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The Letter to the `Ivríym of Páulus

‫ָל ִעב ְִרים‬ Chapter 1 Position of Yâhuwshúa` is over all envoys (1) The Son of Yâ-hwéh ¶ Yâ-hwéh, having spoken to the fathers of old in many portions and by many methods within the predicators, spoke to us on these latter days within a Son, Whom He appointed Heir of all things, through Whom He also made the ages. 1.

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(2) Yâhuwshúa` the Source and Manifestation of the Father Who, being the Irradiator of His Honor and the Likeness of His Essence [Numbers

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12: 81], both bearing all things for the Word of His Force, and having through Himself accomplished the cleansing of our sins, He did sit down at the right-hand side of the Greatness on high, [Yâhuwchânâ´n’s Glad Tidings 14: 28] As this One has become so vastly superior to the envoys, inasmuch as the name He has inherited is far more excellent than theirs. (3) The Son of His Honor For, to which of the envoys did the Power ever say: “You are My Son, today I have become Your Father:” [Psalms 2: 7]? And again:

Other places using the Aramaic word used here are translated “eikon” in the Greek. The Greek translators preferred the term “character” here which means exact image, precise reproduction, marked likeness, facsimile. Therefore the `Ivríyth (Hebrew) word is most likely Tmunáth meaning Form, Likeness, seen in the reference. 1

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“I, I will be to Him for a Father, and He, He shall be to Me for a Son…” [2 Shmuw’Ë´l 7: 14] And again, when He brings in the Firstborn into the habitable world (Roman Empire) [Disclosure 6: 12], He says: “[Rejoice, the heathen masses2 are His people, and] let all the mighty ones bow down in reverence to Him! [Because He shall avenge the blood of His bondmen, and He will take vengeance on His opponents3, and His people will atone4 His land!” (Deuteronomy 32: 43, per the Dead Sea Scrolls & Septuagint, and Psalms 97: 6-75)] (4) Yâhuwshúa` is ’Elohíym (mighty Ones)

These are the Great Multitude who enters the Kingdom after the 6th seal judgment. 3 Opponents, as in trying to crowd Him out: who oppose His name, and who constitute the Many, who are deceived, and are to enter the into the Kingdom, through the Wide Gate of this extermination. 4 This word indicates that the 2nd coming is on a Yowm Kippuríym (Day of Atonement – 10th day of the 7th month), and means “expiate”, “cancel the debt of”, or “cover for”. 5 The context of Psalms 97 describes Yâ-hwéh’s coming in judgment. 2

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But, indeed towards the envoys, He says: “He makes winds His envoys and flames of fire His menial servants;” [Psalms 104: 4] Yet towards the Son:

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“Your throne, O ’Elohíym6 (mighty Ones), is for the age and perpetuity! The scepter of Your Kingdom is a scepter of uprightness. You did love righteousness and did hate lawlessness; due to this Your Power (’Ëlíy)7 has anointed You ’Elohíym, with the oil of exultation, over Your companions.” [Psalms 45: 6-7]

This is a strong refutation to “Jehovah’s Witnesses” who portend that Yâhuwshúa` the Anointed is never called mighty Ones (using their false terms, “Jesus is not God”). The Father is the ’Ël (Power), and Yâhuwshúa`, who is Yâ-hwéh, is specified here as being ’Elohíym (mighty Ones) even being human (Son of ’Âthâ´m). Why plural? Because He IS Himself AND His Father (His Force, Goodness, Light, Life, Honor, Majesty) yet He is One. This verse should be a top verse in the believer’s arsenal. 7 The speaker is here identified as being Yâhuwshúa`, the same One Who called His Father “’Ëlíy” in Psalms 22:1. The Masoretic has here in Psalms 45:7 the plural form “’Eloháy”, which would mean Yâhuwshúa` would be contradicting Himself, therefore we feel safe calling this plural form a false Masoretic scribal alteration. 6

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(5) Yâhuwshúa` the Creator, the First And to the Son: “For starters, [Yâ-hwéh (Psalms 102: 23)] You founded the earth, and heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain, and all of them, they will wear out like a garment; You will change them like the clothing and they shall be discarded. But You are the Same, and Your years, they shall not end.” [Psalms 102: 25-27]

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But to which of the envoys did He ever say: “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet!” [Psalms 110: 1]? 5


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Look! Aren’t they all ministering spirits, being sent forth unto the service of attending, for the sake of those being about to inherit deliverance?

Chapter 2 (6) Yâhuwshúa` the Deliverer and Judge ¶ Due to this [Son’s position], it is more abundantly necessary for us to pay attention to what we have8 heard, lest at any time we should slip aside! For if the Word [Yâhuwshúa` = Yâ-hwéh is deliverance/wealth] spoken through envoys [MattithYâ´huw 1: 20-21 and Luwqá’ 1: 30-33] was confirmed [MattithYâ´huw 3: 17], but everyone 1.

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Per the Aramaic. The Greek has here “the things”, plural, referring to what has been said in Chapter 1, but verse two clarifies that this NAMELY speaks of the WORD. 8

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hearing it and transgressing against it9 shall receive a correct requital, How shall we escape, if we have neglected this great Word, which is our deliverance? Which some, who have accepted that the Beginning be spoken (through our Sovereign), was confirmed for us in those who heeded it; [Deeds of the Delegates 4: 30-31] Bearing testimony together of it with the Power by both signs and wonders, and various acts of Force, and with distributions of spirit of the Pure One, given according to His will! (7) Yâhuwshúa` the Son of ’Âthâ´m, the crowned King

Per the Aramaic Peshitta translation. The Greek translation says “and every transgression and hearing amiss (shall) receive a just requital.” Certainly this is talking about making sure we pay attention and learn His saving name exactly right. 9

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For it was not to envoys that He did subject the habitable world which is to come10, about which we speak; But in the scriptures11 [Dâwíth] fully testified, saying: “What is ’Âthâ´m that You did remember him? And the Son of ’Âthâ´m, that You reckoned it to Him? You made Him a little lower than the mighty ones, yet You crowned Him with honor and majesty. You made Him Ruler over Your hands’ works, You put everything under His feet!” [Psalms 8: 4-6] 7.

