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27 Only conduct yourselves worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving together for the faith of the gospel,
27 Only let your behavior be worthy of the Gospel of Christ, so that, whether I return and see you, or whether, being absent, I hear about you, still you may stand firm with one spirit, with one mind, laboring together for the faith of the Gospel.
28 and not being terrified in anything by your enemies, which is to them a proof of destruction, but to you of salvation, and this from God.
28 And in nothing be terrified by the adversaries. For what is to them is an occasion of perdition, is to you an occasion of salvation, and this is from God.
29 For to you it has been granted for the sake of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
29 because to you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer in his behalf
30 having the same struggle which you saw in me and now you hear is in me.
30 engaging in the same struggle, of a kind which you also have seen in me, and which you now have heard from me.
30 And that you may endure such trials as those which you have seen me in, and such as you now hear that I am in.
2:1 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and acts of compassion,
1 IF, therefore, you have found consola tion in Christ, or whole hearted love or fellowship of the Spirit or compassion and mercies,
2:2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being united in spirit, intending the same purpose,
2 make full my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind;
2 complete my joy by having the same understanding, holding to the same charity, being of one mind, with the same sentiment.
2:3 doing nothing according to selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility, regarding one another as being better than yourselves.
3 Let nothing be done by contention, nor in vain glory. Instead, in humility, let each of you esteem others to be better than himself.
3 Do nothing through strife or vain glory; but in humility let each regard his neighbor better than himself.
2:4 Let each of you look out not only for his own concerns, but also for the concerns of others.
4 Let no one be mindful only of his own things, but let every one be mindful of the things of his neighbor also.
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
5 For this understanding in you was also in Christ Jesus
5 Reason this within you which Jesus Christ also reasoned,