He exhorteth them to unity, and to all humbleness of mind, by the example of Christ's humility and exaltation:
Philippians 2:1 Yf there be amonge you eny consolacion in Christ, yf there be eny comforte of loue, yf there be eny fellishippe off the sprete, yf there be eny compassion and mercy, Philippians 2:2 fulfyll my ioye, that ye drawe one waye, hauynge one loue, beynge of one accorde, and of one mynde: Philippians 2:3 that there be nothinge done thorow stryfe and vayne glory, but that thorow mekenesse of mynde euery man esteme another better then himselfe: Philippians 2:4 and let euery ma loke not for his awne profet, but for the profet of other. Philippians 2:5 Let the same mynde be in you, that was in Christ Iesu: Philippians 2:6 which beyinge in the shappe of God, thought it not robbery to be equall with God, Philippians 2:7 but made him selfe of no reputacion, and toke vpon him the shappe of a seruaunt, became like another man, Philippians 2:8 and was founde in his apparell as a man: he humbled himselfe, and became obedient vnto the death, euen vnto the death of the crosse. Philippians 2:9 Therfore hath God also exalted him, and geuen him a name, which is aboue all names, Philippians 2:10 that in the name of Iesus euery kne shulde bowe, both of thinges in heauen of thinges vpo earth, and of thinges vnder the earth, Philippians 2:11 and that all tunges shulde confesse, that Iesus Christ is the LORDE vnto the prayse 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 dearly beloued, as ye haue allwayes obeyed (not onely in my presence, but now also moch more in my absence) euen so worke out youre awne saluacion with feare and tremblynge. Philippians 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both the wyll and the deed, euen of his owne good wyll. Philippians 2:14 Do all thinges without murmurynges and disputinges, Philippians 2:15 that ye maye be fautles and pure, and the childre of God without rebuke, in the myddes of ye croked and peruerse nacion, amonge whom se that ye shyne as lightes in the worlde,
and comforts to him their apostle, who is now ready to be offered up to God.
Philippians 2:16 holdinge fast the worde of life, vnto my reioysinge in the daye of Christ, that I haue not runne in vayne, nether laboured in vayne. Philippians 2:17 Yee and though I be offred vp vpo the offerynge & sacrifice of youre faith, I am glad, and reioyce with you all: Philippians 2:18 be ye glad also, and reioyce ye with me.
He hopeth to send Timothy to them, whom he greatly commendeth,
Philippians 2:19 I trust in the LORDE Iesus, to sende Timotheus shortly vnto you, that I also maye be of good comforte, whan I knowe what case ye stonde in. Philippians 2:20 For I haue no man that is so like mynded to me, which with so pure affeccio careth for you: Philippians 2:21 for all other seke their awne, not that which is Iesus Christes. Philippians 2:22 But ye knowe the profe of him: for as a childe vnto the father, so hath he mynistred vnto me in the Gospell. Philippians 2:23 Him I hope to sende, as soone as I knowe how it wyll go with me. Philippians 2:24 But I trust in the LORDE, that I also my selfe shal come shortly.
as Epaphroditus also, whom he presently sendeth to them.
Philippians 2:25 Neuertheles I thoughte it necessary to sende vnto you the brother Ephraditus, which is my companyon in laboure and felowe soudyer, and youre Apostell, and my mynister at my nede, Philippians 2:26 for so moch as he longed after you all, and was full of heuynes, because ye had herde that he was sicke. Philippians 2:27 And no doute he was sicke, and that nye vnto death: but God had mercy on him, and not on him onely, but on me also, lest I shulde haue had sorowe vpon sorowe. Philippians 2:28 I haue sent him therfore the more haistely, that ye mighte se him, and reioyce agayne, and that I also mighte haue the lesse sorowe. Philippians 2:29 Receaue him therfore in the LORDE with all gladnes, and make moch of soche: Philippians 2:30 for because of the worke of Christ, he wente so farre, that he came nye vnto death, and regarded not his life, to fulfyll that seruyce which was lackynge on youre parte towarde me.