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9 THE EPISTLE OF

CHAP. I.

grace :

PAUL, THE APOSTLE, TO THE PHILIPPIANS.

love may abound yet more and

more in knowledge and in all 3 He tcstifieth his thankfulness to God, and

his love toward them, for the fruits of their judgment; faith, and fellowship in his sufferings, 9 10 That ye may approve daily praying to him for their increase in

iz he sheweth what good the faith things that are excellent; that of Christ had received by his troubles at Rome, 21 and how readý he is to glorify offence till the day of Christ;

without Christ either by his life or death, 27 exhorting them to unity, 28 and to fortitude 11 Being filled with the fruits in persecution.

of righteousness, which are by PAUL AUL and Timotheus, the Jesus Christ, unto the glory

servants of Jesus Christ, and praise of God. to all the saints in Christ Jesus 12 But I would ye should which are at Philippi, with the understand, brethren, that the bishops and deacons :

things which happened unto me 2 Grace be unto you, and have fallen out rather unto the peace, from God our Father, furtherance of the gospel ; and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 13 So that my bonds in Christ

3 I thank my God upon every are manifest in all the palace, remembrance of you,

and in all other places ; 4 Always in every prayer of 14 And many of the brethren mine for you all making re- in the Lord, waxing confident quest with joy,

by my bonds, are much more 5 For your fellowship in the bold to speak the word without gospel from the first day until fear.

15 Some indeed preach Christ 6 Being confident of this very even of envy and strife; and thing, that he which hath be- some also of good will. gun a good work in you, will 16 The one preach Christ of perform it until the day of Je-contention, not sincerely, supsus Christ :

posing to add affliction to my 7 Even as it is meet for me bonds : to think this of you all, be- 17 But the other of love, cause I have you in my heart; knowing that I am set for the inasmuch as both in my bonds, defence of the gospel. and in the defence and confirm- 18 What then? notwithstandation of the gospel, ye all are ing, every way, whether in partakers of my grace.

pretence or in truth, Christ is 8 For God is my record, how preached; and I therein do regreatly I long after you all in joice, yea, and will rejoice. the bowels of Jesus Christ. 19 For I know that this shall 9 And this I pray, that your I turn to my salvation through

now;

PHILIPPIANS.

Paul exhorteth them

to be steadfast in the faith. your prayer, and the supply of 29 For unto you it is given the Spirit of Jesus Christ, in the behalf of Christ, not on

20 According to my earnestly to believe on him, but also to expectation, and my hope, that suffer for his sake; in nothing I shall be ashamed, 30 Having the same conflict but that with all boldness, as which ye saw in me, and now always, so now also, Christ shall hear to be in me be magnified in my body, wheth

CHAP. II. er it be by life, or by death. 1 He exhorteth them to unity, and to all 21 For to me to live is Christ,

humbleness of mind, by the example of

Christ's humility and exaltation : 12 10 a and to die is gain.

careful proceeding in the way of salvation, 22 But if I live in the flesh,

that they be as lights to the wicked world,

16 and comforts to him their apostle, who this is the fruit of my labour : is now ready to be offered up to God. 19 yet what I shall choose I wot

He hopeth to send Timothy to them, whom he

greatly commendelh, 25 as Epaphruditus also, not.

whom he presently sendeth to them. 23 For I am in a strait be- IF there be therefore any contwixt two, having a desire to

, depart, and to be with Christ; comfort of love, if any fellowwhich is far better:

ship of the Spirit, if any bowels 24 Nevertheless, to abide in and mercies, the flesh is more needful for 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye you.

be like-minded, having the same 25 And having this confi- love, being of one accord, of one dence, I know that I shall mind. abide and continue with you all 3 Let nothing be done through for your furtherance and joy of strife or vain glory; but in low

liness of mind let each esteem 26 That your rejoicing may other better than themselves. be more abundant in Jesus 4 Look not every man on his Christ for me by my coming own things, but every man also to you again.

on the things of others. 27 Only let your conversation 5 Let this mind be in you, be as it becometh the gospel which was also in Christ Jesus : of Christ : that whether I come 6 Who, being in the form of and see you, or else be absent, God, thought it not robbery to I may hear of your affairs, that be equal with God : ye stand fast in one spirit, with 7 But made himself of no repone mind striving together for utation, and took upon him the faith of the gospel;

the form of a servant, and was 28 And in nothing terrified made in the likeness of men : by your adversaries : which is 8 And being found in fashion to them an evident token of as a man, he humbled himself, perdition, but to you of salva- and became obedient unto death, tion, and that of God.

even the death of the cross.

faith;

CHAP. II.

me.

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The exaltation of Christ.

Timothy commended. 9 Wherefore God also hath of good comfort, when I know highly exalted him, and given your state. him a name which is above 20 For I have no man likeevery name :

minded, who will naturally care 10 That at the name of Je- for your state. sus every knee should bow, of 21 For all seek their own, things in heaven, and things not the things which are Jesus in earth, and things under the Christ's. earth;

22 But ye know the proof of 11 And that every tongue him, that as a son with the fashould confess that Jesus Christ ther, he hath served with me is Lord, to the glory of God in the gospel

. the Father.

