12 So then, my beloved, 1just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your 2salvation with 3fear and trembling;
13 for it is 4God who is at work in you, both to will and to work 5for His good pleasure.
15 so that you will prove yourselves to be 7blameless and innocent, 8children of God above reproach in the midst of a 9crooked and perverse generation, among whom you 10appear as lights in the world,
16 holding fast the word of life, so that in 11the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not 12run in vain nor 13toil in vain.
17 But even if I am being 14poured out as a drink offering upon 15the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.
18 You too, I urge you, rejoice in the same way and share your joy with me.