Philippians 2


Be of One Mind

1If then there be any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any feelings of compassion and pities, 2fulfill my joy! that [2the 3same 1you should be thinking], [2the 3same 4love 1having], unanimous, [2one thing 1thinking]; 3nothing according to contention or self seeking-glory; but in humility, [2one another 1esteeming] superior than oneselves. 4[2not 5for the things 6of themselves 3each 1Let 4watch out], but [2also 3the things 4of others 1each]! 5[3this 1For 2let 4thinking] be in you which also is in Christ Jesus! 6who [2in 3the appearance 4of God 1existing], [2not 3a seizure 1esteemed it] to be equal with God; 7but emptied himself, [2the appearance 3of a bondman 1having taken on], [2in 3the likeness 4of men 1having become]. 8And in condition having been found as a man, he humbled himself, having become subject unto death, even death of the cross. 9Therefore also God greatly exalted him, and granted to him the name above every name, 10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend -- heavenly, and earthly, and underground; 11and every tongue should acknowledge that [3is Lord 1Jesus 2Christ] to the glory of God the father. 12So that, my beloved, as at all times you obeyed, not as at my arrival only, but now much rather in my absence, with fear and trembling [2your own 3deliverance 1work out]! 13 For God is the one operating in you both to want and to operate for the good-pleasure. 14Do all things without grumblings and arguings! 15that you should become blameless and unmixed, children of God, without blemish, in the midst of a generation crooked and perverted, among whom you appear as luminaries in the world, 16[2the word 3of life 1giving heed to], for a boasting to me in the day of Christ, that not in vain I ran, nor in vain I tired. 17But even if I am offered as a libation upon the sacrifice and ministration of the belief of yours, I rejoice, and I rejoice along with all you. 18And likewise also you rejoice, even rejoice along with me!

Paul and Timothy

19But I hope in the Lord Jesus [2Timothy 3quickly 1to send forth] to you, that I also should be full of confidence, having known the things concerning you. 20[3no one 1For 2I have] like-minded who genuinely [2the things 3concerning 4you 1shall have concern for], 21 ([2all 1for 4the things 5of themselves 3seek], not the things of Christ Jesus.) 22but the proof of him you know, that as to a father [2as a child 3with 4me 1he served] in the good news. 23This one indeed then I hope to send forth (as whenever I look over the things concerning me) immediately. 24And I am persuaded in the Lord, that also myself [2quickly 1shall come]. 25[3important 1But 2I esteemed it] that Epaphroditus the brother and fellow-worker and my fellow-soldier, (but your apostle,) and minister of my need to send to you, 26since he was longing after you all, and was anxious because you heard that he was sick. 27For even he was sick, close to death; but God showed mercy on him; [2not 3him 1and] only, but also me, that [2not 4distress 5upon 6distress 1I should 3have]. 28More diligently then I sent him, that seeing him again, you should rejoice, and I should be free from sorrow. 29Favorably receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and such ones [2in esteem 1have]! 30for because of the work of the Christ [2unto 3death 1he approached], risking his life, that he should supply your deficiency of the [2towards 3me 1ministration].
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