23 Him therefore I hope to 12 Wherefore, my beloved, send presently, so soon as I as ye have always obeyed, not shall see how it will go with as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work 24 But I trust in the Lord out your own salvation with fear that I also myself shall come and trembling

shortly 13 For it is God which work- 25. Yet I supposed it neceseth in you both to will and to sary to send to you Epaphrodo of his good pleasure. ditus, my brother, and com

14 Do all things without panion in labour, and fellowmurmurings and disputings: soldier, but your messenger,

15 That ye may be blameless and he that ministered to my and harmless, the sons of God, wants. without rebuke, in the midst 26 For he longed after you of a crooked and perverse na- all, and was full of heaviness, tion, among whom ye shine as because that

ye

had heard that lights in the world;

he had been sick. 16 Holding forth the word of 27 For indeed he was sick life; that I may rejoice in the nigh unto death: but God had day of Christ, that I have not mercy on him; and not on run in vain, neither laboured in him only, but on me also, lest vain.

I should have sorrow upon sor17 Yea, and if I be offered row. upon the sacrifice and service 28 I sent him therefore the of your faith, I joy, and rejoice more carefully, that, when ye with you all.

see him again, ye may rejoice, 18 For the same cause also do and that I may be the less ye joy, and rejoice with me. sorrowful.

19 But I trust in the Lord 29 Receive him therefore in Jesus to send Timotheus shortly the Lord with all gladness; and unto you, that I also may be l hold such in reputation:

PHILIPPIANS.

CHAP. III.

ness,

15 He exhorteth them to be

All things but loss for

the knowledge of Christ. 30 Because for the work of all things but loss for the excelChrist he was nigh unto death, lency of the knowledge of Christ not regarding his life, to supply Jesus my Lord: for whom I your lack of service toward me. have suffered the loss of all

things, and do count them but

dung, that I may win Christ, I He warneth them to beware of the false 9. And be found in him, not teachers of the circumcision, 4 shewing that himself hath greater cause than they having mine own righteousness, to trust in the righteousness of the law :

which is of the law, but that 7 which notwithstanding he counteth as dung and loss, to gain Christ and his righteous- which is through the faith of

12 therein acknowledging his own Christ, the righteousness which imperfection. thus minded, 17 and to imitate him, 18 and is of God by faith : to decline the ways of carnal Christians.

10 That I may know him, FINALLY, my brethren, and the power of his resurrec

rejoice in the Lord. To tion, and the fellowship of his write the same things to you, sufferings, being made conformto me indeed is not grievous, able unto his death ; but for you it is safe.

11 If by any means I might 2 Beware of dogs, beware of attain unto the resurrection of evil-workers, beware of the con- the dead. cision.

12 Not as though I had al3 For we are the circumcision, ready attained, either were alwhich worship God in the Spir- ready perfect : but I follow it, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, after, if that I may apprehend and have no confidence in the that for which also I am apflesh.

prehended of Christ Jesus. 4 Though I might also have 13 Brethren, I count not myconfidence in the flesh. If any self to have apprehended: but other man thinketh that he this one thing I do, forgetting hath whereof he might trust those things which are behind, in the flesh, I more:

and reaching forth unto those 5 Circumcised the eighth day, things which are before, of the stock of Israel, of the 14 I press toward the mark tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew for the prize of the high calling of the Hebrews; as touching of God in Christ Jesus. the law, a Pharisee

15 Let us therefore, as many 6 Concerning zeal, persecu- as be perfect, be thus minded: ting the church; touching the and if in any thing ye be otherrighteousness which is in the wise minded, God shall reveal law, blameless.

even this unto you. 7 But what things were gain 16 Nevertheless, whereto we to me, those I counted loss for have already attained, let us Christ.

walk by the same rule, let us 8 Yea doubtless, and I count | mind the same thing.

CHAP. IV.

any vir

His conversation heavenly.

Exhortation to all goodness. 17 Brethren, be followers to- 4 Rejoice in the Lord always: gether of me, and mark them and again I say, Rejoice. which walk so as ye have us for 5 Let your moderation be an ensample.

known unto all men. The Lord 18 (For many walk, of whom is at hand. I have told you often, and now 6 Be careful for nothing ; but tell you even weeping, that they in every thing by prayer and are the enemies of the cross of supplication with thanksgiving Christ:

let your requests be made known 19 Whose end is destruction, | unto God. whose God is their belly, and 7. And the peace of God, whose glory is in their shame, which passeth all understandwho mind earthly things.) ing, shall keep your hearts and

20 For our conversation is in minds through Christ Jesus. heaven; from whence also we 8 Finally, brethren, whatsolook for the Saviour, the Lord ever things are true, whatsoever Jesus Christ:

things are honest, whatsoever 21 Who shall change our vile things arejust,whatsoeverthings body, that it may be fashioned are pure, whatsoever things are like unto his glorious body, ac- lovely, whatsoever things are of cording to the working whereby good report; if there be he is able even to subdue all tue, and if there be any praise, things unto himself.

think on these things. CHAP. IV.

9 Those things which ye have 1 From particular admonitions 4 he pro- | both learned, and received, and ceedeth to general exhortations, 10 shewing heard, and seen in me, do: and how he rejoiced at their liberality towards him iying in prison, not so much for the supply of the God of peace shall be with his own wants, as for the grace of God in

you.

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord T NHEREFORE, my brethren greatly, that now at the last

dearly beloved and longed your care of me hath flourished for, my joy and crown, so stand again ; wherein ye were also fast in the Lord, my dearly be careful, but ye

lacked

oppor loved.

tunity. 2 I beseech Euodias, and be- 11 Not that I speak in respect seech Syntyche, that they be of of want: for I have learned, in the same mind in the Lord. whatsoever state I am, therewith

3 And I entreat thee also, true to be content. yoke-fellow, help those women 12 I know both how to be which laboured with me in the abased, and I know how to gospel, with Clement also, and abound: every where and in all with other my fellow-labourers, things I am instructed both to whose names are in the book of be full and to be hungry, both life.

to abound and to suffer need.

them. 19 And so he concludeth with

prayer and salutations.

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