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      Hebrew Idioms and Nuances
                  by HezekiYah

                         HEBREW PARAPHRASE 

                       Why a New Translation?
To date, all translations, including “Messianic/Hebrew Roots” style translations, fail to translate key Hebrew idioms, causing the same confusion concerning the place of Torah in a believers walk to remain largely unresolved in the Emissary Shaul’s (the Apostle Paul’s) letters.
This translation resolves that confusion by translating the meaning of the Hebrew idioms into English so that the reader of the text can understand the text in the same way the Israeli/Jewish believers coming out of the Temple based Judaism of the first century would have understood it.
The Importance of Understanding Idiomatic Phrases in Comprehending the Text.
Hebrew culture, as in American culture, uses idioms to convey commonly understood concepts with language pictures.
In English we might say, “it really rained on his parade” to mean that something important a person was really looking forward to, or was heavily invested into, did not come to pass as expected, for example, someone who unexpectedly lost an election, or a court case.
Or you might say, “the lights are on, but nobodies home” to communicate that though somebody looks like they are awake, they are clearly not paying attention or understanding what is being said.

Hebrew is the same way, as is the cultural language of Scripture.
In first century Israel, the Faith was centered around the Temple, with dependence on animal sacrifices offered up after the priestly order of Levi for atonement of sin; and those looking forward to Messiah’s coming looked forward to His coming while yet engaged as faithful adherents to this system of sacrifice for the remission of their sins.
Miriam (Mary), and Zechar’yahu (Zechariah) and Elisheva (Elizabeth) were all prime examples of this; Luke 1:5-11, 67-80; 2:21-24.
Our Savior Himself even commanded its observance to those who believed in Him; Mattit’yahu (Matthew) 8:1-4.
After our Messiah came and died and rose from the grave as the prophesies declared He would, Jewish believers in Him continued to remain faithful adherents to this system; including the Emissary Shaul (Apostle Paul) himself; Maaseh (Acts) 21:17-26; 24:17,18).
However, at the Jerusalem Council in Maaseh (Acts) 15, a unique situation had arisen at the time of Kepha’s (Peter’s) vision in Maaseh (Acts 10:1-45) that had never occurred before, and that was that proselytes from the nations, like Cornelius, who had become believers, but who had never yet fully converted to participate in the Temple sacrifices after the Levitical order, were all suddenly immersed with the Ruach haKadosh (baptized in the Holy Spirit).
This posed a question that had never been asked before, because up to this point, the only believers who had received the immersion of the Ruach haKadosh (baptism of the Holy Spirit) were those faithful Israelite believers who followed the Torah and partook in the Levitical order of sacrifices; Maaseh (Acts) 2:1-12, but now, suddenly, proselytes who had learned to accept and obey Torah had now also been immersed by the Ruach haKadosh (Holy Spirit) apart from the Levitical order of sacrifices – showing that their sins had been remitted apart from that sacrificial order; Maaseh (Acts) 10:43 - 11:18.
That question, in essence, was, “Do gentile believers who have clearly had their sins remitted apart from the Levitical sacrifices (the sacrificial law given through Moshe) still need to convert to a Temple based salvation process as in the past for the remission of their sin, or is faith in our Savior’s work on the crucifixion stake sufficient?”

The conclusion was not only no, but also that we Jews/Israelites would also have our sins remitted (be saved) apart from the Levitical order of sacrifices in the same way as they had theirs remitted; Maaseh (Acts 15:11).
This placed our people into two camps. Camp one was referred to with the idiom “the circumcision” and camp two referred to with the idiom “the uncircumcision”.
These idiomatic phrases were in reference to the 1custom of circumcision that was required of adult proselytes before they could officially convert for participation in the Temple sacrifices for salvation after the Levitical order.
The camp of the “circumcision” was made up of those Jewish believers in the Messiah who believed that things should continue as they have always been done.
The camp of the “uncircumcision” was made up of those who saw that remission of sin was clearly available now through acceptance of our Savior Yeshua’s “work” on the execution stake apart from the “works” of Temple sacrifices carried out after the Levitical order.
This introduced another idiom of “saved by faith, not by works” as the idiom that contrasted remission of sin through our Savior Yeshua’s death and resurrection against the traditional approach through the Levitical order of sacrifices.
This introduced the final idiom that we are “Not under the law, but under grace” meaning that we are no longer under the law of the sacrificial works after the order of Levi, but under the favor of YHVH granted to us now through the death and resurrection of our Messiah Yeshua after the order of Melchizadok.
These idioms are not to be confused with Yaaqov’s (James) statement of “Faith without works is dead” which simply meant that Faith without obedience is a dead faith.
Because of the need to translate these idioms into the
Note-1, This is not to be confused with the Avrahamic circumcision required for 8 day old sons; B’reshit (Genesis) 17:1-27; or of people of any age or nationality for participation in the Passover Seder; Shemot (Exodus) 12:43-48.

English language, paraphrase is necessary.
So to develop this work, first a literal translation was made for all the text outside of the idioms, then the idioms were paraphrased, and the literal translation then blended in through paraphrase to smooth the reading.
Additionally, because of the need to paraphrase the idioms in order to have them make sense in English, and because of the need to paraphrase the word “law” in numerous instances to clarify which law and/or idiom is being referred to, the overall impression of this work will be that of a paraphrase, though in actuality, it is more accurately a literal translation with idioms and related phrases such as “the law” clarified through paraphrase.
The authority for the following translation is by the authority invested in me as Levite acting in official capacity as a teacher to Israel; D’varim (Deuteromony) 33:10.
It should be understood that Paul’s writing in Galatians was not in attack of the Temple; Maaseh (Acts) 25:8, but only, like in the book of Evreem (Hebrews), to emphasize the importance and superiority of the effect of our Savior Yeshua’s death and resurrection over sin than what the sacrifices after the Levitical order could accomplish; and to demonstrate the transfer and change in the priesthood order from that of Levi (a tribe acting as priest over the nation) back to that original order of Melchizadok (with one man acting as priest over His own family – that One man now being the Messiah Yeshua our Priest and King).
The idioms addressed in this translation are:
- “The circumcision” (believers who continued to sacrifice at the Temple as before, and who believed that believing proselytes from among the nations needed to continue to convert to the Levitical order for the remission of sin as before, in addition to their faith in the Messiah Yeshua)
- “The uncircumcision” (believers raised under the Levitical order who no longer sacrificed at the Temple, or if they did still sacrifice, did not believe that believing proselytes from among the nations needed sacrifice any longer in light of the Messiah Yeshua’s sacrificial work on the cross)

- “Works of the law” (sacrifices offered up for the remission of sins past)
- “Justified by the law” (concept that no pardon and acquittal can come through the blood of animals which only atone for sin, and that can never do away with sin, like the pardon and acquittal received through Messiah’s own blood has accomplished)
- “The law” (Meaning is determined by context)
 Translated idioms are in [ ]
 Amplification of text is in { }
 Hebrew words rendered into English are in ( )
 Notes are introduced and noted with an asterisk *
 YHVH as read and written from right to left are the Hebrew letters:
Yod (y) Hey (h) Vav (v) Hey (h)
The equivalent spelling in English letters read and written left to right is YHVH,  proposed pronunciations being “Yahuvah” or “Yehovah” among others.
 His name with the “s” after it ( YHVH's ) is the possessive form spelled in English letters as in “We are YaHVaH’s people”.

