The Testimony of Yeshua
The Word of Life
1st John 1:
The ‘One’ who existed from the beginning, ‘who’ we heard and saw with our own eyes, and even touched with our hands, we announce to you. ‘He’ is the Word of Life.
2 The Life was made visible and we have seen Him
and are witnesses reporting to you the eternal Life that was with the Father, and was revealed to us.
3 Our message
that we declare to you is what we have seen and heard, so that you can have fellowship with us. Our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Yeshua
4 We write these things to you, so that the joy ‘we share’ will be complete.
5 This is the message that we have heard from Him and declare to you, that Yehovah
is light, and nothing about Him is dark.
6 If we say that we have a relationship with Him, but we live in darkness, then we are lying and not living in the truth.
7 But if we live in the light, as He is in the light, we have a relationship with each other, and the blood of Yeshua His Son cleanses us from all of our sins.
8 If we say that we have no sins, we deceive ourselves, and we’re not being truthful.
9 But if we confess our sins, He can be relied on to forgive our sins, and cleanse us from all of our unrighteous actions.
10 If we claim that we haven’t sinned, we’re calling Him a liar, and His Word isn’t in us.
Commandments and Liars
1st John 2:
My new converts
, I’m writing this to you so that you won’t sin. But when anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Yeshua Messiah, the Righteous One
2 He is the atoning ze’bak [sacrifice]
for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the entire world.
3 In this way
we can sense that we know Him, if we obey
4 Anyone who says, “I know Him”, but doesn’t obey His Commandments is a liar—not a person of truth.
5 But those who continually obey [present tense, active] His Word, have
truly perfected the love of YHVH
. That’s how we can be sure we’re in harmony with
6 Anyone who claims, “I ‘comply with’ Him”, is obligated to live as He lived.
, I haven’t written
any new Commandment for you, but an old Commandment that you’ve had from the beginning, and the old Commandment is the Word you’ve already heard.
8 ‘Yet it is seemingly’ a new commandment for you. It’s a truth that exists in Him and in you, because the darkness is fading, and genuine light is already shining.
9 Anyone who says they are in the light, but hates a brother [or countrymen
], is still in the dark.
10 Anyone who loves their
brother remains in the light, and won’t trip anyone up
11 But anyone who hates their brother is in darkness, living in darkness, and they don’t know where they are going because darkness has blinded their eyes.
12 New converts, I write to you because your sins are forgiven for His name’s sake.
13 Father’s, I write to you because you’ve known the One who has existed from the beginning. Young men, I write to you because you’ve overcome the wicked one. New converts, I’ve written to you because you’ve come to know
14 Fathers, I have written to you because you’ve known the One who was
from the beginning. Young men, I’ve written to you because you are strong, and the Word of Aloha
lives in you, and you have overcome the wicked one
15 Don’t love this world or anything in it, because anyone who loves this world doesn’t have the love of the Father in them.
16 Everything in the world—the carnal cravings, the cravings for things we ‘see’, and prideful materialism isn’t from the Father, but from the world itself.
17 The world is being led away
, along with its cravings, but anyone who does the will of YHVH lives forever!
18 My new converts, it is the end time, and you’ve heard that a false Messiah was to arise, and now there are many false Messiahs. That’s how we know it’s the end time.
19 They left our assembly
, but they didn’t really
belong with us, because if they’d been with us, they’d have stayed with us. But they left us, and that in itself proves that they didn’t belong with us.
20 But you have been anointed by the Kadish One
, and you can distinguish between people 
21 I haven’t written to you because you don’t know the truth, but because you know it, and because lies don’t come
from the truth.
22 Who is a liar ‘more than’ someone who denies that Yeshua is the Messiah? That person is anti Messiah. Anyone who denies the Father also denies the Son.
23 Whoever rejects the Son doesn’t have the Father either 
. Whoever acknowledges the Son also acknowledges the Father.
24 Make sure that what you heard from the beginning remains in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains with you, then you’ll stay with the Father and the Son.
25 This is what He promised us—eternal Life.
26 I have written these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray
27 If the anointing that you received from Him remains in you, then you won’t need anyone to teach you 
. Since the anointing is from YHVH, it teaches you everything and it is true, with no falsehood ‘mixed’ in. Remain in it as He taught you.
28 Now, my new converts, remain in Him, so that when He appears we won’t cower in His presence, but can confidently face Him at His coming.
