Philippians

Philippians 2016-10-12T06:02:32+00:00

1.1Paul and Timothy, servants belonging to Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus, the ones in Philippi, with the Bishops and Deacons. 1.2Grace is to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ. 1.3I thank God upon every remembrances of you, 1.4always in all my supplication on behalf of all of you. I am making, generally associated with joy, the previously mentioned supplication, 1.5on the basis of your fellowship in the Gospel from the first day until now.

1.6I am in a state of having been persuaded of this same thing, that the one having began in you a beneficial work will bring it to its intended end right up until the day of Jesus Christ. 1.7Just as it is right for me to think this concerning all of you, because I have you in my heart, in both my bonds, and in the defense even confirmation of the Gospel, all of you being my partners of the Grace. 1.8For God is my witness, as I long for all of you with compassions of Christ Jesus. 1.9And this is my communication of worship, in order that your love yet more and more should abound in full experiential knowledge and all discernment, 1.10for the purpose that you approve the things that differ, in order that you all are sincere and do not cause offense unto the day of Christ, 1.11having been filled up concerning the fruit of righteousness, the one through Jesus Christ, unto a proper opinion and praise concerning God.

1.12Indeed I determine that you experientially know, brethren, that the things against me more go unto progress of the Gospel, 1.13so that my bonds in Christ become clearly seen among all the praetorian guard and all the remaining. 1.14And of the greater of the brethren in Christ, being persuaded concerning my bonds, abundantly dare without fear to speak the Word. 1.15Some, on the one hand, also because of envy and strife, some, on the other hand, also because of goodwill in Christ are declaring

[1] Christ. 1.16 Indeed the ones out from selfish ambition proclaim Christ, not sincerely[2], supposing to bring upon my bonds tribulation. 1.17But the ones out from love, intuitively knowing that I am set unto a defense of the Gospel. 1.18For what? That in every way whether in pretense or whether in truth Christ is being proclaimed. And by this I rejoice, but also I will be caused to rejoice. 1.19For I intuitively know that this will come down unto my salvation through my supplication and provision from the Spirit of Christ Jesus 1.20according to my eager expectation and hope that I will be put to shame in nothing, but in all boldness, as always, even now, Christ will be made large in my body whether through life or whether through death, 1.21for to me to live is Christ and to die is gain. 1.22Moreover, if, assuming it is true, to live in the flesh, this to me is fruit pertaining to labor, and what to choose I do not know. 1.23But I am pressed out from two, having the desire unto to loose and be with Christ, much rather better; 1.24however, to remain in the flesh is indispensable because of you. 1.25And having been persuaded of this, I intuitively know that I will remain and I will remain alongside all of you unto your progress and joy of the faith, 1.26in order that your boasting may abound in Christ Jesus by me because of my coming again towards you. 1.27Only you live as a citizen in a worthy manner of the Gospel of the Christ, in order that whether I come and see you, or whether I depart, I will hear the things concerning you, that you stand in one spirit, one soul, contenting ones in the faith of the Gospel. 1.28And do not be frightened ones in anything from the ones opposing, which to them on the one hand proof of destruction, but on the other hand to you proof of salvation, and this from God, 1.29because to you it has been graciously given concerning the Christ not only to believe in Him but also to suffer for His sake, 1.30having the same struggle, of the sort you see in me, and now you hear by me.

2.1Therefore, if, assuming it is true, there is any encouragement in Christ; if, assuming it is true, there is any consolation of love; if, assuming it is true, there is any sharing in common pertaining to Spirit; if, assuming it is true, there is any compassion and pity, 2.2you fill up where my joy is lacking, in order that all of you are of the same frame of mind, having the same love, together souled[3], being of one frame of mind. 2.3Nothing as measured by rivalry or conceited pride, but in humility of mind considering others of the same kind as having more value than yourself, 2.4not scoping out[4] each of your own things, but also of each different one’s things. 2.5For let this frame of mind[5] to be in you that also is in Christ Jesus, 2.6who existing in the form of God, did not regard equality with God robbery, 2.7but emptied Himself, receiving the form of a servant, having come to be in a likeness of man 2.8and being found in the outward shape as a man, humbled Himself, becoming obedient up to the point of death, even a cross death. 2.9Wherefore also God has exalted Him, and has given Him a name above every name, 2.10in order that by the previously mentioned name belonging to Jesus every knee will bow, heavenly and earthly and subterranean, 2.11and every tongue should say the same thing, that Jesus Christ is Lord resulting in a proper opinion of God the Father.