Galatians 49 CE

1:1 Shaul, an Emissary (Apostle), not from men nor through man, but through Messiah Yeshua and YHVH the Father who raised Him from the dead,
1:2 and to the brothers  who are with me, to the assemblies of Galatia,
1:3 Favor to you and shalom from YHVH the Father and our Master, the Messiah Yeshua.
1:4 Who gave Himself for our Torah violations, so that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of YHVH our Elohim (God) and Father,
1:5 to Whom be honor forever and ever; May it be so even as I have spoken it.
1:6 I am amazed that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you into the favor of YHVH's Anointed, unto a corrupted version of the Good Message,
1:7 Which is not a different message, but there are some who are troubling you, and who want to distort that Good Message of the Messiah.
1:8 But even if we, or a Messenger from the sky, preach to you any other version of the Good Message to you, other than what we have preached to you, let them be excommunicated.
1:9 As we have said before, so now I am saying again, if anyone preaches any other variation of the Good Message other than what you have received from us, let them be excommunicated.
1:10 So by this, am I persuading men or YaHVaH? Am I seeking to please men? For, if I were still seeking to please men, then I would not be a servant of YaHVaH's Anointed One. 
1:11 But I make known to you, believers, that the Good Message which was preached by me is not according to the will or design of man. 
1:12 For I neither received it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through the revelation of the Messiah Yeshua. 

1:13 For you have heard of my form of conduct in Judaism, how I persecuted the assembly of YHVH beyond measure, and tried to destroy it.
1:14 And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries in my own (footnote 8)
nation, for I was exceptionally more devoted and diligent in my pursuit of, and in the furtherance of, the traditions of my fathers.
1:15 But when it pleased YaHVaH, who separated me from my mother's womb, and who called me through His favor, 
1:16 To reveal His Son through me, that I might preach Him among the nations, I did not meet immediately with men made of flesh and blood to debate the validity of what was revealed to me, or to compare views. 
1:17 Nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were Emissaries (Apostles) prior to me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus. 
1:18 Then after 3 years I went up to Jerusalem to see Kepha (Peter), and remained with him for 15 days. 
1:19 And I saw none of the other Emissaries except Yaaqov (James), the Master's brother. 
1:20 Now concerning the things which I am writing to you about, I declare before YaHVaH, that I am not lying. 
1:21 And after this I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; 
1:22 And no one among the assemblies in Messiah, in the region of Judah, knew me by face. 
1:23 But they heard only this about me, that "He who had previously persecuted us is now preaching the faith that he had once tried to destroy". 
1:24 And they honored YaHVaH {for this testimony} in me. 

2:1 Then after 14 years, I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and also took Titus with me.
2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them the Good Message which I preach among the nations. But I took aside, to a separate place, those who appeared to be thinkers or people of influence, so that the race I had run up to this point, and the race that I would continue to run from this point, would not all be for nothing.
2:3 Yet not even Titus who was with me, who himself was a Greek, felt any requirement to be circumcised {for participation in the sacrifices}.
2:4 But this situation arose because of evil brothers of the womb who came in without our awareness, and who came in to spy out our

freedom which we have in {the death and resurrection of} the Messiah Yeshua, so that they might bring us into submission {to the former order of remission for sin}.
2:5 And to whom we did not yield or submit to, even for an hour, so that the Good Message might continue with you.
2:6 But from those who appeared to be somebody, whoever they were, it made no difference to me, for YaHVaH does not (note 2) discriminate against any man, and those who were presenting themselves as somebody did not do anything to enlighten me. 
2:7 But just the opposite, when the brothers (believers) saw that the Good Message [to those who do not participate in the Levitical sacrifices] had been commit-ted to me, as even the Good Message [for those who do participate in the Levitical sacrifices] had been commit-ted to Kepha (Peter), 
2:8 For YaHVaH who worked effectively in Kepha (Peter) as the Emissary [to those who participate in the Levitical sacrifices] also worked effectively in me toward the people of the nations, 
2:9 And when Yaaqov (James), Kepha (Peter), and Yahuchanan (John), who seemed to be pillars, perceived the favor that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship to go to the people of the nations, while they themselves go to [those who participate in the Levitical sacrifices]. 
2:10 And also that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I was also eager to do. 
2:11 But when Kepha (Peter) had come to Antioch, I had to confront him to his face because of an error he had made. 
2:12 For before certain men sent from Yaaqov (James) had arrived, I noticed that Kepha (Peter) would eat in table fellowship with the {proselytes from the nations who had converted to the Melchizadok order through faith in Messiah]; but that when these men sent from Yaaqov had arrived, Kepha (Peter) withdrew and separated himself, being alarmed by those 3Jewish believers [who continue to participate in the Levitical sacrifices]. ________________________ 
Note-2, Maaseh (Acts) 10:34, 35 
Note-3, The believers from the “circumcision” camp; Ma’aseh (Acts) 15:1,2. 10 

