15 from whom [a]every family in heaven and on earth derives its name,

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  1. Ephesians 3:15 Or the whole

15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name.

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  1. Ephesians 3:15 The Greek for family (patria) is derived from the Greek for father (pater).

(A)For this reason also, God (B)highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him (C)the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus (D)every knee will bow, of (E)those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is (F)Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12 So then, my beloved, (G)just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your (H)salvation with (I)fear and trembling; 13 for it is (J)God who is at work in you, both to will and to work (K)for His good pleasure.

14 Do all things without (L)grumbling or disputing; 15 so that you will [a]prove yourselves to be (M)blameless and innocent, (N)children of God above reproach in the midst of a (O)crooked and perverse generation, among whom you [b](P)appear as [c]lights in the world, 16 holding [d]fast the word of life, so that in (Q)the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not (R)run in vain nor (S)toil in vain. 17 But even if I am being (T)poured out as a drink offering upon (U)the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all. 18 You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.

Timothy and Epaphroditus

19 But I hope [e]in the Lord Jesus to (V)send (W)Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition. 20 For I have no one else (X)of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare. 21 For they all (Y)seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus. 22 But you know (Z)of his proven worth, that (AA)he served with me in the furtherance of the gospel (AB)like a child serving his father. 23 (AC)Therefore I hope to send him immediately, as soon as I see how things go with me; 24 and (AD)I trust in the Lord that I myself also will be coming shortly. 25 But I thought it necessary to send to you (AE)Epaphroditus, my brother and (AF)fellow worker and (AG)fellow soldier, who is also your [f](AH)messenger and (AI)minister to my need; 26 because he was longing [g]for you all and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick. 27 For indeed he was sick to the point of death, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, so that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow. 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. 29 (AJ)Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and (AK)hold men like him in high regard; 30 because he came close to death [h](AL)for the work of Christ, risking his life to (AM)complete [i]what was deficient in your service to me.

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  1. Philippians 2:15 Or become
  2. Philippians 2:15 Or shine
  3. Philippians 2:15 Or luminaries, stars
  4. Philippians 2:16 Or forth
  5. Philippians 2:19 Or trusting in
  6. Philippians 2:25 Lit apostle
  7. Philippians 2:26 One early ms reads to see you all
  8. Philippians 2:30 Lit because of
  9. Philippians 2:30 Lit your deficiency of service

Therefore God exalted him(A) to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,(B)
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,(C)
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,(D)
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,(E)
    to the glory of God the Father.

Do Everything Without Grumbling

12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,(F) 13 for it is God who works in you(G) to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.(H)

14 Do everything without grumbling(I) or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless(J) and pure, “children of God(K) without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”[a](L) Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ(M) that I did not run(N) or labor in vain.(O) 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering(P) on the sacrifice(Q) and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.(R) 18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.

Timothy and Epaphroditus

19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy(S) to you soon,(T) that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. 20 I have no one else like him,(U) who will show genuine concern for your welfare. 21 For everyone looks out for their own interests,(V) not those of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father(W) he has served with me in the work of the gospel. 23 I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I see how things go with me.(X) 24 And I am confident(Y) in the Lord that I myself will come soon.

25 But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, co-worker(Z) and fellow soldier,(AA) who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs.(AB) 26 For he longs for all of you(AC) and is distressed because you heard he was ill. 27 Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow. 28 Therefore I am all the more eager to send him,(AD) so that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have less anxiety. 29 So then, welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor people like him,(AE) 30 because he almost died for the work of Christ. He risked his life to make up for the help you yourselves could not give me.(AF)

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  1. Philippians 2:15 Deut. 32:5

16 For [a](A)by Him all things were created, (B)both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether (C)thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—(D)all things have been created through Him and for Him.

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  1. Colossians 1:16 Or in

16 For in him all things were created:(A) things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities;(B) all things have been created through him and for him.(C)

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20 and through Him to (A)reconcile all things to Himself, having made (B)peace through (C)the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, (D)whether things on earth or things in [a]heaven.

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  1. Colossians 1:20 Lit the heavens

20 and through him to reconcile(A) to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven,(B) by making peace(C) through his blood,(D) shed on the cross.

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