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Galatians 2:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— We being Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— We [who are] Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “We [are] Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— We [who are] Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— We, Jews by nature, and not sinners of [the] nations,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— We, by nature Jews, and not sinners from among the nations,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— we by nature Jews, and not sinners of the nations,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— We by nature are Jews: and not of the Gentiles, sinners.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— We [who are] Iewes by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— If we who by our nature are Jihudoyee, and are not of the Gentile sinners,
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For if we, who are Jews by nature, and are not sinners of the Gentiles,

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
We 2249
{2249} Prime
ἡμεῖς
hemeis
{hay-mice'}
Nomitive plural of G1473; we (only used when emphatic).
[who are] Jews 2453
{2453} Prime
Ἰουδαῖος
Ioudaios
{ee-oo-dah'-yos}
From G2448 (in the sense of G2455 as a country); Judaean, that is, belonging to Jehudah.
by nature, 5449
{5449} Prime
φύσις
phusis
{foo'-sis}
From G5453; growth (by germination or expansion), that is, (by implication) natural production (lineal descent); by extension a genus or sort; figuratively native disposition, constitution or usage.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
sinners 268
{0268} Prime
ἁμαρτωλός
hamartolos
{ham-ar-to-los'}
From G0264; sinful, that is, a sinner.
of 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
the Gentiles, 1484
{1484} Prime
ἔθνος
ethnos
{eth'-nos}
Probably from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), that is, a tribe; specifically a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by implication pagan).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Galatians 2:15-16

_ _ Connect these verses together, and read with most of the oldest manuscripts “But” in the beginning of Galatians 2:16 : “We (I and thou, Peter) by nature (not by proselytism), Jews, and not sinners as (Jewish language termed the Gentiles) from among the Gentiles, YET (literally, ‘BUT’) knowing that ... even we (resuming the ‘we’ of Galatians 2:15, ‘we also,’ as well as the Gentile sinners; casting away trust in the law), have believed,” etc.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Galatians 2:11-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Galatians 2:15

We — St. Paul, to spare St. Peter, drops the first person singular, and speaks in the plural number. Galatians 2:18, he speaks in the first person singular again by a figure; and without a figure, Galatians 2:19, &c. Who are Jews by nature — By birth, not proselytes only. And not sinners of the gentiles — That is, not sinful Gentiles; not such gross, enormous, abandoned sinners, as the heathens generally were.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Galatians 2:15

(3) We [who are] Jews (o) by nature, and not (p) sinners of the Gentiles,

(3) The second part of this epistle, the state of which is this: we are justified by faith in Christ Jesus without the works of the Law. Which thing he propounds in such a way, that first of all he meets with an objection (for I also, he says, am a Jew, that no man may say against me that I am an enemy to the Law), and afterward, he confirms it by the express witness of David.

(o) Even though we are Jews, yet we preach justification by faith, because we know without any doubt that no man can be justified by the Law.

(p) So the Jews called the Gentiles, because they were strangers to God's covenant.

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Jews:

Matthew 3:7-9 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? ... And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to [our] father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
John 8:39-41 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. ... Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, [even] God.
Romans 4:16 Therefore [it is] of faith, that [it might be] by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

sinners:

Matthew 9:11 And when the Pharisees saw [it], they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
Mark 7:26-28 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. ... And she answered and said unto him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.
Acts 22:21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.
Romans 3:9 What then? are we better [than they]? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
Ephesians 2:11-12 Wherefore remember, that ye [being] in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; ... That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another.
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Part 3

Romans 7:8 But sin/disobedience, having taken the occasion through the command (Driving compulsion to please oneself, yet uphold some visage of obedience, but falling short of the command’s intention), did work in me all sorts of covetousness. For apart from Written Torah sin/disobedience is deadly.

9 And I was alive apart from the Written Torah once (before or after his conversion??), but when the command came, the sin/disobedience revived, and I died (I submitted to the urge to disobey.).

10 And the command which was to result in life, this I found to result in death. (Disobedience had control or sway over me by default)

11 For sin/disobedience, having taken the occasion through the command (The flesh desires to manipulate within the parameters of command), deceived me, and through it killed me (Was victorious over his righteous intentions).

12 So that the Written Torah truly is set-apart, and the command set-apart, and righteous, and good. [NEED I SAY ANYTHING HERE?]

13 Therefore, has that which is good become death to me? Let it not ever be! But the sin/disobedience, that sin /disobedience might be manifested, was working death in me through what is good, so that sin through the command might become an exceedingly great Sinner (Sin becomes obnoxious through internalizing the Written Torah and what Yahweh thinks!)

