The Testimony of Yeshua
Pilgrims in the Diaspora
1st Peter 1: From
Peter, an envoy
) Messiah, to the Select
pilgrims who are dispersed
[Gr. diaspora] in Pontus and Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 who have been selected by the foreknowledge
the Father, and set apart by the spirit to obey Yeshua Messiah, and be sprinkled with His blood. May compassion
and peace be yours in abundance!
3 Praise be to YHVH
, the Father of our Master Yeshua Messiah, who in His great mercy has engendered
to the expectation of real Life
, thru the resurrection of our Master Yeshua Messiah,
4 and to an indestructible inheritance, undefiled and unfading that is reserved
for you in Heaven,
5 while you are preserved
by the power of YHVH and by faith, for the eternal
Life that awaits
you and will be unveiled in the last days.
6 With it you’ll rejoice forever, tho at the present time you must endure the various trials that come your way,
7 so that the proof of your faith that is much more precious than refined [1a]
gold is proven genuine
[tested] by fire, for eminence, honor and splendor, when Yeshua Messiah appears.
haven’t seen Him
you love Him
, and in His faith you have great joy and indescribable praise,
9 so that you can receive compensation for your faith—everlasting life
10 the very eternal
Life that the prophets inquired about when they were prophesying about the favor that was to be given to you.
11 They tried to determine the exact time that the spirit of the Messiah, dwelling in them, was referring to, and when His predicted suffering was to occur and the splendor that followed.
12 And everything that they were searching for was revealed to them, because they were not inquiring for themselves, but they were prophesying those things for us, things that are now revealed to you by those who have announced the Good News
by the kadish
spirit sent from Heaven, things the spirit messengers
also want to look into.
13 So be mentally prepared and wide awake, and wait with confidence
for the joy that will come to you when our Master Yeshua Messiah is finally revealed to the world
14 As obedient children, don’t conform to the former lusts that you ‘once did’ in ignorance.
15 Be kadosh in everything you do, just like the One who called you by name is kadish. 16 Because it is written,
16 Because it is written, “Become
kadish, just as I am kadish.”
17 If you call Him “Father”, who impartially judges everyone according to their behavior
, live your lives in reverent fear as travelers in a foreign land
18 You know that the ransom from your worthless lifestyles
, inherited from your ancestors, wasn’t paid for with corrupable [1b]
silver or gold,
19 but with the precious blood of the Messiah, the spotless and unblemished Lamb.
20 He was predestined for this
before the foundation of the world, and this former mystery has been made apparent
for you at the end of the age.
21 Thru Him you have believed in YHVH, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him honor, so that your faith and hope could be in YHVH.
22 Since you have purified your minds by obedience to the truth, and are filled with unbiased love, you must love each other with a pure and perfect mind,
23 not being regenerated with a destructible heredity, but with an indestructible one, by the living Word of Aloha
who lives forever.
24 Mortal humanity is like grass, and all its beauty is like the flowers in the field. The grass dries up and the flowers fade away,
25 but the Word of Aloha
remains forever. This is the Good News message that is announced to you.
[1a,b] The Greek says that gold is perishable, even tho the same verse says it can even withstand fire. Gold is purified (Zechariah 13:9) and tested (Revelation 3:18) in fire! In verse 18 there is another word that can be translated as either “perishable” or “corruptible”, but it has to do with human corruption. Precious metals are neither perishable or corruptible, but people who sin for it are both perishable & corruptible.
1st Peter 2:
So stop making evil plans or any kind of deception, pretense, jealousy or any kind of slander.
2 Like newborn babies, crave the kadosh spiritual milk of the Word, so that you can grow up and live,
3 if indeed you have gotten a taste of
A Living Stone
4 As you come to Him, a living Stone that humanity
has rejected, but selected by YHVH and precious,
5 you are also like living stones being built into a spiritual Temple 
, and kadosh priests who present spiritual ze’bakim
[sacrifices], acceptable to YHVH, thru Yeshua Messiah.
