Philippians 2 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Philippians 2


Philippians 2:1

If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions,

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make full my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind;

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[doing] nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself;

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not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.

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Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

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who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped,

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but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men;

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and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient [even] unto death, yea, the death of the cross.

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Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name;

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that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven and [things] on earth and [things] under the earth,

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and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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So then, my beloved, even 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;

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for it is God who worketh in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.

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Do all things without murmurings and questionings:

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that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye are seen as lights in the world,

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holding forth the word of life; that I may have whereof to glory in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain neither labor in vain.

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Yea, and if I am offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all:

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and in the same manner do ye also joy, and rejoice with me.

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But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

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For I have no man likeminded, who will care truly for your state.

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For they all seek their own, not the things of Jesus Christ.

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But ye know the proof of him, that, as a child [serveth] a father, [so] he served with me in furtherance of the gospel.

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Him therefore I hope to send forthwith, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me:

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but I trust in the Lord that I myself also shall come shortly.

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But I counted it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-worker and fellow-soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need;

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since he longed after you all, and was sore troubled, because ye had heard that he was sick:

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for indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

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I have sent him therefore the more diligently, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.

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Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy; and hold such in honor:

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because for the work of Christ he came nigh unto death, hazarding his life to supply that which was lacking in your service toward me.

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