2:12 So then, my beloved, just as always you obey, not as in my presence only, but also now much more in my absence, generally associated with fear and trembling, you, for yourself, work out your salvation. 2:13For God is the one working in you both to desire and to work out concerning the good pleasure[6]. 2:14All of you do all things apart from grumbling and disputing, 2.15in order that you, yourself, become blameless and pure, children of God without blame in the midst of a crooked generation and distorted ones among whom you shine as a luminary in the world, 2.16Fixing your attention on the Word of life, resulting in my boast in the day of Christ, that unto emptiness I do not run, nor to toil in emptiness. 2.17But if, assuming it is true, also I am poured out unto the sacrifice and religious service of your faith, I rejoice and rejoice with all of you. 2.18Through the same also you rejoice and rejoice with me.

2.19Moreover, I hope by the Lord Jesus to quickly send Timothy to you, in order that I also may be good souled[7] having known the things concerning you. 2.20For I have no one of the same soul who will genuinely care concerning the things pertaining to you. 2:21For they all seek the things pertaining to themselves, not the things pertaining to Christ Jesus. 2.22Indeed you experientially know the proof concerning him that as a son to a father, with me he has served unto the Gospel. 2.23Therefore this one I hope to send, as I fix my eyes upon the things immediately concerning me. 2.24Moreover, I am persuaded by the Lord, that also I myself will shortly come.2.25 And I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and coworker and my fellow soldier, and your apostle[8], and minister of my needs, 2.26since he was longing for all of you and distressed because you heard he was sick. 2.27For also he was sick, near to death, but God had mercy on him and not him only, but also me, in order that I should not have sorrow upon sorrow. 2.28Therefore I diligently sent him in order that seeing him you should again rejoice and I should be less anxious. 2.29Therefore receive him in the Lord generally associated with joy and hold with honor such men, 2.30because through the work of the Christ he came near as far as death, exposing to danger the soul, in order that he should provide the thing lacking of you, the religious service towards me.

3.1The remaining, my brethren, you rejoice in the Lord. The same things to write to you, on the one hand, I am not bothered, on the other hand, to you it is secure.  3.2All of you generally look out for dogs. All of you generally look out for workers of that which lacks in character. All of you generally look out for self-mutilators. 3.3For we are the circumcision, the ones rendering religious service by the Spirit of God and boasting ones in Christ Jesus and not in a state of being confident[9] ones in the flesh; 3.4although, I on my part am in a state of having confidence even in the flesh, if, assuming it is true, anyone other thinks to be confident in the flesh, I more. 3.5Circumcised on the eighth day, out from the race of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew out from Hebrews, according to the law a Pharisee, 3.6according to zeal, a persecutor of the Church, according to righteousness, the one by the law, being blameless. 3.7But what things were to me gain, these things I consider, because of the Christ, to be loss.  3.8But therefore also I consider all things to be loss because of the surpassing knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord through whom all things I have suffered loss, and I consider to be refuse, in order that I should gain Christ 3.9and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, the one out from the law, but the one through faith pertaining to Christ, the righteousness out from God upon the basis of the faith; 3.10to know Him and the natural ability of His resurrection and a quality of sharing in common with His suffering, being together conformed to His death. 3.11If, assuming it is true, somehow I should arrive unto the out resurrection, the one out from the dead. 3.12Not that I already have received it, nor already am in a state of having been made mature, but I pursue it, since also I should apprehend on the basis of that which also has apprehended me by the Christ Jesus. 3.13Brethren, I do not reckon to myself that I have apprehended it, but one thing, the things behind, on the one hand, I forget, on the other hand, those things in front I stretch towards 3.14and I pursue the mark on the basis of[10] the prize of the above calling from God in Christ Jesus. 3.15Therefore as many as are mature, this is our frame of mind, and if, assuming it is true, anyone of you has a different frame of mind, also this the God will reveal to you. 3.16Nevertheless into that which we have arrived, to step by this rule. To frame the mind the same 3.17all of you become imitators of me, brethren. And all of you scope out[11] the ones thusly walking just as all of you have our example. 3.18For many walk, of whom often I have spoken to you, but now also weeping I say, the enemies of the cross of Christ, 3.19whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly and the glory in their shame, the ones framing their minds on earthly things. 3.20For our citizenship exists in heavens, out from which also a Savior we eagerly await, Lord Jesus Christ, 3.21who will transform the body of our humiliation resulting in it to become together conformed with the body of His glory according to the working of His natural ability even to subject all things to Himself.

