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1 If then I can appeal to you as the followers of Christ, if there is any persuasive power in love and any common sharing of the Spirit, or if you have any tender-heartedness and compassion, make my joy complete by being of one mind, 1 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,
2 united by mutual love, with harmony of feeling giving your minds to one and the same object. 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
3 Do nothing in a spirit of factiousness or of vainglory, but, with true humility, let every one regard the rest as being of more account than himself; 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
4 each fixing his attention, not simply on his own interests, but on those of others also. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
5 Let the same disposition be in you which was in Christ Jesus. 5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
6 Although from the beginning He had the nature of God He did not reckon His equality with God a treasure to be tightly grasped. 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7 Nay, He stripped Himself of His glory, and took on Him the nature of a bondservant by becoming a man like other men. 7 but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
8 And being recognized as truly human, He humbled Himself and even stooped to die; yes, to die on a cross. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross!
9 It is in consequence of this that God has also so highly exalted Him, and has conferred on Him the Name which is supreme above every other, 9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 in order that in the Name of JESUS every knee should bow, of beings in Heaven, of those on the earth, and of those in the underworld, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD, to the glory of God the Father. 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Therefore, my dearly-loved friends, as I have always found you obedient, labour earnestly with fear and trembling--not merely as though I were present with you, but much more now since I am absent from you--labour earnestly, I say, to make sure of your own salvation. 12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,
13 For it is God Himself whose power creates within you the desire to do His gracious will and also brings about the accomplishment of the desire. 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.
14 Be ever on your guard against a grudging and contentious spirit, 14 Do everything without complaining or arguing,
15 so that you may always prove yourselves to be blameless and spotless--irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as heavenly lights in the world, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe
16 holding out to them a Message of Life. It will then be my glory on the day of Christ that I did not run my race in vain nor toil in vain. 16 as you hold out the word of life--in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.
17 Nay, even if my life is to be poured as a libation upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I rejoice, and I congratulate you all. 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.
18 And I bid you also share my gladness, and congratulate me. 18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
19 But, if the Lord permits it, I hope before long to send Timothy to you, that I, in turn, may be cheered by getting news of you. 19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you.
20 For I have no one likeminded with him, who will cherish a genuine care for you. 20 I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare.
21 Everybody concerns himself about his own interests, not about those of Jesus Christ. 21 For everyone looks out for his own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.
22 But you know Timothy's approved worth--how, like a child working with his father, he has served with me in furtherance of the Good News. 22 But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel.
23 So it is he that I hope to send as soon as ever I see how things go with me; 23 I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I see how things go with me.
24 but trusting, as I do, in the Lord, I believe that I shall myself also come to you before long. 24 And I am confident in the Lord that I myself will come soon.
25 Yet I deem it important to send Epaphroditus to you now--he is my brother and comrade both in labour and in arms, and is your messenger who has ministered to my needs. 25 But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs.
26 I send him because he is longing to see you all and is distressed at your having heard of his illness. 26 For he longs for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill.
27 For it is true that he has been ill, and was apparently at the point of death; but God had pity on him, and not only on him, but also on me, to save me from having sorrow upon sorrow. 27 Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow.
28 I am therefore all the more eager to send him, in the hope that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have the less sorrow. 28 Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have less anxiety.
29 Receive him therefore with heartfelt Christian joy, and hold in honour men like him; 29 Welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor men like him,
30 because it was for the sake of Christ's work that he came so near death, hazarding, as he did, his very life in endeavouring to make good any deficiency that there might be in your gifts to me. 30 because he almost died for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up for the help you could not give me.