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Second Peter-Kefa Bet
To The Believing Remnant Of Yisrael
1 Shimon Kefa, an eved and a sholiach of YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, to them that have obtained like precious emunah with us through the tzedakah of YHUH and our Savior YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach:
2 Chen and shalom be multiplied to you through the da’at of YHUH and of YAHUSHA our Master,
3 According as His divine Power has given to us all things that pertain to chayim and Shabbat-guarding
piety, through the da’at of Him that has called us to tifereth and Power:
4 By these are given to us exceedingly great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the olam hazeh through lust.
5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your emunah Power; and to Power da’at;
6 And to da’at temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience Shabbat-guarding piety;
7 And to Shabbat-guarding piety, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, ahava.
8 For if these things be in you and abound, they shall cause that you shall neither be inactive nor unfruitful in the da’at of our Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach.
9 But he that lacks these things is blind and cannot see far off, and has forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
10 For this reason, Yisraelite brothers, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall:
11 For in this manner an entrance shall be provided for you abundantly into the everlasting malchut of our Master and Savior YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach.
12 And so I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them and are established in the present emet.
13 Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this earthly tent, to stir you up by a reminder;
14 Knowing that shortly I must put off my earthly tent, even as our Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach has showed me.
15 Moreover, I will endeavor that you may be able after my death to have these things always as a reminder.
16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you The Power and coming of our Master YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
17 For He received from Abba YHUH kavod and tifereth, when there came a voice to Him from the excellent tifereth, This is My beloved Son, in whom I AM well pleased.
18 And this voice that came from the shamayim we heard, when we were with Him in the Har-Kadosh.
19 We have also a more sure Word of prophecy; to which you do well that you take heed, as to an Ohr that shines in a dark place, until the yom dawns and the Yom Cochav rises in your levavot:
20 Knowing this first that no prophesy of the Keetvay HaKadosh is of any private interpretation.
21 For prophecy came not in ancient times by the will of man: but kadosh men of YHUH spoke as they were moved by The Ruach Hakodesh.
2 But there were false neviim also among the people, even as there shall be false morim among you, who privately shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying The Master that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
2 And many shall follow their paths of destruction; because of them the halacha of Emet shall be evil spoken of.
3 And through greed shall they with fabricated words make merchandise of you: whose mishpat now is from a long time and lingers not and their damnation does not slumber.
4 For if YHUH spared not the heavenly malachim that sinned, but expelled them down to The Tartaros, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for mishpat;
5 And spared not the ancient olam, but saved Noach one of eight people, a proclaimer of tzedakah, bringing in the flood upon the olam of the wicked;
6 And turning the cities of Sedom and Amora into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example to those that after should live wickedly;
7 And delivered just Lot, oppressed with the filthy behavior of the wicked:
8 (For that tzadik dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, tortured his tzadik being from yom to yom with their anti-Torah deeds):
9 The Master YHUH knows how to deliver The Shabbat-guarding pious ones out of trials and to reserve the unjust until Yom HaDin to be punished:
10 But mostly those that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of the honored ones.
11 Whereas heavenly malachim, which are greater in power and might, bring not a slanderous accusation against them before YHUH.
12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;
13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to indulge in the daytime. Spots they are and blemishes, boasting themselves with their own deceptions while they celebrate their moeds with you;
14 Having eyes full of adultery, that cannot cease from sin; enticing unstable beings, having a lev of greed they have exercised covetous practices; children under a curse:
15 Who have forsaken the tzadik derech and have gone astray, following the derech of Bilam the son of Be’or, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
16 But was rebuked for his Torah-less-ness: the dumb donkey speaking with a man’s voice forbade the madness of the navi.
17 These are wells without mayim, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved le-olam-va-ed.
18 For when they speak arrogant nonsense, they entice through the lusts of the flesh, through many indecencies, those that had indeed escaped from them who live in error.
19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the avadim of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the olam hazeh through the da’at of The Master and Savior YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach and if they are again entangled in it and overcome, the latter-end is worse with them than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the halacha of tzedakah, than, after they have known it, to turn from the kadosh mitzvoth delivered to them.
22 But it is happened to them according to the mishle emet, The dog has returned to its own vomit again; and the pig that was washed to her rolling in the mud.
3 This second letter, beloved, I now write to you; in both letters I have stirred up your sincere minds by way of a reminder:
2 That you may remember the words which were spoken before by the kadosh neviim and by the directions from us the shlichim of The Master and Savior:
3 Knowing this first; that there shall come in the yamim acharonim scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the ahvot fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beresheeth of creation.
5 For they willingly are ignorant of this fact, that by The Word of YHUH the shamayim were of old and the earth standing out of the mayim and in the mayim:
6 Through which the olam that then was, being overflowed with mayim, perished:
7 But the shamayim and the earth, which are now, by the same Word are kept in store, reserved for the fire at the Yom HaDin and destruction of wicked men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one yom is with Master YHUH as a thousand years and a thousand years as one yom.
