The New Testament

Philippians


1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the

saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and

deacons: 1:2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and

from the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 1:4 Always in every

prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, 1:5 For your

fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 1:6 Being

confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in

you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 1:7 Even 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.

 

1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the

bowels of Jesus Christ.

 

1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in

knowledge and in all judgment; 1:10 That ye may approve things that

are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day

of Christ.

 

1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus

Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

 

1:12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which

happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the

gospel; 1:13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the

palace, and in all other places; 1:14 And many of the brethren in the

Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the

word without fear.

 

1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also

of good will: 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely,

supposing to add affliction to my bonds: 1:17 But the other of love,

knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.

 

1:18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in

truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will

rejoice.

 

1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your

prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 1:20 According

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.

 

1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

 

1:22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet

what I shall choose I wot not.

 

1:23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and

to be with Christ; which is far better: 1:24 Nevertheless to abide in

the flesh is more needful for you.

 

1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and

continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; 1:26 That

your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my

coming to you again.

 

1:27 Only 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; 1:28 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.

 

1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to

believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; 1:30 Having the same

conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

 

2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of

love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2:2

Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being

of one accord, of one mind.

 

2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness

of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

 

2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the

things of others.

 

2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 2:6 Who,

being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a

servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 2:8 And being found in

fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death,

even the death of the cross.

 

2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name

which is above every name: 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee

should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under

the earth; 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ

is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

2:12 Wherefore, 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.

 

2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his

good pleasure.

 

2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 2:15 That 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; 2:16 Holding 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.

 

2:17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your

faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

 

2:18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

 

2:19 But 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.

 

2:20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your

state.

 

2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

 

2:22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he

hath served with me in the gospel.

 

2:23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see

how it will go with me.

 

2:24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.

 

2:25 Yet 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.

 

2:26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because

that ye had heard that he had been sick.

 

2:27 For 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.

 

2:28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him

again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.

 

2:29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold

such in reputation: 2:30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh

unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service

toward me.

 

3:1 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.

 

3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

 

3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and

rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

 

3:4 Though 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: 3:5

Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of

Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the

righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

 

3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

 

3:8 Yea 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,

3:9 And 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: 3:10 That I may know him, and

the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings,

being made conformable unto his death; 3:11 If by any means I might

attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

 

3:12 Not 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.

 

3:13 Brethren, 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, 3:14 I press toward the mark

for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

 

3:15 Let 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.

 

3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by

the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

 

3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk

so as ye have us for an ensample.

 

3:18 (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: 3:19

Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is

in their shame, who mind earthly things.)  3:20 For our conversation

is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus

Christ: 3:21 Who 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.

 

4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and

crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

 

4:2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same

mind in the Lord.

 

4:3 And 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.

 

4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

 

4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

 

4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and

supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto

God.

 

4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep

your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

4:8 Finally, 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.

 

4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard,

and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

 

4:10 But 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.

 

4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in

whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

 

4:12 I 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.

 

4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

 

4:14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with

my affliction.

 

4:15 Now 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.

 

4:16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my

necessity.

 

4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound

to your account.

 

4:18 But 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.

 

4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in

glory by Christ Jesus.

 

4:20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

4:21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with

me greet you.

 

4:22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's

household.

 

4:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.