Paul Sides, Rav Sha’ul, Translation Of Galatians 1
This Rav Sha’ul Exposed study is about Paul Sides’ Bible translation of the book of Galatians, chapter 1.
Please read the Paul Sides, Rav Sha’ul, Galatians Bible Translation Introduction first, to understand how he translated Galatians.
Before we start, you need to understand what Rav Sha’ul is proclaiming with the false concept of the Yahushaic Covenant. Obviously, this is just a summary:
Paul Sides teaches that Yahusha was 100% man, because his biological father was Joseph. He teaches that Yahusha sinned and need to be baptized by John for remission of sins. He teaches that just like Elohim made covenants with men like Abraham and Moses, Yahuah made a covenant with Yahusha. He teaches that after Messiah became perfected and lived a sinless life as a priest, and died to Himself on the cross, that He was then made divine.
You can see Biblical proof that Paul Sides claims about Messiah are false in this study: Paul Sides Is A False Teacher
So given Paul Sides teachings, we need to look at how he changes the intent and context of Scripture, to remove Messiah from His rightly place; as the Father’s first-born creation, thus He is deity, as the co-Creator, and as the spotless Lamb of Elohim.
For each verse of his version I will provide the matching verse from the ISR 98, which is a literal word for word translation, and I will provide comments when needed. The main point is to help you see how many words he has added to the Greek text..
The ISR 98 matches the names of the Father and Son that Paul Sides is using, that of Yahuah the Father, and Yahusha the Son.
Don’t’ Fall for The Spirit of the False Messiah or The Spirit of Error
1 I, Sha’ul, an ambassador of The Kingdom, come to you in covenant with Yahusha, by the authority of Yahuah, who raised Yahusha from the dead.
Sha’ul, an emissary – not from men, nor by a man, but by יהושע Yahusha Messiah and Elohim the Father who raised Him from the dead. ISR98
The Apostle Paul did not mention a covenant, so why does Paul Sides insert it in the text?
2 And from all the brothers who are with me, to the called out ones of Galatia: 3 Love and peace to you from Yahuah the Father 4 and Yahusha, who gave himself as the atoning sacrifice for our sins to fulfill The Plan of Salvation. That he might deliver us from the fear of death in the present evil Age of Pisces, according to the will of Yahuah, our Father, written in The Heavenly Scroll.
and all the brothers who are with me, to the assemblies of Galatia: Favour to you and peace from Elohim the Father and our Master יהושע Yahusha Messiah, who gave Himself for our sins, to deliver us out of this present wicked age, according to the desire of our Elohim and Father, ISR98
Paul Sides left off Yahusha’s titles of Master and Messiah, and inserted the Age of Pisces and mentioned his proclaimed Heavenly Scroll. This is clearly adding to the text.
5 To Whom, the Father Yahuah, belongs the glory forever and ever! HalleluYahuah!
to whom be the praise forever and ever. Amĕn. ISR98
Paul Sides adds text to give praise only to the Father, as he proclaims that Messiah is not deity. But the text is clearly giving praise to the Father and the Son.
6 I am astonished that you have so quickly turned away from Yahuah, Who called you into the loving Marriage Covenant of the Messiah, The Yahushaic Covenant, to another message, the Spirit of the False Messiah and the Spirit of Error (that The Law was abolished by the incarnation of God).
I marvel that you are so readily turning away from Him who called you in the favour of Messiah, to a different ‘Good News, ISR98
Just look at how many words he has added, which are not in the Greek text. Once again he is inserting his Yahushaic Covenant. The irony is the followers of Paul Sides have so readily turned away from the true Messiah, who is deity as the first-born of all creation, and they are believing a different Gospel.
7 Not that there is any other glad tidings other than the death decrees in the Law are covered by the blood of the Lamb, just that there are some who trouble you with false doctrines, twisting the scriptures, and are trying to pervert the message of the Messiah that he was only human, and did not come to abolish the Law.
which is not another, only there are some who are troubling you and wishing to pervert the Good News of Messiah. ISR98
The Apostle Paul is speaking about those who pervert the Gospel, yet that is exactly what Paul Sides is doing by proclaiming that Messiah was only human.
8 But even if we, or a malak from heaven, should preach a message under the Spirit of False Messiah teaching the Spirit of Error: that the Law was abolished… which is other than what we preached to you: that righteousness is obedience to The Law and Yahusha, NOT Yahuah, came into being as a human, May he be accursed and given over to Yahuah for utter destruction!
