Therefore my dear friends, just as you 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.
For the one at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure, is God.
Do all [things] without grumbling and disputing,
in order that you may become blameless and innocent, children of God without faulta in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as stars in the world,b16
holding fast to the word of life, for a source of pridec to me in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and rejoice with all of you.
And [in] the same [way] also you rejoice and rejoice with me.