He exhorteth them to unity, and to all humbleness of mind, by the example of Christ's humility and exaltation:
Philippians 2:1 If [there be] therefore any consolation in Christe, yf any comfort of loue, if any felowship of ye spirite, yf any compassion and mercie, Philippians 2:2 Fulfyl ye my ioy, that ye be lyke mynded, hauyng the same loue, being of one accorde, of one mynde, Philippians 2:3 Let nothyng [be done] through stryfe or vayne glorie, but in mekenesse of mynde euery man esteeme one ye other better then hym selfe. Philippians 2:4 Loke not euery man on his owne thynges, but euery man also on the thynges of others. Philippians 2:5 Let ye same mynde be in you, which was in Christe Iesus: Philippians 2:6 Who beyng in the fourme of God, thought it not robbery to be equall with God. Philippians 2:7 But made hym selfe of no reputation, takyng on him the fourme of a seruaut, and made in the lykenesse of men, and founde in figure as a man: Philippians 2:8 He humbled hym selfe, made obedient vnto death, euen the death of the crosse. Philippians 2:9 Wherfore God also hath highly exalted hym, and geuen hym a name which is aboue euery name. Philippians 2:10 That in the name of Iesus euery knee should bowe, [of thynges] in heauen, and [thynges] in earth, and [thinges] vnder the earth: Philippians 2:11 And that euery tongue should confesse that the Lorde, Iesus Christe [is] to the glorie of God the father.
to a careful proceeding in the way of salvation, that they be as lights to the wicked world,
Philippians 2:12 Wherfore, my dearely beloued, as ye haue alwayes obeyed, not as in my presence only, but nowe much more in my absence, worke out your owne saluation with feare and tremblyng. Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you, both to will and to do of good wyll. Philippians 2:14 Do all thyng without murmuryng and disputyng: Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blamelesse and pure, the sonnes of God, without rebuke in the myddes of a croked and peruerse nation, among who shyne ye as lightes in the worlde,
and comforts to him their apostle, who is now ready to be offered up to God.
Philippians 2:16 Holdyng fast the worde of lyfe, to my reioycyng in the day of Christe that I haue not runne in vayne, neither haue laboured in vayne. Philippians 2:17 Yea, and though I be offered vp vpo the offeryng and seruice of your fayth, I reioyce, and reioyce with you all. Philippians 2:18 For the same cause also do ye reioyce, and reioyce with me.
He hopeth to send Timothy to them, whom he greatly commendeth,
Philippians 2:19 But I trust in the Lorde Iesus, to sende Timotheus shortly vnto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I knowe your state. Philippians 2:20 For I haue no man lyke mynded, who wyll naturally care for your state. Philippians 2:21 For all seeke their owne, not the thynges which are Iesus Christes. Philippians 2:22 Ye knowe the profe of hym, that as a sonne with the father, he hath serued with me in the Gospell. Philippians 2:23 Hym therfore I hope to sende, assoone as I knowe my state. Philippians 2:24 But I trust in the Lorde, that I also my selfe shall come shortly.
as Epaphroditus also, whom he presently sendeth to them.
Philippians 2:25 But I supposed it necessarie to sende to you Epaphroditus, my brother and companion in labour, & felowe souldier, but your Apostle, and the minister of my neede. Philippians 2:26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heauinesse, because that ye had hearde that he had ben sicke. Philippians 2:27 And no doubt he was sicke nye vnto death, but God had mercie on hym, and not on hym only, but on me also, lest I shoulde haue sorowe vpon sorowe. Philippians 2:28 I sent him therfore the more diligentlie, that when ye see him againe, ye may reioyce, and that I may be the lesse sorowfull. Philippians 2:29 Receaue hym therfore in the Lorde with all gladnes, & make much of such: Philippians 2:30 Because, for the worke of Christe, he was nye vnto death, not regardyng his lyfe, to fulfyll your lacke of seruice towarde me.