6 The Scriptures say, “Look, in Zion I am laying a chosen and precious Stone for the cornerstone, and no one who believes in Him will be put to
7 Those of you who believe are honored, but for those who don’t believe, “He is a stumbling stone
8 and an offending Rock.” They continue to stumble because they refuse to believe. Their destiny
9 But you are a select race, officiating as priests of the Kingdom, a kadosh nation 
, a congregation redeemed to proclaim the virtues of the One who called you by name out of darkness and into His precious light.
10 Once you were not considered a people, but now you are the people of YHVH. You hadn’t experienced mercy, but now mercy is being poured out on you!
11 Dear friends, I urge you as strangers and foreigners to separate yourselves from all carnal desires, because they war against your consciousness” [psyche, Gr: psuche
12 Your behavior should be obviously commendable to everyone, so those who are slandering you can see your good behavior and praise YHVH in the day of probation 
Submit to Civil Government
13 Be submissive to human authority for YHVH’s sake, whether to kings because of their authority
14 or to judges, because he sends them to punish offenders and to commend those who do right.
15 This is YHVH’s will, so that by your good behavior you’ll muzzle
the mouths of the fools who don’t know YHVH.
16 Live like free people, but not like those who use their freedom as a cover for their wickedness, but as the servants
17 Respect everyone, love your Friends
, fear YHVH and honor kings.
18 Those of you who are servants, submit to your masters with respect, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh and offensive.
19 YHVH favors those who, for the sake of conscience, withstand unfair treatment.
20 But what credit would they deserve if they withstand punishment when they have sinned? But if you do well, and withstand unfair treatment, YHVH considers that commendable.
21 This is why you were called by name
, because the Messiah also suffered for us as a role model
, so that you could follow in His steps.
22 He never sinned, nor did He ever deceive anyone.
23 When He was insulted, He didn’t insult in return
, and He suffered without threats, but committed everything to the One who judges righteously.
24 He took all of our sins and He lifted them in His body to the cross, so that we could die to sin and live ‘as a result of’ His 
righteousness, because you are healed by His bleeding wounds
25 You had wandered like sheep, but you have now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian
of your lives.
 The fact that, spiritually, we are “the Israel of YHVH” (Galatians 6:16), rebuilt right now, does not diminish from the fact that all of physical Israel will be rebuilt, as Yeshua prophesied in Matthew 16:18!
 This is one place where translators don’t mess up and use the word “gentile”.
 Etheridge translated it as “probation”. The Greek word means “investigation, inspection or visitation”, and could be rendered as “advent”. It’s used four times in the Bible. Once for Yeshua’s first public arrival—Luke 19:44, once concerning His second public arrival (“visitation”)—1 Peter 2:12, and twice the word has been used to create “the office of a bishop”—Acts 1:20 and 1 Timothy 3:1.
 The Greek omits “His”, changing the meaning.
Wives be Submissive
1st Peter 3:
In the same way, you wives, be submissive
to your husbands, so that by your pleasing behavior, you might more easily win over those who have not obeyed the Word,
2 when they see that you conduct yourselves with reverence and modesty.
3 Your adornment shouldn’t be ‘skin deep’ [outward], consisting of elaborately braided hair, or golden trinkets, or expensive clothing.
4 Instead, clothe yourselves with an inward beauty, with a gentle and quiet spirit, ornamentation that is precious to YHVH.
5 This is how the kadosh women of old who trusted in YHVH adorned themselves, being submissive to their husbands
6 just like Sarah was obedient
to Abraham, and called him master, and you are her daughters by doing good and not allowing anything to terrify you.
Husbands, Value Your Wives
7 Likewise husbands, live with your wives with advanced knowledge
them as delicate vessels, because they will inherit the gift of eternal Life with you, so that your prayers won’t be hindered.
8 In summary, you should all be in harmony, and be sympathetic with those who suffer, being affectionate with each other, compassionate and kind.
9 Don’t pay people back with evil for evil, or exchange abusive criticisms. Instead, you should bless. That’s why you were called by name, so that you can inherit a blessing.
