Philippians 2

1:1 ministers; (c-23) Or 'deacons' (diakonos), see Note. Rom. 16.1.2:1 comfort (g-6) 'Encouragement,' by word or any way. The apostle beautifully alludes to what he felt by their sending supply to him from so far; and adds, If you want me to be fully happy, be at one among yourselves. 2:2 that (h-4) 'That' depends on an understood exhortation. 2:3 nothing (i-2) Or 'nothing' may be joined with 'thinking,' leaving out 'let,' and 'be.' 2:4 [qualities], (k-6) Or 'advantages.' 2:5 you (l-7) Or 'be found amongst you.' 2:6 rapine (m-15) Or 'esteem it rapine.' 2:7 himself, (n-3) I have no doubt all this is in contrast with the first Adam. The history of the second man is that he made himself of no reputation (or emptied himself) in becoming a man. place (o-10) Genomenos, aorist participle, the same word as is translated 'becoming' in v. 8. 'Being made' is wrong; it is becoming what he was not before. 2:9 highly (a-4) Or 'has highly exalted him, and given him.' 2:12 out (b-25) 'To work out into result,' as Rom. 7.8,13,15. 2:13 works (c-6) working (c-14) Internal operation of power, though seen in results, as Matt. 14.2; Col. 1.29. Not as 'work out' in ver. 12. 2:15 generation; (d-20) See Deut. 32.5, LXX. appear (e-24) 'Appear;' used in the middle voice for the rising or appearing of the heavenly bodies; so here with 'lights,' i.e. 'luminaries,' as Rev. 21.11. 2:16 vain. (f-28) This is the other alternative to 'coming and finding them walking well,' as he had said in ch. 1.27. 2:25 minister (g-22) Leitourgos. as Rom. 15.16. A kind of official person in service. 2:27 death, (h-8) 'Almost the same as dead,' or 'in like manner;' as Heb. 2.14, where the object is not the essential sameness, but the similarity of the form and manner. 2:28 rejoice, (i-15) Or 'seeing him again ye might rejoice.'
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