THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE
Saints should be of one mind and one spirit—Every knee shall bow to Christ—Saints must work out their salvation—Paul faces martyrdom with joy.
If there be
therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any abowels
Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same alove
of bone caccord
, of one mind.
nothing be done
or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each besteem
other better than themselves.
Look not 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 Christ Jesus:
Who, being in the aform
of God, thought it not robbery to be bequal
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a aservant
, and was made in the likeness of men:
Wherefore God also hath highly aexalted
him, and given him a bname
which is above every name:
That at the aname
of Jesus every bknee
should bow, of things
in heaven, and things
in earth, and things
under the earth;
every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is aLord
, to the glory of God the Father.
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, awork
out your own bsalvation
with fear and trembling.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Do all things without murmurings and adisputings
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the asons
of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse bnation
, among whom ye cshine
as lights in the world;
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.
Yea, and if I be aoffered
upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
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.
For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.
For all aseek
, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.
But ye know the aproof
of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.
Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.
But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you aEpaphroditus
, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.
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.
I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your alack
of service toward me.