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Philippians 2:8-18 (New International Version)

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8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death1-- even death on a cross! 9 Therefore God exalted him2 to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name,3 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,4 in heaven and on earth and under the earth,5 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,6 to the glory of God the Father.

Shining as Stars

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,7 13 for it is God who works in you8 to will and to act according to his good purpose.9 14 Do everything without complaining10 or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless11 and pure, children of God12 without fault in a crooked and depraved generation,13 in which you shine like stars in the universe 16 as you hold outa the word of life--in order that I may boast on the day of Christ14 that I did not run15 or labor for nothing.16 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering17 on the sacrifice18 and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.19 18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
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