Philippians Chapter 2

New Testament / Epistle to the Philippians / Chapter 2

1-4 Therefore, if there be any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy, that you be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind, let each esteem others better than themselves. Each man should look out not only for his own things but also for the things of others.

5-11 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, 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 fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted him and given him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on the earth, and those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12-13 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for his good pleasure.

14-16 Do all things without murmuring and disputing, that you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.

17-18 Yes, and if I am offered as an offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am happy and rejoice with you all. For the same reason, you also be happy and rejoice with me.

19-24 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I may also be encouraged when I know your state. For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are of Jesus Christ. But you know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he has served with me in the gospel. Therefore I hope to send him at once, as soon as I see how it goes with me. But I trust in the Lord that I myself shall also come shortly.

25-30 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labor, and fellow soldier, but your messenger, and he who ministered to my needs. For he longed for you all and was full of heaviness because you had heard that he had been sick. For indeed he was sick close to death, but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. Therefore, I sent him the more earnestly, that when you see him again, you may rejoice and that I may be less sorrowful. Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in honor, because for the work of Christ he was near to death, not regarding his life, to supply what was lacking in service toward me.

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