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“about which we speak” – based on the context which speaks of His coming in judgment, the “habitable world “ (Greek: “oikoumenen”) which is an epithet referring to the Roman Empire, refers to the world Roman Empire of the future, the 8th head of the Holy Roman Empire Beast, which will be shattered and later pulverized by the Rock. 11 The Greek has here “somewhere, someone” rather than “in the scriptures”, as the Aramaic translation says here. 10

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For within the subordination of everything to Him, He did not leave one thing insubordinate to Him. But now, we do not yet see all things subordinated to Him, But we do see the One Who was made some little bit lower than envoys for the sake of the suffering of death, so that by the favor12 of the mighty Ones, for everyone He might taste death: Yâhuwshúa` has been crowned with honor and with majesty! (8) Yâhuwshúa` the Leader of His brothers’ deliverance For it was appropriate for Him by Whose hand all things exist, Who is leading many sons through all things unto Honor, to

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make the Leader of their deliverance accomplished through sufferings. For both He Who purifies and those purified are all from One, due to which cause He is not ashamed to call them ‘brothers’, Saying: “I will declare Your name to My brothers; in the midst of the assembly I will praise You!” [Psalms 22: 22] Also again: “So I will wait for Yâ-hwéh, the One hiding His Face from the house of Ya`aqóv, and I will trust in Him!” [Yshá`Yâhuw 8: 17] then again: “Here am I, the One with the sons whom Yâ-hwéh gave to Me for signs and for symbols in Yisrâ’Ë´l from Yâ-hwéh of


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hosts, the One dwelling on Mount Tsiyyówn!” [Yshá`Yâhuw 8: 18] (9) Yâhuwshúa` the Predicator of our brothers, kinsman Redeemer Therefore, since the sons have been partners of flesh and blood, also He in like manner took part in the same, in order that through death, He might render entirely idle him who is holding the power of death, that is, the Adversary; And in order that He might set free those ones, whosoever were subject to bondage throughout all of their lifetimes by fear of death. For He indeed, doubtlessly, did not take on the nature of envoys, instead He has taken on the nature of the Seed of ’Avrâhâ´m.

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Wherefore it was necessary for Him to be made similar in all things to His brothers, in order that He might be a merciful High Priest, yet trustworthy to the things concerning the Power, for making conciliation for the sins of the people, For, in that He has suffered, having been tried Himself, He is able to help those being tried.

Chapter 3 (10) Yâhuwshúa` the Housebuilder is over the house ¶ Wherefore, my pure brothers, sharers of the calling of the heavens, fully discern this Delegate and High Priest of our profession: the Anointed Yâhuwshúa`, 1.

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Being reliable to the One having appointed Him, as also Moshéh, with all His house [from Numbers 12: 6-813]. Yet this One has been counted worthy of more honor than Moshéh, just as much as how He Who built a house possesses more value than His house. For every house is built by someone, but He Who built all things is the mighty Ones. And Moshéh indeed was loyal with all His house as a menial attendant, for a testimony of the things going to be spoken, But the Anointed, in that manner of a Son, is over His house, Whose house we are, if indeed we should keep firmly held the

“Listen now to My words: if there should be predicators of Yâ-hwéh of you, by the vision I reveal Myself to him, by the dream I speak to him: My bondman Moshéh is not thus – with all My house he is being reliable; face to face I speak with him, yet clearly and not in riddles, and he discerns the Form of Yâ-hwéh. Yet why were you not afraid to speak against My bondman, against Moshéh?” 13

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boldness and the boasting of His hope until the conclusion. Do not harden your hearts against Yâhuwshúa` with a delusion of error; unbelievers did not enter His rest-haven ¶ Consequently, just as the spirit of the Pure One says:

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“[Come, let us worship and let us bow, let us kneel before Yâ-hwéh our Maker; for He is our mighty Ones and we are the people of His pasture and the flock of His care] – Today, if ye shall hear His voice14, Do not harden your hearts like a quarrel, as the day of testing in the uninhabited land, 8.

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Where your fathers tested Me, they tried Me, though they saw My deeds for forty years! I was angry with a generation and I said: “They are people of deviant hearts, and they did not know My ways.” Which I declared on oath in My anger, lest/though15 they shall enter into My rest-haven.” [Psalms 95: 6-11] 9.

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Beware, brothers, lest perhaps there should be a wicked heart of unbelief in anyone of you, by the instigating to revolt from the living mighty Ones. Instead exhort your selves every day, as long as it is called “Today”, in order that none from you may be hardened with the delusion of sin (error).

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For we have become shareholders of the Anointed One, if indeed we should hold fast, firmly based up to the end, the Chief of the Covenant16 in the saying: “…Today, if ye shall hear His voice, do not harden your hearts like a quarrel…” [Psalms 95: 7-8] For who having heard it quarreled? Nevertheless not all those who came out from Mitsráyim by the hand of Moshéh obeyed His voice. So with whom was He indignant forty years? Wasn’t it with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the uninhabited land? And about whom did He swear, lest they were to enter into His rest-haven, except

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about those who were rebelliously unpersuadable? We see also that they were not able to enter in due to unbelief.

Chapter 4 The Shabbâ´th 1,000-yr day rest-haven is yet coming for believers: A reason to keep the Shabbâ´th Therefore we should fear Yâ-hwéh, lest perhaps, having been left a promise to enter into His rest-haven, any of you might be accounted to enter later17. For we have indeed had glad tidings announced, just as also they had, nevertheless the Word of the report did 1.

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There are several points at which one may enter the Kingdom. The live believers at its arrival at the 6th seal, the heathen masses Great Multitude after that until the 7th trumpet, the resurrected many later at the 7th trumpet, and even LATER – after the Shabbâ´th millennium at the 2nd Resurrection and Great White Throne. 17

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not benefit them, not having been mixed with persuasion in those who heard it. For we, those who believed, do enter into the rest-haven, even as He has said: “Which I declared on oath in My anger, though they shall enter into My resthaven.” [Psalms 95: 11] though yet the works were done from the world’s foundation! For He has said somewhere about the seventh day thus: “And the mighty Ones finished by the seventh day His work which He did, and He rested on the seventh day from all of His work which He did:” [Genesis 2: 2] Yet in this place again: “…though they shall enter into My rest-haven.” [Psalms 95: 11] Therefore, since some remain to enter into it, and those who formerly heard the


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glad tidings did not enter in due to rebellious disbelief, He again solemnly enjoins a certain day: “And on today, the seventh, is the Shabbâ´th of rest…” [Exodus 31: 15] just as it has been said, after such a vast time, saying by Dâwíth: “…Today, if ye shall hear His voice, do not harden your hearts…” [Psalms 95: 7-8] For if Yâhuwshúa` Bin-Núwn (the son of Núwn) had given them a rest-haven, he would not afterwards have spoken about another day. [Yâhuwshúa` 23: 14-1518] Therefore there does remain a Shabbâ´th rest for the people of the mighty Ones.

“And now look! I, I am going TODAY by all the earth’s way, and ye know with all of your hearts and all of your selves that He did not fail one word of all of the good promises that Yâ-hwéh said to you; all of them were fulfilled unto you, not one word from Him failed. But there will be A DAY just as every good promise has come for you that Yâhwéh your mighty Ones said to you – thus will Yâ-hwéh bring on you every evil word until He destroys you from upon this good land that Yâ-hwéh your mighty Ones gave to you.” 18

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For he who enters into His rest-haven, he also rests from his works, just as the mighty Ones, from His own.

Believe in The Word - A matter of life or death Therefore we should study diligently to enter into that rest-haven, in order that anyone might not, by the same example [3: 17], fall down of being rebelliously unpersuadable. For the Word of the mighty Ones is living, and efficient, and sharper than every two-edged sword, even penetrating up to dividing between the self and spirit, between the joints and marrows, and is a Discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there isn’t a created thing unapparent in His sight, so all things are naked and mortally vulnerably exposed to

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Acknowledge Yâhuwshúa`, our High Priest intercessor ¶ Therefore, having a great High Priest Who has passed through the heavens, Yâhuwshúa`, the Son of the Power, we should strongly retain the acknowledgement of Him. For we do not have a High Priest unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One Who has been tested by everything similarly, without sin. Therefore let us approach the throne of His favor with confidence, in order that we may receive mercy, and that we may find favor for aid during time of oppression.

