The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians
AUL and Timotheus, the servants
of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at
Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
1:2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our
Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
1:4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making
request with joy,
1:5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day
1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which
hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the
day of Jesus Christ:
1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this 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 of my grace.
1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you
all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more
and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that
ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of
1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness,
which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of
1:12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that
the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather
unto the furtherance of the gospel;
1:13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the
palace, and in all other places
1:14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing
confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word
1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife;
and some also of good will:
1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely,
supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for
the defence of the gospel.
1:18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in
pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do
rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation
through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus
1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my
hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with
all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be
magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by
1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die
1:22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the
fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
1:23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire
to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
1:24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more
needful for you.
1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall
abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of
1:26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus
Christ for me by my coming to you again.
1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the
gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be
absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one
spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the
1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which
is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of
salvation, and that of God.
1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ,
not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his
1:30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and
now hear to be in me.
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F there be therefore any
consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any
fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the
same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or
vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other
better than themselves.
2:4 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
2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not
robbery to be equal with God:
2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him
the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled
himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the
2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and
given him a name which is above every name:
2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of
things in heaven, and things in earth, and
things under the earth;
2:11 And that every tongue should confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the
2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, 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 trembling.
2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and
to do of his good pleasure.
2:14 Do all things without murmurings and
2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of
God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse
nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice
in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither
laboured in vain.
2:17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and
service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
2:18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with
2:19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus
shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I
know your state.
2:20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally
care for your state.
2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are
2:22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with
the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.
2:23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as
I shall see how it will go with me.
2:24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall
2:25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you
Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and
fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my
2:26 For he longed after you all, and was full of
heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.
2:27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had
mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I
should have sorrow upon sorrow.
2:28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when
ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less
2:29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all
gladness; and hold such in reputation:
2:30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto
death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service
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INALLY, my brethren, rejoice in
the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed
is not grievous, but for you it is safe.
3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of
3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in
the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence
in the flesh.
3:4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If
any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in
the flesh, I more:
3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel,
of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as
touching the law, a Pharisee;
3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching
the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted
loss for Christ.
3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but
loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my
Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do
count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own
righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through
the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by
3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his
resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made
conformable unto his death;
3:11 If by any means I might attain unto the
resurrection of the dead.
3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were
already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend
that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do forgetting those things
which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which
3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.
3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus
minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall
reveal even this unto you.
3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let
us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark
them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
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
their belly, and whose glory is in their
shame, who mind earthly things.)
3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also
we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:
3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be
fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working
whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
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HEREFORE, my brethren, dearly
beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the
Lord, my dearly beloved.
4:2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they
be of the same mind in the Lord.
4:3 And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those
women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also,
and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names
are in the book of life.
4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say,
4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord
is at hand.
4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made
known unto God.
4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all
understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ
4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things
are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good
report; if there be any virtue, and if there be
any praise, think on these things.
4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and
received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace
shall be with you.
4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the
last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were
also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.
4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have
learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be
4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to
abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to
be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer
4:13 I can do all things through Christ which
4:14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did
communicate with my affliction.
4:15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning
of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church
communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye
4:16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again
unto my necessity.
4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit
that may abound to your account.
4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having
received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from
you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable,
wellpleasing to God.
4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to
his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
4:20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for
ever and ever. Amen.
4:21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren
which are with me greet you.
4:22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of
4:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
you all. Amen.