2:13 And the rest of the Jews also played the hypocrite with him, so that even Barnabas was carried away with their hypocrisy.
2:14 But when I saw that they were not up front and open about the truth of the Good Message {of Messiah’s coming}, I said to Kepha (Peter) before them all, "If you, as a Judean [who formerly participated in the Levitical sacrifices for the remission of sin], now live out your faith like a convert from the nations [who no longer participates in the sacrifices], in a manner no longer resembling a Judean 4then how can you compel the people of the nations to continue to live as those Judeans still live”.
2:15 We who are Jews by nature, and not Torah violators from among the people of the nations,
2:16 We know that a man is not acquitted or pardoned through [the Levitical sacri-fices], but by faith in the Messiah Yeshua, so that even we now as believers in the Messiah Yeshua {as the believing proselytes}, might {now also} be acquitted and pardoned through faith in Him {and His sacrificial death and Ruach (Spirit) empowered resurrection}, and not through the [Levitical sacrifices], for through the [Levitical order of sacrifices] can no flesh be pardoned or acquitted.
2:17 But if, while we seek to be pardoned and acquitted through Messiah, we our-selves are found to be guilty of violating Torah, does that make the Messiah a Servant of sin? Absolutely not!
2:18 For if I rebuild those things which I destroyed I will make myself a Torah violator all over again.
2:19 For I through the Torah, died to the law of sin, so that I might live my life now for hwhy.
2:20 For my fleshly desires have been crucified even as Messiah was crucified, so that it is no longer I, {and my fleshly nature}, that lives, but the Messiah who lives in me; and the life I now live in this body, I now live through faith in the Son of hwhy who loved me and 5voluntarily offered Himself up for me.
2:21 And I do not set aside
Note-4, That is, according to all the oral traditions and customs that you would expect only a person who lives under the Levitical sacrifices to perform, such as the custom of not eating at the same table as a person of the nations who has not completely converted yet.
Note-5, Yesh’yahu (Isaiah) 53:12

the favor of hwhy by saying this, for if righteousness concerning my past Torah violations comes through the [Levitical order of sacrifices], then Messiah's death was for nothing.

3:1 O foolish Galatians, who has deceived you so that you should not obey this truth? Before whose eyes the Messiah Yeshua was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?
3:2 This only I want to learn from you, did you receive the Ruach (the Spirit) {at Shavuot (Pentecost)} through the [offering of an animal sacrifice at the Temple], or did you receive the Ruach (the Spirit) through faith {in what you heard about Yeshua's death and resurrec-tion}?
3:3 Are you so foolish, having begun in the Ruach (the Spirit), are you now being made perfect through the {flesh of animals}?
3:4 Have you endured all of your great suffering for nothing, if indeed it has all been for nothing?
3:5 Therefore, He who has provided the Ruach (the Spirit) to you, and who has worked miracles among you, does He do it through the [Levitical sacrifices], or does He do it through faith {in what you heard about Yeshua's death and resurrection}?
3:6 For just as Avraham believed YaHVaH and it was accounted to him as (note 6) righteousness {even so, it is so here}. 
3:7 Therefore, know that only those who are of this faith are sons of Avraham. 
3:8 And the Scriptures, foreseeing that YaHVaH would pardon and acquit the nations by this same faith {for Avraham himself was a gentile when he received the promise}, preached the Good Message to Avraham ahead of time, saying, "In you, all the nations shall be blessed". 
3:9 So then, those who are of this faith are blessed with Avraham who also believed {7in the Messiah's coming}; 
3:10 For as many as [partake in the Levitical order of sacrifices] remain under the curse, for it is written, "Cursed _________________________________ 
Note-6, This righteousness came while Avraham was under the priestly order of Melchizadok (about four centuries prior to the giving of the priestly order after Levi) and acted upon by Avraham through his faith when offering up his own son Isaac (Yit’zak). 
Note-7, Evreem (Hebrews) 11:17-19. 12 

[continued:  "For it is written"]
is everyone who does not continue ( note 8) to do all the things written in the scroll of the Torah".
3:11 and that no one is pardoned and acquitted through the [Levitical sacri-fices] is evident, “for the pardoned and acquitted shall live through faith” {in Yeshua's death and resurrection}.
3:12 And the [sacrifices after the order of Levi] are not of {Avraham's} faith, though the man who has done them {in the past} shall live as a result of {their faithful adherence to that former covenant}.
3:13 But it is through the Messiah, {and His voluntary self-sacrifice}, that we have now been delivered from the curse, by taking the curse upon Himself on our behalf, for as it is written again, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree".
3:14 All so that the blessing of Avraham might come upon the people of the nations through the Messiah so that we might all receive the promise of the Ruach (the Spirit) through faith {in Him and His sacrificial death}.
3:15 Brothers, let me provide an example from a human perspective. Take even a human covenant made be-tween two men, how that once it has been agreed to, neither party to the covenant can make it void or add anything to it.
3:16 And so it is here, for to Avraham and His Seed were the promises of the covenant made. And YHVH did not say, and to your descen-dents, as in many seeds, but concerning only the One descendent, "and to your Seed", who is the Messiah.
3:17 And so this I say, that the [Levitical sacrifices and tabernacle], introduced 430 years after the covenant and promises given to Avraham, cannot void that covenant previously agreed to and confirmed {between Avraham and hwhy} concerning His {coming} Anointed One, to cause that Avrahamic cove-nant and Promise to become useless or of no effect.
Note-8, The Torah provides blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience; D’varim (Deuteronomy) 28, but under the Brit Chadasha (New Covenant) promised through Yerem’yahu (Jeremiah) 31:31-34 the curse is no longer removed through the blood of animals as before, but through the blood of the Messiah Yeshua, who took the curse upon His own sinless body.
3:18 For if the inheritance was to be through the 
[Levitical order], it would no longer be of the Promise {given through the Avrahamic covenant}, but YaHVaH gave the inheritance to Avraham through the Promise that He made with Avraham. 
3:19 What purpose then did the [9 sacrificial] law [after the order of Levi serve]? It was necessary to add because of Torah violations, at least until the Seed could arrive to whom the covenant and Promise had been made; and that had been appointed through heavenly Messengers by the hand of a Mediator. 
3:20 Now a mediator does not mediate for only one party {in a covenant; but for two}. YaHVaH is the One {and Avraham, the other}. 
3:21 Are [the Levitical sacrifices ordained after the order of Levi] then against the promises of YaHVaH? Absolutely not! For if there had been a [sacrificial] law given [under the order of Levi] that could have given {resurrection of} life {from the grave} then certainly righteousness {10re-garding our past Torah violations} would have been through that [priestly order]. 
3:22 And the Scriptures declare that all have embraced sin. But this Promise, through faith in {the death and resurrection of} the Messiah Yeshua, 11is avail-able to all who believe. 
3:23 But before this faith {in Yeshua's sacrificial death and resurrection} had arrived, we were kept safe under [the Levitical order], and embraced by it {as a mother embraces her child to her breast}, for the faith which would later be revealed. 
3:24 Therefore, the Levitical sacrifices acted as our tutor to lead us to Messiah, so that we could become ultimately pardoned and acquitted through faith {in His sacrificial death made after the priestly order of Melchizadok}. 
3:25 But now that faith {through our Savior Yeshua’s death and resurrection} has come, we are no longer under the tutor. 
3:26 And you are now all sons of YaHVaH through faith in the Messiah Yeshua {and His death and resurrection}. 
Note-9, Evreem (Hebrews) 9:15; 10:1-10
Note-10, Romans 3:25
Note-11, And thereby not limited in availability to just those who participate in the geographically limited location of the Temple in Jerusalem.

