So then, my beloved, just as always you have obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, with fear and trembling, you, for yourself, work out your salvation. For God is the One working in you also to desire and to work out the good pleasure. All of you do all things apart from grumbling and disputing, in order that you, yourself, should become blameless and pure, children of God without blame in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as a luminary in [the] world, holding fast to a word of life, unto my boasting unto a day of Christ, that I have not run unto emptiness, nor toiled unto emptiness.