10 So whoever chooses eternal
Life and wants to see better days should keep their tongue from evil and their lips from being deceitful.
11 They must turn away from evil and do good, they must seek peace—run after it,
12 because YHVH watches over the righteous, and He is always ready
to listen to them. But YHVH opposes the wicked.
Dont Fear Threats
13 Who will harm you if you are zealous about doing good?
14 But even if you were to suffer due to righteousness, be glad. Don’t be afraid or shaken by those who threaten you.
15 Be dedicated to our Master the Messiah in your thoughts. Always be ready to vindicate the expectation
of your faith to anyone who demands an explanation for it, with gentleness
16 with a clear conscience, so that when someone severely criticizes you, as they do evil people, they will be ashamed for having falsely accused your good conduct in the Messiah.
17 It is far better for you to suffer for doing good things, (if that is YHVH’s will) than for doing evil things.
18 The Messiah died for sins once for all, a righteous man for sinners, so that He could bring you to YHVH. He died physically, but is alive
19 He heralded to the spirits who were imprisoned in Sheol 
20 those who disobeyed long ago in the days of Noah, when YHVH in extreme patience, commanded an ark to be made. He
was hoping that they would amend their ways
, but only eight people entered it and survived the water during the flood
21 Symbolically, water of immersion
[baptism] now Rescues
you, (not when you wash dirt from your bodies, but when you answer to
YHVH with a pure conscience) by the resurrection of Yeshua Messiah,
22 who was taken up to Heaven and is on the right hand side
of YHVH with spirit
messengers and rulers and powers under his authority.
 The Greek doesn’t mention Sheol.
1st Peter 4:
So since the Messiah suffered for you in His physical body, you should arm yourselves with the same mindset, because everyone who has died physically is finished
2 So from now on, while still in the body, don’t live for sinful human passions, but for the will of YHVH.
3 You spent enough time in the past pursuing heathen desires, living in unbridled lust, drunkenness, carousing around in pagan feasts, worshiping demons.
4 Now they blaspheme you in amazement because you don’t run
with them in riotous living
as in the past!
5 They have to answer to YHVH, who will judge both
the living and the dead.
6 This is why the Good News was also proclaimed to those who are now dead, so that they can be judged like those still
in their physical bodies, and live in the spirit realm
7 The end state
of everything is approaching, so be sound minded and alert in your prayers.
8 Above all else, have intense
love for each other, because love covers a great number of sins.
9 Be compassionate to strangers without any reluctance
10 You should all serve each other with the gifts that you have from YHVH, as good stewards of the various spiritual kindnesses
11 Whoever speaks must speak the Words of YHVH, and whoever serves should serve
with the ability that YHVH has given them, so that in everything you do, YHVH will be clothed with splendor, thru Yeshua Messiah. Splendor and honor belongs to Them forever and ever. Aw-main
Dont be Surprised by Trials
12 Beloved, don’t be surprised by the trials that happen to you, as if something strange has happened, because these things are meant to test and refine you. 
13 Rather, rejoice as you participate in the sufferings of the Messiah, so that you can rejoice when His splendor is revealed.
14 If you are insulted because of the name of the Messiah, you should be glad, because the magnificent spirit of YHVH rests on you.
15 But none of you should suffer as a murderer or as a thief or as a troublemaker.
16 Yet if someone suffers as a Christian 
, they shouldn’t be ashamed, but they should praise YHVH in that very name,
17 because it is time for judgment to begin
, and it will begin in YHVH’s household 
, and if it begins with us, what will be the end state
of those who don’t obey the Good News of YHVH?
18 If the righteous barely enter
life, ‘what chance’ do the spiritually destitute and the sinner have
19 So those who suffer according to the will of YHVH should dedicate themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
 The Greek ‘says’: “A person who has suffered physically no longer sins”, but we all know that that isn’t right.
 The phrase “because these things are meant to test and refine you” isn’t in the Greek, or the Lamsa version.
 The terms Christian and Nazarene were coined by unbelievers as derogatory terms for the disciples of Yeshua. The three places where Christian/s are used in the Testimony are always in the context of being used derogatively—in this instance with persecution.
