The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians
1 – If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of charity, if any society of the spirit, if any bowels of commiseration:
2 – Fulfil ye my joy, that you may be of one mind, having the same charity, being of one accord, agreeing in sentiment.
3 – Let nothing be done through contention, neither by vain glory: but in humility, let each esteem others better than themselves:
4 – Each one not considering the things that are his own, but those that are other men’s.
5 – For let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 – Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 – But emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and in habit found as a man.
8 – He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross.
9 – For which cause God also hath exalted him, and hath given him a name which is above all names:
10 – That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth:
11 – And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.
12 – Wherefore, my dearly beloved, (as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but much more now in my absence,) with fear and trembling work out your salvation.
13 – For it is God who worketh in you, both to will and to accomplish, according to his good will.
14 – And do ye all things without murmurings and hesitations;
15 – That you may be blameless, and sincere children of God, without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation; among whom you shine as lights in the world.
16 – Holding forth the word of life to my glory in the day of Christ, because I have not run in vain, nor laboured in vain.
17 – Yea, and if I be made a victim upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice, and congratulate with you all.
18 – And for the selfsame thing do you also rejoice, and congratulate with me.
19 – And I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy unto you shortly, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know the things concerning you.
20 – For I have no man so of the same mind, who with sincere affection is solicitous for you.
21 – For all seek the things that are their own; not the things that are Jesus Christ’s.
22 – Now know ye the proof of him, that as a son with the father, so hath he served with me in the gospel.
23 – Him therefore I hope to send unto you immediately, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.
24 – And I trust in the Lord, that I myself also shall come to you shortly.
25 – But I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow labourer, and fellow soldier, but your apostle, and he that hath ministered to my wants.
26 – For indeed he longed after you all: and was sad, for that you had heard that he was sick.
27 – For indeed he was sick, nigh unto death; but God had mercy on him; and not only on him, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
28 – Therefore I sent him the more speedily: that seeing him again, you may rejoice, and I may be without sorrow.
29 – Receive him therefore with all joy in the Lord; and treat with honour such as he is.
30 – Because for the work of Christ he came to the point of death: delivering his life, that he might fulfil that which on your part was wanting towards my service.
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