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Darby Bible: Philippians

1:1 Paul and Timotheus, bondmen of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with [the] overseers and ministers;

1:2 grace to you, and peace from God our Father and [the] Lord Jesus Christ.

1:3 I thank my God for my whole remembrance of you,

1:4 constantly in my every supplication, making the supplication for you all with joy,

1:5 because of your fellowship with the gospel, from the first day until now;

1:6 having confidence of this very thing, that he who has begun in you a good work will complete it unto Jesus Christ's day:

1:7 as it is righteous for me to think this as to you all, because ye have *me* in your hearts, and that both in my bonds and in the defence and confirmation of the glad tidings ye are all participators in my grace.

1:8 For God is my witness how I long after you all in [the] bowels of Christ Jesus.

1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in full knowledge and all intelligence,

1:10 that ye may judge of and approve the things that are more excellent, in order that ye may be pure and without offence for Christ's day,

1:11 being complete as regards the fruit of righteousness, which [is] by Jesus Christ, to God's glory and praise.

1:12 But I would have you know, brethren, that the circumstances in which I am have turned out rather to the furtherance of the glad tidings,

1:13 so that my bonds have become manifest [as being] in Christ in all the praetorium and to all others;

1:14 and that the most of the brethren, trusting in [the] Lord through my bonds, dare more abundantly to speak the word of God fearlessly.

1:15 Some indeed also for envy and strife, but some also for good will, preach the Christ.

1:16 These indeed out of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the glad tidings;

1:17 but those out of contention, announce the Christ, not purely, supposing to arouse tribulation for my bonds.

1:18 What is it then? at any rate, in every way, whether in pretext or in truth, Christ is announced; and in this I rejoice, yea, also I will rejoice;

1:19 for I know that this shall turn out for me to salvation, through your supplication and [the] supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ;

1:20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but in all boldness, as always, now also Christ shall be magnified in my body whether by life or by death.

1:21 For for me to live [is] Christ, and to die gain;

1:22 but if to live in flesh [is my lot], this is for me worth the while: and what I shall choose I cannot tell.

1:23 But I am pressed by both, having the desire for departure and being with Christ, [for] [it is] very much better,

1:24 but remaining in the flesh [is] more necessary for your sakes;

1:25 and having confidence of this, I know that I shall remain and abide along with you all, for your progress and joy in faith;

1:26 that your boasting may abound in Christ Jesus through me by my presence again with you.

1:27 Only conduct yourselves worthily of the glad tidings of the Christ, in order that whether coming and seeing you, or absent, I may hear of what concerns you, that ye stand firm in one spirit, with one soul, labouring together in the same conflict with the faith of the glad tidings;

1:28 and not frightened in anything by the opposers, which is to them a demonstration of destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God;

1:29 because to you has been given, as regards Christ, not only the believing on him but the suffering for him also,

1:30 having the same conflict which ye have seen in me, and now hear of in me.

2:1 If then [there be] any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of [the] Spirit, if any bowels and compassions,

2:2 fulfil my joy, that ye may think the same thing, having the same love, joined in soul, thinking one thing;

2:3 [let] nothing [be] in the spirit of strife or vain glory, but, in lowliness of mind, each esteeming the other as more excellent than themselves;

2:4 regarding not each his own [qualities], but each those of others also.

2:5 For let this mind be in you which [was] also in Christ Jesus;

2:6 who, subsisting in the form of God, did not esteem it an object of rapine to be on an equality with God;

2:7 but emptied himself, taking a bondman's form, taking his place in [the] likeness of men;

2:8 and having been found in figure as a man, humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and [that the] death of [the] cross.

2:9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and granted him a name, that which is above every name,

2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly and earthly and infernal [beings],

2:11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord to God [the] Father's glory.

2:12 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,

2:13 for it is God who works in you both the willing and the working according to [his] good pleasure.

2:14 Do all things without murmurings and reasonings,

2:15 that ye may be harmless and simple, irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation; among whom ye appear as lights in [the] world,

2:16 holding forth [the] word of life, so as to be a boast for me in Christ's day, that I have not run in vain nor laboured in vain.

2:17 But if also I am poured out as a libation on the sacrifice and ministration of your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice in common with you all.

2:18 In like manner do *ye* also rejoice, and rejoice with me.

2:19 But I hope in [the] Lord Jesus to send Timotheus to you shortly, that *I* also may be refreshed, knowing how ye get on.

2:20 For I have no one like-minded who will care with genuine feeling how ye get on.

2:21 For all seek their own things, not the things of Jesus Christ.

2:22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a child a father, he has served with me in the work of the glad tidings.