3:27 For as many of you as were immersed under
the water into Messiah, (note12) you have now been clothed with Messiah.
3:28 Where there is no longer Jew nor Greek {for you are now all Israelites}, and where there is neither slave nor free {for we are all now to be slaves to righteousness and free from sin}, and where there is neither male nor female {for all can now enter into the Set-apart Place (the Holy Place), through the blood of Yeshua}, for you are all now one flesh in Messiah Yeshua {as even Adam and Havah (Eve) were one flesh prior to the fall}.
3:29 And if you belong to the Messiah Yeshua, then you are a descendent of Avraham, and an heir according to the covenant {and Promise} given to him.

4:1 Now I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is to eventually become master over everything,
4:2 But is under tutors and governors until the appointed time of the father.
4:3 In the same way, when we were children, we were in slavery to the immature things of the world.
4:4 But when the fullness of the time had come, YaHVaH sent forth His Son, who was born through a woman, and who was born under the [Levitical order and sacrifices], 
4:5 In order to purchase through His blood, those who were under the [blood of that priestly order], so that we might receive the adoption of sons {through Him}. 
4:6 And because you are sons, YaHVaH has sent forth the Ruach (the Spirit) of His Son into the deepest part of your being, so that you can now cry out to Him, "My Father, My Father". 
4:7 Therefore, you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if you are a son, then you are an heir of YaHVaH through His Anointed One {the Messiah Yeshua}. 
4:8 Even as when you did not know YaHVaH, when you were serving those things which by nature are not Elohim (God). 
4:9 But now after you have come to know YaHVaH {the One True Elohim (God)}, or perhaps I should say, now  _________________________________
Note-12, Like Adam and Havah (Eve) were clothed with the skin of the burnt sacrifice provided in Scripture as our first picture of Yeshua’s coming sacrificial death.

that YHVH has come to know you, how is it that you desire to return and yield yourself to powerless, inadequate, things again?
4:10 To observe day after day, month after month, season after season, and year after year {those things which cannot benefit you}?
4:11 I am afraid for you, that possibly my gift of labor has been poured out to you for nothing.
4:12 Brothers of the womb, I urge you to become as I am, for I am as you are, and you have not injured me at all.
4:13 And you know that from the beginning I have preached the Good Message to you despite my physical weakness.
4:14 And that my trial which was in my body you did not despise or reject, but you received me as you would have received a heavenly Messenger, or even as you would have received the Messiah Yeshua Himself.
4:15 What happened then to the blessing that you enjoyed? For I testify as a witness that, if possible at that time, you would have plucked out your own eyes and given them to me {if it would have helped me}.
4:16 Have I therefore now become your enemy because I tell you the truth?
4:17 {These others}, they are extremely committed in their efforts to influence you to their position, but not for your good. Yes, they want to exclude you from fellowship with us so that you may become committed to their cause {and so draw out people after themselves}.
4:18 {And please don't misunderstand me}, it is always good to be committed to our utmost in all things if indeed they are good things; and not only when I am present with you, but also when I am away.
4:19 My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until the character of Messiah is formed in you!
4:20 I would like to be present with you now, and to change my tone; for I have doubts about you.
4:21 So tell me, you who desire to be under the [Levitical sacrifices], do you not hear the Torah?
4:22 For it is written that Avraham had two sons, the one by the slave woman, and the other by the free woman.
4:23 But he who was of the slave woman was born according to the flesh, and he of the free woman born through the Promise.

4:24 And these things are symbolic, for these are the two covenants. The one from Mount Sinai which gives birth to the current system being yielded to, and which is represented by Hagar the slave woman.
4:25 For this slave woman Hagar is symbolic of Mount Sinai in Arabia {Jabal Al Lawz} and corresponds to current day Jerusalem which remains in submission to the [Levitical order of sacrifices] with her children.
4:26 But the Jerusalem which is above is free, and is the mother of us all.
4:27 As it is written, "Rejoice, O infertile womb, you who do not bear children, break open and shout, you who do not have birth pangs; for the empty womb has many more children than the womb of her who has a husband."
4:28 And now we, believers, as Yit'zak (Isaac) was, are children of the Promise.
4:29 (Note 13) But even as he who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the Ruach (the Spirit), even so it is now.
4:30 But what do the Scriptures say? "Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not be co-heir with the son of the free woman."
4:31 So then, brothers we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.

5:1 Stand firmly therefore in the freedom by which Messiah has made us free, and do not be entangled again with that yoke of servitude.
5:2 Indeed I, Shaul, say to you {people of the nations}, that if you [participate in the Levitical order of sacrifices for the remission of your sins], then Messiah will be of no benefit to you.
5:3 And I testify again to every man who [participates in the Levitical order of sacrifices] that he will become obligated to engage in the entirety of the [sacrificial system at the Temple].
5:4 You who are attemp-ting to become pardoned and acquitted through the [Levitical sacrifices]; you will become strangers to Messiah, and will fall from YaHVaH's favor. 
5:5 For we through the Ruach (the Spirit), are to _________________________________ 
Note-13, And even so as it has been from the beginning starting with Cain and Abel, who were brothers (believers), one evil and one righteous. 