 Probably a reference to Ezekiel 9:4-7.
Dont Domineer the Flock
1st Peter 5:
I appeal to the elders among you as a fellow elder, and a witness of the sufferings of the Messiah who will share in His majesty when it is revealed:
2 Take care of YHVH’s flock that has been entrusted to you. Feed them spiritually, not because you must, but because you want to, not for personal gain, but with all of your ‘being’,
3 not by domineering
the flock, but by being good examples for them.
4 When the sovereign Shepherd appears, you’ll receive a magnificent crown from Him that will never fade away.
5 Young people, be submissive to your elders and clothe yourselves with humility, because YHVH opposes the arrogant but gives favor to the humble.
6 Humble yourselves under YHVH’s powerful hand and He’ll elevate you in due time.
7 Throw all of your anxieties on YHVH, because He cares for you.
8 Stay alert and on guard, because Satan your adversary is like a roaring lion, walking around looking for someone to devour.
9 Resist him and be firm in the faith, because you know that your Friends thruout the world are experiencing the same kinds of suffering.
10 But the Aloha of compassion has called us by name into His eternal magnificence by Yeshua Messiah. And after we have suffered for a little while, YHVH will strengthen, stabilize and establish us in Him forever.
11 Praise, dominion, and honor belongs to Him forever and ever. Aw-main.
12 Sylvanus, our faithful Friend, is hand delivering these few things  that I have written to you. As a means of persuasion, I would testify that it is YHVH’s genuine good will, so remain standing firmly in it.
13 The select assembly in Babylon greets you, as does Mark, my son.
14 Greet each other with a kiss ‘of Friendship’. Peace to all of you who are in the Messiah. Aw-main.
 The Lamsa Translation inserts that this letter is “my [Peter’s] opinion”, despite it saying “it is YHVH’s genuine good will” in the next breath.
End of the first letter of Peter the envoy
Compare the Testimony of Yeshua’s Version of 1 Peter with the 1851 Murdock Translation of 1 Peter, or compare it with the 1849 Etheridge Version of “The Testimony of Yeshua” (New Testament).
The Testimony of Yeshua
2nd PETER (The Gabriel Bible)
Add Faith to Virtue
2nd Peter 1: From
Simon Peter, a servant and envoy of Yeshua Messiah, to those who have received equally precious faith with us, thru the righteousness of Our Master and Life Giver
, Yeshua Messiah.
2 May compassion and peace be yours in abundance thru your
recognition of our Master Yeshua Messiah
3 as the One who gives us everything we need for dedicated
[Gr. theios] power and Life by revering Aloha, thru recognition of the One who has called us by name into His own splendor and virtue,
4 revealing very great and precious promises, so that by them you can become sharing partners
in the devout nature
[Gr. theios] of YHVH, as you escape the corruption of the lusts that are in the world.
5 Make every effort to add faith to your virtue, and to virtue, knowledge,
6 and to knowledge, perseverance; and to perseverance, patience; and to patience add reverence to Aloha;
7 and to reverence to Aloha, sympathy with the brotherhood; and to sympathy with the brotherhood, love.
8 If you have these qualities, and they are increasing, they will keep you from being lazy or ineffective in your knowledge of our Master Yeshua Messiah.
9 Anyone who lacks these things is blind or nearsighted
[myopic, Greek: myopazo], and has forgotten the cleansing of their
[Gr. autos] former sins.
10 So Friends, be extremely careful to make your invitation
and selection secure by your good works. By doing this, you’ll never fall away.
11 This is how you can be granted a ‘welcome’ entrance into the Everlasting Kingdom
of our Master and Life Giver
, Yeshua Messiah.
12 This is why I’m continually reminding you of these things, altho you know them well, and are grounded in this truth.
13 I believe that the right thing to do, as long as I’m in this body, is to stir your memories
14 since I know that the demise of my body is imminent, as our Master Yeshua Messiah has shown me.
