The Bible in Its Traditions

Philippians 2:12–18

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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.