eagerly await the hope of righteousness which comes through faith {in Yeshua's death and resurrection}. 
5:6 For in the Messiah Yeshua, neither [sacrificing nor refraining from sacrificing] empowers anybody; but only faith [in Yeshua's sacrificial death] 14working through love. 
5:7 You ran well. Who prevented you 15from obeying the truth? 
5:8 This persuasion does not come from YaHVaH Who has called you. 
5:9 It only takes but a little yeast to ferment the whole lump of dough. 
5:10 But I have confidence in you, that through the Master you will have no other mindset; and that they who are bringing you trouble will carry YaHVaH's condemnation upon themselves, whoever they may be. 
5:11 And I, brothers (believers), if I still preach [conversion to the Levitical order], then why am I still persecuted {by those who continue partaking in the sacrifices}, and still causing the cross to be a stumbling block to them! 
5:12 Oh how I desire that those who are causing you trouble would 16cut them-selves off! 
5:13 For you, my brothers (believers) have been called to freedom; but do not use this freedom as an oppor-tunity for the fleshly nature to arise, but through love, serve one another. 
5:14 For all of the Torah is brought to completion in one word, and that is, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." 
5:15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another. 
5:16 I say then, walk in the Ruach (the Spirit) and you will not bring to completion the lusts of the flesh. 
5:17 For the desires of the flesh are contrary to the desires of the Ruach (the Spirit), and the desires of the Ruach (the Spirit) are contrary to the desires of the flesh. These are opposed to one another, so that you {when acting in the flesh}, will ultimately fail to accomplish that which you desire to do in your ruach (spirit). _________________________________ 
Note-14, His commandments are love; I Yahuchanan 5:2
(I John) 5:2,3). 
Note-15, The Torah is truth; Mizmor (Psalm) 119:142. The commandments are truth; Mizmor (Psalm) 119:151. The word is truth; Yahuchanan (John) 17:17. Yeshua is truth; Yahuchanan (John) 14:6. 
Note-16, This phrase “cut themselves off” was intended as a pun to inference the "act" of circumcision that they were still trying to impose on adult converts for the express purpose of engaging them in the sacrifices in Jerusalem.   (note 18-20 missing: )

5:18 But if you allow yourself to be led by the Ruach (the Spirit), then you will no longer be under {the power of} the law [of sin]. 
5:19 And the works of the fleshly nature are obvious, for example: adultery, prostitu-tion and premarital relations, touching or consuming that which is unclean, un-restrained and undisciplined behavior, 
5:20 Idol worship, sorcery, hatred, argumentativeness, irrational jealousy, uncontrol-led outburst of anger, selfish pursuits, divisions, false teachings, 
5:21 Envy, murder, drunkenness, wild partying, and the like, of which I tell you beforehand, even as I have told you in times past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of YaHVaH. 
5:22 But the fruit of the Ruach (the Spirit) is love, joy, shalom, patient endurance, kindness, goodness, faithful-ness, 
5:23 Bridled behavior, and self-control. Against such there is no law. 
5:24 And those who belong to Messiah have, likewise, crucified their flesh also, with all its passions and desires. 
5:25 For if we live in the Ruach (the Spirit), then we will also walk in the Ruach (the Spirit). 
5:26 And let us not become conceited and provoke one another to anger, or envy one another. 

6:1 Brothers (believers), if a man is overtaken in any unintentional violation of Torah, then you who are spiritual restore such a person with an attitude of gentleness, considering your own weaknesses, so that you do not also fall into temp-tation. 
6:2 Bear one another's burdens, and so bring to completion the instruction of the Messiah {in your life}.
6:3 And if anyone con-siders himself to be some-body, when he is nobody, then he is deceiving himself.
6:4 So let each person examine his own behavior first {and not just the be-havior of others}; and then he will have rejoicing in his own change in behavior, and not just in other's. 
6:5 For every person shall bear their own burdens in life.  (note 19)
6:6 And let him who is a student in the word share in all good things with he who teaches the word. 
6:7 Do not be deceived, YaHVaH is not mocked; for what-ever a man plants, that will he also harvest. 
6:8 For he who plants to his flesh will of the flesh harvest corruption, but he who plants to his ruach (spirit), will of the Ruach (the Spirit) harvest eternal life. 
6:9 And let us not grow tired while doing what is morally outstanding and right, for in the appointed season we will bring in the harvest if we do not lose hope. 
6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do that which is beneficial to all people, especially to those who are of the family of the faith. 
6:11 See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand! 
6:12 So all these who desire to greatly impress you in the flesh, they are only trying to compel you to [partake in the Levitical sacrifices] so that they may not suffer persecution for the Cross of Messiah. 
6:13 But not even those who are circumcised [perform or offer required sacrifices perfectly]; but only desire to have you circumcised for [conversion to the Levitical order] so that they may boast in your flesh {and avoid persecution}. 
6:14 But YaHVaH forbid that I should boast in anything other than in the crucifixion the Messiah Yeshua our Savior, through whom the world is as crucified to me, and I to the world. 
6:15 For in the Messiah Yeshua [neither the offering up of sacrifices {as many believing Jews still do}, nor refraining from the Levitical sacrifices {as the believers from among the nations now do}], is of any consequence. {For it is only through the Messiah's death and resurrec-tion that we become} a new creation. 
6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, shalom and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of YaHVaH. 
6:17 From now on let no one trouble me, for I have as evidence in my body the scars that I received for my commitment to my Master, Yeshua. 
6:18 Brothers (believers), the favor of our Master, the Messiah Yeshua, be with your ruach (spirit). May it be so, even as I have spoken it. 

Copyright 07/07/2007 by the Torah & Testimony Revealed Ministry. Jews for Yeshua Edition, Copyright 7/13/2014

Colossians Chapter Two

TRANSLATION 2 The Feast Days and Messiah Colossians 2:13-16 A literal translation-base in context with Torah, and paraphrased as needed to bring out and clarify the Hebrew idioms, culture, and background in which it was written. 

Colossions 2:13 And you, being dead in your violations of Torah and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven all your Torah violations, 2:14 Having wiped out the record of debt, the judgment brought down and written against us, and held against us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 2:15 Having disarmed the rulers and authorities of darkness, He triumphed over them publicly, putting them to shame, and triumphed over them concerning this. 2:16 Let no man condemn you therefore in eating or in drinking, in participation of a festival, or a New Moon, or Sabbaths, 2:17 which are but a shadow of things to come for the whole body of Messiah.
And  let  nobody deceive  you  out  of  your  reward  through great  humility  and  angelic  like  reverence exuded as  they  inquire  and  expound  upon  those  things which they have  not seen; thereby becoming conceited through the useless thoughts of their subjective reasoning. 
Who  do  not  uphold  the  Head  from  which  the  body  with  all  of  its  joints  and  tendons  is  
served,  and  which  all  knit  together grows  with the increase  of  the Most High (Elohim)
concerning the inward man.
So consider, if all of you have died to the affairs and things
 of society through Messiah, then  why  do  you  live  like  a  person  of  the  
(Greek) culture around  you by  submitting  to  its decrees? 
Do  not  touch  [women]  {be  celibate}, do  not  taste [pleasant foods] {lest  you  become a glutton}, do not handle [fine material] {lest you be tempted to live in luxury}.

2:22 All activity indeed, which leads to moral decay when abused and misused. But these are 
mere teachings and commandments handed down from men, 

Which  though  having  an  appearance  of  wisdom  through  ascetic  values  and  acts  of  
humility,  and  which  all  involve  self  denial;  are  of  no  value  in  subduing  the  sinful  nature  of  the flesh.

