Philippians 2
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1Therefore, if there is any encouragement in the Messiah, if there is any comfort of love, if there is any fellowship in the Spirit, if there is any compassion and sympathy, 1If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2then fill me with joy by having the same attitude, sharing the same love, being united in spirit, and keeping one purpose in mind. 2Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
3Do not act out of selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility think of others as being better than yourselves. 3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4Do not be concerned about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others. 4Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5Have the same attitude among yourselves that was also in the Messiah Jesus: 5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6In God's own form existed he, and shared with God equality, deemed nothing needed grasping.6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7Instead, poured out in emptiness, a servant's form did he possess, a mortal man becoming. In human form he chose to be,7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8and lived in all humility, death on a cross obeying.8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9Now lifted up by God to heaven, a name above all others given, this matchless name possessing.9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10And so, when Jesus' name is called, the knees of everyone should fall, wherever they're residing. 10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11Then every tongue in one accord, will say that Jesus the Messiah is Lord, while God the Father praising.11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12And so, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only when I was with you but even more now that I am absent, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. 12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13For it is God who is producing in you both the desire and the ability to do what pleases him. 13For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
14Do everything without complaining or arguing 14Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
15so that you may be blameless and innocent, God's children without any faults among a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world 15That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
16as you hold firmly to the word of life. Then I will be proud when the Messiah returns that I did not run in vain or work hard in vain.16Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
17Yet even if I am being poured out like an offering as part of the sacrifice and service I offer for your faith, I rejoice, and I share my joy with all of you. 17Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
18In the same way, you also should rejoice and share your joy with me.18For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
19Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon so that I can be encouraged when I learn of your condition. 19But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
20I do not have anyone else like him who takes a genuine interest in your welfare. 20For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.
21For all the others look after their own interests, not after those of Jesus the Messiah.21For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.
22But you know his proven worth—how like a son with his father he served with me in the gospel. 22But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.
23Therefore, I hope to send him as soon as I see how things are going to turn out for me. 23Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.
24Indeed, I am confident in the Lord that I will come to visit you soon.24But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.
25Meanwhile, I thought it best to send Epaphroditus—my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, but your messenger and minister to my need—back to you. 25Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
26For he has been longing for all of you and is troubled because you heard that he was sick. 26For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.
27Indeed, he was sick to the point of death, but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but also on me, so that I would not have one sorrow on top of another.27For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
28Therefore, I am especially eager to send him so that you may have the joy of seeing him again, and so that I may feel relieved. 28I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
29So joyfully welcome him in the Lord and make sure you honor such people highly, 29Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:
30because he came close to death for the work of the Messiah by risking his life to complete what remained unfinished in your service to me.30Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
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