2 We continually give thanks to Aloha for you all, and constantly mention you in our prayers, 3 and in the presence of Yehovah the Father, we remember your works of faith and labors of love, and your enduring anticipation of our Master Yeshua.
4 Friends, we know of your selection, and that Yehovah loves you. 5 The Good News that we brought to you wasn’t by words alone, but with power and with the kadosh spirit and with genuine persuasion. You also know what kind of men we were when we were with you for your sake. 6 You followed our example, and that of our Master, after you welcomed the Word amid severe persecution, with joy from the kadosh spirit, 7 so that you set an example for all of the believers in Macedonia and Greece. 8 The Word of our Master has resounded from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in Yehovah has become known everywhere, and we don’t need to say anything about you. 9 They talk about how you welcomed us, and how you turned to Yehovah from the worship of idols to worshiping the living and true Aloha, 10 awaiting His Son from Heaven, Yeshua Himself, who He raised from the dead, who rescues us from the wrath to come.
7 We were as gentle as a mother caring for her children. 8 We loved you, and not only wanted to give you Yehovah’s Good News, but also our very lives, because you were so dear to us. 9 Friends, you should remember that we worked hard night and day ‘to earn a living’, so that we wouldn’t be a burden to any of you, as we proclaimed the Good News of Yehovah to you.
10 You are witnesses, as is Yehovah, of how purely and justly and blamelessly we dealt with all the faithful. 11 You know that we treated each of you the way a father treats his own children, comforting and encouraging you. 12 And now we’re urging you to live lives worthy of Yehovah, who has called you by name into His Kingdom and His splendor.
13 This is why we never stop giving thanks to Yehovah, so that the Word of Aloha that you received from us isn’t like accepting human words, but are actually Aloha’s Word that works so well in you and in everyone who believes. 14 Friends, you who ‘belong to’ Yeshua Messiah have become like the assemblies of Yehovah in Judea, in that you endured the same sufferings from your fellow countrymen, as they did from the Jews 15 who killed our Master, Yeshua Messiah, and persecuted their own prophets as well as us. They are displeasing to Yehovah and are the enemies of all of humanity. 16 They forbid us to speak to other ethnicities so that they can be Rescued. They are always filling their ‘stockpile’ of sins. Furious punishment will precede their termination!
17 Friends, we have been separated from you for a short while, (in visible presence, but not in our thoughts), but we are trying very hard to see you face to face again because of our intense longing. 18 We wanted to come to you, I Paul, twice already, but Satan hindered me. 19 What is our hope and our joy and the crown of our rejoicing, unless it’s you, in the presence of our Master Yeshua at His coming? 20 You are our majesty and our joy.
6 But now Timothy has returned to us from ‘visiting’ you, and told us the good news about your faith and your love, and that you still have fond memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we long to see you. 7 So Friends, because of your faith we have been comforted amid all of our distress and trouble. 8 And now we can really live, as long as you are standing securely with Yehovah. 9 ‘How can we thank’ Yehovah enough for all the joy that we ‘experience’ because of you, 10 other than by making requests before Yehovah, night and day, that we could see you face to face, and perfect whatever is lacking in your faith?
11 May Yehovah Himself, the Father of our Master Yeshua Messiah, make a straight path from us to you, 12 and increase your love for each other and everyone else, just as we love you. 13 He’ll build your character, so that you’ll be faultlessly kadosh, in the presence of Yehovah our Father AT THE COMING of our Master Yeshua Messiah with all His kadishea [saints].
3 It is Yehovah’s will that you remain dedicated, and that you stay away from any sexual immorality, 4 and that each of you would know how to control your ‘body’ in dedication and honor, 5 not craving what is forbidden like heathens who don’t know Yehovah. 6 You don’t dare take advantage of or defraud your Friends in this matter, because Yehovah avenges these things, as we specifically told you about. 7 Yehovah didn’t call you into uncleanness, but into dedication. 8 So anyone who disregards these things isn’t disregarding man, but Yehovah, who has given you His kadosh spirit.