15 I’ll be careful to ensure that after my departure you’ll always have with you a written memorial [copy]
of these things,
16 because we didn’t ‘create’ artfully framed fables when we told you about the power and arrival of our Master Yeshua Messiah—we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.
17 When He received honor and praise from YHVH
the Father, a voice came to Him from the splendid beauty of His Majesty that said, “This is the Son I love very much, I’m delighted with Him.”
18 We personally heard the same voice from Heaven as He heard it, while we were with Him on the kadosh mountain.
Pay Attention to Prophecy
19 More importantly, we have the certain teaching of prophecy, and you’ll do well if you pay attention to it as you would a light shining in a dark place, until the dawn of day, when the sun  illuminates your inner beings.
19 More importantly, we have the certain teaching of prophecy, and you’ll do well if you pay attention to it as you would a light shining in a dark place, until the dawn of day, when the sun  illuminates your inner beings.
20 You already know that no prophecy in Scripture ‘comes with’ an explanation of its own text,
21 because prophecy never originated by human will, but kadosh men from YHVH spoke as they were moved by the kadosh spirit.
 The Greek says the Morning-star: Lucifer! See Revelation 2, footnote 6.
4 If YHVH wasn’t lenient with the angels who sinned, but imprisoned [‘tartarooed
them in chains of darkness reserved for a painful judgment,
5 and wasn’t lenient with the original world, but rescued Noah, a herald of righteousness and his family of eight when He brought a flood on the world of the wicked,
burned up the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and condemned them with an upheaval, making them an example for the people who would live after them,
7 and rescued righteous Lot, who was tormented by the filthy conduct of the Torahless,
8 (because that righteous man living among them was distressed in his righteous consciousness” [psyche, Gr: psuche
] every day, by seeing and hearing about their Torahless deeds),
9 then YHVH knows how to Rescue those who fear Him from suffering, but He’ll reserve the wicked for Judgment Day to be tormented,
10 and especially those who follow the mortal
lusts of defiling passions and despise government. Daring and arrogant, they are unfazed as they blaspheme,
11 yet spirit
messengers far greater than they in might and valor don’t bring blasphemous condemnation against them.
12 But they are like instinctively illogical
[Gr. a’logos] animals who are born to be butchered and destroyed, blaspheming things they don’t even understand. They will die in their own corruption.
13 These people will be compensated for their injustice, because their idea of fun is carousing during the daytime. They are
spots and blemishes, reveling in laziness and devoted to pleasure 
14 They are
always ‘looking for’ adulterous opportunities
and never ending sins, enticing unstable minds, their own minds disciplined in greed, they are
15 They’ve abandoned the right way and wandered astray in the way of Beor’s son Balaam, who loved the wages of wickedness,
16 who was reprimanded for breach of Torah
by a dumb donkey, who spoke like a man and restrained the madness of the prophet.
17 They are dry wells, clouds driven by a storm whose destiny is darker than night.
18 They make flamboyant speeches devoid of truth
. They seduce people thru sexual desire, who have almost escaped from those going astray.
19 They promise liberty, while they themselves are slaves to corruption, because whatever overcomes a person is what enslaves them.
20 If after they’ve escaped the world’s corruptions by the knowledge of our Master and Life Giver
, Yeshua Messiah, they are again entangled in them and overcome, their latter state
[Gr. eschatos, i.e. eschatology] will be worse than their previous one.
21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to know it and turn back from the kadosh Commandments
that were handed to them.
22 ‘They prove’ the proverb true: “A dog returns to its vomit, and the swine that was washed returns to wallowing in the manure.”
 Sect and heresy are the same word in Greek.
 Tartaroo is actually a Greek verb! That’s about the only accurate thing to be found in a lexicon, since verbs simply aren’t nouns! So I ‘doubly verbalized’ tartaroo into ‘tartarooed’ to make a point. These angels will burn during the Judgment (Deuteronomy 32:22-24), but they aren’t burning now. The Aramaic brings out the fact that they are in “Sheol” (1 Peter 3:19)! Revelation 9:14 says they are in the Euphrates river, while verse 11 calls their place of restraint ‘the abyss’! An abyss is usually a very cold and wet place.
