiet from all fear of all evil.
58 Let us therefore be obedient to His most kadosh and wonderful Name, thereby escaping the threats which were spoken of old by the mouth of chochmah against them which disobey, that we may dwell safely, trusting in the most kadosh Name of His majesty.
2 Receive our counsel and you shall have no occasion of regret. For as YHUH lives and HaAdon YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach lives, and The Ruach HaKadosh, who are the emunah and the tikvah of the elect, so surely shall he, who with lowliness of mind and instant in gentleness has without remorse performed the ordinances and mitzvoth that are given by YHUH, be enrolled and have a name among the number of them that are saved through YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, through whom is the tifereth to Him le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein.
59 But if certain persons should be disobedient to the Words spoken by Him through us, let them understand that they will entangle themselves in no small derech, with transgression and danger;
2 But we shall be guiltless of this sin. And we will ask, with fervency of tefillah and supplication, that The Creator of the universe may guard intact to the end the number that has been numbered of His elect throughout the whole olam, through His beloved Son YAHUSHA Moshiach, through whom He called us from darkness to ohr, from ignorance to the full da’at of the tifereth of His Name.
3 Grant to us, Adon, that we may set our tikvah on Your Name which is the primal source of all creation and open the eyes of our levavot, that we may know You, who alone abides in the highest, in the kadosh shamayim; who lays low the insolence of the proud, who sets the lowly on high and brings the lofty low; who makes rich and makes poor; who kills and makes alive; who alone are the Benefactor of ruachim and YHUH of all flesh; who looks into the abysses, who scans the works of man; The Helper of them that are in peril, The Savior of them that are in despair; The Creator and Overseer of every ruach; who multiplies the goyim upon earth and have chosen out from all men those that have ahava for You through YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, Your beloved Son, through whom You did instruct us, did sanctify us, did esteem us.
4 We beseech You, Adon and Master, to be our help. Save those among us who are in tribulation; have rachamim on the lowly; lift up the fallen; show Yourself to the needy; heal the unjust; convert the wanderers of Your people; feed the hungry; release our prisoners; raise up the weak; comfort the fainthearted. Let all the goyim know that You are YHUH alone and YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach is Your Son and we are Your people and the sheep of Your pasture.
60 You through Your works did make manifest the everlasting fabric of the olam. You, Adon, did create the earth. You that are faithful throughout all generations, tzadik in Your mishpatim, marvelous in strength and excellence, You that are wise in creating and prudent in establishing that which You have made, that are tov in the things which are seen and faithful with them that trust on You, pitiful and compassionate, forgive us our iniquities and our unrighteousness and our transgressions and shortcomings.
2 Lay not to our account every sin of Your avadim and Your handmaids but cleanse us with the cleansing of Your emet and guide our steps to walk in kedoosha and tzedakah and singleness of lev and to do such things as are tov and well pleasing in Your sight and in the sight of our overseers.
3 Yes, Adon, make Your face to shine upon us in shalom for our tov, that we may be sheltered by Your Mighty Hand and delivered from every sin by Your uplifted Arm. And deliver us from them that hate us wrongfully.
4 Give unity and shalom to us and to all that dwell on the earth, as You gave to our ahvot, when they called on You in emunah and emet with kedoosha, [that we may be saved,] while we render obedience to Your Almighty and most excellent Name and to our rulers and governors upon the earth.
61 You, Adon and Master, have given them the power of sovereignty through Your excellent and unspeakable might, that we knowing the tifereth and kavod which You have given them may submit ourselves to them, in nothing resisting Your will. Grant to them therefore, O Adon, health shalom, unity, stability, that they may administer the government which You have given them without failure.
2 For You, O Heavenly Master, Melech of the ages, gives to the sons of men tifereth and kavod and power over all things that are upon the earth. Adon, you direct their counsel, according to that which is tov and well pleasing in Your sight, so they administer in shalom and gentleness, with Shabbat guarding piety, the Power which You have given them, so that they may obtain Your chen.
3 O You, who alone are able to do these things and things far more exceedingly tov than these for us, we tehilla You through the Kohen HaGadol and Guardian of our naphsoth,Yahushua Ha Moshiach, through whom be the tifereth and the majesty to You both now and for all generations le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein.
62 As touching those things which befit our emunah and are most useful for a virtuous chayim, to such as would guide our steps in kedoosha and tzedakah, we have written fully to you brethren.