But now, if you have been raised with Messiah, then seek those things which are above, where Messiah is sitting at the right hand of the Most High (Elohim)

and set your mind on the things that come from above, rather 
than on the things of the earth.
For  you  have  died  to  sin 
and  your  life  is  now  hidden with Messiah in the Most High (Elohim)

So  that  when  the  Messiah  appears,  we  will  likewise  appear  with  Him  in  splendor  and majesty.
(So don’t make a religion 
out of avoiding normal behaviors for fear of 
abusing or misusing those activities,  but  rather
within  those  normal  activities), put to death, through Yeshua,
the sinful desires of your members here in the earth. Put to death the desire to engage in pre-marital relations
and the desire to engage in ceremonially impure behaviors. Through Him, put to death all your evil desires and passions, as well as the desire to covet, which is a form of idolatry.
For it is because of these evil desires (not because of normal activities and behaviors), that the wrath of the Most High Authority (Elohim) is coming upon the sons of disobedience.

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TRANSLATION 6 A Hebraic Paraphrase to Clarify better the Original Message as Understood by the Writer and Emissaries of Yeshua in  1st Century C.E.

Romans 4:1-8:17 Like Galatians, chapters 4 through 8 of Romans is heavily laced with the Hebrew Temple idioms of "works" and "the law" and "the circumcision; which are all given by Shaul to contrast the superiority of faith in the Messiah Yeshua's self-sacrifice with the Levitical sacrifices added 430 years after the promises given to Avraham. You can read more about these idioms in our various Galatians studies and in our Galatian Translation. In this translation, I translate the Hebrew idioms referencing the Levitical sacrifices into how they would have been literally understood in the 1st Century; and then take that base translation and paraphrase it to make it flow smoother in the English. 

          Avraham's Righteousness was Received Apart                            from the Levitical Sacrifices 

Romans 4:1 What then shall we say that Avraham our father has found according to the flesh? 4:2 For if Avraham was pardoned and acquitted through the Levitical sacrifices, he would have occasion for boasting, though not before Yahuweh (YaHVaH). 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? "Avraham believed Yahuweh, and it was accounted to him as righteousness." 4:4 Now to him who presents Levitical sacrifices, the wages are not counted as favor gained, but as payment of a debt owed. 4:5 But to him who does not present Levitical sacrifices, but believes in Him who pardons and acquits the repentant sinner, his faith is accounted to him as righteousness. 4:6 Just as King David also describes the blessedness of the man who Yahuweh declares as righteous apart from the Levitical sacrifices when he says, 4:7 "Blessed are those whose Torahless activities are forgiven, and whose Torah violations are covered;

4:8 Blessed is the man to whom Yahuweh (YaHVaH) shall not convict as guilty concerning their violation of Torah." Avraham's Righteousness was Received Before He was Circumcised 4:9 Does the blessedness then come upon the circumcised only, or does it come upon the uncircumcised as well? For we say that faith was accounted to Avraham as righteousness. 4:10 When then was it accounted to him? While he was circumcised, or while he was uncircumcised? It was not accounted to him after he was circumcised, but before he was circumcised. 4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision in his flesh later as a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had displayed before he was circumcised, so that he might be the father of all those who believe, including those who are currently still uncircumcised, so that this same righteousness by faith might be applied to them also. 4:12 So that he can be the father of those who are currently circumcised and participating in the Temple sacrifices, and be the father of those who are also currently walking in the steps of the faith which our father Avraham had before he was circumcised. 4:13 For the Promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Avraham or to his descendents through the Levitical sacrifices, but through the righteousness of the faith [in the Seed of Avraham who was to come; Yeshua the Messiah]. 4:14 For if those who are of the Levitical sacrifices are the heirs, then faith in Yeshua's self sacrifice would be pointless, and the Promise that was made would be of no effect. Avraham's Righteousness was in the Sacrificial Work of Yeshua, the Promised Messiah to Come 4:15 Is what I am trying to say is that the Levitical sacrifices are about the imposition of consequences; except of course when there is no violation of Torah. 4:16 But that faith [in Yeshua's self-sacrifice] is according to Yahuweh's favor toward us, so that the Promise might be made secure to all of Avraham's descendants, not only to those raised under the Levitical sacrifices, but also to those who come in to the faith as Avraham did who is the father of us all. 4:17 As it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations" in the presence of Him who Avraham believed in, in Elohim who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did exist. 4:18 Who, contrary to hope, through hope believed, so that according to what was spoken when it says, "So shall your descendants be", Avraham became the father of many nations. 4:19 And not being weak in faith, Avraham did not consider his own body, which was already dead (since he was about 100 years old), or the deadness of Sarah's womb. 4:20 No, Avraham did not stagger at the promise of Yahuweh through distrust; but was strong in his faith, acknowledging the excellence of Yahuweh‘s power and light.

4:21 And being fully persuaded that what YaHVaH had promised, He also was able to perform. 4:22 And therefore it was credited to Avraham for righteousness. 4:23 Now it was not written for his sake alone that it was credited to him, 4:24 but also for us. It shall be credited to us who believe in YaHVaH who raised up Yeshua our Master from the dead, 4:25 who was delivered up because of our unintentional errors and violations of Torah, and who was raised for our acquittal and pardon. Faith in Yeshua’s Blood Brings Pardon 5:1 Therefore, having been acquitted and pardoned by faith in His blood, we have peace with Yahuweh through our Master, the Messiah Yeshua, 5:2 through whom also we have access by faith into this favor by which we stand, and rejoice in the hope of the excellence of Yahuweh‘s power and light. 5:3 And not only that, but we also rejoice in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 5:4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5:5 Now hope does not bring disappointment, because the love of YaHVaH has been poured out in our minds by the Ruach haKadosh (Holy Spirit) who was given to us. Yeshua’s Sacrificial Death 5:6 For when we were still without strength, in due time YaHVaH's Anointed One died for the wicked. 5:7 For it is a rare thing for a man to even give their life for a righteous man; even perhaps for an honorable man a person might dare to die for. 5:8 But YaHVaH demonstrated His own love toward us in that while we were still violating His Torah, the Anointed One, His Son, died for us. 5:9 And even more than that, having now been acquitted and pardoned through His Son's blood, we shall also be saved from YaHVaH's righteous anger through Him. 5:10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to YaHVaH through the death of His Son, then how much more having now been reconciled to Him, shall we now be saved by the power of His resurrected life. 5:11 And not only that, but we can also rejoice in YaHVaH through our Master Yeshua, His Anointed One, through whom we have now received that reconciliation.

