Philippians

UNTO THE PHILIPPIANS

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    1 Paul and Timothy bondmen of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus that are at Philippi, with overseers and deacons: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I thank my :God upon all my :remembrance of you 4 always in every supplication of mine on behalf of you all making my supplication with joy, 5 for your :fellowship unto the gospel from the first day until :now; 6 confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until Jesus Christ’s day: 7 even as it is right for me to think thus on behalf of you all, because †I have you in my :heart; as, both in my :bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers with me of :grace. 8 For :God is my witness, how I long after you all in tender mercies of Christ Jesus. 9 And this I pray, that your :love abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment; 10 so that ye may approve the things excellent; that ye be sincere and void of offense unto Christ’s day; 11 filled with fruit of righteousness, which is through Jesus Christ, unto God’s praise and glory.

    12 Now I would have you know, brethren, that the happenings unto me have come out rather unto progress of the gospel; 13 so that my bonds became manifest in Christ in the whole Prætorium, and to all the rest; 14 and that the more part of the brethren in the Lord, †confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of :God without fear. 15 Some indeed preach the Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: 16 the ones do it of love, knowing that I am set for the gospel’s defense; 17 but the others proclaim the Christ of faction, not sincerely, thinking to raise up affliction for me in my :bonds. 18 What then? only that in every way, whether in pretence or in truth, Christ is pro claimed; and therein I rejoice, yea, and will rejoice; 19 for I know that this shall turn out to my salvation, through your supplication and supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my earnest :expectation and hope, that in nothing shall I be shamed, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ shall be magnified in my :body, whether by life, or by death. 21 For to me :to live is Christ, and to :die gain. 22 But if :to live in the flesh,— if †this bring fruit from my work,— and what I shall choose I know not. 23 But I am in a strait betwixt the two, having the desire :to depart and be with Christ; for it is very far better: 24 yet to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. 25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide, yea, and abide with you all, for your :progress and joy of the faith; 26 that your :glorying abound in Christ Jesus in me through my :presence with you again. 27 Only †let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of the Christ: that, whether I come and see you or be absent, I may hear †of your state, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28 and in nothing affrighted by the adversaries: (which is for them evidence of destruc tion, but of your salvation, and that from God; 29 because to you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only :to believe unto him, but also :to suffer in his behalf): 30 having the same conflict, such as ye saw in me, and now hear in me.

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    1 If therefore any exhortation is in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions, 2 make full my joy, that ye think the same, having the same love, being of one soul, of :one mind; 3 doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in :lowliness of mind counting one another better than themselves; 4 not looking each severally to his :own things, but each severally also to those of others. 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, existing in God’s form, counted not the being on an equality with God aught to be grasped at, 7 but emptied himself, taking a bondman’s form, being made in likeness of men; 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, yea, death of the cross. 9 Wherefore also :God highly exalted him, and endowed him with the name :above every name; 10 that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to God the Father’s glory.
     
    12 So 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; 13 for it is God who worketh in you both :to will and :to work, for his good :pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and questionings; 15 that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye are seen as luminaries in the world, 16 holding forth the word of life; that I may have whereof to glory in Christ’s day, that I did not run in vain neither toil in vain. 17 Yea, and if I am †offered upon the sacrifice and service of your :faith, I rejoice, and rejoice with you all: 18 and in the same manner rejoice ye and rejoice with me.

    19 But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send you Timothy shortly, that I also be of good comfort, when I know your state. 20 For I have no one like-minded, who will genuinely care for your state. 21 For they all seek their :own, not the things of Jesus Christ. 22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a child to a father he served with me in the gospel. 23 HIM therefore I hope to send forthwith, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me: 24 but I trust in the Lord that myself also shall come shortly. 25 But I counted it necessary to send unto you Epaphroditus, the brother and :fellow-worker and my fellow-soldier, and your †messenger and minister to my :need; 26 since he was longing to see you all, and was sore troubled, because ye had heard that he was sick: 27 for indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but :God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I have sent him therefore the more diligently, that, seeing him again, ye may rejoice, and I be less sorrowful. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy; and hold the such in honor: 30 because for the work of the Lord he came nigh unto death, hazarding his :life to supply your :lack in the service toward me.

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    1 For the rest, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not irksome, but for you is safe. 2 Look out for the dogs, look out for the evil workers, look out for the concision: 3 for we are the circumcision, who worship by God’s Spirit, and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in flesh: 4 though I myself might have confidence even in flesh. If any other thinketh to have confidence in flesh, I yet more:
    5 circumcised the eighth day, of Israel’s race, of Benjamin’s tribe, Hebrew of Hebrews; as touch ing law, a Pharisee; 6 as touching zeal, persecuting the church; as touching righteousness which is by law, become blameless. 7 But what things were gains to me, these have I counted loss for the Christ. 8 Yea verily, and I count all things to be loss for the excel lency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my :Lord: for whom I suffered loss of :all things, and count them refuse, 9 that I may gain Christ, and be found in him, not having MY righteousness, which is of the law, but which is through faith of Christ, the righteousness from God upon the faith: 10 that I may know him, and the power of his :resurrection, and fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed to his :death; 11 if somehow I may attain unto the out-resurrection :from the dead. 12 Not that I have already received, or am already made perfect: but I follow on, if so be that I may apprehend that for which also I was apprehended by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I reckon not myself yet to have apprehended: but one thing, forgetting the things behind, and stretch ing forward to those before, 14 I follow on toward the mark unto the prize of the upward calling of :God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, be thus minded: and if in anything ye are otherwise minded, this also shall :God reveal to you: 16 only, whereunto we have attained, by that same rule let us walk. 17 Brethren, become imitators together of me, and mark them that so walk even as ye have us for an example. 18 For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weep ing, they are the enemies of the cross of the Christ: 19 whose :end is destruction, whose :god is the belly, and their glory is in their :shame, who mind the earthly things. 20 For our :citizenship is in the heavens, whence also we wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 who shall fashion anew the body of our :humiliation, conformed to the body of his :glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject :all things to himself.

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    1 So that, my brethren beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, thus stand fast in the Lord, beloved. 2 I exhort Euodia, and exhort Syntychē, to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 Yea, I ask thee also, genuine yokefellow, help them, who have shared my struggles with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow-workers, whose names are in the book of life. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 In nothing be anxious; but in everything by :prayer and :supplication with thanksgiving let your :re quests be made known unto :God. 7 And the peace of :God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your :hearts and your :thoughts in Christ Jesus. 8 For the rest, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever are honorable, whatever are just, whatever are pure, whatever are lovely, whatever are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if any praise, take account thereof. 9 What things ye both learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do: and the God of :peace shall be :with you.

    10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at length ye have revived your :thought for me; wherein ye did indeed take thought, but ye lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be con tent. 12 I know how to be abased, and I know also how to abound: in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want. 13 I †can do all things in him that strengtheneth me. 14 How beit ye did well that ye had fellowship with my :affliction. 15 And ye Philippians also know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Mace donia, no church had fellowship with me in the matter of giving and receiving but ye only; 16 for even in Thessalonica ye sent both once and twice unto my :need. 17 Not that I seek for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that increaseth to your account. 18 But I have all things, and abound: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things from you, an odor of sweet smell, sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to :God. 19 And my :God shall supply your every need according to his :riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our :God and Father the glory unto the ages of the ages. Amen.

    21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren :with me salute you. 22 All the saints salute you, and specially they of the household of Cæsar. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your :spirit.

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