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Philippians 2 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Christ’s Humility and Exaltation

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Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any [fn]affection and compassion,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:2 - fulfill my joy, that you think the same way, by maintaining the same love, being united in spirit, thinking on one purpose,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:3 - doing nothing [fn]from [fn]selfish ambition or vain glory, but with humility of mind regarding one another as more important than yourselves,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:4 - not merely looking out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:5 - Have this way of thinking [fn]in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:6 - who, although existing in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing [fn]to be grasped,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:7 - but [fn]emptied Himself, by taking the form of a slave, by being made in the likeness of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:8 - Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death [fn]on a cross.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:9 - Therefore, God also highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:10 - so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:11 - and that EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS that Jesus Christ is [fn]LORD, to the glory of God the Father.
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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 salvation with fear and trembling;

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:13 - for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
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Do all things without grumbling or disputing,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:15 - so that you will be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as [fn]lights in the world,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:16 - holding [fn]fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to boast because I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:17 - But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:18 - And you also, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.

Timothy and Epaphroditus Sent

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But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be in good spirits when I learn of your circumstances.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:20 - For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned about your circumstances.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:21 - For they all seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:22 - But you know of his proven worth, that he served with me in the furtherance of the gospel like a child serving his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:23 - Therefore I hope to send him immediately, as soon as I [fn]evaluate my own circumstances,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:24 - and I am confident in the Lord that I myself also will be coming shortly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:25 - But I regarded it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your [fn]messenger and minister to my need;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:26 - because he was longing [fn]for you all and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:27 - For indeed he was sick to the point of death, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, so that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:28 - Therefore I have sent him all the more eagerly so that when you see him again you may rejoice and I may be less concerned.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:29 - Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:30 - because he came close to death [fn]for the work of Christ, risking his life to fulfill [fn]what was lacking in your service to me.
LSB Footnotes
Lit inward parts
Lit according to
Or contentiousness
Or among
Or of which to be taken advantage
Laid aside His privileges
Lit of
In OT, Yahweh, cf. Is 45:23-25
Or luminaries, stars
Or forth
Or see about
Lit apostle
One early ms to see you all
Lit because of
Lit your deficiency of service

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