52 Week Bible Reading Plan
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- Paul and Timotheus, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with overseers and ministrants;
- Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
- I give thanks to my God upon all the remembrance of you,
- always, in every supplication of mine for you all, with joy making the supplication,
- for your contribution to the good news from the first day till now,
- having been confident of this very thing, that He who did begin in you a good work, will perform [it] till a day of Jesus Christ,
- according as it is righteous for me to think this in behalf of you all, because of my having you in the heart, both in my bonds, and [in] the defence and confirmation of the good news, all of you being fellow-partakers with me of grace.
- For God is my witness, how I long for you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ,
- and this I pray, that your love yet more and more may abound in full knowledge, and all judgment,
- for your proving the things that differ, that ye may be pure and offenceless -- to a day of Christ,
- being filled with the fruit of righteousness, that [is] through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
- And I wish you to know, brethren, that the things concerning me, rather to an advancement of the good news have come,
- so that my bonds have become manifest in Christ in the whole praetorium, and to the other places -- all,
- and the greater part of the brethren in the Lord, having confidence by my bonds, are more abundantly bold -- fearlessly to speak the word.
- Certain, indeed, even through envy and contention, and certain also through good-will, do preach the Christ;
- the one, indeed, of rivalry the Christ do proclaim, not purely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds,
- and the other out of love, having known that for defence of the good news I am set:
- what then? in every way, whether in pretence or in truth, Christ is proclaimed -- and in this I rejoice, yea, and shall rejoice.
- For I have known that this shall fall out to me for salvation, through your supplication, and the supply of the Spirit of Christ Jesus,
- according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, and in all freedom, as always, also now Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death,
- for to me to live [is] Christ, and to die gain.
- And if to live in the flesh [is] to me a fruit of work, then what shall I choose? I know not;
- for I am pressed by the two, having the desire to depart, and to be with Christ, for it is far better,
- and to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account,
- and of this being persuaded, I have known that I shall remain and continue with you all, to your advancement and joy of the faith,
- that your boasting may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence again to you.
- Only worthily of the good news of the Christ conduct ye yourselves, that, whether having come and seen you, whether being absent I may hear of the things concerning you, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul, striving together for the faith of the good news,
- and not terrified in anything by those opposing, which to them indeed is a token of destruction, and to you of salvation, and that from God;
- because to you it was granted, on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also on behalf of him to suffer;
- the same conflict having, such as ye saw in me, and now hear of in me.
- If, then, any exhortation [is] in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
- fulfil ye my joy, that ye may mind the same thing -- having the same love -- of one soul -- minding the one thing,
- nothing in rivalry or vain-glory, but in humility of mind one another counting more excellent than yourselves --
- each not to your own look ye, but each also to the things of others.
- For, let this mind be in you that [is] also in Christ Jesus,
- who, being in the form of God, thought [it] not robbery to be equal to God,
- but did empty himself, the form of a servant having taken, in the likeness of men having been made,
- and in fashion having been found as a man, he humbled himself, having become obedient unto death -- death even of a cross,
- wherefore, also, God did highly exalt him, and gave to him a name that [is] above every name,
- that in the name of Jesus every knee may bow -- of heavenlies, and earthlies, and what are under the earth --
- and every tongue may confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
- 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,
- for God it is who is working in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
- All things do without murmurings and reasonings,
- 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,
- 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;
- but if also I am poured forth upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and joy with you all,
- because of this do ye also rejoice and joy with me.
- 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,
- for I have no one like-minded, who sincerely for the things concerning you will care,
- for the whole seek their own things, not the things of the Christ Jesus,
- 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;
- him, indeed, therefore, I hope to send, when I may see through the things concerning me -- immediately;
- and I trust in the Lord that I myself also shall quickly come.
- 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,
- seeing he was longing after you all, and in heaviness, because ye heard that he ailed,
- 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.
- The more eagerly, therefore, I did send him, that having seen him again ye may rejoice, and I may be the less sorrowful;
- receive him, therefore, in the Lord, with all joy, and hold such in honour,
- 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.
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