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High priests appointed by Yâ-hwéh’s call: The Order of ’Aharón 1. For every high priest is from among the sons of ’Âthâ´m, when he is accepted for the sake of the sons of ’Âthâ´m; he is appointed the things concerning the mighty Ones, in order that he may offer both offerings and burnt-offerings for the sake of sins. 2. He is human to be able to be gentle with those being ignorant and erring, since also the same high priest is surrounded with infirmity; 3. And due to this infirm humanity, he ought to – just as concerning the people – thus also offer for sins concerning his self. 4. And no one takes the value for himself, instead, he who is being called is called by the mighty Ones, exactly as also ’Aharón. 22


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The Order of Malkiy-Tsétheq 5. Thus also the Anointed One did not honor Himself to become a High Priest, rather, it was by He Who said to Him: “You are My Son; today I have become Your Father:” [Psalms 2: 7] 6. Just as He says also in another place: “You are a Priest for the ages, according to the Order of Malkiy-Tsétheq:” [Psalms 110: 4] 7. Who during the days of His flesh, offered both petitions and entreaties with strong outcrying and tears, towards the One able to deliver Him from death, and He was heard! From the proper reverence 8. and as He indeed was a good Son, He learned obedience from the things that He suffered; 23


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9. And when He had been perfected, He became causative of endless deliverance for all those who obey Him; 10. Having been addressed by the Power “…a [High19] Priest …according to the order of Malkiy-Tsétheq!” [Psalms 110: 4] Decline in Scriptural literacy by apathy for the Words “Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa`” 11. ¶ About whom our topic is large and difficult in interpretation to explain, since ye have become sluggish to understand. 12. For ye also ought to be instructors due to the time [you have known Him], yet ye again have a need of one to instruct you what the fundamentals are, the chief importance of the Words of the mighty Ones [1 Qorinthíym 15: 2-3], so ye have 19

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become ones having a need of milk20 [1 Këph 2: 2, Letter of Bar-Nâvíy 6: 17], not of solid food! 13. For everyone who is limited to milk is not proven in the Word of the rectification, for he is an infant! 14. But the solid food is for the mature ones, the ones who through the habit have exercised the senses towards distinguishing between both virtue and evil. Chapter 6 Forsakers of the Word try to lay a foundation of works 1. Which is why, when you forsake the primary importance of the Word of the Anointed, which should bring us on to the maturity, aren’t you laying again a 20

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foundation of repentance from dead works? [Yshá`Yâhuw 28: 9-10] But trusting on ’Elohíym (the mighty Ones) 2. and the teaching of immersions, imposition of a hand, both resurrections of the dead, and the judgment of the ages, 3. If indeed Yâ-hwéh might permit, we will do this. Name-believers who fell aside are rejected and near to a curse 4. For those once enlightened21 who also did taste of the gift of the One over the heavens, and became sharers of the spirit of the Pure One, [Yâhuwchânâ´n s Glad Tidings 14: 26] 5. And who did experience the virtuous Word of the mighty Ones, also the Force of the age to come, ’

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6. Yet have fallen aside: those are incapable to be restored unto repentance again, re-hanging for themselves the Son of the Power on a gallows-cross, and sideshowing Him! 7. For Land [believers22] which drank the rain coming often upon it and produces herbage fit for those through Whom it is also tilled, shares blessing from the mighty Ones; 8. But Land bringing forth thorns and thistles is rejected and near to a curse [Yshá`Yâhuw 5: 6, 7: 23-24 Mal’âkhíy 4: 5623], of which the end is for burning! [Yshá`Yâhuw 9: 18-19, 10: 17, 27: 4] The Land spiritually symbolizes believers, as a people which arises from the waters by the spirit, whereas the sea, land under water, symbolizes peoples under sin/death, the heathen masses, as Disclosure reveals. This symbolism is visible throughout scripture. 23 “See! I am sending to you ’ËliyYâ´huw the predicator before the great and the dreadful Day of Yâ-hwéh comes, and he will turn the heart of the fathers against the sons and the heart of the sons against their fathers, lest I will come, and I WILL STRIKE THE LAND WITH A CURSE.” 22

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9. However, we are persuaded better things about you, beloved, even about possessing salvation, even if we speak thus. 10. For the mighty Ones is not unjust to forget your work and the labor of affectionate love that ye did demonstrate for His name, having attended to the pure ones, and yet attending. Irrevocable reasons to imitate our forefathers’ diligent patient persuasion 11. œ But we long for each of you to demonstrate the same diligence concerning the full confidence of your hope until the conclusion, 12. In order that ye not become sluggish, but imitators of the ones inheriting the promises through persuasion and long patience. 28


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13. For the mighty Ones, having made a promise to ’Avrâhâ´m, since He had no one greater to swear by, swore by Himself, 14. Saying: “By Myself I swear,” declares Yâ-hwéh, “that because you have done this thing and you have not withheld your only son, I shall surely bless you and I shall surely multiply your Seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand that is on the shore of the sea, and your Seed will possess the gate of His enemies, and all of the heathen masses shall be blessed within your Seed because you heeded My voice.” [Genesis 22: 16-18] 15. And thus having had patience, he reached the promise. 16. For the sons of ’Âthâ´m indeed do swear by that which is greater, and the 29


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oath is an end for confirmation to all of those contradicting, 17. By which the mighty Ones, desiring to more abundantly demonstrate to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His will, ratified it by an oath, 18. In order that due to two unchangeable things (in which the mighty Ones is incapable to lie), we, those who fled for refuge within Him, might have a strong exhortation to retain the hope set before us, 19. Which we hold as an anchor of the soul: both certain and firm, and entering into the interior of the veil; 20. Where Yâhuwshúa` entered, a Forerunner for us, having become

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“…a [High24] Priest for the ages according to the order of MalkiyTsétheq!” [Psalms 110: 4] Chapter 7 Order of Malkiy-Tsétheq: - greater than ’Avrâhâ´m, greater than order of ’Aharón 1. For this one, “…Malkiy-Tsétheq, is the Mélekh Shâlë´m [Yruwshâláim], … is the priest to ’Ël `Elyówn (the Most High Power):” [Genesis 14: 18] was who encountered ’Avrâhâ´m returning from the slaughter of the kings, and having blessed him, 2. Was also with whom ’Avrâhâ´m apportioned a tenth of all: first, (being 24

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interpreted) the King of Righteousness, and thereafter also Mélekh Shâlë´m (which is King of Peace), 3. [Titles] which, without a father or a mother or a documented genealogy, having neither a beginning of days nor having an end of life, resembled the Son of the Power: but His priesthood continues perpetually. 4. Now consider how great was this priesthood, to whom ’Avrâhâ´m the chief father gave even a tenth from the best of the spoils! 5. Indeed, also those from the sons of Lëwíy to receive the priesthood have a commandment according to the Law to accept a tenth from the offering to Yâ-hwéh of the people – that is, from their brethren,