         Death in Adam, Life in Messiah Romans 5:12

     Therefore, just as through the one man, Adam, violation of Torah has entered into the world, and death through that sin, death has therefore, likewise, spread to all men, because all have violated Torah. 5:13 And sin was in the world all the way up to the time of the reintroduction of Torah at Mt. Sinai; but people could not be held accountable for their violations of Torah where the revelation of Torah had not yet been revealed. 5:14 But despite this absence of revelation of Torah among many, death reigned from Adam to Moshe, even over those who had not violated Torah according to the likeness of the sin of Adam, who is a type of Yahuweh’s Anointed One who was to come. 5:15 But the offering presented without expense to us through Yeshua is not like the one offered at our own expense at the Temple for our unintentional errors and violations of Torah. For through one violation of Torah many died, but through the favor of Yahuweh and the offering presented without expense by Him through Yeshua His Anointed One, His favor has now abounded much more to many. 5:16 And so the offering presented without expense to us, and on our behalf, is not like the sacrifice offered by the priests on our behalf at the Temple. For the judgment which came through the one Torah violation of Adam resulted in the condemnation of death for all born into this world, but the offering presented without expense to us by Yeshua for our many Torah violations results in pardon and acquittal, and in deliverance from spiritual death, for all who believe in Him. 5:17 For if by the one man's violation of Torah death reigned through the one man Adam, then how much more will those who receive the abundance of Yahuweh’s favor through the righteous offering presented without expense to us, and on our behalf, reign in our life through the one man, the Messiah Yeshua. 5:18 Therefore, as through one violation of Torah judgment has come to all men, resulting in the condemnation of death, even so through one Man's righteous act the offering presented at no expense to us by Yahuweh on our behalf came to all men resulting in pardon and acquittal unto life. 5:19 For as by Adam's disobedience many were made Torah violators, so also by Yeshua's obedience many will be made righteous. 5:20 Also, the law of sacrifices was added because the violations of Torah had greatly increased. But where Torah violation abounded, Yahuweh's favor abounded much more, 5:21 So that even as Torah violation prevailed unto our death, even so Yahuweh's favor would prevail through righteousness unto eternal life through the Messiah Yeshua our Master, and ultimate Offering for sin.

Dead to Torah violation, Alive to Yahuweh 

6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue to violate Torah so that Yahuweh’s favor may abound? 6:2 Of course not! How shall we who died to Torah violation live any longer in it? 6:3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were immersed in the water into the Messiah Yeshua were immersed in the water into His death? 6:4 Therefore, we were buried with Him through immersion into death, so that even as Yahuweh’s Anointed was raised from the dead by the power and majesty of the Father, even so we should also walk in newness of life. 6:5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be united together in the likeness of His resurrection, 6:6 knowing this, that our old nature was crucified with Him, so that our sin driven bodies might be made powerless, and that we should no longer be slaves to that sin nature. 6:7 For he who has died to the sin nature is made righteous and no longer violates Torah. 6:8 Now if we died with Yahuweh‘s Anointed One, we believe that we shall also live with Him, 6:9 knowing that His Anointed One, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 6:10 For the death that He died, He died one time to the fallen nature of Adam, and He did it on behalf of all who believe; but the life that He lives, He lives to Yahuweh. 6:11 Likewise you also, consider yourselves to be dead indeed to the sin nature inherited by Adam; but alive to Yahuweh, in the Messiah Yeshua our Master. 6:12 And do not let the sin nature reign in your dying body so that you should obey it in its desires. 6:13 And do not present your body members as tools of unrighteousness to violate Torah with, but present yourselves to Yahuweh as if already raised up from the grave, and utilize your body members as tools of righteousness for Yahuweh. 6:14 For the fallen nature shall not have dominion over you now that you are under Yahuweh's favor, and no longer under the law of sin. From Slaves of Torah violation to Slaves of Yahuweh 6:15 So, shall we violate Torah because we are no longer under the curse of the law but under Yahuweh’s favor? May it never be!
6:16 Do you not know that to whoever you present yourselves as a slave to obey, you are that one's slaves to whom you obey, whether of Torah violation leading to death, or of

obedience leading to righteousness. Obedience to Torah leading to righteousness? 6:17 But Yahuweh be thanked that though you were slaves to the sin nature, you have obeyed from the core of your soul that form of doctrine that was delivered to you. 6:18 And having been set free from the sin nature, you have now became slaves of righteousness. 6:19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your body parts as slaves to uncleanness, and to Torahless lives which led you deeper and deeper into sin, so now present your body parts as slaves to righteousness to be set-apart for Yahuweh. 6:20 For when you were slaves to the fallen nature, you were not servants to righteousness. 6:21 But what fruit then did you have in those things in which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 6:22 But now having been released from the fallen nature, and having become slaves to Yahuweh, you are now bearing fruit that is set-apart to Yahuweh, with the end result, everlasting life. 6:23 For the wages of Torah violation is death, but the sacrifice offered at no cost to us by Yahuweh, is eternal life in the Messiah Yeshua our Master, and ultimate Sin Sacrifice. Freed from the law of sin 7:1 Or do you not know, brothers of the womb (for I speak to those who know the Torah), that the commandments of Torah defining the boundaries of the covenant of marriage have dominion over a man for as long as he lives? 7:2 For the woman who has a husband is bound by the Torah to her husband for as long as he is alive. But if her husband dies, the Torah releases her from her marital duties to her husband. 7:3 So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be in violation of her marriage covenant and identified by Torah as an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she will be released from the conditions of that vow, so that she will not be an adulteress, even though she has married another man. 7:4 Therefore, my brothers of the womb, you also have become dead to the law of sin through the body of Messiah, so that you may be married to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, with your fruit now being produced to Yahuweh and not to the Wicked One. 7:5 For when we were in the flesh, the passions and desires of the fallen nature which were aroused by the law of sin were at work in our body parts to bear fruit unto death. 7:6 But now we have been delivered from the law of sin, having died to that which had held us in bondage, so that we should now serve in the newness of the Ruach (Spirit) and not in the oldness of the letter. *** See Note on 7:6.

