Philippians 2

If, therefore, there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation in love, if any fellowship in the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, Fulfill my joy by being likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord and of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfishness or vain conceit; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem the others as better than himself. Let each of you not only look to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Let this attitude be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, though being in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon himself the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in form as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore, God has highly exalted him, and given him the name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth; 11 And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only in my presence, but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without grumbling and disputing: 15 That you may be blameless and innocent, the children of God, without blemish, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world; 16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, nor laboured in vain. 17 Even if I am poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad, and rejoice with you all. 18 In the same way, you also should be glad, and rejoice with me. 19 But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I may also be of good cheer, when I receive news from you. 20 For I have no man like him, of so kindred a spirit, who will genuinely care for your welfare. 21 For all seek after their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ's. 22 But you know he has proven himself, that, as a son with his father, he has served with me in the gospel. 23 Therefore, I hope to send him presently, as soon as I shall see how it will go with me. 24 And I trust in the Lord that I myself shall also come shortly. 25 Yet I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my needs. 26 For he longed after you all, and was full of distress, because you had heard that he had been sick. 27 Indeed he was sick, and near to death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but also on me, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 Therefore, I sent him the more eagerly, that, when you see him again, you may rejoice, and I may be less anxious. 29 Therefore, receive him in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such men in high regard: 30 Because for the work of Christ he was near to death, not regarding his life, to complete the service you could not give.
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