9 The Master YHUH is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering towards us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to teshuvah.
10 But the yom of The Master YHUH will come as a thief in the lyla; in which the shamayim shall pass away with a great noise-shofar and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are in it shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons should you be in all kadosh conduct and Shabbat-guarding piety,
12 Looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the Yom YHUH, in which the shamayim being on fire shall be dissolved and the elements shall melt with fervent heat!
13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for renewed shamayim and a renewed olam, where tzedakah dwells.
14 So then, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found by Him in shalom, without spot and blameless.
15 And consider the long patience of our Master as salvation; even as our beloved brother Shaul also according to the chochmah given to him has written to you;
16 As also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things; in which some things are hard to understand, which they that are unlearned and unstable twist, as they do also the other Keetvay HaKadosh, to their own destruction.
17 You then, beloved ones, seeing you know these things beforehand, beware lest you also, being led away with the delusion of Torah-less-ness, fall from your own steadfastness.
18 But grow in chen and in the da’at of our Master and Savior YAHUSHA Ha Moshiach. To Him be tifereth both now and le-olam-va-ed. Ahmein. X
2ᵑͩ PETER 1:3 Strong’s Greek # 2150 eusebeia, literally meaning “good well-done Shabbat-keeping,” is a key word used throughout the epistles of the Renewed Covenant. The root word is # 2152 Greek root eusebia. There is no Greek word for Shabbat for obvious reasons and in the Hebraic mind (i.e., that of the authors of the Scriptures), a Shabbat-keeper was one whose lifestyle was pious, or eu sebio, or into faithful Shabbat-keeping and all that it entails. One could not be considered pious without being a Shabbat-keeper and it was considered a basic test of piety then, as it is now. Therefore the translators did not transliterate this word, but translated it and put the word “godly,” or “godliness” in the text instead of the true meaning of a pious life bent toward Shabbat piety. The Restoration Scriptures 8th Edition has restored this key word in its correct context throughout the letters to Renewed Covenant Israel.
2ᵑͩ PETER 1:9 One who does not walk in full Torah truth and a life of visible fruit in the Spirit, cannot see the Efraimites who are “far off” in their ongoing return to our nation.
2ᵑͩ PETER 1:11 The restored kingdom.
2ᵑͩ PETER 1:16 According to the Torah requirement of two, or three.
2ᵑͩ PETER 1:20 It belongs to all Israel.
2ᵑͩ PETER 2:1 Prevalent in the ever-growing apostasy found in the Messianic movement, from where the final apostasy comes.
2ᵑͩ PETER 2:4 A special holding prison for unclean spirits before the flood.
2ᵑͩ PETER 2:10 Many believers sadly despise divine gov’t and apostolic authority; rather than seeing it as being for their protection in the battle against s.a.tan’s legions. We must give sincere esteem to those appointed to lead, making their job easier and our lives more orderly for the coming Kingdom.
2ᵑͩ PETER 2:12 A metaphor for nations, or heathen.
2ᵑͩ PETER 2:12 Spiritual matters.
2ᵑͩ PETER 2:13 More evidence that all believers kept YAH’s feasts.
2ᵑͩ PETER 2:20 Israel is said to overcome, not be overcome. This confirms Hebrews 6:4 and the great dangers of falling away.
2ᵑͩ PETER 2:21 Torah and Messiah.
2ᵑͩ PETER 2:22 A warning to Efrayim that they are not to return to their old Shabbat-breaking lifestyle, since they are no longer pigs but Yisraelites.
2ᵑͩ PETER 3:4 Of our people Israel.
2ᵑͩ PETER 3:7 The same tested word that guaranteed creation and destruction earlier.
2ᵑͩ PETER 3:9 In the coming fire.
2ᵑͩ PETER 3:16 The way YAH has designed Paul’s letters, is that they are a bit difficult to grasp through a Greco-Roman mindset. As such, YAH tests us to see if we will adopt a Hebrew mindset instead. Also by twisting the true pro-Torah meanings of Paul’s letters, we see for ourselves how highly unstable and immature we still are. So rather than complain about them and ignore them, or remove them (thinking incorrectly that they somehow violate Torah), let us use them as a test of our spiritual progress, which is what they were designed for. Even many rabbis fall into this immature and dangerous category. YAH Himself calls us through Peter, to use Paul’s letters as an ongoing test of our personal maturity and stability, in the things of Messiah and His restored kingdom.
2ᵑͩ PETER 3:17 About developing a mature attitude and understanding concerning Paul's letters.
2ᵑͩ PETER 3:17 The delusion that Paul is anti-Torah puts one in a delusion of lawlessness, when that is not the message being delivered by YAH through him. Many in those days were denying Messiah as YAH’s Son because of delusions and misconceptions about Paul. Peter steps forward to warn Torah-guarding Yisraelites, not to do likewise and not to fall prey to such delusion.
2ᵑͩ PETER 3:17 This Yisraelite walk is a lifelong pursuit.