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[Note 7:6 ***This reference to the "oldness of the letter" is a Hebrew idiom referencing the tablets of the Testimony which contained the instructions on how to build the 10 components of the Mishkan (Tabernacle) provided under the priesthood Order of Levi for the shedding of blood for the remission of sin [See the Booklet, "On the Mystery of the Tablets" for more on this topic]. The tablets and instruction of which were added 430 years after the covenant given to Avraham, and which acted as a tutor to point us to the blood of Yeshua's Sacrifice that would ultimately come in its place, but after the Priesthood Order of Melchizadok. This reference therefore is being used here to relate the greater freedom we have in Torah through His sacrifice over that which we had through the previous sacrificial system. In other words, prior to Yeshua we had to offer up animal sacrifices at our own expense for the remission of our sins according to the regulations governing the sacrifices offered at the Mishkan (Tabernacle), or in this case, at the Temple; but how since Yeshua's coming, we have now been set free from the law of sin, and its curse, through His sacrifice, death, and resurrection, and so can now serve Him with fullness of the Ruach (Spirit) in the power of a resurrected life apart from those Temple sacrifices. 
             The Garden of Eden 7:7 
How can we say then, "the Torah is sin"? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have known what sin is except through the Torah. For I would not have known what covetousness is unless the Torah had said, "You shall not desire that which belongs to another." [This is an indirect reference to Adam concerning his lust for the forbidden fruit] 7:8 But the law of sin, having its starting point through the commandment, worked to accomplish in me a longing desire for all kinds of forbidden things, and apart from the Torah the law of sin was dead. [This is a continuation of the inference to Adam, and of how Adam, and we through Adam, now also long to possess or experience forbidden things; a desire that did not exist prior to the giving of the commandment to Adam] *** See Note on 7:8, [Note 7:8 *** Adam violated Torah only after receiving knowledge of Torah, for it was only after receiving the knowledge of Torah that the serpent could deceive him and Havah into violating it. Not that the Torah did not exist, or that it was evil, but that the Torah revealed and exposed the sinful nature within us and made the sinful nature evident for what it is. And that nature being duly exposed responds by running further into darkness, away from Torah, when it doesn't want to be exposed, or runs to the light as revealed in Torah when, through the spiritual nature, the soul wants to overcome and conquer the sin nature within.] 7:9 For I, [in Adam], was alive once apart from the Torah, but when the commandment came [to Adam] Torah violation came alive and I, [through Adam] died. 7:10 And the commandment, which was revealed in order to bring life, I, [through Adam] found to bring death. 7:11 For the sin nature [through the serpent], taking opportunity through the commandment, deceived me [like the serpent], and by it, killed me; B'resheet (Genesis 2:15-3:7). 7:12 Therefore the Torah is set-apart, and the commandment is set-apart, and just and good.

The Torah is Good 7:13 Has then that which is good become death to me? Absolutely not! But Torah violation, so that it might be revealed as sin, was producing death in me through that which is good, so that violation of Torah, through the commandment, might be cast down and clearly exposed as the great wickedness that it really is. 7:14 For we know that the Torah is spiritual, but that it was I who was fleshly, having been sold as a slave to serve sin in a life that was out of alignment with Yahuweh's instruction in Torah. 7:15 For what I did, I did not understand. And what I desired to do, that I did not practice; but that which I hated, that I did. 7:16 If then, I did that which I desired not to do, I agree then with the Torah that the Torah is good. 7:17 But now, it is no longer I who did it, but the law of sin that dwelled in me. 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for though the desire to do what is right was present with me, how to perform that which is right I did not know. 7:19 For the righteous things I desired to do, I did not do; but the evil that I desired not to do, that I did. 7:20 Now if I did that which I desired not to do, it was no longer I who did it, but the law of sin that dwelled in me. 7:21 I found then a law, that evil was ever present with me, the one who desired to do what is right. 7:22 For I delighted in the Torah of Yahuweh according to the inward man. 7:23 But I saw another law in my body, the law of sin, warring against the Law of my mind, the instruction of Torah, which brought me into captivity to the law of sin which was in my body. 7:24 O wretched man that I was! Who would deliver me from this body of death? 7:25 I thank Yahuweh that it would be through the Messiah Yeshua our Master! The Promised Seed of Avraham! So then, with the mind I myself now serve the Torah of Yahuweh, though in the past, with the flesh, I served the law of sin. Free from Indwelling Torah violation 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation ending in spiritual death to those who are in the Messiah Yeshua, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Ruach (Spirit). 8:2 For the law of the Ruach (Spirit) of life in the Messiah Yeshua has made me free from the law of sin and death.

8:3 And what the sacrificial law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh of animals, Yahuweh did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of our violations of Torah, and He condemned and put to death the sinful nature of the flesh, 8:4 so that the righteous requirement of the shedding of blood pictured in the sacrificial law for the remission of sin, and of the righteous requirements of Torah, might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the fleshly nature, but according to the Ruach (Spirit). 8:5 For those who live according to the desires of the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Ruach (Spirit) set their minds on the things of the Ruach (Spirit). 8:6 For to be sinful minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 8:7 Because the fleshly mind is bitterly opposed to Yahuweh; for it is not submissive to the Torah of Yahuweh, nor indeed can be. 8:8 So then, those who follow after the animal nature of their fleshly cravings cannot please Yahuweh. 8:9 But you are not walking after the fleshly nature, but after the Ruach (Spirit), if indeed the Ruach (Spirit) of Yahuweh dwells in you. And understand that if anyone does not have the Ruach (Spirit) sent by Yeshua, then he does not belong to Yahuweh. 8:10 But if the Ruach (Spirit) of Yahuweh is in you, the body will still die because of Torah violation, but the Ruach (Spirit) will bring you new life because of righteousness, both in this life, and in the life to come. 8:11 And if the Ruach (Spirit) of Yahuweh who raised Yeshua from the dead dwells in you, then Yahuweh who raised His Anointed One from the dead will also give life to you, through His Ruach (Spirit) who dwells in you; though you are still dwelling in physical bodies that will someday die, . Now Children of Yahuweh, Not of the Accuser 8:12 Therefore, brothers of the womb, we are in debt, not to the sin nature, to live according to the desires of the flesh. 8:13 For if you live according to the lusts and impulses of the flesh you will die; but if by the Ruach (Spirit) you put to death the practices and cravings of your fleshly body, you will live. 8:14 For as many as are led by the Ruach (Spirit) of Yahuweh, these are sons of Yahuweh. 8:15 For you did not receive the ruach (spirit) of enslavement again to fear, but you received the Ruach (Spirit) of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father." 8:16 The Ruach (Spirit) Herself bearing witness with our ruach (spirit) that we are the sons of Yahuweh,
8:17 and if sons, then heirs; heirs of Yahuweh, and joint heirs with His Anointed One, if
indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be exalted together with Him. 
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