14 For we know that the Written Torah is Spiritual, but I am fleshly, sold under a sin nature.


Isaiah 55:3 continued

And let Me make an EVERLASTING COVENANT with you, the trustworthy kindnesses of David [THROUGH TESHUVA- PSALM 51-DAVID'S PUBLIC CONFESSION, AS PER WHAT DAVID DID WHEN HE WAS WALKING AGAINST YAHWEH and also Israel's descendants -Isaiah 27:9=gross idolatry= CHURCH WORSHIP= NO TORAH].

4“See, I have given Him as a witness to the people [ISRAEL'S DESCENDANTS - DAVID'S PUBLIC CONFESSION AS AN EXAMPLE], a Leader and a Commander for the people. [ESPECIALLY UNDER MESSIAH- HIS MESSAGE WAS TESHUVA/REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM OF YAHWEH IS AT HAND!]

5“See, a nation you do not know you shall call, and a nation who does not know you run to you, because of יהוה your Elohim, and the Set-apart One of Yisra’ĕl, for He has adorned you.” [THE DESCENDANTS OF ANCIENT ISRAEL /ABRAHAM SCATTERED TO THE 4 CORNERS OF THE EARTH RETURNING TO YAHWEH UNDER MESSIAH]

6 Seek יהוה YAHWEH while He is to be found, call on Him while He is near. [IF THE USA WAS TRULY SEEKING YAHWEH, A LOT OF THE PROBLEMS OF GOV'T AND IN THE FAMILY WOULD END QUICKLY]

7 Let the wrong forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts [YAHSHUA'S MESSAGE ALSO!]. Let him return=[TESHUVA = TURN AND WALK IN TORAH] to יהוה, who has compassion on him, and to our Elohim, for He pardons much.

8“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares יהוה. [YAHWEH'S WAYS ARE TORAH-Deuteronomy 6:24-25; Psalm 40:8]

9“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

10“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from the heavens, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

11 so is My Word that goes forth from My mouth – it does not return to Me empty, but shall do what I please, and shall certainly accomplish what I sent it for.

- Mike Gardner (7/23/2019 2:16:31 AM)
Acts 28:30
And Sha’ul stayed two entire years in his own rented house, and was receiving all who came to him,

31 proclaiming the reign of Elohim and teaching about the Master יהושע Messiah with all BOLDNESS UNHINDERED.

Do not mistake zeal for arrogance. Remember this is not a mamsy- pamsy Christian message, it is for those being afflicted by the world/Babel and the harlot religion and her lies.
Part 2
Romans 7:

1 Or do you not know, brothers – for I speak to those knowing the Written Torah – that the Written Torah rules over a man as long as he lives. (1 Corinthians 7:39; Proverbs 4:13; Devarim 32:47)

2 For the married woman has been bound by Written Torah to the living husband, but if the husband dies, she is released from the Written Torah’s obligation concerning her deceased husband. (Adultery is condemned, so marital faithfulness is binding in the oath.)

3 So then, while her husband lives, she shall be called an adulteress if she becomes another man’s. But if her current husband dies, she is released from that part of the Written Torah, so that she is not an adulteress, having become another man’s wife. (For a widow or widower to remarry another Israelite after the death of their former spouse is allowed by Torah)

4 So my brothers, you also were put to death to the/that Torah
(This could not ever be the written Torah, less it refers to how the Torah puts to death evil intentions! But sin as a law unto itself! Sin Personified!
Verses 23: “captivity of the law of sin”=DISOBEDIENCE
and 25 :“but with the flesh the law of sin” =DISOBEDIENCE.)
through the innocent and slain body of Messiah (of the Torah made flesh -John 1:14, ISRAEL'S SIN COVERING] , for you to become another’s bride (Yahshua haMashiyach, a pure individual who never disobeyed Yahweh. AS WE SHOULD SEEK PURITY AS WELL AND IN DOCTRINE), the One who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit unto Yahweh.

5 For when we were in the flesh, the passions of sins/disobedience, through the/that Torah, were working in our members to bear fruit to death.

6 But now we have been released from the/that Torah, [SIN PERSONIFIED AS A LAW] having died to what we were held by [BONDAGE], so that we should serve in newness of Spirit/Word and not simply just in the oldness of letter only [WHICH IS SUBJECT TO MANIPULATION!].(Magnification of Torah- Isa. 42:8- in our inward being.= COVENANT LAW IN OUR HEARTS)

7 What, then, shall we say? Is the Written Torah sin? Let it not ever be! However, I did not know sin except through the Written Torah. For also the covetousness I knew not if the Written Torah had not said, “You shall not covet/desire what is another’s.”






