Lights in the World

12 So then, my dear friends,(A) just as you have always obeyed,(B) not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God who is working in you, enabling you both to desire and to work out His good purpose. 14 Do everything without grumbling(C) and arguing,(D) 15 so that you may be blameless(E) and pure,(F) children of God who are faultless(G) in a crooked(H) and perverted(I) generation,(J) among whom you shine like stars in the world. 16 Hold firmly to[a] the message(K) of life. Then I can boast(L) in the day of Christ(M) that I didn’t run or labor for nothing. 17 But even if I am poured out(N) as a drink offering(O) on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. 18 In the same way you should also be glad and rejoice with me.

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 2:16 Or Offer, or Hold out

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