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To The Believing Remnant Of Yisrael
1 Shaul and Timtheous, the avadim of YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, to all the Yisraelite kidushim in Moshiach YAHUSHA who are at Phylypsiyah, with the teaching overseers and shamashim:
2 Unmerited chen be to you and shalom, from YHUH our Abba and from The Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach.
3 I give hodu to my Ahloha upon every remembrance of you,
4 Always in every one of my tefillot for you I make my request with simcha,
5 For your chavurah in The Besorah from the first yom until now;
6 Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a tov work in you will complete it until the Yom of YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach:
7 Even as it is right for me to think this of all of you because I have you in my lev; because both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of The Besorah, you all are partakers of my unmerited chen.
8 For YHUH is my witness, how greatly I long after you all with the affections of YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach.
9 And this is my tefillah, that your ahava may abound more and more in chochmah and in all discernment;
10 That you may choose and discern the things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offence until the Yom of The Moshiach;
11 Being filled with the fruits of tzedakah, which are by YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, to the tifereth and tehilla of YHUH.
12 But I desire that you should understand, Yisraelite brothers, that the things that happened to me have turned out for the advancement of The Besorah;
13 So that the reasons for my imprisonment in Moshiach are manifest to all the palace and to Kaiser’s court and also in all other places;
14 And many of the Yisraelite brothers in The Master are growing more confident by my imprisonment and are much more bold to speak The Word without fear.
15 Some indeed proclaim Moshiach because of envy and strife; and some also in tov will and ahava:
16 The former proclaim Moshiach for selfish ambition, not sincerely, thinking they are adding pressure and stress to my imprisonment:
17 But the latter out of ahava, knowing that I am set for the defense of The Besorah.
18 What then? In every way, whether in pretence, or in emet, Moshiach is proclaimed; and in that I have gilah, yes and will have more gilah.
19 For I know that this shall turn into my deliverance through your tefillot and the gift of The Ruach of YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach,
20 According to my intense longing and my tikvah, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Moshiach shall be magnified in my gooff, whether it be by chayim, or by my death.
21 For to me to live is The Moshiach and to die is gain.
22 But if I live in the gooff, this is the ongoing fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I do not know.
23 For I am torn between two desires, having a desire to depart and to be with Moshiach; which is far better:
24 Nevertheless to remain in the gooff is more needful for you.
25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall stay here for now and continue with you for your progress and simcha in believing;
26 That your gilah may be more abundant in YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach for me by my coming to you again.
27 Only let your behavior be worthy of The Besorah of Moshiach: that whether I come and see you, or whether I am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one ruach, with one mind excelling as echad for the emunah of The Besorah;
28 And in nothing be terrified by your adversaries: whose personal conduct is the ot of their future destruction, but your conduct speaks of salvation, from YHUH.
29 For to you it is given on Moshiach’s behalf, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake;
30 Having the same trials that you saw in me and now hear to be in me.
2 If therefore you have received any encouragement in Moshiach, or any comfort, or ahava, or any chavurah of The Ruach, or any affection, or rachamim,
2 Complete my simcha, that you are likeminded, having the same ahava, being in echad accord and in echad mind.
3 Let nothing be done through strife, or pride, or conceit; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem the other better than themselves.
4 A Yisraelite should look not only on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was and is also in Moshiach YAHUSHA:
6 Who, being in the very form of Ahloha, thought it not presumptuous, or blasphemous – that He is the equal of YHUH:
7 But made Himself of no reputation and took upon Himself the form of an eved and was made in the likeness of the sons of men:
8 And being found fashioned as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death, even the death of the execution stake.
9 Therefore YHUH also has highly exalted Him and given Him The Name which is above every name:
10 That at The Name of YAHUSHA every knee should bow, of things in the shamayim and things on earth and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach is The Master YHUH, to the tifereth of Ahloha His Abba.
12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is YHUH who works in you both to will and to do of His tov pleasure.
