Philippians (Author Paul)

1:1Paul and Timotheus, bondmen of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the overseers and ministers;

1:2grace to you, and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:3I thank my God for my whole remembrance of you,

1:4constantly in my every supplication, making the supplication for you all with joy,

1:5because of your fellowship with the gospel, from the first day until now;

1:6having confidence of this very thing, that he who has begun in you a good work will complete it unto Jesus Christ's day:

1:7as it is righteous for me to think this as to you all, because ye have *me* in your hearts, and that both in my bonds and in the defence and confirmation of the glad tidings ye are all participators in my grace.

1:8For God is my witness how I long after you all in the bowels of Christ Jesus.

1:9And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in full knowledge and all intelligence,

1:10that ye may judge of and approve the things that are more excellent, in order that ye may be pure and without offence for Christ's day,

1:11being complete as regards the fruit of righteousness, which is by Jesus Christ, to God's glory and praise.

1:12But I would have you know, brethren, that the circumstances in which I am have turned out rather to the furtherance of the glad tidings,

1:13so that my bonds have become manifest as being in Christ in all the praetorium and to all others;

1:14and that the most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord through my bonds, dare more abundantly to speak the word of God fearlessly.

1:15Some indeed also for envy and strife, but some also for good will, preach the Christ.

1:16These indeed out of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the glad tidings;

1:17but those out of contention, announce the Christ, not purely, supposing to arouse tribulation for my bonds.

1:18What is it then? at any rate, in every way, whether in pretext or in truth, Christ is announced; and in this I rejoice, yea, also I will rejoice;

1:19for I know that this shall turn out for me to salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ;

1:20according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but in all boldness, as always, now also Christ shall be magnified in my body whether by life or by death.

1:21For for me to live is Christ, and to die gain;

1:22but if to live in flesh is my lot, this is for me worth the while: and what I shall choose I cannot tell.

1:23But I am pressed by both, having the desire for departure and being with Christ, for it is very much better,

1:24but remaining in the flesh is more necessary for your sakes;

1:25and having confidence of this, I know that I shall remain and abide along with you all, for your progress and joy in faith;

1:26that your boasting may abound in Christ Jesus through me by my presence again with you.

1:27Only conduct yourselves worthily of the glad tidings of the Christ, in order that whether coming and seeing you, or absent, I may hear of what concerns you, that ye stand firm in one spirit, with one soul, labouring together in the same conflict with the faith of the glad tidings;

1:28and not frightened in anything by the opposers, which is to them a demonstration of destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God;

1:29because to you has been given, as regards Christ, not only the believing on him but the suffering for him also,

1:30having the same conflict which ye have seen in me, and now hear of in me.

2:1If then there be any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and compassions,

2:2fulfil my joy, that ye may think the same thing, having the same love, joined in soul, thinking one thing;

2:3let nothing be in the spirit of strife or vain glory, but, in lowliness of mind, each esteeming the other as more excellent than themselves;

2:4regarding not each his own qualities, but each those of others also.

2:5For let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus;

2:6who, subsisting in the form of God, did not esteem it an object of rapine to be on an equality with God;

2:7but emptied himself, taking a bondman's form, taking his place in the likeness of men;

2:8and having been found in figure as a man, humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and that the death of the cross.

2:9Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and granted him a name, that which is above every name,

2:10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly and earthly and infernal beings,

2:11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to God the Father's glory.

2:12So that, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much rather in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

2:13for it is God who works in you both the willing and the working according to his good pleasure.

2:14Do all things without murmurings and reasonings,

2:15that ye may be harmless and simple, irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation; among whom ye appear as lights in the world,

2:16holding forth the word of life, so as to be a boast for me in Christ's day, that I have not run in vain nor laboured in vain.

2:17But if also I am poured out as a libation on the sacrifice and ministration of your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice in common with you all.

2:18In like manner do *ye* also rejoice, and rejoice with me.

2:19But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus to you shortly, that *I* also may be refreshed, knowing how ye get on.

2:20For I have no one like-minded who will care with genuine feeling how ye get on.

2:21For all seek their own things, not the things of Jesus Christ.

2:22But ye know the proof of him, that, as a child a father, he has served with me in the work of the glad tidings.

