If there be thereforeanyconsolationinChrist, if anycomfort of love, if anyfellowship of the Spirit, if anybowelsandmercies,2
Fulfil yemyjoy,that ye be likeminded , having the samelove, being of one accord, of onemind .
Let nothing be done throughstrifeorvainglory;but in lowliness of mindleteachesteemother better thanthemselves.4Looknot every man on his own things,but every manalso on the things of others.5Letthis mind beinyou,which was alsoinChristJesus:6Who,beingin the form of God, thought itnotrobbery to beequal with God:7Butmadehimself of no reputation , and took upon him the form of a servant, and was madein the likeness of men:8And being found in fashionaas a man, he humbledhimself, and becameobedientuntodeath,even the death of the cross.9WhereforeGodalso hath highly exaltedhim,andgivenhim a namewhich is aboveeveryname:10Thatat the name of Jesuseveryknee should bow , of things in heaven,and things in earth,and things under the earth;11And that everytongue should confessthatJesusChrist is Lord,to the glory of God the Father.12Wherefore,mybeloved,as ye havealwaysobeyed , notasinmypresenceonly,butnowmuchmoreinmyabsence, work out your ownsalvationwithfearandtrembling.13For it isGodwhichworkethinyouboth to willand to doof his good pleasure.14Do all thingswithoutmurmuringsanddisputings:15That ye may beblamelessandharmless,b the sons of God, without rebuke,in the midst of a crookedandperversenation,amongwhom ye shineaslightsin the world;16
Holding forth the word of life;thatI may rejoicein the day of Christ,that I havenotruninvain,neitherlabouredinvain.17Yea, and if I be offeredcupon the sacrificeandservice of yourfaith, I joy , and rejoice withyouall.18For the same causealsodoyejoy , and rejoice withme.19Butd I trustin the LordJesus to sendTimotheusshortly unto you,that I also may be of good comfort , when I knowyourstate.20For I have no manlikeminded,ewho will naturallycare for yourstate.21Forallseek their own,not the things which areJesusChrist's.22But ye know the proof of him,that,as a son with the father, he hath servedwithmein the gospel.23Himtherefore I hope to sendpresently, so soon asI shall seehow it will go with me.24But I trustin the LordthatIalsomyself shall comeshortly.25Yet I supposed it necessary to sendtoyouEpaphroditus,mybrother,and companion in labour,andfellowsoldier,butyourmessenger,and he that ministered to mywants.26Forhe longed afteryouall,and was full of heaviness , because that ye had heardthat he had been sick .
27Forindeed he was sicknigh unto death:butGod had mercy on him;andnot on himonly,but on mealso,lest I should havesorrowuponsorrow.28
I senthimtherefore the more carefully,that, when ye seehimagain, ye may rejoice , and that I may be the less sorrowful.29Receivehimthereforein the Lordwithallgladness;andholdfsuch in reputation:30Becausefor the work of Christ he was nighuntodeath, not regarding his life,tosupplyyourlack of servicetowardme.