Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus, the Messiah, to all the saints in the Messiah Jesus who are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons.
Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the master Jesus, the Messiah.
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
Always in every prayer of mine for you all, making request with joy,
For your fellowship in the Gospel from the first day until now;
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus the Messiah.
Even as it is just for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation of the Gospel, you all are partakers of my grace.
For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus the Messiah.
And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and [in] all judgment;
That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of the Messiah;
Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus, the Messiah, to the glory and praise of God.
But I intend you should understand, brethren, that the things [which happened] to me have fallen out rather to the progress of the Gospel;
So that my bonds in the Messiah are manifest in all the palace, and in all other [places];
And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
Some indeed preach the Messiah even of envy and strife; and some also of good will.
The ones preach the Messiah of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds.
But the others of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the Gospel.
What then? Notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretense, or in truth, the Messiah is preached; and I therein do rejoice, indeed, and will rejoice.
For I know that this will turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus, the Messiah,
According to my earnest expectation and [my] hope, that in nothing I will be ashamed, but [that] with all boldness, as always, [so] now also the Messiah will be magnified in my body, whether [it is] by life, or by death.
For to me to live [is] the Messiah, and to die [is] gain.
But if I live in the flesh, this [is] the fruit of my labor, yet what I will choose I do not know.
For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with the Messiah; which is far better.
Nevertheless to abide in the flesh [is] more needful for you.
And having this confidence, I know that I will abide and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith;
That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus, the Messiah, for me by my coming to you again.
Only let your conversation be as it becomes the Gospel of the Messiah, that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the Gospel;
And in nothing terrified by your adversaries, which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
For to you it is given in the behalf of the Messiah, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
Having the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear [to be] in me.
If [there is] therefore any consolation in the Messiah, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
Fulfill my joy, that you be like minded, having the same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind.
[Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem another better than themselves.
Do not note every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Let this mind be in you, which was also in the Messiah Jesus.
Who, being in the form of God, did not command robbery to be equal with God.
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant [of God], and was made in the likeness of men.
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient [to God] to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
Therefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth;
And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus, the Messiah, [is] master, to the glory of God the Father.
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of [His] good pleasure.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings.
That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;
Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of the Messiah, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.
Indeed, and if I am offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
For the same cause also do you joy, and rejoice with me.
But I trust in the master Jesus to send Timotheus shortly to you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.
For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus the Messiah's.
But you know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he has served with me in the Gospel.
Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I will see how it will go with me.
But I trust in the Lord that I also myself will come shortly.
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labor, and fellow soldier, but your messenger, and he who ministered to my wants.
For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because you had heard that he had been sick.
For indeed he was sick near to death, but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, unless I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when you see him again, you may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation.
Because for the work of the Messiah he was near to death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed [is] not grievous, but for you [it is] safe.
Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.
For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in the Messiah Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinks that he has whereby he might trust in the flesh, I more.
Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, [of] the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
But what things were gained to me, those I counted loss for the Messiah.
Indeed doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of the Messiah Jesus my master, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win the Messiah,
And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of the Messiah, the righteousness which is of God by faith.
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable to his death;
If by any means I might attain to the Resurrection of the dead.
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect, but I follow after, that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of the Messiah Jesus.
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended, but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in the Messiah Jesus.
Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, be thus minded, and if in anything you are otherwise minded, God will reveal even this to you.
Nevertheless, whereby we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
Brethren, be followers together with me, and mark those who walk so as you have us for an example.
For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of the Messiah.
Whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is their] belly, and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, who mind earthly things.
For our conversation is in heaven; from where we also look for the savior, the master Jesus, the Messiah.
Who will change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to submit all things to himself.
Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the master, [my] dearly beloved.
I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they are of the same mind in the master.
And I entreat you also, true yoke fellow, help those women who labored with me in the Gospel, with Clement also, and [with] my other fellow laborers, whose names [are] in the Book of Life.
Rejoice in the master always, [and] again I say, 'Rejoice.'
Let your moderation be known to all men. The master [is] at hand.
Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds through the Messiah Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things [are] honest, whatever things [are] just, whatever things [are] pure, whatever things [are] lovely, whatever things [are] of good report; if [there is] any virtue, and if [there is] any praise, think on these things.
Those things, which you have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do, and the God of peace will be with you.
But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me has flourished again; wherein you were also careful, but you lacked opportunity.
Not that I speak in respect of want, for I have learned, in whatever state I am, [therewith] to be content.
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound, everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
I can do all things through the Messiah who strengthens me.
Notwithstanding you have well done, that you did communicate with my affliction.
Now you Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the Gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but you only.
For even in Thessalonica you sent once and again to my necessity.
Not because I desire a gift, but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
But I have all, and abound, I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things [which were sent] from you, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable [and] wellpleasing to God.
But my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by the Messiah Jesus.
Now to God and our Father [is] glory forever and ever. Amen.
Salute every saint in the Messiah Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you.
All the saints salute you, chiefly those who are of Caesar's household.
The grace of our master Jesus, the Messiah, [be] with you all. Amen. <<[To [the] Philippians written from Rome, by Epaphroditus.]>>