29 If you know that He is righteous, then you also know that whoever lives righteously ‘belongs to’  Him.
 The Greek says “you know everything” instead of “you can distinguish between people”.
 “Anyone who acknowledges the Son, also acknowledges the Father”, is in the Aramaic but not in the Greek, tho virtually every Greek to English translation includes it. After comparing the Greek to the Aramaic for thousands of hours, I suspect that the Greek translators secretly did a fair amount of peeking into the Aramaic.
 You don’t need any liars (verse 22) or any deceivers (verse 26).
 The Greek ‘says’ “born of Him”.
1st John 3:
You see the kind of love that the Father has for us—He has called us His
sons, and made us so. The world doesn’t know us [yet], because it has never known Him.
2 Dear Friends, we’re now YHVH’s children, but it isn’t clearly understood
what we’re to be, but we know that when He returns, we will be very similar to
Him, and we will see Him just as
3 Everyone who has this expectation in Him purifies themselves, just as He is pure.
Sin is Torahlessness
4 Everyone who practices sin is violating the Torah, because all sin is violating the Torah
5 You know that He came
to take away our sins, and He is totally sinless.
6 No one who stays with Him keeps on sinning, and anyone who sins
hasn’t seen Him or known Him.
7 New converts, don’t let anyone deceive you. Anyone who lives righteously 
is righteous, just as the Messiah is righteous.
8 Anyone who practices sin belongs to Satan, because Satan was a sinner from the beginning. Because of this, YHVH’s Son came so that He could destroy everything Satan has done.
9 Anyone who has been begotten of YHVH can’t practice sin, since His germ
[of eternal life] is in him. He can’t practice sin because he has been begotten 
10 This is how the children of YHVH are plainly distinguished from the children of Satan. Anyone who doesn’t live righteously and doesn’t love their ‘fellow believers’ doesn’t belong to YHVH.
11 This is the Commandment that you have heard from the beginning, that you should love each other.
12 Not like Cain who belonged to the Wicked One, and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own works were wicked and his brother’s actions were righteous!
13 Friends, don’t be surprised that the world hates you.
14 We know that we have passed from death to Life because we love ‘one another’. Anyone who doesn’t love their ‘fellow believer’ is still dead.
15 Anyone who hates their ‘fellow believer’ is a murderer, and you know that no murderer can have eternal Life remaining
16 This is how we understand His love for us, because He gave up His life for us, and we should also give up our lives for our ‘fellow believers’.
17 If someone has this worlds resources, and sees ‘another believer’ in need, but shows no compassion—how could the love 
of YHVH remain
18 My new converts, let’s not love each other in words and in speech only
, but in works
and in truth.
19 This is how we can be assured that we’re on the side
of truth, and reassure ourselves of it
before He comes 
20 But if our conscience condemns us, how much greater is YHVH than our conscience? He knows everything!
Because We Obey His Commandments...
21 Dear Friends, if our conscience doesn’t condemn us, we can ‘have confidence’ in the presence of to YHVH.
22 We receive from Him whatever we ask because we obey His Commandments and do what pleases Him.
23 This is His Commandment: that we believe in the name of His Son Yeshua Messiah 
and love each other as He has commanded us 
24 Anyone who obeys His Commandments remains
in Him. We know by this that He remains in us, by the spirit that He has given us.
 The righteous must be able to pass the Duck Test!
 Begotten can mean anything from conception to actual birth. But once a literal second birth takes place, at the resurrection, we will be able to fly like the wind! (John 3:4-8)
 See why “love” is better than the Greek “bowels”. Keyword bowels. “The Greek word properly denotes the upper viscera; the heart, the lungs, the liver. It is applied by Greek writers to denote those parts of victims which were eaten during or after the sacrifice.”—Barnes’ Notes on the Bible
 The Greek copies say “before Him”, rather than “before He comes”.
 This is demonstrated by obedience to the first four Commandments.
 This is demonstrated by obedience to the last six Commandments
Love, the Acid Test
1st John 4:
Dear Friends, don’t believe every spirit 
, but scrutinize
the spirits as to whether they are from YHVH, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
2 This is how the spirit of YHVH can be recognized: every spirit that admits that Yeshua Messiah has come in the flesh is from YHVH.
