The THREE MAIN Foundation Scriptures for this Ministry Fellowship are as follows:
Genesis 45 New King James Version (NKJV)
Joseph Revealed to His Brothers
45 Then Joseph could not restrain himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Make everyone go out from me!” So no one stood with him while Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 2 And he wept aloud, and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard it.
3 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I amJoseph; does my father still live?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed in his presence. 4 And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. 5 But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. 7 And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 8 So now it wasnot you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.
Psalm 118:22 New King James Version (NKJV)
22 The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
1 Peter 2:4-12
1 Peter 2:4-12 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Chosen Stone and His Chosen People
4 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God andprecious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,
“Behold, I lay in Zion
A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,
And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”[a]
7 Therefore, to you who believe, He isprecious; but to those who are disobedient,[b]
“The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone,”[c]
“A stone of stumbling
And a rock of offense.”[d]
They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
The OTHER Foundation Scriptures for this Ministry Fellowship are as follows:
Ephesians 2:19-21 New King James Version (NKJV)
Christ Our Cornerstone
19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord,
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.
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 eyes, TEHILLIM 118:22-23)?
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.
Kepha/1 Peter 2:4-10 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
4 As you come to him, the living stone, rejected by people but chosen by God and precious to him, 5 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. 6 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]
7 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]
8 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. 9 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)
4 Come to him [Moshiach], to that “Even Chayyah” (“Living Stone”), CHADAL ISHIM (“rejected by men” YESHAYAH 53:3; TEHILLIM 118:22; YESHAYAH 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.
6 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 28:16; TEHILLIM 118:22; DANIEL 2:34-35), chosen, and HAMMA’AMIN LO YACHISH (“the one believing [on him, on Moshiach] never will be dismayed, ashamed YESHAYAH 28:16).
7 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]).
8 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 2:9,12,17; Yd 1:4; Ro 9:14-24].
9 But you are an AM NIVCHAR (“a chosen people” YESHAYAH 43:20; SHEMOT 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 19:5; Mal 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 43:21; 42:12].
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).