(Numbers 16:1-3 1 Korah son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and certain Reubenites—Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, and On son of Peleth—became insolent (or took men) 2 and rose up against Moses. With them were 250 Israelite men, well-known community leaders who had been appointed members of the council. 3 They came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron and said to them, “You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the LORD is with them. Why then do you set yourselves above the LORD’s assembly?”)
"I am the Way わたしは道でありthe Truth 真理でありand the Life. " 命である。
Paul continues in verse
“17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”肉の望むところは、霊に反し、霊の望むところは、肉に反するからです。肉と霊とが対立し合っているので、あなたがたは、自分のしたいと思うことができないのです。
15 I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature (my flesh). For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22 For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; 23 but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?
25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!! わたしたちの主イエス・キリストを通して神に感謝いたします。!
“19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”肉の業は明らかです。それは、姦淫、わいせつ、好色, 偶像礼拝、魔術、敵意、争い、そねみ、怒り、利己心、不和、仲間争い、ねたみ、泥酔、酒宴、その他このたぐいのものです。以前言っておいたように、ここでも前もって言いますが、このようなことを行う者は、神の国を受け継ぐことはできません。
“22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”これに対して、霊の結ぶ実は愛であり、喜び、平和、寛容、親切、善意、誠実、柔和、節制です。これらを禁じる掟はありません。
“24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”キリスト・イエスのものとなった人たちは、肉を欲情や欲望もろとも十字架につけてしまったのです。
“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. もし、私たちが霊によって生きているのであれば、霊によって前進しましょう。
Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” うぬぼれて、互いに挑み合ったり、ねたみ合ったりするのはやめましょう。