3 Any spirit that doesn’t admit that Yeshua Messiah has come in the flesh isn’t from YHVH, but he is of the spirit of
the false [Gr. “anti”] Messiah who you have heard is coming, and is already in the world.
4 But you, new converts, belong to YHVH, and you have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than those who are in the world.
5 They are worldly, so they talk like the world and the world listens to them.
6 But we belong to YHVH, and anyone who knows YHVH will listen to us, and anyone who doesn’t belong to YHVH won’t listen to us. This is how we discern the spirit of truth from the spirit of error.
7 Dear Friends, we must love each other because love is from YHVH, and whoever loves is engendered
by YHVH and knows YHVH,
8 because YHVH is love, and whoever doesn’t love doesn’t know YHVH.
9 This is how YHVH’s love was revealed to us: YHVH sent His unique
Son into the world, so that we could live because of
10 This is love, it was not that we loved YHVH, but that YHVH loved us and sent His Son as the atoning ze’bak
[sacrifice] for our sins.
11 Dear Friends, since YHVH loved us so much
, we should also love each other.
12 No one has ever seen YHVH, but if we love each other, YHVH remains in us, and His love is being perfected in us.
13 This is how we know that we remain in Him, and that He remains in us—He has given His spirit to us.
14 We have seen and proclaim that the Father has sent His Son as the Life Giver
of the world.
15 Whoever openly declares
that Yeshua is YHVH’s Son—YHVH remains in him and he remains in YHVH.
16 We have come to know and trust the love that YHVH has for us, because YHVH is love, and whoever remains in love remains in YHVH.
17 This is how His love is perfected in us, so that we can ‘be confident’ on Judgment Day, because we are like He was in this world.
18 There is no fear in love, because perfect love dispels fear. There is a penalty
for fear, and anyone who is fearful isn’t completely perfected in love.
19 So then we love YHVH because He loved us first.
20 Anyone who says, “I love YHVH”, when they hate a fellow believer
is a liar. If someone doesn’t love their Friends who are visible, how can they love YHVH who is invisible?
21 We have received this Commandment from Him—whoever loves YHVH must also love their fellow believer.
 The Lamsa version arbitrarily replaces “spirit” with “prophecy” in the first three verses.
1st John 5:
Anyone who believes that Yeshua is the Messiah is a ‘child’ [born
] from YHVH, and anyone who loves the ‘Father’ also loves the One who is the ‘Father’s Child’.
2 This is how we know that we love YHVH’s children: when we love YHVH and obey His Commandments.
3 This ‘demonstrates’ the love of YHVH, that we obey His Commandments, and His Commandments aren’t burdensome.
4 Whoever is begotten of YHVH overcomes the world, and this is the victory that overcomes the world—our faith.
5 Who can be victorious over the world other than those who believe that Yeshua is YHVH’s Son?
6 Yeshua Messiah is the One who came by the water and the blood, not by water alone, but by water and blood. The spirit testifies because the spirit is always objective
8 So there are three witnesses that testify, the spirit, the water, and the blood, and these three are in agreement.
9 If we accept what people say, how much greater is what YHVH says? And this is what YHVH has spoken of—He has spoken of His Son.
10 Whoever believes in YHVH’s Son has internalized His
message. And whoever doesn’t believe YHVH has declared Him to be a liar by not believing what YHVH revealed about His Son.
11 And the message is that YHVH has given us eternal Life, and this Life is found
in His Son.
12 Anyone who has the Son has Life, and anyone who doesn’t have the Son doesn’t have Life.
Knowing That You Have Eternal Life
13 I’ve written this to those who believe in the name of YHVH’s Son, so that you’ll know that you have eternal Life.
14 This is the assured confidence that we have toward Him: Whenever we ask for anything in accord with His will, He listens to us.
15 And since we know that He hears our requests, we can be sure that we have what we ask Him for.
16 If anyone sees their Friend ‘commit’ a sin that doesn’t result in death, they should ask Aloha
, and Life will be given to them, so long as
their sin isn’t deadly. There is a deadly sin, and I’m not saying that we should pray about that.
17 All unrighteousness [violation of the Torah] is sin, yet there are sins that aren’t fatal
18 We know that no one who is born from YHVH goes on
sinning, because those who are born from YHVH guard
themselves, and the Wicked one can’t touch them.
