Ministry Foundation Scriptures

The Two Main Foundation Scriptures for this Ministry Fellowship are as follows:

Psalm 118:22 and 1 Peter 2:4-12


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Ephesians 2:19-20 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

19 So then, you are no longer foreigners and strangers. On the contrary, you are fellow-citizens with GOD’s people and members of God’s family. 20 You have been built on the foundation of the emissaries and the prophets, with the cornerstone being (YAHUSHUA) Yeshua the Messiah himself.

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 Tehillim / Psalm. 118:22-23 (OJB)

22 The Even (Stone) which the Bonim (Builders) rejected [mem-alef-samech, see same word Psalm 89:38 (39)] has become the Rosh Pinnah (Cornerstone / Capstone). 23 This is Hashem’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.


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Mattityahu / Matthew 21:42 (OJB)

42 Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach says to them, Have you never heard in the Kitvei Hakodesh (Holy Scriptures), EVEN MAASU HABONIM HAYTAH LEROSH PINAH; MEIES HASHEM HAYTAH ZOT HI NIFLAT BEINEINU (The Stone which the Builders rejected, this one has become Head of the Corner; this came about from the L-rd, and it is marvelous in our eyesTEHILLIM 118:22-23)?

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Gevurot / Acts 4:11 (OJB)

11 “He [Yehoshua] is HAEVEN MA’ASU (“the Stone which was rejected”) by you, HABONIM (“the builders”), which HAY’TAH LEROSH PINNAH (“became the very corner”) stone. [Ps 118:22Isa 28:16Zech 10:4]


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Kepha / 1 Peter 2:4-10 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

As you come to him, the living stone, rejected by people but chosen by God and precious to him, you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be cohanim set apart for God to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to him through Yeshua the Messiah. This is why the Tanakh says,

“Look! I am laying in Tziyon a stone,
a chosen and precious cornerstone;
and whoever rests his trust on it
will certainly not be humiliated.”[a]

Now to you who keep trusting, he is precious. But to those who are not trusting,

“The very stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone”;[b]

also he is

a stone that will make people stumble,
a rock over which they will trip.[c]

They are stumbling at the Word, disobeying it — as had been planned. But you are a chosen people,[d] the King’s cohanim,[e] a holy nation,[f] a people for God to possess![g] Why? In order for you to declare the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; before, you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.[h]

Kepha I / 1 Peter 2:4-10 (OJB)

Come to him [Moshiach], to that “Even Chayyah” (“Living Stone”), CHADAL ISHIM (“rejected by men” YESHAYAH 53:3TEHILLIM 118:22YESHAYAH 28:16) but BECHIR (“Chosen” YESHAYAH 42:1 [1:1]), and precious in the sight of Hashem.

5 You also, like avanim chayyot (living stones [2:24]), are being built up for a Bayit Ruchani (a Spiritual Beis, House) for a kehunnat kodesh (holy priesthood) to offer up zivchei ruach (sacrifices of the spirit) acceptable to Hashem through Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach Yehoshua.

For it stands written in the Kitvei HaKodesh, HINENI YISSAD B’TZION EVEN PINNAT YIKRAT (“Behold, I place in Zion a precious corner stone” YESHAYAH 28:16TEHILLIM 118:22DANIEL 2:34-35), chosen, and HAMMA’AMIN LO YACHISH (“the one believing [on him, on Moshiach] never will be dismayed, ashamed YESHAYAH 28:16).

Therefore, to you who are the ma’aminim [in Moshiach] this EVEN (“Stone”) is YIKRAT (“precious” YESHAYAH 28:16), but to the Apikorosim (Unbelievers): EVEN MA’ASU HABONIM HAY’TAH LEROSH PINAH (“The Stone which the ones building rejected became the head of the corner” TEHILLIM 118:22 [YESHAYAH 53:3]).

And EVEN NEGEF U’L’TZUR MICHSHOL (“a stone for stumbling over and a rock for falling over” YESHAYAH 8:14). They stumble because they have no mishma’at (obedience 1:2,14,22; 4:17) to the Dvar Hashem which is also what they were appointed for [2K 2:9,12,17Yd 1:4Ro 9:14-24].

But you are an AM NIVCHAR (“a chosen people” YESHAYAH 43:20SHEMOT 6:7), a MAMLECHET KOHANIM (“a kingdom of priests, royal priests” Ex 19:6), a GOY KADOSH (“a holy nation” Ex 19:6), an AM SEGULLAH (“a people of treasured possession” Ex 19:5Mal 3:17), for this purpose: that you may declare the wondrous deeds of the One who gave you the kri’ah (calling) and summoned you out of choshech into his marvelous ohr [Isa 43:2142:12].

10 You, who once were LO AMI (“not My people” Hos 1:9) but now AMI ATAH (“My people you are” Hos 2:25), the AM Hashem (“the people of G-d”), the ones having not received rachamim, but now having received rachamim (Hos 2:25).

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