Posted by: biblestudyseattle | May 9, 2016

2 Corinthians 13:5

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?”  2 Corinthians 13:5 NIV

“Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.”  NLT

 Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.”  NKJV

“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”  KJV

What test?  Notice how vague these verses are about the ‘test’ or what constitutes being disqualified or reprobates.  These are all translated from Greek manuscripts.  Then we come to the older Aramaic manuscript:

“Examine yourselves, whether you stand in the faith: prove yourselves.  Don’t you acknowledge that Y’shua the Mashiyach is in you?  And if he is not, you are despised and against Torah.”  AENT

So true believers are doing Torah!  That is the test!  Yes, the ten commandments and the feasts of YHWH still are in force.  What Jesus and Paul railed against was following the letter of the law without the spirit of the law.  (And against the Jewish Talmudic traditions that nullified the Mosaic Torah.)  The ultimate completion with no Law is still way future when sin and death have been eliminated.


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