2:23Him therefore I hope to send immediately, as soon as I shall see how it goes with me:

2:24but I trust in the Lord that I myself also shall soon come;

2:25but I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-workman and fellow-soldier, but your messenger and minister to my need,

2:26since he had a longing desire after you all, and was distressed because ye had heard that he was sick;

2:27for he was also sick close to death, but God had mercy on him, and not indeed on him alone, but also on me, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

2:28I have sent him therefore the more diligently, that seeing him ye might again rejoice, and that *I* might be the less sorrowful.

2:29Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy, and hold such in honour;

2:30because for the sake of the work he drew near even to death, venturing his life that he might fill up what lacked in your ministration toward me.

3:1For the rest, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord: to write the same things to you, to me is not irksome, and for you safe.

3:2See to dogs, see to evil workmen, see to the concision.

3:3For *we* are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God, and boast in Christ Jesus, and do not trust in flesh.

3:4Though *I* have my trust even in flesh; if any other think to trust in flesh, *I* rather:

3:5as to circumcision, I received it the eighth day; of the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee;

3:6as to zeal, persecuting the assembly; as to righteousness which is in the law, found blameless;

3:7but what things were gain to me these I counted, on account of Christ, loss.

3:8But surely I count also all things to be loss on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, on account of whom I have suffered the loss of all, and count them to be filth, that I may gain Christ;

3:9and that I may be found in him, not having my righteousness, which would be on the principle of law, but that which is by faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God through faith,

3:10to know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death,

3:11if any way I arrive at the resurrection from among the dead.

3:12Not that I have already obtained the prize, or am already perfected; but I pursue, if also I may get possession of it, seeing that also I have been taken possession of by Christ Jesus.

3:13Brethren, *I* do not count to have got possession myself; but one thing -- forgetting the things behind, and stretching out to the things before,

3:14I pursue, looking towards the goal, for the prize of the calling on high of God in Christ Jesus.

3:15As many therefore as are perfect, let us be thus minded; and if ye are any otherwise minded, this also God shall reveal to you.

3:16But whereto we have attained, let us walk in the same steps.

3:17Be imitators all together of me, brethren, and fix your eyes on those walking thus as you have us for a model;

3:18(for many walk of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

3:19whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly, and their glory in their shame, who mind earthly things:)

3:20for *our* commonwealth has its existence in the heavens, from which also we await the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour,

3:21who shall transform our body of humiliation into conformity to his body of glory, according to the working of the power which he has even to subdue all things to himself.

4:1So that, my brethren, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, thus stand fast in the Lord, beloved.

4:2I exhort Euodia, and exhort Syntyche, to be of the same mind in the Lord;

4:3yea, I ask thee also, true yokefellow, assist them, who have contended along with me in the glad tidings, with Clement also, and my other fellow-labourers, whose names are in the book of life.

4:4Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice.

4:5Let your gentleness be known of all men. The Lord is near.

4:6Be careful about nothing; but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

4:7and the peace of God, which surpasses every understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts by Christ Jesus.

4:8For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are noble, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are amiable, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue and if any praise, think on these things.

4:9What ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, these things do; and the God of peace shall be with you.

4:10But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now however at length ye have revived your thinking of me, though surely ye did also think of me, but lacked opportunity.

4:11Not that I speak as regards privation, for as to me *I* have learnt in those circumstances in which I am, to be satisfied in myself.

4:12I know both how to be abased and I know how to abound. In everything and in all things I am initiated both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer privation.

4:13I have strength for all things in him that gives me power.

4:14But ye have done well in taking part in my affliction.

4:15And know also *ye*, O Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I came out of Macedonia, no assembly communicated anything to me in the way of giving and receiving save *ye* alone;

4:16for also in Thessalonica once and even twice ye sent to me for my need.

4:17Not that I seek gift, but I seek fruit abounding to your account.

4:18But I have all things in full supply and abound; I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things sent from you, an odour of sweet savour, an acceptable sacrifice, agreeable to God.

4:19But my God shall abundantly supply all your need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

4:20But to our God and Father be glory to the ages of ages. Amen.

4:21Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me salute you.

4:22All the saints salute you, and specially those of the household of Caesar.

4:23The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

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