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who had also indeed come out of the loins of ’Avrâhâ´m! [Numbers 18: 2425] 6. Yet, the priesthood which is not reckoned from them by genealogy, has taken a tenth from ’Avrâhâ´m; and has blessed the one who had the promises, 7. And without any contradiction, the inferior is blessed by the superior. 8. But here [Lëwíy priesthood], sons of ’Âthâ´m who die receive tenths; but there [Malkiy-Tsétheq priesthood], One witnessed of, that He lives! 9. And, in a manner of speaking, through ’Avrâhâ´m, also Lëwíy, who receives a tenth, has given a tenth! 10. For he was yet in the loins of the father when Malkiy-Tsétheq encountered him. “For I have given to the Lwiyyím for an inheritance a tenth of an offering that the sons of Yisrâ’Ë´l present to Yâ-hwéh, according to that which I said concerning them: “among the sons of Yisrâ’Ë´l they shall not receive an inheritance.” 25

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Differences between the new and old priesthood: Priesthood transferal = Law transferal 11. ¶ Then, if perfection were indeed through the priesthood of the Lwiyyím – for the people had received the Law based on it – what need would there still exist for another priest to arise according to the order of Malkiy-Tsétheq, and not to be called according to the order of ’Aharón? 12. Since the priesthood is being transferred, from necessity, also a transferal26 of Law takes place! [Romans 8] 13. For He, of Whom these things are said, belongs to a different tribe, of which no one has attended to the altar. The Greek “metathesis” (Aramaic Shuwchlapha’) means to transfer (without an interim gap). Its `Ivríyth (Hebrew) rendition, Strong’s 2498/2499 means the same, as in “change for something better”, which could be implied in “renovate”, but which would lead to more confusion. See Yshá`Yâhuw 40: 31. Romans 8 makes clear that those who have died in Him are now under a different and better Law, though those not submitting to His rectification are still under the old Law of sin and death, which does not change for them until it is fulfilled by their deaths. Thus the establishment translation as “change” is misleading, suggesting the Law itself changed. 26

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14. For it is clear that our Sovereign has sprung up out of Yâhuwthâ´h, a tribe for which Moshéh spoke nothing concerning priesthood; 15. And it [verse 12] is even yet more abundantly quite clear, since He [Yâhwéh] said a different priest arises, according to the likeness of MalkiyTsétheq, 16. Who has not been instituted according to the Law of fleshly commandments, instead according to a Force of indestructible Life, 17. For He testifies: “…You are a Priest for the ages, according to the Order of MalkiyTsétheq:” [Psalms 110: 4]!

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18. So there is a transferal27 of the preceding commandment, due to its weakness and inutility. A superior High Priest for a new superior covenant 19. For the Law did not accomplish anything, but on its behalf, a better hope was introduced, through which we draw near to the Power. 20. Yet for how much more, and not without a sworn oath! [21.] For those sons of Lëwíy indeed are become priests without a sworn oath. 21. But He is, by a swearing of an oath as He says concerning Him through Dâwíth:

The same Aramaic word is used here as in verse 12, but this time it is prejudicially mistranslated in Greek translations as “athetesis” (cancellation), and explains (1) the continuing ’Aharónic priesthood at the time of this scripture, and (2) the last week of Dâ´niyyË´’l’s institution of Old Covenant tenets with Temple slaughter-offerings per YchezqË´’l in the Beast-built temple. Though this Lwiyyím priesthood continues after the appearance of our Sovereign in His temple, per the Predicators, until the end of the 70th week of Dâ´niyyË´’l, the fleshly slaughter-offerings do not continue after that because the Old Covenant Law is fulfilled. 27

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“Yâ-hwéh has sworn and He shall not change His mind: You are a Priest for the ages, according to the Order of MalkiyTsétheq:” [Psalms 110: 4] 22. To such a vastly better covenant, as Yâhuwshúa` has become its pledge28! 23. But those sons of Lëwíy, indeed many are become priests, due to being hindered from continuing by death; 24. Yet He, due to His abiding for the ages, has the intransmissible priesthood, 25. From which He is also able to entirely save those who approach through Him to the Power, living at all times to plead concerning them. 26. For truly this One befitted a High Priest for us: pure, innocent, undefiled, separated from the sinners, and having 28

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become higher than the heavens [The Glad Tidings of Këph 10: 40], 27. Who doesn’t have a daily necessity, as do those high priests, to offer up burntofferings first for his own sins, thereafter for those of the people, for He did this once for all, having offered His Self up! 28. For the Law appoints high priests of sons of ’Âthâ´m who have infirmity, but the Word of the sworn oath which was after the Law, the Son has been fulfilling for the ages. Chapter 8 1. Now a summary about the things being stated: we truly have this sort of High Priest, Who sat down at the right hand of the Greatness within the heavens,

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2. The Minister of the Pure Place, and of the true tabernacle, which the mighty Ones pitched, not a son of ’Âthâ´m. 3. For every high priest is appointed for offering both offerings and burntofferings, from which it is a necessity for this One to also have something that He might offer. 4. For if indeed He were on earth, He would not even be a priest, there being the priests who offer the offerings according to the Law, 5. Which serve as a model and a shadow of the ones over the heavens, just as Moshéh, when he was about to construct the tabernacle, was instructed by revelation. He said: “Now see these, and make ones according to their pattern that you are being 39


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shown on the mountain.” [Exodus 25: 40] 6. So now, Yâhuwshúa` the Anointed has obtained a more surpassing ministry, by so much as it is also of the superior covenant He is mediator of, which has been enacted upon superior promises. 7. For if that first covenant were faultless, a place would not be sought for a second. The New Covenant [YirmYâ´huw 31: 31-34] 8. For finding fault, He says to them: “Look! Days are coming,” declares Yâ-hwéh, “when I will cut a new covenant with the house of Yisrâ’Ë´l and with the house of Yâhuwthâ´h: 9. It is not like the covenant that I made with their forefathers on a day I 40


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took them by their hand to lead them out from the Land of Mitsráyim because they are who broke My covenant, so I, I loathed29 them,” declares Yâ-hwéh: 10. “For this is the covenant that I will cut with the house of Yisrâ’Ë´l after those days –” declares Yâ-hwéh, “I shall put My Law in their center, and on their hearts I shall write it, and I shall be to them for a mighty Ones, and they, they shall be to Me as a people: 11. And each will not still teach his neighbor or his brother, saying: ‘Acknowledge Yâ-hwéh!’ This scripture and the LXX and the Peshitta Aramaic Tenákh demonstrate that the Masoretic text has a one-letter mistake here. The `Ivríyth (Hebrew) here was originally Bâchaltíy and not Bâ`áltiy. 29

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Because all of them, from their least even unto their greatest shall acknowledge Me;” declares Yâ-hwéh, 12. “Consequently shall I pardon their wickedness, and I shall not remember their sin anymore.” [YirmYâ´huw 31: 31-34] 13. By Him saying “…new…” [YirmYâ´huw 31: 31] He has made the former one “old”. Now that one, which grows old and aged, is near disappearing. Chapter 9 Review of the position of the first tabernacle ¶ Therefore the first tabernacle indeed also had ordinances of service, and the Pure Place of this world. 1.

