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« Philippians 1 »
King James Bible
Greetings from Paul
(2 Samuel 6:12-15; 1 Chronicles 15:1-14; Colossians 1:1-2)
1Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at
Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: 2Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and
[from] the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving and Prayer
(1 Corinthians 1:4-9; Colossians 1:3-14; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-4)
3I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4Always in every prayer of mine for you all
making request with joy, 5For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 6Being
confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the
day of Jesus Christ: 7Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my
heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are
partakers of my grace. 8For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of
Jesus Christ. 9And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and
[in] all judgment; 10That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and
without offence till the day of Christ; 11Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by
Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Paul's Trials Advance the Gospel
(James 1:2-8)
12But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things [which happened] unto me have
fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; 13So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in
all the palace, and in all other [places]; 14And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident
by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. 15Some indeed preach Christ
even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: 16The one preach Christ of contention, not
sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: 17But the other of love, knowing that I am set
for the defence of the gospel. 18What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in
truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. 19For I know that this shall
turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20According
to my earnest expectation and [my] hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but [that] with all
boldness, as always, [so] now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether [it be] by life, or
by death.
To Live is Christ
21For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die [is] gain. 22But if I live in the flesh, this [is] the fruit of my
labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. 23For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to
depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh [is] more
needful for you. 25And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all
for your furtherance and joy of faith; 26That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ
for me by my coming to you again.
Be Worthy of the Gospel
27Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see
you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind
striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is
to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. 29For unto you it is
given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; 30Having
the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear [to be] in me.
« Philippians 2 »
King James Bible
Being One in Christ
1If [there be] therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the
Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love,
[being] of one accord, of one mind. 3[Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in
lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4Look not every man on his own
things, but every man also on the things of others.
The Attitude of Christ
(Isaiah 52:13-15)
5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in the form of God, thought it
not robbery to be equal with God: 7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form
of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8And being found in fashion as a man, he
humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9Wherefore God
also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10That at the
name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things]
under the earth; 11And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory
of God the Father.
Shining as Stars
(Matthew 5:13-16)
12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye 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. 13For it is God which
worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.
14Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15That ye may be blameless and harmless, the
sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine
as lights in the world; 16Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I
have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 17Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and
service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. 18For the same cause also do ye joy, and
rejoice with me.
Timothy and Epaphroditus
19But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good
comfort, when I know your state. 20For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your
state. 21For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's. 22But ye know the proof of
him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel. 23Him therefore I hope
to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. 24But I trust in the Lord that I also
myself shall come shortly.
Epaphroditus Commended
25Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour,
and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. 26For he longed after
you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick. 27For indeed
he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest
I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see
him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful. 29Receive him therefore in the
Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation: 30Because for the work of Christ he was nigh
unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
« Philippians 3 »
King James Bible
Righteousness through Faith
1Finally, 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.
2Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision. 3For we are the circumcision,
which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
4Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof
he might trust in the flesh, I more: 5Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, [of] the
tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6Concerning zeal,
persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
Knowing Christ is Above All
7But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8Yea doubtless, and I count all
things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have
suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ, 9And be found
in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith
of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10That I may know him, and the power of his
resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11If by
any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
Press on Toward the Goal
12Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may
apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13Brethren, I count not myself to
have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and
reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14I press toward the mark for the prize of the
high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and
if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. 16Nevertheless,
whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.
Citizenship in Heaven
17Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an
ensample. 18(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 Christ: 19Whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is their]
belly, and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, who mind earthly things.) 20For our conversation is in
heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21Who shall change our
vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby
he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
« Philippians 4 »
King James Bible
Stand Firm in the Lord
1Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the
Lord, [my] dearly beloved.
2I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. 3And I
intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with
Clement also, and [with] other my fellowlabourers, whose names [are] in the book of life.
4Rejoice in the Lord alway: [and] again I say, Rejoice. 5Let your moderation be known unto all
men. The Lord [is] at hand. 6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7And the peace of God, which
passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Think on These Things
8Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things
[are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of
good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things. 9Those
things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of
peace shall be with you.
Philippian Generosity
10But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again;
wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 11Not that I speak in respect of want: for
I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content. 12I know both how to be
abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full
and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13I can do all things through Christ which
strengtheneth me. 14Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my
15Now ye 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 ye only.
16For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. 17Not because I desire a
gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. 18But I have all, and abound: I am full,
having received of Epaphroditus the things [which were sent] from you, an odour of a sweet smell,
a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. 19But my God shall supply all your need according to
his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20Now unto God and our Father [be] glory for ever and ever.
Final Greetings
21Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you. 22All the saints
salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.
23The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all. Amen.