Some Strong Scriptural Meat

Evidence of Reincarnation in Scripture

NOTE: Verses are from The Sacred Scripture of Yahuwah, Restored Names Version (RNV).

    Acts 23:8 for indeed Tsadowqiym say that there is no resurrection, nor messenger, nor spirit. Moreover the Parashiym confess both.

The passages listed below are not all that are to be found on this subject, and as more are identified, they will be added to this article.

The following scriptures show that the idea of reincarnation was prevalent in Yisra'el (Israel) over 2000 thousand years ago. People talked about the dead coming back to this earth in another body as an everyday, understood by all, and commonly talked about subject. The Tsadowq (Sadducees) denied it, but the Parash (Pharisees) believed it, taught it, and lived their lives in the consideration of its truth.

  • anastasis, an-as'-tas-is; from G450; a standing up again, i.e. (literally) a resurrection from death (individual, generally, or by implication [its author]), or (figuratively) a (moral) recovery (of spiritual truth):--raised to life again, resurrection, rise from the dead, that should rise, rising again.

Zerubbabel as someone unnamed who is to come.

    Chaggay (Haggai) 2:21-23 "Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Yahudah saying, 'I will shake the sky and the earth. 22And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms. I will destroy the strength of the nation's kingdoms. I will overthrow the chariots and those who ride in them. The horses and their riders will come down, every man by the sword of his brother. 23 In that day,'says Yahuwah of hosts, 'I will take you, Zerubbabel My slave, the son of She'altiy'el,' says Yahuwah, 'and will make you like a seal, for I have chosen you,' says Yahuwah of hosts."

Yahuchanan (John) the Baptist as EliYahuw (Elijah - Elias)

    Mal’akiy (Malachi) 4:5-6 Behold! I will send you EliYahuw the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Yahuwah 6 and he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons, and the hearts of the sons to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse."

    MattiythYahuw (Matthew) 11:11-15 I say to you, in those born of women there has not risen a greater than Yahuchanan the Immerser. Yet he who is least in the kingdom of the sky is greater than he. 12 Moreover from the days of Yahuchanan the Immerser until now the kingdom of the sky suffers violence and the violent take it by force, 13 for all the prophets and the law prophesied until Yahuchanan. 14 And if you are willing to receive, he is EliYahuw who is to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

The English word risen, above, is translated from the Greek word egeiro, below. This is the same Greek word that is used to describe the resurrection of Yahushua. Yahushua also used another word to describe what He was going to do. That word is anistemi. Its definition is shown below. Compare these words to the English word born, which is from the Greek words gennao and tikto also shown below. There are a few more words rendered born in the Greek scripture, but they are derivations of and related to these two.

  • G1453. egeiro, prob. akin to the base of G58 (through the idea of collecting one's faculties); to waken (trans. or intrans.), i.e. rouse (literally from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence):--awake, lift (up), raise (again, up), rear up, (a-) rise (again, up), stand, take up.

  • G1080.gennao, from a var. of G1085; to procreate (prop. of the father, but by extens. of the mother); fig. to regenerate:--bear, beget, be born, bring forth, conceive, be delivered of, gender, make, spring.

  • G5088. tikto, tik'-to; a strengthened form of a prim. teko, tek'-o (which is used only as alt. in certain tenses); to produce (from seed, as a mother, a plant, the earth, etc.), lit. or fig.:--bear, be born, bring forth, be delivered, be in travail.

  • G450. anistemi, an-is'-tay-mee; from G303 and G2476; to stand up (lit. or fig., trans. or intrans.):--arise, lift up, raise up (again), rise (again), stand up (-right).

  • MattiythYahuw (Matthew) 17:10-13 And His disciples asked Him saying, "Why then do the scribes say that EliYahuw must come first?" 11Yahushua answered and said to them, "Indeed! EliYahuw is coming first and to restore all. 12 Moreover I say to you that EliYahuw has come already and they did not know him but did to him as much as they wished. Likewise the Son of Man will also suffer under them." 13 Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them concerning Yahuchanan the Immerser.

Prophets and other major figures

    Iyowb (Job) 1:21 and he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb and naked will I return there. Yahuwah gave and Yahuwah has taken away. Blessed is the name of Yahuwah."

    YirmeYahuw (Jeremiah) 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before you were born I sanctified you. I ordained you a prophet to the nations.

    Markos (Mark) 6:14-16 Now king Herodes heard of Him for His name had become well known. And he said, "Yahuchanan who immersed is risen from the dead and therefore these powers are at work in him." 15 Others said, "It is EliYahuw." and others said, "It is the Prophet, or like one of the prophets." 16 Moreover when Herodes heard he said, "This is Yahuchanan that I beheaded. He has been raised out of the dead!"

