Kefa Alef 4 – כיפא א פרק ד


1Forasmuch then as Mashi’akh has suffered for you in the flesh, arm yourselves also with this very thought; he who subdues his body ceases from all sin, 2that he should no longer live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of Elohim.  3For it is enough that the times that have passed you have wrought the will of the pagans, when you lived in lasciviousness, drunkenness, revellings, sexual sin, and worship of demons.

4And behold, they think it strange that you do not indulge with them in the former excesses, and they reproach you.  5And they shall answer to Elohim, who is to judge the quick and the dead.  6For, for this cause HaB’sorah was declared also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, and live according to Elohim in the Ru’akh.

7But the end of all things is at hand; be devout therefore, and be mindful of prayer.  8And above all things have fervent love toward one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.  9Be hospitable to strangers without grudging.  10So let everyone of you according to the gift he has received from Elohim, minister the same to your fellowmen, like good stewards of His manifold compassion, the Presence of Elohim.  11If any man declares, let him declare the D’var  HaElohim;  and  if any man ministers,  let  him  do  it  according to the ability which Elohim has given him, so that in everything you do, Elohim may be glorified through Yeshua HaMashi’akh, to whom belongs glory and honor forever and ever. Amein.

12My beloved, do not think it strange at the trials that come upon you, as though some strange thing happened to you, because these things are to prove you.  13But rejoice, for you are partakers of the suffering of Mashi’akh; and when His glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy.  14If you are reproached for the Name of Mashi’akh, blessed are you, for the glorious Ru’akh of Elohim rests upon you.  15But let none of you suffer the fate of a murderer, or a thief, or a malefactor.  16If as a kristianay, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify Elohim through that very name.  17For the time is come that judgment must begin with Beit HaElohim; and if it first begins with us, what shall be the end of those who do not obey HaB’sorah of Elohim?  18And if a tzadik is saved through difficulty, how shall the wicked and the sinner stand judgment?  19Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of Elohim commit their souls to Him in well doing, as to a faithful Creator.

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