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Philippians 2 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Christian Humility

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If then there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,

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make my joy complete by thinking the same way, having the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.

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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.

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Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

Christ’s Humility and Exaltation

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Adopt the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus,

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who, existing in the form of God,

did not consider equality with God

as something to be exploited.[fn]

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Instead he emptied himself

by assuming the form of a servant,

taking on the likeness of humanity.

And when he had come as a man,

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he humbled himself by becoming obedient

to the point of death —

even to death on a cross.

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For this reason God highly exalted him

and gave him the name

that is above every name,

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so that at the name of Jesus

every knee will bow —

in heaven and on earth

and under the earth —

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and every tongue will confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

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Therefore, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, so now, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

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For it is God who is working in you both to will and to work according to his good purpose.

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Do everything without grumbling and arguing,

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so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world,

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by holding firm to the word of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn’t run or labor for nothing.

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But even if I am poured out as a drink offering on the sacrificial service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.

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In the same way you should also be glad and rejoice with me.

Timothy and Epaphroditus

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Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon so that I too may be encouraged by news about you.

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For I have no one else like-minded who will genuinely care about your interests;

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all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.

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But you know his proven character, because he has served with me in the gospel ministry like a son with a father.

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Therefore, I hope to send him as soon as I see how things go with me.

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I am confident in the Lord that I myself will also come soon.

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But I considered it necessary to send you Epaphroditus ​— ​my brother, coworker, and fellow soldier, as well as your messenger and minister to my need ​— ​

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since he has been longing for all of you and was distressed because you heard that he was sick.

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Indeed, he was so sick that he nearly died. However, God had mercy on him, and not only on him but also on me, so that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow.

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For this reason, I am very eager to send him so that you may rejoice again when you see him and I may be less anxious.

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Therefore, welcome him in the Lord with great joy and hold people like him in honor,

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because he came close to death for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up what was lacking in your ministry to me.

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