As we have said before, and now I say again, if any one is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let him be condemned to hell! 1
who will transform these humble bodies of ours 1 into the likeness of his glorious body by means of that power by which he is able to subject all things to himself.
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the archangel, 1 and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
But if anyone does not obey our message through this letter, take note of him and do not associate closely with him, so that he may be ashamed.
– whose appearing 1 the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, will reveal at the right time.
So then let those who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to a faithful Creator as they do good. 1
“And you, Solomon my son, obey 1 the God of your father and serve him with a submissive attitude and a willing spirit, 2 for the Lord examines all minds and understands every motive of one’s thoughts. If you seek him, he will let you find him, 3 but if you abandon him, he will reject you permanently.
As for Ishmael, I have heard you. 1 I will indeed bless him, make him fruitful, and give him a multitude of descendants. 2 He will become the father of twelve princes; 3 I will make him into a great nation.
You must also say, ‘In fact your servant Jacob is behind us.’” 1 Jacob thought, 2 “I will first appease him 3 by sending a gift ahead of me. 4 After that I will meet him. 5 Perhaps he will accept me.” 6
I will harden 1 Pharaoh’s heart, and he will chase after them. I will gain honor 2 because of Pharaoh and because of all his army, and the Egyptians will know 3 that I am the Lord.” So this is what they did. 4
It will be on Aaron’s forehead, and Aaron will bear the iniquity of the holy things, 1 which the Israelites are to sanctify by all their holy gifts; 2 it will always be on his forehead, for their acceptance 3 before the Lord.
Then he must remove all of its fat (just as fat was removed from the peace offering sacrifice) and the priest must offer it up in smoke on the altar for a soothing aroma to the Lord. So the priest will make atonement 1 on his behalf and he will be forgiven. 2
The second bird 1 he must make a burnt offering according to the standard regulation. 2 So the priest will make atonement 3 on behalf of this person for 4 his sin which he has committed, and he will be forgiven. 5