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First Thessalonians-Tesloniqyah Alef
To The Believing Remnant Of Yisrael
1 Shaul and Sila and Timtheous, to the Yisraelite kehilla of Tesloniqyah which is in Abba
YHUH and in the Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach: unmerited chen be to you and shalom, from YHUH our Abba and The Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach.
2 We give hodu to YHUH always for you all, making mention of you in our tefillot;
3 Remembering without ceasing your mitzvoth in the emunah and labor of ahava and patience of tikvah in our Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, in the sight of YHUH our Abba;
4 Knowing, beloved Yisraelite brothers, your choosing by YHUH.
5 For our Besorah came not to you in Spoken Word only, but also in Power and in The Ruach
Hakodesh, and in much assurance; as you know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
6 And you became followers of us and of The Master, having received The Word in much tribulation, with the simcha of The Ruach Hakodesh:
7 So that you were examples to all that believe in Makedonia and Achayah.
8 For from you sounded forth The Word of The Master not only in Makedonia and Achayah, but also in every place, so that your emunah towards YHUH is spread abroad; so that we do not need to speak anything more about you.
9 For they themselves relate to us what manner of entry we first had with you and how you made teshuvah towards YHUH from idols to serve the living and emet Ahloha;
10 And to wait for His Son from the shamayim, whom He raised from the dead, even YAHUSHA, who delivers us from the wrath to come.
2 For you yourselves, Yisraelite brothers, know our entrance in and among you, that it was not a waste of time:
2 But even after we had suffered and were shamefully treated before, as you know, at Philippi, we were bold in our Ahloha to speak to you The Besorah of YHUH in much struggle.
3 For our appeal was not by deceit, nor by uncleanness, nor by guile:
4 But as we were allowed by YHUH to be put in trust with The Besorah, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but YHUH, who tries our levavot.
5 For neither at any time did we use flattering words to make you believe, as you know, nor under a secret desire based upon greed;YHUH is my witness:
6 We sought not support, either from you, or from others, when we could have been burdensome to you, as the shlichim of Moshiach.
7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nursing eema nurses her children:
8 So having this affectionate desire towards you, we were willing to have imparted to y ou, not The Besorah of YHUH only, but also our own beings because you were dear to us.
9 For you remember, Yisraelite brothers, our labor and toil: for laboring lyla and yom when with you because we would not be burdensome to any of you, we proclaimed to you The Besorah of Ahloha.
10 You are witnesses, along with YHUH also, how kadosh and justly and without blame we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
11 As you know how we exhorted and comforted and oversaw each one of you, as an abba does with his children,
12 That you would have your halacha worthy of YHUH, who has called you to His malchut and tifereth.
13 For this cause also we give hodu to YHUH without ceasing because, when you received The Word of YHUH which you heard from us, you received it not as The Word of men, but as it is in emet, The Word of YHUH, that also works in you that believe.
14 For you, Yisraelite brothers, became followers of the kehellot of YHUH which in Yahudah are in Moshiach YAHUSHA: For you also have suffered similar things from your own countrymen, even as they have from the unbelieving Yahudim in the land of Yahudah:
15 Who both killed The Master YAHUSHA, and their own neviim and have persecuted us; and they please not Ahloha and are against all men:
16 Forbidding us to speak to the goyim so that they might be saved, to fill up their sins all the way: for His wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.
17 But we, Yisraelite brothers, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in lev, tried even more earnestly to see your face with great desire.
18 Therefore we would have come to you, even I Shaul, again; but s.a.tan hindered us.
19 For what is our tikvah, or simcha, or keter of gilah? All of you are; now and even then in the presence of our Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach at His coming.
20 For you are our tifereth and simcha.
3 So when we could no longer stand it, we thought it tov to be left alone at Athens;
2 And sent Timtheous, our Yisraelite brother and eved of YHUH and our fellow-laborer in The Besorah of Moshiach, to establish you and to encourage you concerning your emunah:
3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this.
4 For truly, when we were with you, we told you before that we would suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, as you know.