However, even if we, or a messenger out of heaven, bring a ‘Good News’ to you beside what we announced to you, let him be accursed. ISR98
He is declaring that the false Gospel is that Messiah is the representative of His Father, and is deity. But Scripture clearly declares that Messiah is the exact representation of Yahuah. Paul Sides should be accursed for teaching a false Messiah and false Gospel.
“WHO BEING THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE ESTEEM AND THE EXACT REPRESENTATION OF HIS SUBSTANCE, and sustaining all by the word of His power, having made a cleansing of our sins through Himself, sat down at the right hand of the Greatness on high,” Hebrews 1:3
9 As we have already said, so I now say again: If any man preaches to you any message (that the law was abolished by the incarnation of God) contrary to, or different from, what you have received from us; that righteousness is keeping The Law, and Yahusha came into being “in the flesh”: May he who teaches incarnation and abolishes the Law be accursed.
As we have said before, and now I say again, if anyone brings a ‘Good News’ to you beside what you have received, let him be accursed. ISR98
He is correct that Messiah did not abolish the law, but the text doesn’t even talk about this point. He is wrong in proclaiming that Messiah did not exist beforehand as deity, and come in the flesh to dwell among men.
10 So now, am I trying to please the flesh which is enmity toward The Law and hostile to Yahuah? Do I seek to be a man-pleaser? Or am I trying to please Yahuah by obedience to His Instructions in Righteousness? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of the Messiah!
For do I now persuade men, or Elohim? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I should not be a servant of Messiah. ISR98
Once again, he is adding many words that are not in the Scriptural text.
11 But I point out to you, brothers, that, the message preached by me, is not something any man invented. 12 For I neither received it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it (how Yahusha fulfilled Passover) by revelation from Yahusha the Messiah.
And I make known to you, brothers, that the Good News announced by me is not according to man. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but through a revelation of יהושע Messiah. ISR98
The Apostle Paul is clearly saying that he did not receive it from any ‘man’, but from Yahusha Messiah, who is not just a man, but deity.
13 For you have heard of my previous way of life in the religion of the Yahdaim, how I persecuted the called out ones of Yahuah beyond measure, and ravaged them. 14 And I advanced in the religion of the Yahdaim beyond many of those of my own age among the people of my race, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my fathers.
For you have heard of my former way of life in Yehuḏaism, how intensely I persecuted the assembly of Elohim, and ravaged it. And I progressed in Yehuḏaism beyond many of my age in my race, being more exceedingly ardent for the traditions of my fathers. ISR98
15 But when it pleased Yahuah–Who had set me apart from my mother’s womb, and called me out through His merciful blessing— 16 To reveal; remove the veil or covering of, His Son within me, so that I might preach the Passover Lamb among the heathen; but I did not immediately teach any man of flesh and blood,
But when it pleased Elohim, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me by His favour, to reveal His Son in me, that I might bring Him, the Good News, to the gentiles, I did not immediately consult with flesh and blood, ISR98
17 Nor did I go up to Yerusalem to those who were apostles before I was. Instead, I went to Arabia and later returned to Damascus.18 Then after three years I went up to Yerusalem to give account of my work to Kepha, and stayed with him fifteen days. 19 But I did not see any other of the apostles, except Yaaqob, the Ruler’s brother.
neither did I go up to Yerushalayim, to those who were emissaries before me. But I went to Araḇia, and returned again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Yerushalayim to learn from Kĕpha, and remained with him for fifteen days. And I saw no other of the emissaries except Yaʽaqoḇ, the brother of the Master. ISR98
20 Behold, in the presence of Yahuah, I am not lying about the things I am writing to you. 21 Afterwards, I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; 22 And was still not known by sight to the called out ones in The Yahushaic Covenant in Yahdah.
And what I write to you, see, before Elohim, I do not lie. Then I went into the districts of Syria and of Kilikia. And I was still not known by sight to the assemblies of Yehuḏah which were in Messiah, ISR98
The Apostle Paul is proclaiming the title of Elohim, but Paul Sides replaces it with Yahuah, to help reinforce His point that only the Father is deity.
23 But they had only heard that: “The man who formerly persecuted us, is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy”; 24 And they glorified Yahuah within me.
but they were hearing only that, “The one who once persecuted us now brings as Good News the belief which he once ravaged.” So they were esteeming Elohim in me. ISR98