9 Now concerning the love of our Friends, you don’t need for me to write to you, because you are inherently taught by Aloha to love each other. 10 In fact, you are already doing so to our Friends thruout Macedonia. But Friends, I would encourage you to be even more exuberant. 11 Strive to live quietly, and mind your own business and work with your own hands, as we admonished you, 12 so that your way of life will be respected by those outside of the assembly and you won’t be dependent on anyone.
13 And Friends, I want you to know that you shouldn’t mourn over those who have fallen asleep  like other people who have no hope. 14 Because if we believe that Yeshua died and rose again, we should also believe that thru Yeshua, Yehovah will bring those who have fallen asleep back with Him. 15 We declare this to you by the Word of Aloha’s own authority, that we who survive and are alive when our Master comes will by no means precede those who have fallen asleep [into the Kingdom]. 16 Our Master will ‘personally’ come down from Heaven with a mandate, and with a voice like the chief Messenger and with Yehovah’s shofar, and the dead who ‘belong to’ the Messiah will rise first! 17 Then, we who are still alive, having survived, will be carried away together with them into the clouds to meet our Master in the expanse. And we will be with our Master forever. 18 So comfort each other with these words.
 Until Judgment Day the dead are essentially “sleeping”, awaiting their judgment.
4 But you, Friends, aren’t in darkness. That Day won’t catch you off guard like a thieving false “minister”, 5 because you are all sons of the light, and sons of the day. You aren’t sons of the night or sons of darkness. 6 So let’s not sleep like everyone else does, but let’s stay awake and be sober. 7 Because those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8 But those of us who are sons of the day should be rational, and put on the mail-coat of faith and love, and for a helmet the expectation of eternal Life, 9 because Yehovah hasn’t destined us to wrath, but to obtaining eternal Life by our Master Yeshua Messiah, 10 who died for us, so that whether we’re awake or asleep, we can live together with Him. 11 So continue to comfort each other and help to strengthen each other as you’ve been doing.
12 Friends, we ask you to recognize those who labor among you, and preside over you in our Master, and instruct you, 13 and highly regard them with abundant love, because of their work, and live in harmony with them. 14 Friends, we encourage you to admonish offenders, comfort the timid, encourage the weak, and be patient with everyone. 15 Be careful to never repay evil with evil, but always ‘seek opportunities for’ doing good to each other and towards everyone else.
16 Always be joyful 17 and never stop praying. 18 Be thankful for everything, because that is Yehovah’s will for you thru Yeshua Messiah. 19 Don’t put out the spirits fire. 20 Don’t despise prophesies. 21 Analyze everything and hold tightly onto anything beneficial. 22 Run away from anything that even appears to be wicked.
23 May the peace of Aloha make you entirely kadosh, and may your whole spirit, consciousness [Gr. psuche—psyche], and body be preserved without blemish until the royal arrival of our Master Yeshua Messiah. 24 The One who calls you is faithful, and He’ll continue to be.
25 Friends, pray for us. 26 Greet all of our Friends with a kiss ‘of Friendship’. 27 I solemnly commission you, by Yehovah, to read this letter to all of the kadishea. 28 May the compassion of our Master Yeshua Messiah be with you. Aw-main.
 or “like a thief in the night”
End of the FIRST Letter to the Thessalonians, written from Athens and sent by Timothy.
Compare the Testimony of Yeshua Version of this book with the 1851 Murdock or the 1849 Etheridge Versions of “The Testimony of Yeshua” (New Testament).
2 Good will and peace be with you, from Yehovah our Father, and from our Master Yeshua Messiah.
3 Friends, we’re always obligated to give thanks to Yehovah for you, as we should, because your faith is continuing to grow, and your love for one another keeps on growing. 4 So we delight in telling everyone in the assemblies of Yehovah about you—about your faith and patience, amid all of the persecution and trials that you are enduring.
