27 Only (A)let your manner of life be (B)worthy[a] of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you (C)that you are standing firm in one spirit, with (D)one mind (E)striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28 and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is (F)a clear sign to them of their destruction, but (G)of your salvation, and that from God. 29 For (H)it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also (I)suffer for his sake, 30 engaged in the same (J)conflict that (K)you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

Christ's Example of Humility

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from (L)love, any (M)participation in the Spirit, any (N)affection and sympathy, (O)complete my joy by being (P)of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from (Q)selfish ambition or (R)conceit, but in (S)humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you (T)look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (U)Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,[b] (V)who, though he was in (W)the form of God, did not count equality with God (X)a thing to be grasped,[c] but (Y)emptied himself, by taking the form of a (Z)servant,[d] (AA)being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by (AB)becoming obedient to the point of death, (AC)even death on a cross. (AD)Therefore (AE)God has (AF)highly exalted him and bestowed on him (AG)the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus (AH)every knee should bow, (AI)in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and (AJ)every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is (AK)Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Lights in the World

12 Therefore, my beloved, (AL)as you have always (AM)obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for (AN)it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for (AO)his good pleasure.

Footnotes

  1. Philippians 1:27 Greek Only behave as citizens worthy
  2. Philippians 2:5 Or which was also in Christ Jesus
  3. Philippians 2:6 Or a thing to be held on to for advantage
  4. Philippians 2:7 Or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface)

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