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For the first tabernacle was prepared, in which are both the Mnowrâ´h (lampstand)30 and the table and the presentation of the loaves, which is called a pure place. But after the second veil is an inner tabernacle which is called the Separate one of the Pure places, Having a gold censer, and the Box (Ark) of the Covenant, having been overlaid all around with gold, in which is a gold pot holding the Mâ´n, and the rod of ’Aharón that sprouted, and the tablets of the covenant; And above it, Kruwvíym of the Majesty are overshadowing the mercy seat, about

A lampstand with seven burning lamps, the Mnowrâ’h was a symbol of the Anointed, whose 7 spirits rest upon Him (ZkharYâ´hu 4). 30

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which it is not now permitted31 to speak in detail. [To the Romans 3: 25-26] Now when these things have been prepared thus, the priests do indeed enter into the outer tabernacle at all times; But into the inner tabernacle, the high priest alone enters once a year – not without blood, which he offers for his self and the shortcomings of the people [Numbers 23: 932];

Now we can speak in detail. Ron Wyatt, a blessed archaeologist, found the Ark of the Covenant in 1982, which was hidden by YirmYâ´huw within Mount Tsiyyówn underneath the crucifixion site, with a rent in the rock at the foot of the gallows-cross having allowed the actual blood of crucified Yâhuwshúa` to flow down to cover (atone) the actual mercy seat of the Ark. The stone lid covering the Ark was split in two to allow this literal fulfillment of His blood entering the Pure Place spelled out in verse 12. See http://wyattmuseum.com/arkofthecovenant.htm Now we can speak in detail. Ron Wyatt, a blessed archaeologist, found the Ark of the Covenant in 1982, which was hidden by YirmYâ´huw within Mount Tsiyyówn underneath the crucifixion site, with a rent in the rock at the foot of the gallows-cross having allowed the actual blood of crucified Yâhuwshúa` to flow down to cover (atone) the actual mercy seat of the Ark. The stone lid covering the Ark was split in two to allow this literal fulfillment of His blood entering the Pure Place spelled out in verse 12. See http://wyattmuseum.com/arkofthecovenant.htm 32 “…From the Head of the Rocks I see them and from the heights I view them, here is a people who dwell apart, and do not consider themselves one of the Gowyím!” 31

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The unapparency of the Way to the Father is until the Old Covenant is fulfilled (7th Trumpet) The spirit of the Pure One clarifying this: while the covenant of33 the first tabernacle still has a position, the Way to the Separate one of the Pure Places has not yet been rendered apparent. Which is a symbol for the season at hand, in which both offerings and burntofferings shall be offered, not being capable to perfect the ministrant as to conscience, And ordinances of the flesh only about meats and drinks and diverse immersions: which were set until a season of rectification is imposed.

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But the Anointed Who has come is the High Priest of His Goodness [ZkharYâ´hu 6: 11-1334], coming through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made by hand – that is not of this manufacture – Yet not by means of blood of goats or calves, but by means of the blood of His Self, He entered once for all into the Separate one of the Pure Places, having found endless redemption.35 For if the blood of bulls and of goats and ashes of a red heifer [Numbers 19: 2-9]

“…And you shall take silver and gold and you shall make crowns and you shall set it on the head of YÂHUWSHÚA` the son of Yâhuwtsâthâ´q [the Righteousness of Yâ-hwéh], the high priest: And you shall talk to him, saying: “This says Yâ-hwéh of hosts:” saying: “Here is a man, his name is of the Branch, and He [the Branch] shall branch out from His depths and He shall build the temple of Yâ-hwéh: yes, He is Who shall build the temple of Yâhwéh, and He [the Branch] is Who shall lift up Majesty, and He [Majesty] shall sit and He shall rule upon His throne, and He [the Branch] shall be Priest beside His throne, and the advice of peace shall be between the two of Them.”” 35 Confirmation of the archaeological finding of Ron Wyatt, a blessed biblical archaeologist, in 1982: that the blood of the Anointed Yâhuwshúa` as He was hanged on the gallows-cross on Mt. Tsiyyówn outside the wall, flowed through the rent in the rock at the foot of the gallows-cross into the underground hiding place of the Ark of the Covenant, covering (atoning) the mercy seat, the stone lid covering the Ark having been split in two to allow His blood to be poured onto it. The temple articles were hidden there by YirmYâ´huw before the capture of Yruwshâláim by Bâvél. See http://www.wyattmuseum.com/ARKOFCOVENANT1.3.htm 34

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sprinkling the defiled cleanses for the purity of the flesh, How much more so shall the blood of the Anointed, Who through the ageless spirit offered His Self spotless to the Power, purify your conscience from dead works for ministering to ’Ël-Châ´y (the living Power)! And since this One’s death has taken place for a full ransom of the transgressions against the first covenant, He is mediator of a new covenant so that those who have been called for the endless inheritance might receive the promise! For where a covenant is, a death of the covenanted is necessary to bring it in effect. [Dâ´niyyË´’l 9: 26] For a covenant is affirmed over the dead, since in no way is it empowered when the covenanted is living, 47


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Which is why neither has the first covenant been inaugurated without blood. For when every commandment, according to the Law, had been spoken by Moshéh to all the people, having taken the blood of bullocks (and of goats with water and scarlet wool and ’ëzówb (hyssop)), he sprinkled (both the scroll of the covenant itself and) all the people, [words in (GRAY) are not found in Exodus reference36] Saying to them: “Here is the blood of the covenant that Yâ-hwéh has cut with you over all these words:” [Exodus 24: 5-8] And in like manner, he also sprinkled the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministration with blood,

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Because almost all things, according to the Law, are purified by blood; and without shedding blood, there is no liberation! Therefore it is indeed necessary by this bloodshedding for those models of the things within the heavens to be purified, but the ones over the heavens themselves are purified with better offerings than these. A better covenant For the Anointed One did not enter into the Pure Places made by hands, counterparts of the true ones; instead he entered into the one of the heavens itself, to appear before the Face of the Power for us, But not in order that He should offer Himself often, in the manner the high priest enters into the Separate one of the 49


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Pure Places year by year with another’s blood; Since then it would have necessary for Him to have suffered often from the foundation of the world. But now, at the consummation of the ages37 He has been manifested once, for the canceling of sin through His slaughter-offering! And, in how it is apportioned for the sons of ’Âthâ´m to die once, but this after a decision, Thus the Anointed One, having been offered once, for ‘carrying away the sins of the Many ones’ [Yshá`Yâhuw 53: 12]

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He shall appear a second time for those without sin38 who await Him for rescue. Chapter 10 1. For the Law, having a shadow of the coming good things, not the representation of the deeds themselves, with the same slaughter-offerings year by year that they offer perpetually, are never at all able to perfect those who approach. 2. Since then, wouldn’t they have ceased to be offered, because those who serve it, once purified, did no longer have any sinful consciousness? 3. Instead, by these slaughter-offerings, they make a remembrance of their sins year by year. Greek and Aramaic translations say “He shall appear a second time without sin for those who await Him for rescue.” This is obvious that He has yet no sin, but we believe the original `Ivríyth (Hebrew) says this because those who believe on His name and are reckoned righteous are without sin. 38

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4. For the blood of bulls and of goats is incapable of removing sin. 5. Consequently, upon entering into the world, He says: “Slaughter and offering You did not approve of, yet with a body You have fitted Me; 6. For Me, a burnt offering or a sin offering You did not require. 7. Then I said: ‘Here am I, I have come, for from the roll’s knob of the scroll it is written about Me; I desire to do Your will, My Power (’Ëlíy)39, [and Your Law is in the center of My sentiments.” (Psalms 40: 6-8)] 8.

