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Paul's rejoicing.
PHILIPPIANS,

His desire to depart. 10 That ye may approve always, so now also Christ things that are excellent; that shall be magnified in my body, ye may be sincere and without whether it be by life, or by offence till the day of Christ; death.

11 Being filled with the fruits 21 For to me to live is Christ, of righteousness, which are by and to die is gain. Jesus Christ, unto the glory 22 But if I live in the flesh, and praise of God.

this is the fruit of my labour : 12 But I would ye should un- yet what I shall choose I wot derstand, brethren, that the not. things which happened unto 23 For I am in a strait be. me have fallen out rather unto twixt two, having a desire to the furtherance of the gospel ; depart, and to be with Christ;

13 So that my bonds in Christ which is far better : are manifest in all the palace, 24 Nevertheless to abide in and in all other places ;

the flesh is more needful for 14 And many of the brethren you. in the Lord, waxing confident 25 And having this confiby my bonds, are much more dence, I know that I shall bold to speak the word without abide and continue with you fear.

all for your furtherance and 15 Some indeed preach Christ joy of faith; even of envy and strife; and 26 That your rejoicing may some also of good will :

be more abundant in Jesus 16 The one preach Christ of Christ for me by my coming contention, not sincerely, sup- to you again. posing to add affliction to my 27 Only let your conversabonds :

tion be as it becometh the gos17 But the other of love, pel of Christ: that whether I knowing that I am set for the come and see you, or else be defence of the gospel.

absent, I may hear of your af18 What then? notwithstand fairs, that ye stand fast in one ing, every way, whether in pre- spirit, with one mind striving tence, or in truth, Christ is together for the faith of the preached; and I therein do re.

gospel ; joice, yea, and will rejoice. 28 And in nothing terrified

19 For I know that this shall by your adversaries : which is turn to my salvation through to them an evident token of your prayer, and the supply of perdition, but to you of salvathe Spirit of Jesus Christ, tion, and that of God.

20 According to my earnest 29 For unto you it is given expectation and my hope, that in the behalf of Christ, not only in nothing I shall be ashamed, to believe on him, but also to but that with all boldness, as suffer for his sake;

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union and love. 30 Having the same conflict highly exalted him, and given which ye saw in me, and now him a name which is above hear to be in me.

every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus CHAPTER II.

every knee should bow, of I He exhorteth them to unity, and to all hum

things in heaven, and things bleness of mind, by the example of Christ's

in earth, and things under the great condescension ; 12 to a careful proceeding in the way of salvation, that they be as

earth;
lights in the world, 16 and comforts to him 11 And that every tongue
their apostle, who is now ready to be offered
up to God. 19 He hopeth to send Timothy should confess that Jesus
to them, whom he greatly commendeth, 25 Christ is Lord, to the glory of
as Epaphroditus also, whom he sendeth to
them.

God the Father.
F there be therefore any con- 12 Wherefore, my beloved,

solation in Christ, if any as ye have always obeyed, not comfort of love, if any fellow- as in my presence only, but ship of the Spirit, if any

bow. now much more in my abels and mercies,

sence, work out your own sal2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be vation with fear and trem- . likeminded, having the same bling: love, being of one accord, of 13 For it is God which work. one mind.

eth in you both to will and to 3 Let nothing be done through do of his good pleasure. strife or vainglory; but in low- 14 Do all things without murliness of mind let each esteem murings and disputings: other better than themselves. 15 That ye may be blameless

4 Look not every man on his and harmless, the sons of God, own things, but every man also without rebuke, in the midst on the things of others. of a crooked and perverse na

5 Let this mind be in you, tion, among whom ye shine
which was also in Christ Je as lights in the world ;
sus:

16 Holding forth the word of 6 Who, being in the form of life; that I may rejoice in the God, thought it not robbery day of Christ, that I have not to be equal with God : run in vain, neither laboured

7 But made himself of no in vain.
reputation, and took upon him 17 Yea, and if I be offered
the form of a servant, and was upon the sacrifice and service
made in the likeness of men : of your faith, I joy, and rejoice

8 And being found in fashion with you all.
as a man, he humbled himself, 18 For the same cause also do
and became obedient unto ye joy, and rejoice with me.
death, even the death of the 19 But I trust in the Lord

Jesus to send Timotheus short9 Wherefore God also hath I ly unto you, that I also may

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Timothy commended. PHILIPPIANS,

Paul counteth be of good comfort, when I Christ he was nigh unto death, know your state.

not regarding his life, to sup20 For I have no man like. ply your lack of service toward minded, who will naturally me. care for your state.

CHAPTER III. 21 For all seek their own, 1 He warneth them to beware of the false teach

ers of the circumcision, 4 shewing that he not the things which are Jesus

himself hath greater cause than they to trust Christ's.

in the flesh: 7 but that he counteth all

things as loss, to gain Christ and his right22 But ye know the proof of

eousness; 12 at the same time acknowledging him, that, as a son with the his own imperfection. 15 He exhorteth them

to be thus minded, 17 and to imitate his exfather, he hath served with

ample. me in the gospel.