5 For this cause, when I could no longer stand it, I sent to know about your emunah, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you and our labor among you be in vain.
6 But now when Timtheous came from you back to us and brought us the tov update of your emunah and ahava and that you have tov memories of us all the time, desiring greatly to see us again, as we also to see you again:
7 Therefore, Yisraelite brothers, we were comforted over you in all our tribulation and distress by your emunah:
8 For now we live, if you stand fast in The Master.
9 For what hodu can we render to YHUH again for you, for all the simcha in which we rejoiced for your sakes before our Ahloha;
10 In maariv and shacrit with many tefillot, so that we might see your face and might complete that which is lacking in your emunah?
11 Now YHUH Himself our Abba and our Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, direct our derech back to you.
12 And YHUH make you increase and abound in ahava one toward another and towards kol Yisrael, even as we do to you:
13 To establish your levavot blameless in set apartness before YHUH, our Abba, at the coming of our Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach with all His Yisraelite kidushim.
4 Furthermore we beg you, Yisraelite brothers and exhort you by The Master YAHUSHA, that as you have received from us how you ought to have your halacha in pleasing YHUH, so you should excel more and more.
2 For you know what commands we gave you by The Master YAHUSHA.
3 For this is the will of YHUH, even your set apartness that you should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his own gooff as a vessel in set apartness and kavod;
5 Not in the lust of passions, even as the goyim who know not YHUH:
6 That no man take advantage, or defraud his brother in Yisrael in any matter: because YHUH is the revenger of all such behavior, as we also have warned you and testified.
7 For YHUH has not called us to unclean behavior, but to set apartness.
8 Therefore he that despises another Yisraelite, despises not man, but YHUH Himself, who has also given us His Ruach Hakodesh.
9 But as touching brotherly ahava you need not that I write to you again: for your innermost beings are taught by YHUH to love one another.
10 And indeed you do love all the Yisraelite brothers who are in all of Makedonia: but we beg you, Yisraelite brothers that you increase in this even more;
11 And that you study to be quiet and to do your own business and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
12 That you may have your halacha honestly towards them that are outside the emunah and that you may lack nothing.
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, Yisraelite brothers, concerning those who are dead, that you sorrow not, even as unbelievers who have no tikvah.
14 For if we believe that YAHUSHA died and rose again, even them also who have died believing in YAHUSHA will Ahloha bring with Him.
15 For this we say to you by The Word of YHUH, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of The Master shall not be resurrected before those who are already dead in the emunah.
16 For The Master Himself shall descend from the shamayim with a shout, with the voice of the chief heavenly malach, and with His shofar and with the tekiyah-ge-dolah of YHUH: and the dead in Moshiach shall rise first:
17 Then we who are alive and remain at His return shall be caught up together with them onto the clouds, to meet The Master in the air: and so shall we ever be with The Master.
18 So then comfort one another with these Words.
5 But of the times and the moadem, Yisraelite brothers, you have no need that I write to you.
2 For you know perfectly that the Yom of YHUH comes as a thief in the lyla.
3 For when they shall say, Shalom-ve betachon; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a woman in labor; and they shall not escape.
4 But you, Yisraelite brothers, are not in darkness, that the yom should overtake you as a thief.
5 You are all the children of Ohr and the children of the Yom: we are not of the lyla, or of the darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep, sleep in the lyla; and they that get drunk, get drunk in the lyla.
8 But let us, who are of the Yom, be sober, putting on the breastplate of emunah and ahava; and as a helmet, the tikvah of chayim.
9 For YHUH has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain deliverance by our Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we are awake, or dead, we should live together with Him.
11 Therefore comfort yourselves together and edify one another, even as also you already do.
12 And we ask you, Yisraelite brothers, to know them who labor among you and are over you in YHUH and who admonish you;
13 And to esteem them very highly in ahava for their work’s sake. And be at shalom among yourselves.
14 Now we exhort you, Yisraelite brothers, correct them that are unruly, comfort those who lack courage, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
15 See that none repay evil for evil to any man; but always follow that which is tov, both among yourselves and to all men.