4.1Therefore, my brethren, beloved and longed for, my joy and victors crown, thus all of you stand firm in the Lord, beloved. 4.2I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche, to frame the mind the same in the Lord. 4.3Yes, as a lessor to a greater also you, legitimately together yoked, you seize those whoever in the Gospel strive together with me, with also Clement and my remaining fellow-workers, whose names are in a quality of a book of life. 4.4All of you rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, all of you rejoice! 4.5Let the gentleness of all of you be known to all men. The Lord is near. 4.6Be anxious in nothing, but in all things with worship and with supplication after thanksgiving let all of your requests be made known before God. 4.7And the peace from God, the one surpassing every mind, will keep your hearts and your thoughts by Christ Jesus. 4.8The remaining, brethren, as much as is true, as much as is dignified[12], as much as is just, as much as is holy, as much as is agreeable, as much as is praise worthy[13], if, assuming it is true, there is some virtue; if, assuming it is true, there is some praise, consider these things, 4.9which also all of you have learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me. These things all of you do and the God of peace will be generally with you. 4.10And I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at some time you have revived[14] the frame of mind concerning me, upon which also before you framed your minds but lacked opportunity. 4.11Not that according to need I speak, for I on my part have learned in which I am, to be content. 4.12I intuitively know also to be humble. I intuitively know also to abound in all and in all I am in a state of having been initiated, both to be satisfied and to hunger, both to prosper and to lack. 4.13I have all strength in Christ, the one empowering me. 4.14Nevertheless, just as all of you have done, being fellow partakers pertaining to me in the tribulation.4.15Indeed all of you also intuitively know, Philippians, that in the beginning of the Gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church fellowshipped with me with reference to a word of giving and receiving expect only all of you, 4.16because even in Thessalonica all of you sent once, even twice unto my need.

4.17Not that I am seeking a gift, but I am seeking the fruit, the one increasing because of your word.  4:18Indeed I have received all and I abound, I am filled[15] up where I lacked having received from Epaphroditus the things from you, a fragrant smell of an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God. 4.19And My God will supply all my needs according to His riches by a proper opinion[16] in 4.20Christ Jesus. And to God even our Father the proper opinion into the ages of the ages, it is true.

4.21All of you greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren with me greet all of you. 4.22Greet all the saints with you, and especially the one out from Caesar’s household. 4.23The grace from our Lord Jesus Christ is generally associated with all[17] of you, it



[1] To Proclaim with authority

[2] Comes from a word that is used only once in Scripture. It has the meaning of being true or honest in what someone is doing. It is often used in honorific inscriptions.

[3] Closely associated with your emotions. The soul is our emotional part, where as the spirit is our logical part.

[4] Textual Problem: whether “scope out” is a participle or an imperative verb. Support for the participle is based mainly on the Alexandrian family where as the verb has more support from both the Byzantine and Alexandrian families of text.

[5] Textual Problem: whether “frame of mind” is active or passive. Alexandrian text family partially supports an active imperative with some minor Western support, but the passive is supported by all three major text families (Byzantine, Western, and Alexandrian)

[6] that which brings God pleasure

[7] His emotions will be affected in a good way. Comes from the Greek word for “soul”, our emotional center, combined with eu, which is used for something that is good.

[8] Sent by them for a specific reason – to tend to Paul’s needs. Not referring to him as an Apostle of the Church

[9] Comes from “to persuade” and is in a perfect participle form – refers to the character and permanent state.

[10] There is a textual problem here that has far more support in the Byzantine and Western texts for the preposition epi rather than ei”, which is mainly supported by the Alexandrian text. With either preposition the normal translation would not be “for” – as if one is seeking to gain something, but “on the basis of” or “because of”.

[11] To pay attention to closely.

[12] That which is worthy of respect

[13] To give a good report, speaking well

[14] Comes from a word that means, “to shoot up again”, or “grow green again”. Only used once in Scripture it comes from what is referred to as the “cultured” Koine and typically found in poetry.

[15] Means to fill up something or someone where lacking.

[16] The word “glory” means to have or express a proper opinion of someone or who one is

[17] There is a textual problem here between “spirit” and “all”. Both words are spelled very similarly in the original language; however, there is substantial support from all three major text families supporting “all” as the correct reading.