Kehilah in Corinth II 6
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1As we work together with him, we also urge you not to receive the Chen v'Chesed Hashem in vain. [2C 5:20] 2For he says "In a time acceptable I heard you and in a day of salvation I helped you" [YESHAYAH 49:8]. Hinei, now is the acceptable time; now is the Yom Yeshu'ah, [Ps 69:13; Isa 55:6; Lk.4:19-21] 3Not giving in anything a cause for michshol, lest the Messianic Avodas Kodesh (holy worship, service) be blamed; 4But in everything presenting ourselves [2C 4:2] as mesharetim of Hashem in much savlanut (patience), in tzoros, in hardships, in distresses, 5In beatings, in imprisonments, in riots, in labors, in watchings, in tzomot; 6In purity, in da'as, in longsuffering, in chesed, in the Ruach Hakodesh, in ahavah amittit, 7In the dvar HaEmes, in the gevurat Hashem, through the weapons of Tzedek of the right hand and of the left. 8Through honor and dishonor, through ill repute and good repute; as "deceivers" and yet true, 9As being unknown and yet being well known, as dying and hinei, we live! As given the mishpat mavet and yet not penalized with death; 10As having agmat nefesh but always having simcha, as poor but enriching many, as having nothing and yet possessing everything. 11We have spoken freely with you Corinthians, our levavot has been enlarged. 12There is no penury in our affections, only in yours. 13Now (I speak as to yeladim) make a fair exchange and open wide your levavot [1C 4:14]. 14Do not become unequally yoked with koferim (unbelievers) [Ep 5:7,11] for what shuttafut (partnership) has Tzedek with Lawlessness? Or where is the Brit (Covenant) between Ohr (light) and Choshech (darkness)? [BERESHIS 24:3; DEVARIM 22:10] 15And what harmony does Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach have with B'liya'al? Or what chelek (allotment, inheritance) has a ma'amin with an Apikoros? 16And what agreement has the Heikhal of Hashem with elilim? For we are a Heikhal of the Elohim Chayyim [1C 3:16; 6:19] as G-d said, "V'HITHALLACHTI B'TOCHCHEM ("And I will walk in the midst of you" [VAYIKRA 26:12] I WILL BE MISHKANI ALEHEM ("dwelling place of me with them" [YECHEZKEL 37:27]) V'HAYU LI L'AM VAANI EHEYEH LAHEM LELOHIM [YIRMEYAH 32:38] ("And they will be to me as people and I will be to them as G-d." [YIRMEYAH 32:38] 17Therefore, SURU (Depart!), come out from the midst of them and be separated, says Adoneinu, and a TAMEH AL TIGAU "unclean thing do not touch;" [YESHAYAH 52:11] ERTZEH ETCHEM "and I will receive you", [YECHEZKEL 20:34,41; Rv 18:4] 18And I will be to you an AV and you will be to me BANIM and BANOT ("my daughters" [SHMUEL BAIS 7:8,14; YESHAYAH 43:6; YIRMEYAH 31:9] says Adonoi Tzva'ot. [SHEMOT 4:22; DIVREY HAYAMIM ALEF 17:13; AMOS 3:13; 4:13 TARGUM HASHIVIM Rv 4:8; 11:17; 15:3; 21:22]
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