    Loukas (Luke) 9:7-8 Now Herodes the tetrarch heard of all that was done by Him and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that Yahuchanan had risen from the dead, 8 and by some that EliYahuw had appeared, and by others that one of the old prophets had risen again.

    Rhomaios (Romans) 9:11-13 (for they not yet being born, neither having done anything good or evil, that the purpose of Yahuwah according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls), 12 it was said to her, "The older will serve the younger." 13 As it is written, "Ya'aqob I have loved, but Esaw I have hated."

Common man coming and going

    1 Shemuw’el (Samuel) 2:6 Yahuwah kills and makes alive. He brings down to she'owl and brings up.

    Iyowb (Job) 33:22-30 and his soul draws near the pit and his life to the executioners. 23 If there is a messenger for him, a mediator, one among a thousand, to show man His uprightness, 24 then He is gracious to him and says, 'Deliver him from going down to the pit. I have found a ransom.' 25 His flesh will be young like a child's. He will return to the days of his youth. 26 He will pray to Eloah and He will delight in him. He will see His face with joy for He restores to man His righteousness. 27 And he looks at men and says, 'I have sinned and perverted what was right and it did not profit me.' 28 He will rescue his soul from going down to the pit and his life will see the light. 29 Behold! Eloah works all these things twice, in fact, three times with a man, 30 to bring back his soul from the pit that he may become light with the light of the living.

    Psalms 71:20 Because You have shown me distress and much evil, You will revive me again and bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

    Yahuchanan (John) 9:1-4 as He passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" 3 Yahushua answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of Yahuwah should be made manifest in him. 4I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. The night is coming when no one can work.

A question for you: How could this man have committed a sin before he was born that would cause him to be born blind, unless he had lived before? Notice that Yahushua treated this as a valid question. (His parents could have been the cause, because of the second commandment.)

    Revelation 3:12-13He that overcomes I will make a pillar in the sanctuary of My Eloah and he will no longer go out and I will write upon him the name of My Eloah and the name of the city of My Eloah, New Yeruwshalom, that comes down out of the sky from my Eloah and My new name. 13 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.'

    Revelation 13:10 He that leads into captivity will go into captivity. He that kills in the sword must be killed in the sword. Here is the steadfastness and the faith of the saints.

Yahushua coming and going

    YashaYahuw (Isaiah) 28:16 Thereforethus says the Sovereign Yahuwah, "Behold! I lay in Tsiyown a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious corner, a sure foundation. Whoever believes will not act hastily.

    Miykah (Micah) 5:2And you, Bayith Lechem Ephrathah, you are little among the thousands of Yahudah. Out of you will come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Yisra'el, Whose goings forth are from of old, from days of antiquity.

    Yahuchanan (John) 16:27-28 I came forth from the Father and have come into the world. 28I leave the world again and go to the Father.

  • G3825. pal'-in; prob. from the same as G3823 (through the idea of oscillatory repetition); (adv.) anew, i.e. (of place) back, (of time) once more, or (conj.) furthermore or on the other hand:--again.

Yahushua As David - (Dawiyd, daw-eed' = loving)

    Psalm 2:1-12 Why do the nations rage and a people plot a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves and the rulers establish a union against Yahuwah and against His Anointed. 3 "Let us break in pieces their bonds and cast away their cords from us." 4 He who sits in the skies will laugh. The Sovereign will hold them in derision. 5 And He will speak to them in His anger and distress them in His fierceness, 6 "And I have set My King on My sacred mountain of Tsiyown." 7 I will declare the decree. Yahuwah has said to Me, 'You are My Son! Today I have fathered You. 8 Ask of Me and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance and the ends of the earth for Your possession. 9 You will break them with a rod of iron. You will dash them to pieces like a potter's vessel.'" 10 And now be wise, O kings. Be instructed, you judges of the earth. 11 Serve Yahuwah with fear and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the son lest He be angry and you perish in the way when His anger is kindled and a little. Happy are all those who put their trust in Him.