2:23 Him therefore I hope to send immediately, as soon as I shall see how it goes with me:

2:24 but I trust in [the] Lord that I myself also shall soon come;

2:25 but I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-workman and fellow-soldier, but your messenger and minister to my need,

2:26 since he had a longing desire after you all, and was distressed because ye had heard that he was sick;

2:27 for he was also sick close to death, but God had mercy on him, and not indeed on him alone, but also on me, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

2:28 I have sent him therefore the more diligently, that seeing him ye might again rejoice, and that *I* might be the less sorrowful.

2:29 Receive him therefore in [the] Lord with all joy, and hold such in honour;

2:30 because for the sake of the work he drew near even to death, venturing his life that he might fill up what lacked in your ministration toward me.

3:1 For the rest, my brethren, rejoice in [the] Lord: to write the same things to you, to me [is] not irksome, and for you safe.

3:2 See to dogs, see to evil workmen, see to the concision.

3:3 For *we* are the circumcision, who worship by [the] Spirit of God, and boast in Christ Jesus, and do not trust in flesh.

3:4 Though *I* have [my] trust even in flesh; if any other think to trust in flesh, *I* rather:

3:5 as to circumcision, [I received it] the eighth day; of [the] race of Israel, of [the] tribe of Benjamin, Hebrew of Hebrews; as to [the] law, a Pharisee;

3:6 as to zeal, persecuting the assembly; as to righteousness which [is] in [the] law, found blameless;

3:7 but what things were gain to me these I counted, on account of Christ, loss.

3:8 But surely I count also all things to be loss on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, on account of whom I have suffered the loss of all, and count them to be filth, that I may gain Christ;

3:9 and that I may be found in him, not having my righteousness, which [would be] on the principle of law, but that which is by faith of Christ, the righteousness which [is] of God through faith,

3:10 to know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death,

3:11 if any way I arrive at the resurrection from among [the] dead.

3:12 Not that I have already obtained [the prize], or am already perfected; but I pursue, if also I may get possession [of it], seeing that also I have been taken possession of by Christ [Jesus].

3:13 Brethren, *I* do not count to have got possession myself; but one thing -- forgetting the things behind, and stretching out to the things before,

3:14 I pursue, [looking] towards [the] goal, for the prize of the calling on high of God in Christ Jesus.

3:15 As many therefore as [are] perfect, let us be thus minded; and if ye are any otherwise minded, this also God shall reveal to you.

3:16 But whereto we have attained, [let us] walk in the same steps.

3:17 Be imitators [all] together of me, brethren, and fix your eyes on those walking thus as you have us for a model;

3:18 (for many walk of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they [are] the enemies of the cross of Christ:

3:19 whose end [is] destruction, whose god [is] the belly, and [their] glory in their shame, who mind earthly things:)

3:20 for *our* commonwealth has its existence in [the] heavens, from which also we await the Lord Jesus Christ [as] Saviour,

3:21 who shall transform our body of humiliation into conformity to his body of glory, according to the working of [the] power which he has even to subdue all things to himself.

4:1 So that, my brethren, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, thus stand fast in [the] Lord, beloved.

4:2 I exhort Euodia, and exhort Syntyche, to be of the same mind in [the] Lord;

4:3 yea, I ask thee also, true yokefellow, assist them, who have contended along with me in the glad tidings, with Clement also, and my other fellow-labourers, whose names [are] in [the] book of life.

4:4 Rejoice in [the] Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice.

4:5 Let your gentleness be known of all men. The Lord [is] near.

4:6 Be careful about nothing; but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses every understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts by Christ Jesus.

4:8 For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things [are] true, whatsoever things [are] noble, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] amiable, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue and if any praise, think on these things.

4:9 What ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, these things do; and the God of peace shall be with you.

4:10 But I rejoiced in [the] Lord greatly, that now however at length ye have revived your thinking of me, though surely ye did also think [of me], but lacked opportunity.

4:11 Not that I speak as regards privation, for as to me *I* have learnt in those circumstances in which I am, to be satisfied in myself.

4:12 I know both how to be abased and I know how to abound. In everything and in all things I am initiated both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer privation.

4:13 I have strength for all things in him that gives me power.

4:14 But ye have done well in taking part in my affliction.

4:15 And know also *ye*, O Philippians, that in [the] beginning of the gospel, when I came out of Macedonia, no assembly communicated [anything] to me in [the] way of giving and receiving save *ye* alone;

4:16 for also in Thessalonica once and even twice ye sent to me for my need.

4:17 Not that I seek gift, but I seek fruit abounding to your account.

4:18 But I have all things in full supply and abound; I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things [sent] from you, an odour of sweet savour, an acceptable sacrifice, agreeable to God.

4:19 But my God shall abundantly supply all your need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

4:20 But to our God and Father [be] glory to the ages of ages. Amen.

4:21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who [are] with me salute you.

4:22 All the saints salute you, and specially those of the household of Caesar.

4:23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit. Amen.

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