19 We know that we belong to YHVH, while the whole world is asleep under the sway of the Wicked one.
20 And we know that YHVH’s Son has come and has given us understanding so that we can know the True One, and so that we can belong to the True One, and be in union
with His Son Yeshua Messiah. He is the true Aloha and eternal Life.
21 My new converts, refrain from serving images
 The Peshitta, as well as the earliest Greek manuscripts omit the fraudulent 1 John 5:7. This corrupted “verse” is added to many translations to support a Trinity. Murdock added it in brackets. Etheridge simply translated the Peshitta.
End of the first letter of John the envoy
Compare the Testimony of Yeshua’s Version of 1 John with the 1851 Murdock Translation of 1 John, or compare it with the 1849 Etheridge Version of “The Testimony of Yeshua” (New Testament).
The Testimony of Yeshua
2nd John 1: From the Elder, to Kuria and her children who I love in the truth, and not just me, but everyone who knows the truth,
2 because of the truth that lives in us and will be with us forever:
3 May compassion
be with you, and good will and peace, from YHVH the Father, and from our Master Yeshua Messiah, the Father’s Son, in truth and love.
4 I was very glad to have found some
of your children living in the truth, just as the Father has commanded us.
5 Now I implore you, Kuria, not as tho I’m writing a new commandment to you, but only what we have had from the very beginning, that we should love each other.
6 This is love, that we live by the Commandments. This command has been heard from the beginning, and we should live
7 Many deceivers have gone out into the world who don’t confess that Yeshua Messiah came in the flesh. ‘Such a person’ is a deceiver and antichrist. 
8 Be careful that you don’t lose what you have earned
, so that you can be fully compensated
9 Anyone who abandons the faith
and doesn’t stay
with the doctrine of the Messiah doesn’t have YHVH in Him. But those who remain in His doctrine have the Father and the Son.
10 If anyone comes to you, and doesn’t bring this doctrine, don’t welcome them into your house or even greet them,
11 because anyone who greets [encourages] them shares in their evil work.
12 There are many things I could write to you about, but I prefer not to use paper and ink because I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy can be complete.
13 The new converts of your chosen sister greet you. Compassion be with you. Aw-main
 John uniquely adopted “antichristos” from the Greek here. All other references actually refer to a “false Messiah”.
End of John’s second letter
Compare the Testimony of Yeshua’s Version of 2 John with the 1851 Murdock Translation of 2 John, or compare it with the 1849 Etheridge Version of “The Testimony of Yeshua” (New Testament).
The Testimony of Yeshua
John’s THIRD letter
3rd John 1: From the Elder, to my dear Friend Gaius who I love in the truth.
2 Dear Friend, I pray that in every way you’ll prosper and be in good health, just as your consciousness [psyche, Gr: psuche
] is prospering.
3 I was very glad when our Friends came and told me about your integrity, and how you live by the truth.
4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my new converts live in the truth.
5 Dear Friend, you’re faithful in whatever you do for our Friends, and especially when they are strangers.
6 They have spoken of your love before the whole assembly. You are good to them in a manner pleasing to YHVH 
7 They went out for the sake of His name, taking nothing from the pagans
8 We should welcome these people so that we can work together for the truth.
A False Leader “Loves to be in Charge”
9 I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be in charge, won’t accept us.
10 So when I come, I’ll call attention to what he is doing and the evil accusations he’s making about us. And as if that were not enough, he doesn’t welcome the Friends we send, and he stops those who want to welcome them and banishes them from the assembly.
11 Dear Friend, don’t go along with this evil behavior, but do what is good. Anyone who does good for the benefit of others
is of YHVH, but anyone who does evil has no perception
12 Everyone speaks highly of Demetrius, ‘particularly’ the assembly, and the truth ‘is self-evident’. We also attest to this, and you know that we tell the truth.
13 I have many things I could write to you about, but I’d rather not write them to you with ink and pen.
14 But I hope to see you soon and talk face to face . Peace be with you. Friends I wish you well. Greet each of my Friends by name.
 The Greek has the Assembly doing good by sending “them” on a journey.
 Murdock accidentally divided verse 14 in half, coincidentally, so did Lamsa, creating verse “15”.
End of John’s third letter
JUDE is next.
Compare the Testimony of Yeshua’s Version of the letters of John with the 1851 Murdock Translation of 3 John, or compare it with the 1849 Etheridge Version of “The Testimony of Yeshua” (New Testament).
The Testimony of Yeshua was tweaked January 6, 2012