TINALLY, my brethren,

re23 Him therefore I hope to joice in the Lord. To write send presently, so soon as I the same things to you, to me shall see how it will go with indeed is not grievous, but for me.

you it is safe. 24 But I trust in the Lord

2 Beware of dogs, beware of that I also myself shall come evil workers, beware of the shortly.

concision. 25 Yet I supposed it necessa- 3 For we are the circumci. ry to send to you Epaphrodi. sion, which worship God in tus, my brother, and compan. the spirit, and rejoice in Christ ion in labour, and fellow sol- Jesus, and have no confidence dier, but your messenger, and in the flesh. he that ministered to my wants. 4 Though I might also have

26 For he longed after you confidence in the flesh. If any all, and was full of heaviness, other man thinketh that he because that ye had heard that hath whereof he might trust he had been sick.

in the flesh, I more: 27 For indeed he was sick 5 Circumcised the eighth nigh unto death : but God had day, of the stock of Israel, of mercy on him; and not on him the tribe of Benjamin, a Heonly, but on me also, lest I brew of the Hebrews; as touchshould have sorrow upon sor- ing the law, a Pharisee; row.

6 Concerning zeal, persecu28 I sent him therefore the ting the church ; touching the more carefully, that, when ye righteousness which is in the see him again, ye may rejoice, law, blameless. and that I may be the less sor- 7 But what things were gain rowful.

to me, those I counted loss foi 29 Receive him therefore in Christ

. the Lord with all gladness; 8 Yea doubtless, and I count and hold such in reputation: all things but loss for the ex30 Because for the work of cellency of the knowledge of

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loss for Christ.
Christ Jesus my Lord: for | gether of me, and mark them
whom I have suffered the loss which walk so as ye have us
of all things, and do count for an ensample.
them but dung, that I may 18 (For many walk, of whom
win Christ,

I have told you often, and now
9 And be found in him, not tell you even weeping, that
having mine own righteous. they are the enemies of the
ness, which is of the law, but cross of Christ:
that which is through the faith 19 Whose end is destruction,
of Christ, the righteousness whose God is their belly, and
which is of God by faith : whose glory is in their shame,

10 That I may know him, who mind earthly things.)
and the power of his resurrec- 20 For our conversation is in
tion, and the fellowship of his heaven; from whence also we
sufferings, being made conform- look for the Saviour, the Lord
able unto his death;

Jesus Christ:
11 If by any means I might 21 Who shall change our vile
attain unto the resurrection of body, that it may be fashion-
the dead.

ed like unto his glorious bo-
12 Not as though I had al. dy, according to the working
ready attained, either were whereby he is able even to
already perfect: but I follow subdue all things unto him.
after, if that I may apprehend self.
that for which also I am ap-

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prehended of Christ Jesus.

1 From particular admonitions 4 he proceedetk 13 Brethren, I count not my

to general exhortations, 10 shewing how he

rejoiced at their liberality towards him lying self to have apprehended: but in prison, not so much for the supply of his this one thing I do, forgetting

own wants, as for the grace of God in them.

19 And so he concludeth with prayer and
those things which are behind,

brethren
things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for, my joy and crown, so stand
for the prize of the high calling fast in the Lord, my dearly
of God in Christ Jesus.

beloved.
15 Let us therefore, as many 2 I beseech Euodias, and be-
as be perfect, be thus minded: seech Syntyche, that they be
and if in any thing ye be of the same mind in the Lord.
otherwise minded, God shall 3 And I entreat thee also,
reveal even this unto you. true yokefellow, help those

16 Nevertheless, whereto we women which laboured with
have already attained, let us me in the gospel, with Clement
walk by the same rule, let us also, and with other my fellow
mind the same thing.

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Exhortation
PHILIPPIANS.

to all goodness. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always: | both to abound and to suffer and again I say, Rejoice. need.

5 Let your moderation be 13 I can do all things through known unto all men. The Christ which strengtheneth Lord is at hand.

6 Be careful for nothing; but 14 Notwithstanding, ye have in every thing by prayer and well done, that ye did com. supplication with thanksgiv- municate with my affliction. ing let your requests be made

15 Now ye Philippians know known unto God.

also, that in the beginning of 7 And the peace of God, which the gospel, when I departed passeth all understanding, shall from Macedonia, no church keep your hearts and minds communicated with me as conthrough Christ Jesus.

cerning giving and receiving, 8 Finally, brethren, whatso- but ye only. ever things are true, whatso- 16 For even in Thessalonica ever things are honest, whatso- ye sent once and again unto ever things are just, whatsoever my necessity. things are pure, whatsoever 17 Not because I desire a gift: things are lovely, whatsoever but I desire fruit that may things are of good report; if abound to your account. there be any virtue, and if there 18 But I have all, and abound: be any praise, think on these I am full, having received of things.

Epaphroditus the things which 9 Those things, which ye have were sent from you, an odour both learned, and received, and of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acheard, and seen in me, do: and ceptable, well pleasing to God. the God of peace shall be with 19 But my God shall supply you.

all your need according to his 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord riches in glory by Christ Jesus. greatly, that now at the last 20 Now unto God and our your care of me hath flourish. Father be glory for ever and ed again; wherein ye were al

ever. Amen. so careful, but ye lacked op- 21 Salute every saint in portunity.

Christ Jesus. The brethren 11 Not that I speak in respect which are with me greet you. of want: for I have learned, 22 All the saints salute you, in whatsoever state I am, there- chiefly they that are of Cesar's with to be content.

household. 12 I know both how to be 23 The grace of our Lord abased, and I know how to Jesus Christ be with you all. abound: every where and in Amen. all things I am instructed both

It was written to the Philippians to be full and to be hungry, from Rome by Epaphroditus.

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