But we know that the Torah is good, if one uses it lawfully, knowing this, that the Torah is not laid down for a righteous person, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers (1 Timothy 1:8-9, PME).
If I speak with the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal (1 Corinthians 13:1, PME) The moderate inclusive language of the PME, following other versions (like the NRSV), better captures the intention of 1 Corinthians 13:1: “If I speak in […]
“All things are permissible for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are permissible for me,” but I will not be controlled by anything (1 Corinthians 6:12, PME) A version like the 1995 NASU has, “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, […]
Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Messiah will profit you nothing. And I testify again to every person who receives circumcision, that one is a debtor to do the whole Torah (Galatians 5:2-3, PME)
Therefore let no one judge you in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival day or a new moon or Sabbaths—things which are a shadow of the things to come; and the substance is of Messiah (Colossians 2:16-17, PME)
For we know that if the Earthly house of our tent is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens. For indeed in this we groan, longing to be further clothed with our dwelling from Heaven; inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked. For indeed we who are in this tent do groan, being burdened, not that we want to be unclothed but that we want to be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life (2 Corinthians 5:1-4, PME)
For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was loosening the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God.” (John 5:18, PME)