- Mike Gardner (7/22/2019 5:11:00 PM)

As I have stated in previous posts pertaining to works of

the law is a

circumcision blood rite for the proselyte believed to be an

offering to the Creator in the eyes of

Judaism. Of course officiated by a mohel/circumcision

[milah] practitioner. This teaching is rather archaic, going

back to before the Messiah's human era. This is what Paul

is contending with. I have already proven the Torah is the

new covenant, less the animal blood offerings and temple

rituals. It is irrational to believe otherwise.The Messiah and

his apostles corroborate this. Good enough for me. How

about you? Everywhere in Paul's other epistles is

essentially the same contention that he is dealing with.

Go to these Jewish links to prove it for yourselves:

http://antimatrix.org/Convert/Books/Blood_Passover_by_Prof_Toaff/toaff9.htm#Blood_in_Pesach

http://antimatrix.org/Convert/Books/Blood_Passover_by_Prof_Toaff/toaff9.htm#circumcision_is_equivalent_to_sacrifice

http://antimatrix.org/Convert/Books/Blood_Passover_by_Prof_Toaff/toaff9.htm#children_of_Israel_left_Egypt

Study to show yourself approved to Yahweh and man and

go into the mind of the apostle Paul who debunks this

doctrine AND IS NOT CONDEMNING THE BIBLICAL LAW!

Nor was it, at one time, the unanimous opinion of the authorities that circumcision was absolutely indispensable. R. Eliezer ben Hyrcanus carried on a controversy on this subject with R. Joshua, the latter pleading for the possibility of omitting the rite, the former insisting on its performance (Yeb. 46a). The
point seems to have remained unsettled for the time (see Grätz, "Die Jüdischen Proselyten," p. 13).


Galatians 2:

15“We, Yahuḏim [Speaking of his ethnicity in whole] by

nature, and not of the gentiles [Jeremiah 10: Learn not

the way of the gentiles/goy.... Lev.11:45; 1 Peter 1:15]

sinners [TRANSGRESSORS OF BIBLICAL LAW],

16 knowing that a man is not declared right by works of

Torah [PROSELYTE CIRCUMCISION AS A SELF BLOODY

OFFERING], but through belief/Trust in יהושע Messiah

[HIS BLOODY OFFERING],

even as we have believed/TRUSTED in Messiah יהושע, in

order to be declared right by belief/TRUST in Messiah [HIS

BLOODY OFFERING]

and not by works of Torah [PROSELYTE CIRCUMCISION

AS A SELF BLOODY OFFERING], because by works of

Torah [PROSELYTE CIRCUMCISION AS A SELF BLOODY

OFFERING] no flesh shall be declared right.

17“And if, while seeking to be declared right by Messiah,

we ourselves also are found sinners [TRANSGRESSORS

OF THE WRITTEN TORAH- COMPLICIT WITH RABBINIC

FALSE DOCTRINE OF PROSELYTE CIRCUMCISION], is

Messiah then a servant of sin? Let it not be!

18“For if I rebuild what I once overthrew, I establish

myself a transgressor. [ACCEPT WORKS OF PROSELYTE

CIRCUMCISION AS A SELF BLOODY OFFERING]

19“For through the written Torah (Genesis 22; Psalm 22;

Isaiah 53) I died to that rabbinic set of instructions (works

of the law= convoluted ideology pertaining to adult

proselyte circumcision), in order to live to Elohim.

20“I have been impaled with Messiah, and I no longer live,

but Messiah lives in me. And that which I now live in the

flesh I live by belief/TRUST in the Son of Yahweh, who

loved me and gave Himself for me.

21“I do not set aside the mercy of Elohim, for if

righteousness is through that rabbinic set of instructions

(works of the law=) works of Torah = [PROSELYTE

CIRCUMCISION AS A SELF BLOODY OFFERING], then

Messiah died for nothing.”



Engage me in conversation if you want more scripture and this topic. I perceive I am competing with an individual in this comment section who is on a course of vanity and serving mammon. I am not going to share the good things of the kingdom with the uninformed and Torah defiant who are statue aficionados and likely Mary worshipers. Thank you.
1 John 3:4 Sin is transgression of the Torah!

- Mike Gardner (7/21/2019 9:07:45 AM)
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