    Psalm 40:1-17 To the overseer, a psalm of Dawiyd. I waited patiently for Yahuwah and He stretched out to me and heard my cry for help. 2 And He brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and raises my feet upon a rock. He established my steps. 3 And He has given my mouth a new song. Praise to our Eloah! Many will see and fear and will trust in Yahuwah. 4 Blessed is that man who makes Yahuwah his trust and does not respect the proud and turn aside to lies. 5 Many, O Yahuwah my Eloah, are Your wonderful works that You have done and Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order. If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. 6 Sacrifice and gifts You did not desire (my ears You have opened), whole burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not require. 7 And I said, "Behold! I come! In the writing of the book it is recorded of me. 8 I delight to do Your will, O my Eloah, and Your law is within my heart." 9 I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness in the great assembly. Behold! I do not restrain my lips, O Yahuwah, You Yourself know. 10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart. I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation. I have not concealed Your kindness and Your truth from the great assembly. 11 Do not withhold Your compassion from me, O Yahuwah. Let Your kindness and Your truth continually preserve me. 12 For a number of evils have surrounded me. My iniquities have overtaken me and I am not able to look up. They are more than a single hair of my head, and my heart fails me. 13 Be pleased, O Yahuwah, to deliver me. O Yahuwah, make haste to assist me! 14 Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion who seek to destroy my life. Let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor who wish me evil. 15 Let them be confounded because of their shame who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" 16 Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You. Let such as love Your salvation say continually, "Yahuwah be magnified!" 17 And I am poor and needy, yet the Sovereign thinks upon me. You are my assistance and my deliverer. Do not delay, O my Eloah.

    Psalm 89:19-27 And You spoke in a vision to Your pious and said, "I have agreed to help a mighty. I have exalted a chosen from the people.20 I have found My slave Dawiyd. With My sacred oil I have anointed him 21 with whom My hand will be established. Also My arm will strengthen him. 22 The enemy will not be a creditor to him and the son of unrighteousness will not afflict him. 23 And I will beat down his foes before his face and plague those who hate him 24 and My faithfulness and My kindness will be with him and in My name his horn will be exalted. 25 And I will set his hand over the sea and his right hand over the rivers. 26 He will cry to Me, 'You are my father, My El, and the rock of my salvation.' 27 Also I will make him, My firstborn, most high of the kings of the earth.

    YashaYahuw (Isaiah) 9:6-7 For unto us a Child is born. Unto us a Son is given and the government will be upon His shoulder and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty El, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of Dawiyd and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and righteousness from that time forward, even forever. The zeal of Yahuwah of hosts will perform this.

    YirmeYahuw (Jeremiah) 23:1-6 Alas! Those pastors that cause to perish and scatter the sheep of My pasturing!" declares Yahuwah. 2 Therefore thus says Yahuwah, Eloah of Yisra'el, against the shepherds who feed My people, "You have scattered My sheep, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold! I will attend to you for the badness of your doings," says Yahuwah, 3 "and I will gather the remnant of My sheep out of all countries where I have driven them and bring them back to their abode and they will be fruitful and increase. 4 I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them and they will no longer fear or be dismayed or will they be lacking," says Yahuwah. 5 "Behold! The days are coming," says Yahuwah, "that I will raise to Dawiyd a Branch of Righteousness. A king will reign and prosper and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. 6 In His days Yahudah will be saved and Yisra'el will dwell safely. And this is His name by which He will be called: YAHUWAH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

    YirmeYahuw (Jeremiah) 30:8-9 For it will come to pass in that day,' says Yahuwah of hosts, 'that I will break his yoke from your neck and will burst your bonds. Foreigners will no more serve him 9 and they will serve Yahuwah their Elohiym and Dawiyd their king whom I will raise up for them.

    Yechezqe’l (Ezekiel) 34:23-24 I will establish one shepherd over them and he will shepherd them, My slave Dawiyd. He will shepherd them and be their shepherd 24 and I, Yahuwah, will be their Elohiym and My slave Dawiyd a prince among them. I, Yahuwah, have spoken!

    Howshea’ (Hosea) 3:5 Afterward the sons of Yisra'el will return and seek Yahuwah their Elohiym and Dawiyd their king. They will fear Yahuwah and His goodness in the latter days.

Yahushua as Elyaqiym (Eliakim, el-yaw-keem' — mighty one of raising, or the Mighty One is setting up)

    YashaYahuw (Isaiah) 22:20-25 And it will be in that day that I will call My slave Elyaqiym the son of ChilqiYahuw. 21 I will clothe him with your robe and strengthen him with your belt. I will commit your responsibility into his hand. He will be a father to the inhabitants of Yeruwshalom and to the house of Yahudah. 22 The key of the house of Dawiyd I will lay on his shoulder and he will open and no one will shut, and he will shut and no one will open.23 I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place and he will become a magnificent throne to his father's house.24 They will hang on him all the splendor of his father's house, the offspring and the posterity, all vessels of small quantity, from the bowls to all the pitchers. 25 In that day,' says Yahuwah of hosts, 'the peg that is fastened in the secure place will be removed and be cut down and fall and the burden that was on it will be cut off, for Yahuwah has spoken.'"