5 This is evidence of Yehovah’s righteous judgment, and that you appear to be worthy of His Kingdom, because you are suffering so much for it. 6 It is a righteous decision of Yehovah’s to compensate those who are persecuting you now with tribulation as well! 7 Those of us who are suffering tribulation now, He’ll cause to live again  with us, at the revelation of our Master Yeshua Messiah from Heaven, with a powerful array of His spirit messengers. 8 He’ll execute vengeance with burning fire  on those who don’t pay attention to Yehovah, and refuse to heed the Good News of our Master Yeshua Messiah. 9 Their sentence is condemnation—eternal destruction, being banished from the presence of Yehovah and from the splendor of His power, 10 when He comes to be honored by His kadishea [saints], and to be held in admiration by His faithful ones. That is the Day when our testimony (that also concerns you) will be believed.
11 This is why we continually pray that Yehovah will make you worthy of your calling [invitation], and instill in you a strong desire to do good things, and the works of faith with power, 12 so that the name of our Master Yeshua Messiah will be praised thru you, and you thru Him by the compassion of Yehovah and our Master Yeshua Messiah.
 The Aramaic is in agreement with 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 about the dead being raised! The Greek translations only promise “rest”, “relief” or “repose” at this most critical time, but up to hundreds or even thousands of years in the grave should be enough rest!  There is a unique (so far as I know) disagreement among translators as to where to put the “burning fire”—either verse 7 or 8. But far more important is the disagreement about WHO IS IN THE FIRE! The 16 Greek translations I looked at had Yeshua and the “angels” in the fire, while 3 Aramaic versions had the wicked in the fire, as so many prophecies explain, such as Malachi 4:1-3. The context explains that the “vengeance” is for those who won’t “submit”.
5 Don’t you remember that when I was with you, I told you these things?
13 Dear Friends of our Master, thanks are always due to Yehovah, from us on your behalf, because Yehovah has chosen eternal Life for you from the beginning, by our being purified by the spirit, and by our belief of the truth. 14 These are the ones who Yehovah called by name thru our Good News, so that you could share in the splendor of our Master Yeshua Messiah. 15 So Friends, stand firm and persevere in the body of instructions [teachings, commandments] that you have been taught, whether by spoken word or by written message.
16 May our Master Yeshua Messiah Himself, and Yehovah our Father, who has loved us and given us the consolation of eternity and something good to anticipate thru His compassion, 17 ‘give you peace of mind’ and establish you in every good word and in every good work.
6 And Friends, we command you in the name of [by the authority of] our Master Yeshua Messiah, to back away from every professing Friend who lives in wickedness, rather than by the body of instructions that you received from us. 7 You know how you should follow our example. We didn’t ‘live our lives’ wickedly while with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it, rather, we worked night and day so that we wouldn’t be a burden to any of you. 9 It wasn’t because we have no right, but so we could set a personal example for you to follow. 10 While we were with you, we also gave you the principle that anyone who won’t work, shouldn’t eat either.
11 We hear that some of you are ‘living’ in wickedness, and do nothing of any real value. 12 For people like that, our declaration and encouragement by the authority of our Master Yeshua Messiah, is that they are to work quietly from home and eat their own food. 13 Friends, you must never get tired of doing what is good.
14 If anyone doesn’t acknowledge these written instructions, then avoid them—keep no company with them, so that they’ll be ashamed. 15 Yet don’t treat them like an enemy, but warn them as a Friend.
16 May Yehovah the Peacemaker give you continual peace in every sense. May Yehovah be with you all.
17 I, Paul, send this shlomo [greeting, Aramaic for shalom] to you in my own handwriting. It is a distinguishing mark in all of my letters.
18 Friends, may the compassion of Yeshua Messiah be with you all. Aw-main.
End of the Second letter to the Thessalonians that was written from Laodicea of Pisidia and sent by Tychicus.
HEBREWS is next.
Compare the Testimony of Yeshua’s Version of this book with the 1851 Murdock Translation and/or the 1849 Etheridge Version.