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Philippians 2

1 If [there be] therefore any encouragement in Christ, if [there be] any consolation of agape-love, if [there be] any fellowship of [the] spirit, if any affection and compassion, 2 fill my joy, in order that you be minded the same, having the same agape-love, [being] fellow-psyche-lives1 , being mindful of the one [thing], 3 nothing [being] according to strife nor according to conceit, but in humblemindedness be reckoning one another as surpassing themselves; 4 each not looking to his own [things], but each also [looking to] the other's. 5 Let this mind be being in you which [is] also in Christ Jesus, 6 who being in the form of God did not reckon it loot2 to be equal to God, 7 but he emptied himself, having taken the form of [a] slave, coming to be in the likeness of men, and having been found in appearance as [a] man 8 he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death of [a] cross. 9 Therefore God also super-exalted him and graced to him the name above every name, 10 in order that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, heavenly and earthly and sub-earthly, 11 and every tongue confess: LORD, JESUS, CHRIST3, to [the] glory of God [the] father. 12 Therefore, my agape-beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not as in my presence only but now much more in my absence, with fear and trembling be effecting your own salvation. 13 For God is the [one] working in you both to be wanting and to be doing according to his good-pleasure. 14 Be doing everything without grumblings and arguments, 15 in order that you become blameless and pure, children of God unblemished in the midst of [a] crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as lights in [the] world, 16 holding fast [the] word of zoe-life4 , to [a] boast for me in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain nor labored in vain. 17 But if I also be offered up upon the altar and ministry [of your] faith, I rejoice and I co-rejoice with you all, 18 so you also [for] the same [thing] be rejoicing and co-rejoicing with me. 19 So I hope in [the] Lord Jesus to swiftly send Timothy to you, in order that I also be happy, having known the [latest news] [about] you. 20 For I have no one like-souled, who will sincerely care for your state; 21 for all seek their own [things], not the [things] of Christ Jesus. 22 But you know his character, that as [a] son to [his] father has he slaved with me for the good-news. 27 Him therefore I hope to send as soon as I see my immediate state. 24 For I am persuaded in the Lord that I myself will swiftly come. 25 Yet I reckoned it necessary to send to you Epaproditus the brother and co-worker and co-soldier, but your apostle, and minister of my needs, 26 since he was longing for you all, and being distressed, because you heard that he had been sick. 27 For indeed he was sick near to death. But God was merciful to him, not to him only but also to me, in order that I now have pain upon pain. 28 Earnestly therefore have I sent him, in order that seeing him again you rejoice and I be free from anxiety. 29 Therefore be awaiting him in [the] Lord with all joy, and be having such [men] honored, 30 because on account of the work of Christ he drew near to death, risking [his] psyche-life1, in order that he supply your lack of ministry towards me.

1from PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. Animals have PSYCHEs as well as humans. Contrast ZOE (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected.

2a thing to be grasped or even robbed

3or "[the] lord [is] Jesus Christ," or "[the] lord Jesus [is] Christ," or "[he is] lord, [he is] Jesus, [he is] Christ," etc.

4from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.