1: If then [there be] any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of [the] Spirit, if any bowels and compassions, 2: fulfil my joy, that ye may think the same thing, having the same love, joined in soul, thinking one thing; 3: [let] nothing [be] in the spirit of strife or vain glory, but, in lowliness of mind, each esteeming the other as more excellent than themselves; 4: regarding not each his own [qualities], but each those of others also. 5: For let this mind be in you which [was] also in Christ Jesus; 6: who, subsisting in the form of God, did not esteem it an object of rapine to be on an equality with God; 7: but emptied himself, taking a bondman's form, taking his place in [the] likeness of men; 8: and having been found in figure as a man, humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, and [that the] death of [the] cross. 9: Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and granted him a name, that which is above every name, 10: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly and earthly and infernal [beings], 11: and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord to God [the] Father's glory. 12: So that, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much rather in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13: for it is God who works in you both the willing and the working according to [his] good pleasure. 14: Do all things without murmurings and reasonings, 15: that ye may be harmless and simple, irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation; among whom ye appear as lights in [the] world, 16: holding forth [the] word of life, so as to be a boast for me in Christ's day, that I have not run in vain nor laboured in vain. 17: But if also I am poured out as a libation on the sacrifice and ministration of your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice in common with you all. 18: In like manner do ye also rejoice, and rejoice with me. 19: But I hope in [the] Lord Jesus to send Timotheus to you shortly, that I also may be refreshed, knowing how ye get on. 20: For I have no one like-minded who will care with genuine feeling how ye get on. 21: For all seek their own things, not the things of Jesus Christ. 22: But ye know the proof of him, that, as a child a father, he has served with me in the work of the glad tidings. 23: Him therefore I hope to send immediately, as soon as I shall see how it goes with me: 24: but I trust in [the] Lord that I myself also shall soon come; 25: but I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-workman and fellow-soldier, but your messenger and minister to my need, 26: since he had a longing desire after you all, and was distressed because ye had heard that he was sick; 27: for he was also sick close to death, but God had mercy on him, and not indeed on him alone, but also on me, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow. 28: I have sent him therefore the more diligently, that seeing him ye might again rejoice, and that I might be the less sorrowful. 29: Receive him therefore in [the] Lord with all joy, and hold such in honour; 30: because for the sake of the work he drew near even to death, venturing his life that he might fill up what lacked in your ministration toward me.