14 Do all things without murmurings and disputes:
15 So that you may be the blameless and harmless, sons of YHUH, without spot, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the olam hazeh;
16 For you are to them The Ohr of chayim, that I may gilah in the Yom of Moshiach, that I have not run randomly, neither labored in vain.
17 Yes and if my dahm is offered in the sacrifice and service for your emunah, I have simcha and gilah with you all.
18 For the same reason also do you simcha and gilah with me.
19 But I trust in The Master YAHUSHA to send Timtheous shortly to you, that I also may be of tov comfort, when I know your condition.
20 For I have no others like myself, who will genuinely care for your condition.
21 For all seek their own agendas and not the things that are YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach’s.
22 But you know his record, that, as a son with an abba, he has served with me in The Besorah.
23 Therefore I plan to send him shortly, as soon as I see how it goes with me.
24 But I trust in YHUH that I also myself shall come shortly.
25 Yet I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditos, my Yisraelite brother and chaver in labor and fellow soldier, your sholiach, who also attended to my needs.
26 For he longed for you and was full of heaviness because you had heard that he had been sick.
27 For indeed he was sick even close to death: but YHUH had rachamim on him; and not on him only, but on me also, so that I should not have sorrow upon sorrow.
28 I sent him to you even more eagerly, so that when you see him again, you may gilah, that I might be less sorrowful.
29 Receive him therefore in The Master with all simcha; and hold him in high regard:
30 Because for the work of Moshiach he was near death, not regarding his chayim, to supply to me what you could not.
3 Finally, my Yisraelite brothers, gilah in our Master. To write the same things to you over and over again, to me is not a bother, but it is safe for you.
2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the mutilation.
3 For we are the brit-milah, who worship YHUH in The Ruach and gilah in Moshiach YAHUSHA and have no confidence in the flesh.
4 Though I too could have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks of trusting in the flesh, I could even more so:
5 I was made brit-milah the eighth yom, of the race of Am-Yisrael, of the tribe of Benyamin, an Ivri, son of an Ivri; regarding Torah, a Prush;
6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the Renewed Yisraelite kehilla; regarding the right conduct that is in the Torah, blameless.
7 But what things were once gains for me; I counted lost for Moshiach.
8 Yes doubtless and I count all things to be lost for the better excellence of the chochmah of The Moshiach YAHUSHA my Master: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them as garbage, that I may gain more of Moshiach,
9 And be found in Him, not having my own tzedakah, which is from the Torah, but that which is through the emunah of Moshiach, the tzedakah that is from YHUH by emunah:
10 That I may know Him and The Power of His resurrection and the chavurah of His sufferings, being made conformable even to a death like His;
11 That by any means necessary I might attain to the resurrection of the dead.
12 Not as though I had already attained it, or was already perfected: but I follow after, so that I may apprehend the reasons why I was also apprehended by Moshiach YAHUSHA.
13 Yisraelite brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things that are behind me, I reach and strive for those things that are yet before me,
14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of victory of the high calling of YHUH in Moshiach YAHUSHA.
15 Let us therefore, as many as are mature, have this mind: and if in anything you think differently,YHUH shall reveal even this to you.
16 Nevertheless, in the main issues we have all already attained maturity, so let us have our halacha by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
17 Yisraelite brothers, be imitators together of me and mark those who have that same halacha just as you have us as an example.
18 For many have wrong halacha, of whom I have told you often and now tell you even with weeping, that they are the enemies of the execution stake of Moshiach:
19 Whose end is destruction, whose Ahloha is their belly and whose tifereth is in their shameful conduct, who mind earthly things.
20 For our labor and behavior is from the shamayim; from where we also look and eagerly wait for the return of the Savior, The Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach:
21 Who shall change our poor lowly gooff, that it may be refashioned just like His new esteemed gooff, according to His own working by which He is able to subdue all things under His control.
4 Therefore, my Yisraelite brothers dearly beloved and longed for, my simcha and keter, stand fast in The Master, my dearly beloved.
2 I beseech Euodia and beseech Suntuche, that they be of the same mind in The Master.
3 And I ask you also, emet chaverim, help those women who labored with me in The Besorah, with Qlemes also and with others of my fellow laborers, whose names are in the Scroll of Chayim.
