1: If, then, any exhortation [is] in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2: fulfil ye my joy, that ye may mind the same thing -- having the same love -- of one soul -- minding the one thing, 3: nothing in rivalry or vain-glory, but in humility of mind one another counting more excellent than yourselves -- 4: each not to your own look ye, but each also to the things of others. 5: For, let this mind be in you that [is] also in Christ Jesus, 6: who, being in the form of God, thought [it] not robbery to be equal to God, 7: but did empty himself, the form of a servant having taken, in the likeness of men having been made, 8: and in fashion having been found as a man, he humbled himself, having become obedient unto death -- death even of a cross, 9: wherefore, also, God did highly exalt him, and gave to him a name that [is] above every name, 10: that in the name of Jesus every knee may bow -- of heavenlies, and earthlies, and what are under the earth -- 11: and every tongue may confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12: So that, my beloved, as ye always obey, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, with fear and trembling your own salvation work out, 13: for God it is who is working in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure. 14: All things do without murmurings and reasonings, 15: that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God, unblemished in the midst of a generation crooked and perverse, among whom ye do appear as luminaries in the world, 16: the word of life holding forth, for rejoicing to me in regard to a day of Christ, that not in vain did I run, nor in vain did I labour; 17: but if also I am poured forth upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and joy with you all, 18: because of this do ye also rejoice and joy with me. 19: And I hope, in the Lord Jesus, Timotheus to send quickly to you, that I also may be of good spirit, having known the things concerning you, 20: for I have no one like-minded, who sincerely for the things concerning you will care, 21: for the whole seek their own things, not the things of the Christ Jesus, 22: and the proof of him ye know, that as a child [serveth] a father, with me he did serve in regard to the good news; 23: him, indeed, therefore, I hope to send, when I may see through the things concerning me -- immediately; 24: and I trust in the Lord that I myself also shall quickly come. 25: And I thought [it] necessary Epaphroditus -- my brother, and fellow-workman, and fellow-soldier, and your apostle and servant to my need -- to send unto you, 26: seeing he was longing after you all, and in heaviness, because ye heard that he ailed, 27: for he also ailed nigh to death, but God did deal kindly with him, and not with him only, but also with me, that sorrow upon sorrow I might not have. 28: The more eagerly, therefore, I did send him, that having seen him again ye may rejoice, and I may be the less sorrowful; 29: receive him, therefore, in the Lord, with all joy, and hold such in honour, 30: because on account of the work of the Christ he drew near to death, having hazarded the life that he might fill up your deficiency of service unto me.