If [there be] therefore any consolation in Christe, yf any comfort of loue, if any felowship of ye spirite, yf any compassion and mercie,
Fulfyl ye my ioy, that ye be lyke mynded, hauyng the same loue, being of one accorde, of one mynde,
Let nothyng [be done] through stryfe or vayne glorie, but in mekenesse of mynde euery man esteeme one ye other better then hym selfe.
Loke not euery man on his owne thynges, but euery man also on the thynges of others.
Let ye same mynde be in you, which was in Christe Iesus:
Who beyng in the fourme of God, thought it not robbery to be equall with God.
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:
He humbled hym selfe, made obedient vnto death, euen the death of the crosse.
Wherfore God also hath highly exalted hym, and geuen hym a name which is aboue euery name.
That in the name of Iesus euery knee should bowe, [of thynges] in heauen, and [thynges] in earth, and [thinges] vnder the earth:
And that euery tongue should confesse that the Lorde, Iesus Christe [is] to the glorie of God the father.
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.
For it is God which worketh in you, both to will and to do of good wyll.
Do all thyng without murmuryng and disputyng:
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,
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.
Yea, and though I be offered vp vpo the offeryng and seruice of your fayth, I reioyce, and reioyce with you all.
For the same cause also do ye reioyce, and reioyce with me.
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.
For I haue no man lyke mynded, who wyll naturally care for your state.
For all seeke their owne, not the thynges which are Iesus Christes.
Ye knowe the profe of hym, that as a sonne with the father, he hath serued with me in the Gospell.
Hym therfore I hope to sende, assoone as I knowe my state.
But I trust in the Lorde, that I also my selfe shall come shortly.
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.
For he longed after you all, and was full of heauinesse, because that ye had hearde that he had ben sicke.
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.
I sent him therfore the more diligentlie, that when ye see him againe, ye may reioyce, and that I may be the lesse sorowfull.
Receaue hym therfore in the Lorde with all gladnes, & make much of such:
Because, for the worke of Christe, he was nye vnto death, not regardyng his lyfe, to fulfyll your lacke of seruice towarde me.