THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
1:1: Paul 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
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 until now;
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 Christ;
1:11: Being filled with the fruits of righteousness,
which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
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 without fear.
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
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 death.
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 faith;
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 gospel;
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
1:30: Having the same conflict which ye saw
in me, and now hear to be in me.
2:1: If 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 Jesus:
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
2:8: And being found in fashion as a man, he
humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death
of the cross.
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
2:11: And that every tongue should confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
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 disputings:
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 me.
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 Jesus Christ's.
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 come shortly.
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 wants.
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 sorrowful.
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 toward me.
3:1: Finally, 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 the concision.
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 faith:
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 are before,
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
3:20: For our conversation is in heaven; from
whence also we look for the Saviour, 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.
4:1: Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and
longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly
4:2: I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche,
that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
4:3: And I intreat 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
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 content.
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 need.
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 only.
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
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 Caesar's household.
4:23: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be
with you all. Amen.