Expressing above that:

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‘Slaughter and offering’ and ‘burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not require’ nor ‘approve of’ (which are offered according to the Law). 9. Then He said ‘Here I have come’, ‘…to do Your will, My Power (’Ëlíy)40.’ By this [coming,] He removed the first covenant in order that the second covenant He might establish! 10. For in that will, we are purified through the offering of the body of Yâhuwshúa` the Anointed once for all. 11. And every priest indeed stands ministering day by day, and offering the same offerings often, which are never even able to take off his sins! The speaker is here identified as being Yâhuwshúa`, the same One Who called His Father “’Ëlíy” in Psalms 22:1. The Masoretic has here in Psalms 40:8 the plural form “’Eloháy”, which would mean Yâhuwshúa` would be contradicting Himself, therefore we feel safe calling this plural form a false Masoretic scribal alteration. 40

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12. But He, having offered one slaughterOffering over sins, sat down perpetually at the right-hand side of the Power, 13. Waiting the remaining time until His enemies are placed as a footstool for His feet. 14. For by one offering He has perpetually made complete the ones purified by Him. 15. And the spirit of the Pure One testifies about [all of] us also, for, in the aforementioned: 16. “For this is the covenant that I will cut with (them) the house of Yisrâ’Ë´l after those days –” declares Yâ-hwéh, “I shall put My Law in their center, and on their hearts I shall write it … [YirmYâ´huw 31: 33] 17. “Thus shall I pardon their wickedness, and I shall not remember 54


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their sin anymore.” [YirmYâ´huw 31: 34] 18. And wherever release from these sins is, no longer is a sin offering required! Confidence to enter the Separate one of the Pure places by our persuasion 19. ¶ Therefore, brethren, having confidence for the entering into the Separate one of the Pure places within the blood of Yâhuwshúa`; 20. A newly made and living Way through the veil, that is, His flesh which He dedicated for us; 21. And having a High Priest over the house of the Power, 22. We should approach with a truthful heart, in full confidence of the persuasion, the hearts having been sprinkled [Exodus 24: 8] and pure from a wicked conscience, 55


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and the body having been washed with pure water. [Exodus 19: 10] 23. We should retain the profession of the hope [Yâ-hwéh is deliverance/wealth = Yâhuwshúa`], unwaveringly, for He Who promised is trustworthy. Continue to assemble to implore the errant before their Judgment by fire 24. And we should consider one another, for stimulating each other to affectionately love and to do virtuous works, 25. Yet not deserting our own congregation, just as some men accustom; instead imploring them, yet by so much more, as ye see that Day41 drawing near,

The Aramaic has here “Yoma” which could be a common euphemism for “Yom Kippuríym” the Day of Atonement which is the topic here. This is more evidence that the Day of Yâ-hwéh shall come on a Day of Atonement, the 10th day of the 7th month in the `Ivríy lunar calendar. 41

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26. For when voluntarily some of us are erring it [the profession of His name42] after having accepted the acknowledgement of the Truth, no longer does the slaughterOffering concerning sins remain, 27. But a certain fearful expectation of Judgment and of the fire of His zeal about to devour the opponents! [TsphanYâ´hu 3: 843 and 1: 1844 and Yshá`Yâhuw 26: 10-11] 28. Any one having rejected the Law of Moshéh dies without pity on the testimony of two or three witnesses. [Deuteronomy 17: 6] Erring our profession of Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa` is sinning, and this is certainly contextually accurate. Merely translating “sinning” here gives frightening leeway to misinterpretation, and contradicts 1Yâhuwchânâ´n 2: 1-2. Moreover, the name is necessary to be released from sin (Deeds of the Delegates 10: 43). 43 “Therefore, wait for Me,” declares Yâ-hwéh, “for the Day of My standing to testify, because My decision is to assemble the heathen masses, to gather the kingdoms, to pour out upon them My wrath, all of the fierceness of My wrath, because by the fire of My zeal shall the whole Land be consumed!” 44 “Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the Day of the wrath of Yâ-hwéh, and in the fire of His zeal the whole Land shall be consumed, because a sudden termination He shall indeed make of all the inhabitants of the Land!” 42

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29. How much worse punishment do ye think he shall be deemed to deserve, he who trampled upon the Son of the Power, and who esteemed the blood of the covenant in which he was purified as ordinary, and who insulted the spirit of the favor? 30. For we do discern Yâ-hwéh, Who said: “Vengeance is for Me, and retribution! Near the time, their foot will slip because the Day of their tribulation has come about and the future prepared rushes upon them:” [Deuteronomy 32: 35] and again: “Because Yâ-hwéh shall judge His people, yet He will have compassion upon His bondmen, because He sees that strength is gone, and there is none left, slave or free.” [Deuteronomy 32: 36] 58


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31. To become caught in the hands of the living mighty Ones is a terrifying thing! The enlightened endure suffering, but will survive the extermination 32. ¶ But recollect the former days in which, having been enlightened45, ye endured a great struggle of sufferings, 33. Because, both in reproaches and oppressions, indeed, ye were being made a spectacle, and that thus ye became partners of the ones who endured it. 34. For ye also sympathized also with my bonds46 and ye accepted the plunder of your possessions with gladness, knowing

Again, the Aramaic translation has “immersed” here (see also 6: 4). It may be that referring to immersion in His name is being enlightened, and it does not speak of water. 46 Páulus wrote this scroll, and it shows here. This scroll explains to the convocation in Yruwshâláim what the believer’s position is to the old covenant and the Law and why, and is geared for today’s assemblies which seek to return to Old Covenant and Torah along with various “Jewish fables” (See Titus). 45

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yourselves to have yet abiding a better possession in the heavens. 35. Therefore do not cast away your outspokenness, which has a great reimbursement! 36. For ye have need of perseverance, in order that ye may receive the promise, when ye will have done the will of the mighty Ones. 37. “Because [the vision is yet for the appointed time, and it speaks of the end and it shall not prove false;] though He might linger, [wait for Him because] He Who comes shall come and He shall not delay! 38. If he should cower to conceal it, My Self does not approve of him; but a righteous one by his certainty of Me, shall live!” [Chavaqqúwq 2: 3-4 LXX] 60


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39. But we are not of those concealing it towards the extermination; instead, we are those of the certainty for the preservation of the life (soul)! Chapter 11 Persuasion: definition, example And persuasion is the sustenance of those expectations47, and the proof of matters not seen. For the elders48 were testified of by this. By persuasion we comprehend the ages to have been thoroughly prepared by the Word of Yâ-hwéh, for the things seen have come into being from things not appearing! 1.

