He exhorteth them to unity, and to all humbleness of mind, by the example of Christ's humility and exaltation:
Philippians 2:1 Therfor if ony coumfort is in Crist, if ony solace of charite, if ony felouschipe of spirit, if ony inwardnesse of merci doyng, Philippians 2:2 fille ye my ioye, that ye vndurstonde the same thing, and haue the same charite, of o wille, and feelen the same thing; Philippians 2:3 no thing bi strijf, nether by veyn glorie, but in mekenesse, demynge eche othere to be heiyer than hym silf; Philippians 2:4 not biholdinge ech bi hym silf what thingis ben his owne, but tho thingis that ben of othere men. Philippians 2:5 And fele ye this thing in you, which also in Crist Jhesu; Philippians 2:6 that whanne he was in the forme of God, demyde not raueyn, that hym silf were euene to God; Philippians 2:7 but he lowide hym silf, takinge the forme of a seruaunt, and was maad in to the licknesse of men, and in abite was foundun as a man. Philippians 2:8 He mekide hym silf, and was maad obedient to the deth, yhe, to the deth of the cross. Philippians 2:9 For which thing God enhaunside hym, and yaf to hym a name that is aboue al name; Philippians 2:10 that in the name of Jhesu ech kne be bowid, of heuenli thingis, of ertheli thingis, and of hellis; Philippians 2:11 and ech tunge knouleche, that the Lord Jhesu Crist is in the glorie of God the fadir.
to a careful proceeding in the way of salvation, that they be as lights to the wicked world,
Philippians 2:12 Therfor, my most dereworthe britheren, as euere more ye han obeischid, not in my presence onely, but myche more now in myn absence, worche ye with drede and trembling youre heelthe. Philippians 2:13 For it is God that worchith in you, bothe to wilne, and to performe, for good wille. Philippians 2:14 And do ye alle thingis with out grutchingis and doutyngis; Philippians 2:15 that ye be with out playnt, and symple as the sones of God, with out repreef, in the myddil of a schrewid nacioun and a weiward; among whiche ye schynen as yyueris of liyt in the world.
and comforts to him their apostle, who is now ready to be offered up to God.
Philippians 2:16 And holde ye togidere the word of lijf to my glorie in the day of Crist; for Y haue not runnen in veyn, nether Y haue trauelid in veyn. Philippians 2:17 But thouy Y be offrid or slayn on the sacrifice and seruyce of youre feith, Y haue ioye, and Y thanke you alle. Philippians 2:18 And the same thing haue ye ioye, and thanke ye me.
He hopeth to send Timothy to them, whom he greatly commendeth,
Philippians 2:19 And Y hope in the Lord Jhesu, that Y schal sende Tymothe soone to you, that Y be of good coumfort, whanne tho thingis ben knowun that ben aboute you. Philippians 2:20 For Y haue no man so of o wille, that is bisi for you with clene affeccioun. Philippians 2:21 For alle men seken tho thingis that ben her owne, not tho that ben of Crist Jhesu. Philippians 2:22 But knowe ye the asaie of hym, for as a sone to the fadir he hath seruyd with me in the gospel. Philippians 2:23 Therfor Y hope that Y schal sende hym to you, anoon as Y se what thingis ben aboute me. Philippians 2:24 And Y triste in the Lord, that also my silf schal come to you soone.
as Epaphroditus also, whom he presently sendeth to them.
Philippians 2:25 And Y gesside it nedeful to sende to you Epafrodite, my brother and euene worchere, and myn euene knyyt, but youre apostle, and the mynystre of my nede. Philippians 2:26 For he desiride you alle, and he was sorewful, therfor that ye herden that he was sijk. Philippians 2:27 For he was sijk to the deth, but God hadde merci on him; and not oneli on hym, but also on me, lest Y hadde heuynesse on heuynesse. Philippians 2:28 Therfor more hastili Y sente hym, that whanne ye han seyn hym, ye haue ioye eft, and Y be withouten heuynesse. Philippians 2:29 Therfor resseyue ye hym with al ioye in the Lord, and haue ye suche with al onour. Philippians 2:30 For the werk of Crist he wente to deth, yyuynge his lijf, that he schulde fulfille that that failide of you anentis my seruyce.