4 Gilah in YAHUSHA always: and again I say, Gilah.
5 Let your moderation and humility be known to all men. The Master is at hand.
6 Be anxious for nothing; but in every thing by tefillah and supplication with hodu let your requests be made known to YHUH.
7 And the shalom of YHUH, which passes all binah, shall keep your levavot and minds through Moshiach YAHUSHA.
8 Finally, Yisraelite brothers, whatever things are emet, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of tov report; if there be any virtue and if there be any tehilla, think on these things.
9 Those things, which you have both learned and received and heard and seen in me, do: and the Ahloha of shalom shall be with you.
10 But I had gilah in YHUH greatly, that now recently your care and concern for me has been revived again; though you were concerned in the past, but you lacked the means.
11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am in to be content.
12 I know what it is to be poor and I know what it is to be rich: I have gone through and experienced many things, both to be full and to be hungry, to have plenty and be in want.
13 I have the strength to do all things through Moshiach who strengthens me.
14 Yet you have done well, that you did share during my affliction.
15 Now you in Phylypsiyah should know, that in the beginning of The Besorah in the goyim, when I departed from Makedonia, no Yisraelite kehilla communicated with me regarding giving and receiving assistance, but you alone.
16 For even in Tesloniqyah you sent again and again to meet my needs.
17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire spiritual fruit that may multiply in your account.
18 But I have all and abound: I am full, having received from Epaphroditos the things that were sent from you, as an odor of a sweet-smelling sacrifice, acceptable and well pleasing to YHUH.
19 But my Ahloha shall supply all your needs according to His riches by the tifereth of Moshiach YAHUSHA.
20 Now to YHUH our Abba be tifereth le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein.
21 Greet every kadosh one in Moshiach YAHUSHA. The Yisraelite brothers who are with me greet you.
22 All the Yisraelite kidushim greet you, most of all those that believe in Kaiser’s bayit.
23 The unmerited chen of our Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach be with you all. Ahmein. X
1:21 In order for death to be considered a gain, there must be something to be gained immediately upon death.
1:23 A departure from the body is a release to be with Messiah upon death. Once we discover where Messiah is now, we will discover where we'll be, while we await the resurrection of the last day.
1:24 To complete His calling.
2:6 Aramaic word is chatuphya, meaning the same substance as, or equal substance to.
2:6 Aramaic Peshitta.
2:6 Messiah was and remains YAH’s exact visible form. Paul did not think that it was a non-Hebraic concept for Messiah to be YAH , since that was a basic belief of many Jews of his day. It is not a mystery to be grasped at, as the faulty Greek text suggests, but a conclusion anyone with an open heart, who desires truth, can arrive at through much study and tefillah, just like Paul did.
2:7 Rather than parade about to seize The Father’s position, He humbled Himself to man's lowly position.
2:9 “The Name.” The Father’s own Name as prophesied in Isaiah 45:23. He would be recognized and known as YAH in the flesh, which no other man in history could be known as.
2:10 Isaiah 45:23-24.
2:12 Meaning walk it out with reverence and Torah guidance, realizing before whom you walk.
3:2 Pagans, or nations and their conduct.
3:2 Adversaries of the Good News.
3:2 Circumcision, or those who desire to turn believers into traditional Jews.
3:3 Renewed Covenant Israel.
3:3 Paul does not negate circumcision at all, but merely states that a believer is not to trust in anything but Messiah for right standing before YAH.
3:9 Torah was never given to impart salvation, or an eternal right standing with YAH. It was used to lead us to Messiah and now guides us by Messiah, who alone imparts righteousness. Messiah uses Torah to guard us from being led astray.
3:18 Such folks as anti-Messiah missionaries and replacement theologians.
4:3 Lamb’s Book of Life.
4:9 This is not boasting, but a reminder that YAH requires mature believers and leaders to lead by example.
4:11 Paul is saying his thoughts are not complaints against YAH because even though things may be tough at that point because of the Good News and its enemies, Paul has learned to be very happy regardless.