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Persuasion: examples of the elders By persuasion, Hével offered a better quality burnt-offering than Qáyin did to the mighty Ones, due to which he was testified of as being “Righteous” [MattithYâ´huw 23: 35] Yâ-hwéh bearing testimony to his gifts [Genesis 4: 449] and due to it, having died, he yet speaks! [Genesis 4: 10, Chanówkh 22: 5-8] By persuasion Chanówkh was transferred to not taste death [Yalkut Genesis 5: 24], and was not found because the mighty Ones transferred him [to heaven - The Scroll of Yâshâ´r 3: 36-38, Chanówkh 70: 16]; for before his transferal [to Pardë´ç50],

“But Hével, he also brought the firstborn males of his flock, and from their richness, Yâhwéh was open to Hével and to his offering.” 50 This phrase was probably here, but revised by overzealous ill-informed revisionist scribes. Chanówkh was transferred twice, once to heaven in the spirit, when he well pleased the Father with his praising, (70:15), and the next time to the Garden of the righteous, Pardë´ç, after this event. Therefore since “before his transferal” is inaccurate in 49

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he has been testified of, to have pleased the mighty Ones well. [Chanówkh 70: 1315] Yet without persuasion it is impossible to please Him well. For it is necessary for him who approaches the mighty Ones to be persuaded that He exists, and He becomes a Rewarder for those who seek Him out. By persuasion Nóach, when he had been instructed by revelation about the things not seen yet, being properly cautious, prepared a box (ark) for the deliverance of his house, for the sake of which He condemned the world, and he became heir to the justification by persuasion. By persuasion ’Avrâhâ´m, being called, obeyed to go out into the place which he

relation to the first transferal, it must refer to this second transferal, which is written in the Second book of ’Âthâ´m and Chauwâ´h 22:8 as well as other scriptures. 63


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was about to receive for an inheritance, and went out, not knowing where he was going to. [Genesis 12: 1] By persuasion he resided alongside, as an alien in the land of the promise, having dwelled in tents with Yitschâ´q and Ya`aqóv, the joint-heirs of the same promise, [Deeds of the Delegates 7: 5] For he was awaiting the city possessing the foundations [Pure New Yruwshâláim: Disclosure 21: 14], of which the mighty Ones is Artisan and Maker for the people. By persuasion also Sârâ´h herself, who was sterile, received force for the impregnation51 of the Seed, and gave birth beyond the season of maturity, since she esteemed the One Who promised it trustworthy.

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Consequently also, of One having become dead, from One were born also these ones, “as the stars of the heaven” in multitude, and the unnumbered, “as the sand that is on the shore of the sea”! [Genesis 22: 17] All these ones died with persuasion, though not having received the promises, nevertheless having seen them from afar and having been convinced and having welcomed it, even having professed that they are foreigners and pilgrims on the Land. For they who say such things demonstrate that they are seeking their home city. Yet if they were indeed seeking52 that city from which they came out, they did have an opportunity to have returned,

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But now it is evident they longed for a superior one, that is, of the one over the heavens! Consequently, of them Yâ-hwéh is not ashamed to be called their mighty Ones, for He prepared a city for them. [Exodus 3: 653, 1554] By persuasion, ’Avrâhâ´m, being tested, has offered up Yitschâ´q, and laid his only kin son upon the altar, whom he had received by the promises,55 Concerning whom it had been said: “…For by Yitschâ´q shall a Seed be called to you.” [Genesis 21: 12], And reasoning in himself that the mighty Ones is able even to raise one from among the dead, from which persuasion he also

‘…I am the mighty Ones of your father, the mighty Ones of ’Avrâhâ´m, the mighty Ones of Yitschâ´q, and the mighty Ones of Ya`aqóv…’ 54 And the mighty Ones furthermore said to Moshéh: “This you shall say to the sons of Yisrâ’Ë´l: ‘Yâ-hwéh, the mighty Ones of your fathers, the mighty Ones of ’Avrâhâ´m, the mighty Ones of Yitschâ´q, and the mighty Ones of Ya`aqóv, He sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial from generation to generation.”” 55 This verse is based more on the Peshitta Aramaic translation. 53

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was provided Him in a symbol [a ram]. [Genesis 22: 1-18] By persuasion about things to come, Yitschâ´q blessed Ya`aqóv and `Ësâ´w [Genesis 27: 27-39]. By persuasion Ya`aqóv, dying off, blessed each of the sons of Yâhuwçë´ph [Genesis 48], and crouched in reverence upon the top of his staff [Genesis 47: 31]. By persuasion Yâhuwçë´ph, dying, made mention about the exit (exodus) of the sons of Yisrâ’Ë´l and gave commands about his bones. [Genesis 50: 24-25] By persuasion Moshéh, when he was born, was hid three months by his parents inasmuch as they discerned56 the

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beautiful little child and did not fear the edict of the king. By persuasion Moshéh, when he had grown, rejected being called the son of the daughter of Par`óh, Having chosen rather to suffer affliction with the people of the mighty Ones than to have the temporary enjoyment of sin, Having esteemed the notoriety of the deliverer a greater wealth than the treasures in Mitsráyim, for he disregarded it for the reward. By persuasion he left Mitsráyim, not having feared the fury of the king, for he persevered as though seeing the invisible Power! By persuasion he kept the Phâ´çech and the shedding of the blood, in order that the destroyer of the firstborn ones might not touch them.


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By persuasion they passed through the Sea of Reeds by the dry ground, of which those Mitsráyim, trying it, were swallowed up. [Exodus 14: 21-31, The Scroll of the Yâshâ´r 81: 39-40] By persuasion the walls of Yriychów fell, having been encircled for seven days. [Yâhuwshúa` 6] By persuasion Râchâ´v the prostitute did not perish with those who were rebelliously unpersuadable, having received the spies with peace. [Yâhuwshúa` 6: 17-25] And what more do I say? For the time will fail me relating about Gith`ówn [Judges 6-8], Bârâ´q [Judges 4-5] also, and Shimshówn [Judges 13-16], or Yiphttâ´ch [Judges 10: 6- 12: 7], both Dâwíth and Shmuw’Ë´l, and of the rest of the predicators – 69


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Who through persuasion overcame kingdoms, toiled at righteousness, obtained promises, “shut the mouth of the lions” [Dâ´niyyË´’l 6: 23], Quenched the force of fire, escaped the edges of the sword, acquired force from weakness, became mighty in war, made armies of foreigners give way, Gave women their dead children by resurrection, yet others were tortured, not awaiting rescue, in order that they might obtain a better resurrection; Yet others accepted trials of derision, whippings, and yet others of bonds and imprisonment. They were stoned, were sawn in two [Yshá`Yâhuw], were tested, they died by slaughter of the sword, they went around in sheepskins, in goats’ skins, being


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destitute, being oppressed, being maltreated, Men of whom the world was not worthy, wandering in deserts and in mountains and in caves and in the holes of the earth; Yet all these ones, having been testified of due to their persuasion, did not receive the promise, Because the mighty Ones foresaw our benefit, in order that they should not have it fulfilled without us.