2 For concerning emunah and teshuvah and genuine ahava and temperance and sobriety and patience we have handled every argument, putting you in remembrance, that you ought to please Almighty YHUH in tzedakah and emet and long suffering with kedoosha, laying aside malice and pursuing unity in ahava and shalom, being instant in displaying gentleness; even as our ahvot, of whom we spoke of before, pleased Him, being humble minded toward their Abba and YHUH their Creator and towards all men.
3 And we have put you in mind of these things the more gladly, since we knew well that we were writing to men who are faithful and highly accountable and have diligently searched into the Words of the teachings of YHUH.
63 Therefore it is right for us to give heed to so great and so many examples and to submit the neck and occupying the place of obedience to take our side with them that are the leaders of our naphsoth, that ceasing from this foolish dissension we may attain to the goal which lies before us in truthfulness, keeping far from every fault.
2 For you will give us great simcha and gilah, if you render obedience to the things written by us through The Ruach HaKadosh, and root out the unrighteous anger of your jealousy, according to the entreaty which we have made for shalom and agreement in this letter.
3 And we have also sent faithful and prudent men that have walked among us from youth to old age blameless, who shall also be witnesses between you and us.
4 And this we have done that you might know that we have had and still have, every trust in you, that you should be speedily at shalom.
64 Finally may the all seeing YHUH and Master of all ruachim and HaAdon of all flesh, who chose HaAdon YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach and us through Him for a peculiar people, grant to every nephesh that is called after His excellent and kadosh Name, emunah, the fear of YHUH, shalom, patience, longsuffering, temperance, chastity and soberness, that they may be well pleasing to His Name, through our Kohen HaGadol and Guardian YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, through whom, to Him, be tifereth and majesty, might and kavod, both now and le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein.
65 Now send back speedily to us our messengers Claudius Ephebus and Valerius Bito, together with Fortunatus also, in shalom and with simcha, to the end that they may the more quickly report the shalom and agreement which is made tefillah for and earnestly desired by us, that we also may the more speedily rejoice over your tov order.
2 The unmerited chen of our Adon YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach be with you and with all men in all places, who have been called by YHUH and through Him be tifereth and kavod, Power and greatness and eternal dominion, from the ages past and le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein. X
INTRODUCTION Typical Pauline styled opening.
CLEMENT 1:3 Torah obedience.
CLEMENT 2:8 Jeremiah 31: 31-34.
CLEMENT 3:4 Torah.
CLEMENT 5:6 Not The Holy of Holies As Some Teach.
CLEMENT 16:12 Speaking of resurrection, matching the DSS in contrast to the Masoretic text.
CLEMENT 29:2 Confirms the reading in the DSS.
CLEMENT 29:3 Confirming that the gospel is to reform the Commonwealth of Israel, not build a gentile church.
CLEMENT 34:8 Quoting Sholiach Shaul’s epistle to Corinth as Scripture.
CLEMENT 37:1 Torah Obedience.
CLEMENT 37:5 Pauline doctrine.
CLEMENT 39:8 Only fools despise their Hebraic and Yisraelite roots.
CLEMENT 40:1 A reference to the feasts.
CLEMENT 40:2 Moadem or feasts. Clement admonished feast keeping, as he learned directly from Paul another Torah keeper.
CLEMENT 42:1 Clement confirms Messiah’s heavenly origin and existence before birth.
CLEMENT 44:1 Fighting over titles was already a first century problem.
CLEMENT 46:9 A historical quote from Messiah outside of the gospels.
CLEMENT 47:6 Not much has changed. Human nature remains the same and believers esteem the worldly partisan leaders, way before they will esteem the apostles and spiritual leaders that have been assigned by heaven to them. They remain blind to the commands to be submitted to divine government. Repent people of YAH.
CLEMENT 49:5 Another clear reference to First Corinthians as Scripture.
CLEMENT 50:2 Clement, like Paul, believed the saved were in heaven and not sleeping.
CLEMENT 50:4 Torah keeping is incumbent on all believers.
CLEMENT 52:1 A common problem even in the 1st and 2nd century. Leaders who were not called but sent themselves. Just like in modern times.
CLEMENT 58:2 “As YAH lives” the biblical and correct way to take vows, as affirmed by Messiah and apparently practiced by Paul and his disciple Clement.
CLEMENT 58:2Sounds an awful lot like Revelation 14:12, the outline of a true disciple.
CLEMENT 59:3Knowing Yah’s Name was also a key for the early Nazarenes.
CLEMENT 59:4All references to scattered and bound Israel.
CLEMENT 62:2Israel’s patriarchs.
CLEMENT 63:2A claim for the inspiration of the Epistle of Clement by Clement himself.