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TO THE

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PAUL and Timothy, 'servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with (2 the bishops and deacons : "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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I thank my God upon all my remembrance of you, 4 "always in every supplication of mine on behalf of you all 5 making my supplication with joy, "for your fellowship in furtherance of the gospel from the first day until now; 6 "being confident of this very thing, that he which began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus 7 Christ: "even as it is right for me to be thus minded on behalf of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as, both in my bonds and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers with me of (8) grace. "For God is my witness, how I long after you all (9 in the tender mercies of Christ Jesus. "And this I pray,

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that your love may abound yet more and more in knowlto edge and all discernment; "so that ye may approve the things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and void of offence unto the day of Christ; "being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

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Now I would have you know, brethren, that the things which happened unto me. have fallen out rather unto the (13) progress of the gospel; "so that my bonds became mani

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A.V. CH. I. I Timotheus, (the); 2 (be) unto..(from); 3 every; 4 prayer. .for..request; 6 hath begun..perform; 7 meet.. think this.. my; 8 record. .(greatly). . bowels; 9 (in).. judgment; 10 without.. till; II by; 12 But..ye should understand.. furtherance; 13 are.

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fest in Christ throughout the whole prætorian guard, and to all the rest; "and that most of the brethren in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear. "Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and *+16 some also of good will: "the one do it of love, know*+17 ing that I am set for the defence of the gospel: "but the

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other proclaim Christ of faction, not sincerely, thinking (18) to raise up affliction for me in my bonds. "What then? only that in every way, whether in pretence or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and therein I rejoice, yea, and will 19 rejoice. "For I know that this shall turn to my salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of (20) Jesus Christ, "according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing shall I be put to shame, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be 21 magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death. "For 22 to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. " But if to live in the flesh,-if this is the fruit of my work, then 4what I shall choose 5 I wot not. "But I am in a strait betwixt the two, having the desire to depart and be with 24 Christ; for it is very far better: "yet to abide in the flesh is more needful for your sake. "And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide, yea, and abide with you (26) all, for your progress and joy in the faith; "that your

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glorying may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my (27 presence with you again. "Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you or be absent, I may hear of your state,

1 Gr. in the whole Prætorium.

2 Gr. trusting in my bonds. 3 Or, But if to live

in the flesh be my lot, this is the fruit of my work: and what I shall choose I wot not. 4 Or, what shall I choose? 5 Or, I do not make known

6 Or, of faith

Gr. behave as citizens worthily.

A.V.-in all.. palace..in.. other (places); 14 many.. waxing..by.. much more; 16 preach ..contention. .supposing.. | add |.. to; 18 notwithstanding.. preached. . (do); 19 prayer; 20 (my).. ashamed.. (it be); 22 I..labour: yet; 23 | For |..a..(to).. which; 24 Nevertheless.. ..you; 25 continue |..furtherance.. || of||; 26 rejoicing..be (more) abundant..for ..by..coming to; 27 conversation..as it becometh..(else).. affairs.

that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving 28 1for the faith of the gospel; "and in nothing affrighted by the adversaries: which is for them an evident token of 29 perdition, but of your salvation, and that from God; "because to you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer in his be30 half: "having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

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If there is therefore any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any ten2 der mercies and compassions, "fulfil ye my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one ac(3 cord, of one mind; "doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself; "not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of 5 others. "Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ 6 Jesus: "who, 3 being in the form of God, counted it not (7 a prize to be on an equality with God, "but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in 8 the likeness of men; "and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto (9) death, yea, the death of the cross. "Wherefore also God

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highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is 10 above every name; "that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things on earth and 11things under the earth, "and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

1 Gr. with.
originally.

in.

2 Some ancient authorities read of the same mind.
4 Gr. a thing to be grasped. 5 Gr. bondservant.
"Or, things of the world below

3 Gr. being

6 Gr. becoming

A. V.-mind. .(together); 28 terrified..your..to.. | to you |..of; 29 For unto..is given..for.. sake. CH. II. I be..consolation.. comfort. . bowels.. mercies; 2 likeminded; (Let)..be done.. strife.. (let).. esteem.. themselves; 4 | Look |..| every man I on.. every man |..c ..on; 5 Let.. be; 6 thought.. robbery..equal; 7 made..of no reputation, (and) took (upon him). .(and) was; 8 and became..even; 9 (hath). . given..(a); 10 at..in.

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So then, my beloved, even 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 trem13 bling; "for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure. "Do all things with(15 out murmurings and disputings; "that ye may be blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom 16 ye are seen as lights in the world, "holding forth the word of life; that I may have whereof to glory in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain neither labour in vain. "Yea, and if I am offered upon the sacrifice and 18) service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all': "and in the same manner do ye also joy, and rejoice with me. But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. "For I have no man likeminded, who (21 will care 1 truly for your state. "For they all seek their own, (22 not the things of Jesus Christ. "But ye know the proof of

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him, that, as a child serveth a father, so he served with me 23 in furtherance of the gospel. "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 I myself also shall come shortly. 25 "But I counted it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-worker and fellow-soldier, and your (26 messenger and minister to my need; "since he longed after you all, and was sore troubled, because ye had heard that he was sick: "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 sor

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1 Some ancient authorities omit as.

2 Gr. luminaries.

a drink-offering. 4 Gr. genuinely.
authorities read to see you all.

5 Gr. apostle.

3 Gr. poured out as 6 Many ancient

A. V.-12 Wherefore; 13 do of; 15 (the) sons.. . rebuke.. nation..shine; 16 rejoice ..have..laboured; 17 be; 18 For..cause; 19 trust.. Timotheus; 20 naturally; 21 (which are).. Christ's; 22 son (with) the.. (hath); 23 presently; 25 Yet..supposed..companion in labour..but..he that ministered.. wants; 26 For..full of heaviness.. (that).. had been; 27 lest..should.

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"I have sent him therefore the more diligently, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I 29 may be the less sorrowful. "Receive him therefore in the 30 Lord with all joy; and hold such in honour: "Because for the work of 'Christ he came nigh unto death, hazarding his life to supply that which was lacking in your service toward me.

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To write Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. the same things to you, to me indeed is not irksome, but for it is safe. you "Beware of the dogs, beware of the 3) evil workers, beware of the concision: "for we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God, and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the 4 flesh: "though I myself might have confidence even in the flesh if any other man thinketh to have confidence (5 in the flesh, I yet more: "circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew 6 of Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; "as touching zeal, persecuting the church; as touching the righteous7 ness which is in the law, found blameless. "Howbeit what things were 'gain to me, these have I counted loss (8 for Christ. "Yea verily, and I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do (9) count them but dung, that I may gain Christ, "and be found in him, not having a righteousness of mine own, even that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is of God' by faith: Io "that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed II unto his death; "if by any means I may attain unto the

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1 Many ancient authorities read the Lord.
+ Gr. gains.
5 Or, refuse
which is of the law

Gr. upon.

2 Or, farewell

3 Or, seemeth 6 Or, not having as my righteousness that

A. V.-28 carefully; 29 gladness. . reputation; 30 was.. not regarding |..lack of. -CH. III. I grievous; 3 which..in.. rejoice; 4 also.. that he hath whereof he might trust; 5 an.. ..(the); 6 Concerning; 7 But..those; 8 doubtless..(but)..(have). . win; 9 (the). . of; 10 | being made conformable |; II might.

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