Chapter 12 Clear your track and keep your eyes on Him to live! ¶ For then truly we also, having such a vast cloud of witnesses surrounding us, having laid aside every burden and the competing sin thwarting us in every 1.

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direction, with steadfastness we should run the race lying before us, Looking off unto the Chief Leader and Completer of the persuasion, Yâhuwshúa`, Who instead of the joy lying before Him endured an gallows cross, having disregarded the shame, and sat down at the right-hand side of the throne of the Power! For this reason contemplate how much contradiction He has endured by the sinners against Himself, in order that ye may not be wearied, with your motivations57 fainting! Discipline is to straighten His sons Ye have not yet resisted to the point of blood, in the struggling against sin,

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And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation in which He addresses you as to sons: “My son, do not spurn the discipline of Yâ-hwéh, and do not resent His rebuke. For Yâ-hwéh disciplines him who He loves, and flogs every son whom he accepts near.” [Proverbs 3: 11-12, LXX]

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be in subjection to the Father of our spirit58 so we shall live? For those did indeed discipline for a few days, according to that which seemed good to them, but He, for the contribution to the one who is to partake of His pureness. Though every discipline indeed for the time being does not seem to be joyous, instead, grievous! Yet afterwards it renders the fruit of peace and of righteousness to those having been trained through it. Consequently, “Strengthen up the feeble hands and steady the knees that give way:” [Yshá`Yâhuw 35: 3] And “make straight the paths of your feet” [Proverbs 4: 26] in order that the limping

The Aramaic has spirit as singular, which would make more sense in this context.


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one might not be twisted, but rather that it might be cured. Keep pure and beware spoilers – be prepared for His coming ¶ Pursue peace with everyone, and the purification without which not even one shall see our Sovereign, [MattithYâ´huw 5: 8]; And beware lest anyone should be found among you who lacks from Yâ-hwéh’s favor; or lest any “root of poison and bitterness” [Deuteronomy 29: 18-1959] germinating at the top might trouble you, and many be tainted through this;

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And beware lest anyone is a male whore or accessible, as `Ësâ´w, who sold his birthright for one meal, [Genesis 25: 2934] For ye know also that afterwards, wishing to inherit the blessing he was rejected, for he did not find a condition in which to reverse his decision, although having earnestly sought it with tears. We are the ones of Yisrâ’Ë´l entering the promised Pure Land For ye have approached a mountain not to be touched [Exodus 19: 12] and having been kindled with fire, and to obscurity, and to darkness, and to tempest, And to the sound of a trumpet, and to the sound of words, which those who heard


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declined themselves60 not to have another word addressed to them, For they could not bear that which was commanded! Even if a beast or a man might touch the mountain it shall be stoned or shot through with a dart, [Exodus 19: 13] And the spectacle was so terrifying, Moshéh said: “I am exceedingly afraid and trembling!” Nevertheless ye have approached Mount Tsiyyówn and the city of the living mighty Ones, to the Yruwshâláim over the heavens, and to innumerable millions61: The mass meeting of envoys62 and the convocation of the Firstborn, registered in the heavens; and to the mighty Ones,

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the Judge of all, even the spirits of the rectified who have been perfected, [To the ’Epheçíym 2: 6] Even to Yâhuwshúa`, the mediator of a freshly new covenant with the sprinkling of blood speaking better things than the blood of Hével! Beware that ye do not decline the One who speaks to you! For if those ones did not escape, who declined the One Who spoke upon the earth, much more shall we not escape, those of us who turn away from the One Who spoke to us from the heavens, Whose voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying: “Yet once more I shake not only the earth, instead also the heavens...” [Chaggáy 2: 6, Chanówkh 55: 4] But the “Yet once…” signifies the removing of the shaken things that have


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been made, in order that the unshakeable things might remain. Consequently receiving an unshakeable kingdom, may we maintain with modesty and reverence the favor through which we may serve well pleasingly, For our Power is also a consuming Fire! [Yshá`Yâhuw 29: 6]

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ones mistreated since also you are being mistreated, in the body. Marriage is honorable among all therein, and their bed is undefiled; but the mighty Ones will judge male whores and adulterers. Your direction should be without love of silver, rather, be satisfied with that which is present, for Yâ-hwéh has said: “…I shall not leave you and I shall not forsake you!” [Yâhuwshúa` 1: 5] So that we may courageously say: “Yâ-hwéh is with me, I shall not be afraid, what may a human do to me?” [Psalms 118: 6] Remember your leaders: those who uttered to you the Word63 of Yâ-hwéh, of whom considering the outcome of their behavior, imitate their persuasion:

Greek: ton Logon, a form of Logos: the Expression of Yâ-hwéh is the embodiment of Him, Yâhuwshúa`. 63

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Yâhuwshúa` the Anointed is the same One [the Word of Yâ-hwéh], yesterday and today and for the ages!

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Avoid kosher doctrine – for those to whom The Way hasn’t manifested, and avoid pre-advent “Zionism” ¶ Do not be carried around with diverse and strange teachings: it is virtue for the heart to be confirmed by favor – not meats, in which those who conducted their lives by them were not benefited. We possess an altar from which they, who minister to the tabernacle64 [9: 8 – under old covenant], do not have authority to eat [the body of Yâhuwshúa`].

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For animals whose blood is brought in to atone for sin into the separate one of the Pure places through the high priest, the bodies of these are burned outside the encampment.65 [Leviticus 16: 27] Consequently, also Yâhuwshúa`, in order that He might purify the people by His own blood, suffered outside the gate; Therefore we also should go out towards Him outside the encampment, bearing His notoriousness, For we do not have here an abiding city, instead, we are seeking for the coming one. [Not like “Zionists”] Our offerings are inconsistent with namecensorship

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Therefore, through Him we should continually offer the offering of praise that is a fruit of the lips: professing to His name! But do not be forgetful of good works and of community collections for the poor, for with such offerings the mighty Ones is well pleased. Assent to your leaders and yield unto them, for they keep watch over your selves, as men about to render an account of you, in order that they may do this with joy, and not straining, for this would be disadvantageous to you. Closing advice, requests, blessings, greetings ¶ Pray about us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, wishing to behave ourselves virtuously in all things. 83


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But I implore you to do this more abundantly, in order that I may be restored to you more quickly66. And the Power (’Ël) of peace, He Who brought up the great Shepherd of the sheep from among the dead by the blood of the endless covenant, our Sovereign Yâhuwshúa` the Deliverer… …shall prepare you for performing His will in every good work, by you performing that which is well pleasing in His sight through Yâhuwshúa` the Anointed, to Whom is the honor for the ages of the ages, ’âmë´n! So I implore you, brethren, to endure with the Word of the exhortation, for also I have written it to you briefly.

Why is there any difference of opinion that Páulus is who wrote this scripture?


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And know ye that our brother Timótheos has been released, with whom I will see you, if he should come sooner. Bid peace to all of your leaders and all of the pure ones. All those from ’Italía greet you. Favor is with all of you. ’Âmë´n (For certain). To the `Ivríym, written from ’Italía, through Timótheos

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