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ing, every way, whether in pre- || ye stand fast in one spirit, with tence or in truth, Christ is one mind, striving together for preached; and I therein do re- the faith of the gospel ; joice, yea, and will rejoice. 28 And in nothing terrified
19 For I know that this shall | by your adversaries: which is turn to my salvation through to them an evident token of your prayer, and the supply of perdition, but to you of salvathe Spirit of Jesus Christ, tion, and that of God.
20 According to my carnest 29 For unto you it is given in expectation, and my hope, || the behalf of Christ, not only to that in nothing I shall be believe on him, but also to suffer ashamed, but that with all for his sake: boldness, as always, so now al- 30 Having the same conflict so, Christ shall be magnified in which ye saw in me, and now my body, whether it be by life hear to be in me. or by death. 21 For to me to live is Christ,
CHAP. II. and to die is gain.
EXHORTATION TO HUMI22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour : yet what I shall choose, I wot IF there be, therefore, any not.
consolation in Christ, if any 23 For I am in a strait betwixt comfort of love, if any fellow. two, having a desire to depart, ship of the Spirit, if any bowels and to be with Christ, which is and mercies, far better :
2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye
be 24 Nevertheless, to abide in like-minded, having the same the flesh is more needful for love, being of one accord, of one you.
25 And having
this confidence, 3. Let nothing be done through
I know that I shall abide and strife or vain-glory; but in lowcontinue with you all, for your liness of mind let each esteem furtherance and joy of faith : other better than themselves.
26 That your rejoicing may be 4 Look not every man on his more abundant in Jesus Christ own things, but every man also for me, by my coming to you on the things of others. again.
5 Let this mind be in you, 27 Only let your conversation | which was also in Christ Je. be as it becometh the gospel of sus ; Christ; that, whether I come 6 Who, being in the form of and see you, or else be absent, God, thought it not robbery to I may hcar of your affairs, that be equal with God;
7 But made himself of no re- 17 Yea, and if I be offered upputation, and took upon him on the sacrifice and service of the form of a servant, and was your faith, I joy and rejoice with made in the likeness of men ;
8 And, being found in fashion 18 For the same cause also do as a man, he humbled himself, ye joy and rejoice with me. and became obedient unto death, 19 But I trust in the Lord Jeeven the death of the cross. sus, to send Timotheus shortly
9 Wherefore God also hath unto you, that I also may be highly exalted him, and given of good comfort, when I know him a name which is above your state. every name;
20 For I have no man like10 That at the name of Jesus minded, who will naturally care every knee should bow, of for your state. ihings in heaven, and things in 21 For all seek their own, not earth, and things under the the things which are Jesus earth ;
Christ's. 11 And that every tongue 22 But ye know the proof of should confess, that Jesus Christ him, that, as a son with the is Lord, to the glory of God the father, he hath served with me Father.
in the gospel. 12 Wherefore, my beloved, 23 Him, therefore, I hope to as ye have always obeyed, not send presently, so soon as I as in my presence only, but now shall see how it will go with much more in my absence, work | me. out your own salvation with fear 24 But I trust in the Lord, that and trembling:
I also myself shall come short13 For it is God which work-ly. eth in you both to will and to 25 Yet I supposed it necessado of his good pleasure. ry, to send to you Epaphrodi
14 Do all things without mur- tus my brother, and companion murings and disputings; in labour, and fellow-soldier,
15 That ye may be blameless but your messenger, and he that and harmless, the sons of God ministered to my wants. without rebuke, in the midst of 26 For he longed after you all, a crooked and perverse nation, and was full of heaviness, beamong whom ye shine as lights cause that ye
had heard that he in the world;
had been sick. 16 Holding forth the word of 27 For indeed he was sick life; that I may rejoice in the day nigh unto death: but God had of Christ, that I have not run in mercy on him : and not on him vain, neither laboured in vain. only, but on me also, lest I
should have sorrow upon sor- | the church; touching the righ
teousness which is in the law, 28 I sent him, therefore, the blameless. more carefully, that, when ye 7 But what things were gain see him again, ye may rejoice, to me, those I counted loss for that I may be the less sorrowful. Christ.
29 Receive him, therefore, in 8 Yea, doubtless, and I count the Lord, with all gladness, all things but loss for the exceland hold such in reputation : lency of the knowledge of Christ
30 Because for the work of Jesus my Lord : for whom I Christ he was nigh unto death, have suffered the loss of all not regarding his life to sup- things, and do count them but ply your lack of service towards dung, that I may win Christ, me.
