1 If there is, therefore, any consolation in Christ, if any encouragement of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender affections and compassions,
2 fill ye up my joy, that ye think the same thing; having the same love; united in soul; minding the one thing;
3 doing nothing through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind, each esteeming others better than himself;
8 and, being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed upon Him the name which is above every name;
10 that, in the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of beings in Heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,
12 So then, my beloved, as ye always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
15 that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God, irreproachable in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye appear as luminaries in the world,
16 holding forth the word of life, for an occasion of glorying to me at the day of Christ, that I ran not in vain, neither labored in vain.
17 But even if I am offered as a libation upon the sacrifice and ministry of your faith, I rejoice, and I rejoice with you all;
19 But I am hoping in the Lord Jesus shortly to send Timothy to you, that I also may be cheerful, when having known the things concerning you.
22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a child with a father, he served with me in furtherance of the Gospel.
23 Him, indeed, therefore, I hope to send immediately, as soon as I may look away from the things which concern me:
25 Yet I deemed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and fellow-worker, and fellow-soldier, but your messenger and minister to my need;
26 since he was longing after you all, and was in great distress, because ye heard that he was sick.
27 For, in fact, he was sick, near to death; but God had mercy on him, and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.
28 I sent him, therefore, the more urgently, that, seeing him again, ye may rejoice, and I may be the less sorrowful.