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Philippians 2 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Be like Christ

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:2 - make my joy complete [fn]by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:3 - Do nothing [fn]from [fn]selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility consider one another as more important than yourselves;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:4 - do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:5 - Have this attitude [fn]in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:6 - who, as He already existed in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to be [fn]grasped,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:7 - but [fn]emptied Himself by taking the form of a bond-servant and [fn]being born in the likeness of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:8 - And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death: death [fn]on a cross.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:9 - For this reason also God 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 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 own salvation with fear and trembling;

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:13 - for it is God who is at work in you, both to [fn]desire and to work for His good pleasure.
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Do all things without complaining or arguments;

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:15 - so that you will [fn]prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you [fn]appear as [fn]lights in the world,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:16 - holding firmly the word of life, so that on the day of Christ I can take pride 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 - You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.

Timothy and Epaphroditus

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But I hope, [fn]in the Lord Jesus, to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition.

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:20 - For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.
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 character, 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 see how things go with me;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:24 - and I trust in the Lord that I myself will also be coming shortly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:25 - But I thought 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 only on him 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 about you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 2:29 - Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and hold people 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 compensate [fn]for your absence in your service to me.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit inward parts
Lit that you be
Lit according to
Or contentiousness
Or among
Or seized
I.e., set aside His divine rights
Or having come to be
Lit of
Or be willing
Or become
Or shine
Or luminaries, stars
Or trusting in
Lit apostle
One early ms to see you all
Lit because of
Lit your deficiency of service

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