The Bible in Its Traditions

Philippians 2:1–30

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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,

IF, therefore, you have found consola tion in Christ, or whole hearted love or fellowship of the Spirit or compassion and mercies,

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fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being united in spirit, intending the same purpose,

make full my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind;

complete my joy by having the same understanding, holding to the same charity, being of one mind, with the same sentiment.

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doing nothing according to selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility, regarding one another as being better than yourselves.

Let nothing be done by contention, nor in vain glory. Instead, in humility, let each of you esteem others to be better than himself.

Do nothing through strife or vain glory; but in humility let each regard his neighbor better than himself.

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Let each of you look out not only for his own concerns, but also for the concerns of others.

Let no one be mindful only of his own things, but let every one be mindful of the things of his neighbor also.

Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

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Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,

For this understanding in you was also in Christ Jesus

Reason this within you which Jesus Christ also reasoned,

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who, existing in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God

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but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming to be in the likeness of men.

but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men;

Instead, he emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and accepting the state of a man.

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And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

He humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, even the death of the Cross.

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Therefore God also has highly exalted Him, and has graciously given Him a name which is above every name,

Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name;

Because of this, God has also exalted him and has given him a name which is above every name,

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10  that at the name of Jesus every knee may bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,

10  that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven and [things] on earth and [things] under the earth,

10  so that, at the name of Jesus, every knee would bend, of those in heaven, of those on earth, and of those in hell,

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11  and [that ]every tongue may confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

11  and so that every tongue would confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.

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12  So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;

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13  for it is God who is working in you, both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

13  For it is God who works in you, both so as to choose, and so as to act, in accord with his good will.

14  Do all things without grumbling and disputing,

14  And do everything without murmuring or hesitation.

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15  in order that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as light bearers in the world,

15  So may you be without blame, simple sons of God, without reproof, in the midst of a depraved and perverse nation, among whom you shine like lights in the world,

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16  holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

16  For you are to them the light of life; for my pride and glory in the day of Christ, for I have not run in vain nor labored in vain.

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17  But even if I am being poured upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice; [yea,] and I rejoice with you all.

17  Yea, and if I am offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all

17  Moreover, if I am to be immolated because of the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and give thanks with all of you.

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18  For the same reason you also rejoice and rejoice together with me.

18  and in the same manner do ye also joy, and rejoice with me.

18  Likewise you also must be happy and rejoice with me.

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19  Now I hope in YHWH Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your circumstances.

19  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.

19  But I trust in our LORD Jesus Christ to send Ti-moÆthe-us to you soon, that I also may be at ease when I learn of your well being.

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20  For I have no one like-minded, who will be genuinely concerned about your circumstances.

20  For I have no one here as interested as I am, who will sincerely care for your welfare;

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

21  For they all seek the things that are of themselves, not the things that are of Jesus Christ.

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22  And you know his approved character, that as a child with his father he served as a slave for the gospel.

22  But ye know the proof of him, that, as a child [serveth] a father, [so] he served with me in furtherance of the gospel.

22  So know this evidence of him: that like a son with a father, so has he served with me in the Gospel.

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23  Therefore I hope to send him at once, as soon as I may see how my circumstances go.

23  Him therefore I hope to send forthwith, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me

23  I hope to send him to you presently, as soon as I see how it will go with me.

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24  But I have been persuaded in YHWH that I myself will also come shortly.

24  but I trust in the Lord that I myself also shall come shortly.

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25  Yet I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my needs;

25  Now I have considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and co-worker, and fellow soldier, and an attendant to my needs, but your Apostle.

25  But right now I am forced through circumstances to send to you Epaphroditus, a brother, and assistant and co-worker with me, but he is also your apostle and one who ministers to my wants.

26  since he was longing for you all, and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.

26  For certainly, he has desired all of you, and he was saddened because you had heard that he was sick.

26  For he has been longing to see you all, and has been depressed because he knew you had heard that he had been sick.

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27  For indeed he was sick, [and ]near death; but God showed mercy [on] him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

27  For he was sick, even unto death, but God took pity on him, and not only on him, but truly on myself also, so that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow.

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28  Therefore I sent him more eagerly, in order that when you see him again you may have joy, and I may be less anxious.

28  I have sent him therefore the more diligently, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.

28  Therefore, I sent him more readily, in order that, by seeing him again, you may rejoice, and I may be without sorrow.

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29  Receive him therefore in YHWH with the utmost joy, and hold such [ones] in honor;

29  And so, receive him with every joy in the Lord, and treat all those like him with honor.

29  Welcome him, therefore, in the LORD with all joy; and honour those who are like him

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30  because for the work of Christ he drew near unto death, being careless with his life, in order that he might fill up that which was lacking in your service to me.

30  For he was brought close even to death, for the sake of the work of Christ, handing over his own life, so that he might fulfill what was lacking from you concerning my service.