Philippians 2 DBY

1 If then [there be] any comfort a in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of [the] Spirit, if any bowels and compassions,

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    • o 2:1 - 'Encouragement,' by word or any way. The apostle beautifully alludes to what he felt by their sending supply to him from so far; and adds, If you want me to be fully happy, be at one among yourselves.
      2 fulfil my joy, that b ye may think the same thing, having the same love, joined in soul, thinking one thing;

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        • p 2:2 - 'That' depends on an understood exhortation.
          3 [let] nothing c [be] in the spirit of strife or vain glory, but, in lowliness of mind, each esteeming the other as more excellent than themselves;

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            • q 2:3 - Or 'nothing' may be joined with 'thinking,' leaving out 'let,' and 'be.'
              4 regarding not each his own [qualities], d but each those of others also.

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                • r 2:4 - Or 'advantages.'
                  5 For let this mind be in you e which [was] also in Christ Jesus;

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                    • s 2:5 - Or 'be found amongst you.'
                      6 who, subsisting in the form of God, did not esteem it an object of rapine f to be on an equality with God;

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                        • t 2:6 - Or 'esteem it rapine.'
                          7 but emptied himself, g taking a bondman's form, taking his place h in [the] likeness of men;

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                            • u 2:7 - I have no doubt all this is in contrast with the first Adam. The history of the second man is that he made himself of no reputation (or emptied himself) in becoming a man.
                            • v 2:7 - Genomenos, aorist participle, the same word as is translated 'becoming' in v. 8. 'Being made' is wrong; it is becoming what he was not before.
                              8 and having been found in figure as a man, humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and [that the] death of [the] cross.
                              9 Wherefore also God highly i exalted him, and granted him a name, that which is above every name,

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                                • w 2:9 - Or 'has highly exalted him, and given him.'
                                  10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly and earthly and infernal [beings],
                                  11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord to God [the] Father's glory.
                                  12 So that, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much rather in my absence, work out j your own salvation with fear and trembling,

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                                    • x 2:12 - 'To work out into result,' as Rom. 7.8,13,15.
                                      13 for it is God who works in you both the willing and the working k according to [his] good pleasure.

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                                        • y 2:13 - Internal operation of power, though seen in results, as Matt. 14.2; Col. 1.29. Not as 'work out' in ver. 12.
                                          14 Do all things without murmurings and reasonings,
                                          15 that ye may be harmless and simple, irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation; l among whom ye appear m as lights in [the] world,

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                                            • z 2:15 - See Deut. 32.5, LXX.
                                            • { 2:15 - 'Appear;' used in the middle voice for the rising or appearing of the heavenly bodies; so here with 'lights,' i.e. 'luminaries,' as Rev. 21.11.
                                              16 holding forth [the] word of life, so as to be a boast for me in Christ's day, that I have not run in vain nor laboured in vain. n

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                                                • | 2:16 - This is the other alternative to 'coming and finding them walking well,' as he had said in ch. 1.27.
                                                  17 But if also I am poured out as a libation on the sacrifice and ministration of your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice in common with you all.
                                                  18 In like manner do *ye* also rejoice, and rejoice with me.
                                                  19 But I hope in [the] Lord Jesus to send Timotheus to you shortly, that *I* also may be refreshed, knowing how ye get on.
                                                  20 For I have no one like-minded who will care with genuine feeling how ye get on.
                                                  21 For all seek their own things, not the things of Jesus Christ.
                                                  22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a child a father, he has served with me in the work of the glad tidings.
                                                  23 Him therefore I hope to send immediately, as soon as I shall see how it goes with me:
                                                  24 but I trust in [the] Lord that I myself also shall soon come;
                                                  25 but I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-workman and fellow-soldier, but your messenger and minister o to my need,

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                                                    • } 2:25 - Leitourgos: as Rom. 15.16. A kind of official person in service.
                                                      26 since he had a longing desire after you all, and was distressed because ye had heard that he was sick;
                                                      27 for he was also sick close to death, p but God had mercy on him, and not indeed on him alone, but also on me, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

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                                                        • ~ 2:27 - 'Almost the same as dead,' or 'in like manner;' as Heb. 2.14, where the object is not the essential sameness, but the similarity of the form and manner.
                                                          28 I have sent him therefore the more diligently, that seeing him ye might again rejoice, q and that *I* might be the less sorrowful.

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                                                            •  2:28 - Or 'seeing him again ye might rejoice.'
                                                              29 Receive him therefore in [the] Lord with all joy, and hold such in honour;
                                                              30 because for the sake of the work he drew near even to death, venturing his life that he might fill up what lacked in your ministration toward me.