Yahushua as Yahushua (Joshua), the son of the high kohen Yahuwtsadaq (Josedech) - (Yahuwshuwa'; Yahuwshu'a; Yahushua, yah-hoo-shoo'-ah — salvation of Yahuwah = Joshua)

    ZekarYahuw (Zechariah) 6:9-15 And the word of Yahuwah came to me saying, 10 "Receive from the captives, from Chelday, TowbiYahuw, and Yekda'Yahuw, who have come from Babel, and come the same day and come into the house of Yo'shiYahuw the son of TsephanYahuw. 11 And take the silver and gold, make crowns, and put them on the head of Yahushua, the son of Yahuwtsadaq, the high temple official. 12 "And speak to him saying, 'Thus says Yahuwah of hosts saying, "Behold! The Man whose name is the BRANCH! From His place He will grow up and He will build the temple of Yahuwah. 13 And He will build the temple of Yahuwah. He will bear the splendor and will sit and rule on His throne. And He will be a temple official on His throne and the counsel of peace will be between them both.'" 14 And the crowns will be for a memorial in the temple of Yahuwah for Chelem, TowbiYahuw, Yekda'Yahuw, and Chen the son of TsephanYahuw. 15 And those from afar will come and build the temple of Yahuwah. And you will know that Yahuwah of hosts has sent Me to you. And this will come to pass if you diligently hear the voice of Yahuwah your Eloah."

Yahushua as Melchizedek

    B’ereshiyth (Genesis) 14:18-20 And Melekiy-Tsedeq king of Shalom brought forth bread and wine and he was the temple official of the most high El. 19 And he blessed him and said, "Blessed is Abram of the most high El, possessor of sky and earth 20 and blessed is the most high El that has given your foes into your hand." And he gave him tithes of all.

    Yahuchanan (John) 8:56-58 Your father Abraham exulted to see My day, and he saw and rejoiced." 57 Then the Yahudiym said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years and You have seen Abraham?" 58 Yahushua said to them, "Most assuredly I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM."

Yahushua and His name in Greek vs Ibriy

    Acts 7:44-46 Our fathers had the tent of the testimony in the wilderness as He appointed, instructing Mosheh to make it according to the example that he had seen 45 which our fathers, having received it in turn, also brought with Yahushua into the land possessed by the nations whom Yahuwah drove out before the face of our fathers until the days of Dawiyd 46 who found grace before Yahuwah and asked to find a dwelling for the Eloah of Ya'aqob.

  • G2424. Iesous, ee-ay-sooce'; of Heb. or. [H3091]; Yahushua (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Master and two (three) other Yisra'eliym.:--Yahushua (erroneously Jesus).

The person being talked about in the above verse is the one whose name was translated as Joshua, the son of Nun. (Read about it in the book of Shemot [Exodus].) The Greek rendering of the Ibriy names Yahushua and Joshua is Iesous, just as Yahushua and Joshua in the Ibriy is yod-heh-shin-sureq-ayin, or in English, Yahushua

  • H3091. Yahushua', yah-hoo-shoo'-ah'; or Yahuwshu'a, yah-hoo-shoo'-ah'; from H3068 and H3467; Yahuwah-saved; KJV Jehoshua (i.e. Joshua), the Yahudiyth (Jewish) leader:--Jehoshua, Jehoshuah, Joshua. Comp. H1954, H3442.

General statements indicating or confirming reincarnation

    1 Shemuw’el (Samuel) 2:6 Yahuwah kills and makes alive. He brings down to she'owl and brings up.

    Psalms 9:17 The wicked will be returned to she'owl and all the nations that forget Elohiym,

    Psalms 121:8 Yahuwah will preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth and even forevermore.

    Proverbs 11:18 The wicked does deceptive work and he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward.

    EbedYahuw (Obadiah) 1:15 For the day of Yahuwah upon all the nations is near. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your reprisal will return upon your own head.

    2 Korinthios (Corinthians) 9:6 But this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

    Galates (Galatians) 6:7 Do not be deceived, Yahuwah is not sneered at. For whatever a man sows that he will also reap.

    Revelation 13:10 He that leads into captivity will go into captivity. He that kills in the sword must be killed in the sword. Here is the steadfastness and the faith of the saints.

    Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice out of the sky saying to me, "Write, 'Blessed are the dead that die in Yahuwah from now. Yes,' said the Spirit, 'that they may rest from their labors yet their works follow them.'

Last but not least, the delegate Sha'uwl (Paul) said under the inspiration of Yahuwah:

    If in this life only we can hope in the Anointed, we are of all men the most pitiable. - 1 Korinthios (Corinthians) 15:19

Amein to that and praise Yahuwah!

C.F. Castleberry