9 And be found in him, not
having mine own righteousness CHAP. III.
which is of the law, but that
which is through the faith of ALL LOSS FOR CHRIST.
Christ, the righteousness which FINALLY, my brethren, re- is of God by faith; joice in the Lord. To write the 10 That I may know him, and same things to you, to me in the power of his resurrection, deed is not grievous, but for and the fellowship of his sufferyou, it is safe.
ings, being made conformable 2 Beware of dogs, beware of unto his death; evil workers, beware of the con- 11 If by any means I might cision.
attain unto the resurrection of 3 For we are the circumcision, the dead. which worship God in the Spi- 12 Not as though I had alrearit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, | dy attained, either were already and have no confidence in the perfect; but I follow after, if flesh :
that I may apprehend that for 4 Though I might also have which also I am apprehended of confidence in the flesh. If any Christ Jesus. other man thinketh that he hath 13 Brethren, I count not mywhereof he might trust in the self to have apprehended : but flesh, I more :
this one thing I do, forgetting 5 Circumcised the eighth day, those things which are behind, of the stock of Israel, of the and reaching forth unto those tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew things which are before ; of the Hebrews; as touching
.14 I press toward the mark, the law, a Pharisee ;
for the prize of the high calling 6 Concerning zeal, persecuting of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us, therefore, as many | seech Syntyche, that they be of as be perfect, be thus minded; the same mind in the Lord. and if in any thing ye be other- 3. And I entreat thee also, wise minded, God shall reveal true yoke-fellow, help those woeven this unto you.
men which laboured with me in 16 Nevertheless, whereto we the gospel, with Clement also, have already attained, let us and with other my fellow labourwalk by the same rule, let us ers, whose names are in the book mind the same thing.
of life. 17 Brethren, be followers to- 4 Rejoice in the Lord always: gether of me, and mark them and again I say, Rejoice. which walk so, as ye have us 5. Let your moderation be for an ensample.
known unto all men. The Lord 18 (For many walk, of whom is at hand. I have told you often, and now 6 Be careful for nothing : but tell you even weeping, that they in every thing by prayer and are the enemies of the cross of supplication, with thanksgiving, Christ;
let your requests be made known 19 Whose end is destruction, unto God. whose god is their belly, and 7 And the peace of God, which whose glory is in their shame, passeth all understanding, shall who mind earthly things.) keep your hearts and minds
20 For our conversation is in through Christ Jesus. heaven ; from whence also we 8 Finally, brethren, whatsolook for the Saviour, the Lord ever things are true, whatsoever Jesus Christ;
things are honest, whatsoev21 Who shall change our vile er things are just, whatsoever body, that it may be fashioned things are pure,
whatsoever like unto his glorious body, ac- things are lovely, whatsoever cording to the working where things are of good report; if by he is able even to subdue all there be any virtue, and if there things unto himself.
be any praise, think on these
things. CHAP. IV.
9 Those things, which ye have
both learned and received, and GENERAL EXHORTATIONS.
heard and seen in me, do : and THEREFORE, my bre- the God of peace shall be with thren, dearly beloved and long- you. ed for, my joy and crown, so 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord stand fast in the Lord, my dear-greatly, that now at the last ly beloved.
your care of me hath flourished 2 I beseech Euodias, and be again; wherein ye were also
careful, but ye lacked opportu- || 17 Not because I desire a gift: nity.
but I desire fruit that may a. ii Not that I speak in respect bound to your account. of want; for I have learned in 18 But I have all, and abound; whatsoever state I am, therewith I am full, having received of to be content.
Epaphroditus the things which 12 I know both how to be were sent from you, an odour of abased, and I know how to a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptabound ; every where, and in able, well-pleasing to God. all things, I am instructed, both 19 But my God shall supply to be full, and to be hungry, all your need, according to his both to abound, and to suffer | riches in glory, by Christ Je. need. I
20 Christ, which strengtheneth me. Father be glory for ever and
14 Notwithstanding, ye have ever. Amen. well done, that ye did commu- 21 Salute every saint in Christ nicate with my affliction.
Jesus. The brethren which are 15 Now, ye Philippians, know with me, greet you. also, that in the beginning of 22 All the saints salute you, the gospel, when I departed chiefly they that are of Cesar's from Macedonia, no church household. communicated with me, as con- 23 The grace of our Lord Je. cerning giving and receiving, sus Christ be with you all. but ye only.
Amen. 16 For even in Thessalonica, It was written to the Philippiye sent once and again unto my ans from Rome, by Epaphronecessity.