 The Greek ‘says’, “while they feast with you”, but I don’t think you’d eat with these people!
Skeptics in the Latter Days
2nd Peter 3:
Beloved, I’m now writing a second letter to you, again to stir your disciplined minds with an admonition,
2 so that you’ll remember the prophecies of the kadosh prophets and the Commandments of our Master and Life Giver
by the envoys.
3 As you know, skeptics will come in the latter days
mocking the truth
, only governed by their own evil desires,
4 asking, “‘What happened to’ the promise of His coming? Ever since our ancestors fell asleep, everything remains just like it was from the beginning of creation.”
5 They deliberately ignore that the Heavens have existed since antiquity, and that the continents rose up from the water, and are sustained by water, by the Word of Aloha,
6 and that by means of this same water
, the previous world was covered again
7 The Heavens and the earth that now exist are preserved by His Word, and awaiting
the fire of Judgment Day, and the destruction of the wicked.
8 But dear Friends, don’t forget this one thing: A day to YHVH is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day 
9 YHVH won’t delay in keeping
His promises, as some leaders
, He is being patient for your sake, because He doesn’t want anyone to be destroyed
, but that everyone should have a change of mind
Thieving False Ministers
11 Since all these things will be dissolved 
, what kind of people should we be in sincere conduct, and reverence,
12 anticipating and desiring the coming of the Day of YHVH
, when the heavens being tried in the fire will be dissolved [or unfastened, set free
], and the former things being ignited will melt?
13 But we’re looking forward to a New Heavens and a New Earth as He promised, where the righteous live.
14 So, Friends, as you are looking forward to these things, see to it that He finds you at peace, without spots and blameless.
15 Consider the patience of the Master as an opportunity for redemption, just as our dear Friend Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, wrote to you.
16 He writes about these things in all his letters, tho they are somewhat difficult to understand, which those who are ignorant and unstable pervert, as they do with the rest of the Scriptures  to their own destruction.
17 So, dear Friends, since you already know these things
, guard yourselves so that you aren’t carried away by the errors of the Torahless, and fall from your secure position.
18 But continue to grow in compassion, and in the knowledge of our Master and Life Giver
Yeshua Messiah, and of YHVH the Father 
. The majesty is His, both now and for the rest of eternity. Aw-main.
 Here is a good explanation except for the conclusion, that obviously misfired. The end of this age is likely in 2028 AD!
 Perhaps too much is being read into the figurative explanation of this “thief in the night” passage, but who doesn’t equate the darkness of night with evil?
 “Parerchomai” could also refer to when the New Heavens will “come near, come forward, arrive”.
 The Greek manuscripts say that the earth (land) “will be burned up” instead of “won’t be found”. Revelation describes widespread environmental damage, but not utter destruction. Malachi 4:5-6 predicts that Elijah will come and prevent the earth’s being “annihilated”. Matthew 24:29 describes the same type of cosmic events described here as following the Tribulation, and that is precisely when the Day of YHVH begins. Isaiah 51 closely parallels this.
 Very destructive, seemingly “end of the world” sounding language, including the earth being “dissolved” is also found in Isaiah 24:19-23: “The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. 20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard...” (KJV), during the Day of YHVH (the “Lord”)—just before the “millennium”.
 “The Scripture/s” are determined contextually to be the Hebrew Scriptures, as in the other 51 places in the Testimony, tho technically writings/scriptures is a generic word in secular contexts. Here it compares Paul’s inspired writings with the (Hebrew) Scriptures, as being on equal footing as far as their rejection goes.
 The Greek omits “and of YHVH the Father”.
End of Peter’s Second Letter.
1st & 2nd & 3rd JOHN are next.
Compare the Testimony of Yeshua’s Version of 1st & 2 Peter with the 1851 Murdock Translation of 1 Peter and 2 Peter, or compare it with the 1849 Etheridge Version of “The Testimony of Yeshua” (New Testament).
The Testimony of Yeshua was tweaked January 6, 2012