16 Gilah always.
17 Make tefillah without ceasing.
18 In all things give hodu: for this is the will of YHUH in Moshiach YAHUSHA for you.
19 Quench not The Ruach Hakodesh.
20 Do not reject prophecies.
21 Test them all; hold fast to what is tov.
22 Abstain from all forms of evil.
23 And may the very Ahloha of shalom separate you completely; so that your whole ruach, nephesh and gooff be preserved without blemish, until the coming of our Master YAHUSHA ha Moshiach.
24 Faithful is He that called you, who also will shomer all of His Word.
25 Yisraelite brothers, offer many tefillot for us.
26 Greet all the Yisraelite brothers with a kadosh kiss.
27 I charge you by The Master that this letter is read to all the kadosh Yisraelite brothers.
28 The unmerited chen of our Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach be with you. Ahmein. X
1ˢͭ 1:1 Aramaic pronunciation.
1ˢͭ 1:5 Everywhere the Good News is shared, miracles of changed lives and changed thinking occur.
1ˢͭ 1:7 See notes on First Timothy 1:3.
1ˢͭ 1:10 The Lake of Fire and divine protection during the soon-coming Great Tribulation.
1ˢͭ 2:3 Uncleanness as defined by the Torah alone.
1ˢͭ 2:14 Non-believing Jews were persecuting believing Jews in the province of Judah, as were the Thessalonian unbelievers, who were persecuting Thessalonian believers. Both houses were being persecuted for being the believing Torah keeping remnant of Israel, by non-believing Yisraelites.
1ˢͭ 2:15 Not literally killed, but Paul speaks specifically of those leaders who were involved in the conspiracy according to Psalm 2 and Acts 2:23. The charge here is directed at the unbelieving Jewish leaders, not the nation, since many Jews followed Him and without them there would not be a Renewed Covenant, or a Savior.
1ˢͭ 2:16 Efrayim-Israel in this latter-day context.
1ˢͭ 2:16 In addition to conspiring against Messiah, some Jews (not those like Shaul himself) who did not believe (not all Jews) also tried to stop Efrayim from returning home as seen in Galatians. They caused confusion and corruption to enter into both houses of Israel, fighting against her promised restoration by Messiah.
1ˢͭ 2:16 It is their Torah breaking behaviors, not their ethnicity, that is the problem.
1ˢͭ 3:3 The Great Tribulation.
1ˢͭ 4:5 Nothing can be clearer. Gentiles are pagans and don’t know YAH. Non-Jewish believers are Yisraelites who do know YAH.
1ˢͭ 4:14 At the ingathering of Israel.
1ˢͭ 4:16 Gabriel.
1ˢͭ 4:17 Strong’s Greek #109 meaning “air,” or lower denser air around the earth, not heaven itself. The clouds belong to the earth’s atmosphere, not the heavens. This is the first and blessed resurrection, held in two brief stages as Messiah returns just prior to the 1,000-year reign. This concept is simple, when we allow YAH to renew our minds. Messiah makes things as plain as He can in John 17:15, where He prays that believers are not removed from the earth, thus eliminating any chance of an alleged rapture.
1ˢͭ 4:17 He meets us to change us in the air, since the earth is under a curse. Then after rising to be changed, we return with Him to reign.
1ˢͭ 5:2 For unbelievers.
1ˢͭ 5:3 “Peace and security,” as in today’s Middle East peace processes.
1ˢͭ 5:3 In Hebraic thought, this is called the birth pains of The Messiah, or shivlai ha Messiah that precede His anticipated arrival. The woman in labor is Israel, as seen in this letter to an Efraimite congregation.
1ˢͭ 5:4 No such thing as an imminent return, but rather an anticipated one.
1ˢͭ 5:8 Aramaic Peshitta.
1ˢͭ 5:9 Deliverance from the hour of testing, not removal from the hour of testing. We will experience His trials, not His wrath, which is poured out fully at His return. See: John 17:15.