The Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians, Chapter 1
1 Paul and Timothy, the servants of Jesus Christ; to all the
saints in Christ Jesus, who are at Philippi, with the
bishops and deacons.
2 Grace be unto you, and peace from God our Father, and from
the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 I give thanks to my God in every remembrance of you,
4 Always in all my prayers making supplication for you all,
5 For your communication in the gospel of Christ from the
first day unto now.
6 Being confident of this very thing, that he, who hath
begun a good work in you, will perfect it unto the day of
7 As it is meet for me to think this for you all, for that
I have you in my heart; and that in my bands, and in the
defence and confirmation of the gospel, you all are
partakers of my joy.
8 For God is my witness, how I long after you all in the
bowels of Jesus Christ.
9 And this I pray, that your charity may more and more
abound in knowledge, and in all understanding:
10 That you may approve the better things, that you may be
sincere and without offence unto the day of Christ,
11 Filled with the fruit of justice, through Jesus Christ,
unto the glory and praise of God.
12 Now, brethren, I desire you should know, that the things
which have happened to me, have fallen out rather to the
furtherance of the gospel:
13 So that my bands are made manifest in Christ, in all the
court, and in all other places:
14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, growing confident by
my bands, are much more bold to speak the word of God
15 Some indeed, even out of envy and contention; but some
also for good will preach Christ.
16 Some out of charity, knowing that I am set for the defence
of the gospel.
17 And some out of contention preach Christ not sincerely:
supposing that they raise affliction to my bands.
18 But what then? So that by all means, whether by occasion,
or by truth, Christ be preached: in this also I rejoice,
yea, and will rejoice.
19 For I know that this shall fall out to me unto salvation,
through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus
20 According to my expectation and hope; that in nothing I
shall be confounded, but with all confidence, as always,
so now also shall Christ be magnified in my body, whether
it be by life, or by death.
21 For to me, to live is Christ; and to die is gain.
22 And if to live in the flesh, this is to me the fruit of
labour, and what I shall choose I know not.
23 But I am straitened between two: having a desire to be
dissolved and to be with Christ, a thing by far the
24 But to abide still in the flesh, is needful for you.
25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide, and
continue with you all, for your furtherance and joy of
26 That your rejoicing may abound in Christ Jesus for me, by
my coming to you again.
27 Only let your conversation be worthy of the gospel of
Christ: that, whether I come and see you, or, being
absent, may hear of you, that you stand fast in one
spirit, with one mind labouring together for the faith of
28 And in nothing be ye terrified by the adversaries: which
to them is a cause of perdition, but to you of salvation,
and this from God:
29 For unto you it is given for Christ, not only to believe
in him, but also to suffer for him.
30 Having the same conflict as that which you have seen in
me, and now have heard of me
The Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians, Chapter 2
1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any
comfort of charity, if any society of the spirit, if any
bowels of commiseration:
2 Fulfil ye my joy, that you may be of one mind, having the
same charity, being of one accord, agreeing in sentiment.
3 Let nothing be done through contention, neither by vain
glory: but in humility, let each esteem others better than
4 Each one not considering the things that are his own, but
those that are other men's.
5 For let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ
6 Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be
equal with God:
7 But emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being
made in the likeness of men, and in habit found as a man.
8 He humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to
the death of the cross.
9 For which cause God also hath exalted him, and hath given
him a name which is above all names:
10 That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those
that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth:
11 And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus
Christ is in the glory of God the Father.
12 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, (as you have always obeyed,
not as in my presence only, but much more now in my
absence,) with fear and trembling work out your salvation.
13 For it is God who worketh in you, both to will and to
accomplish, according to his good will.
14 And do ye all things without murmurings and hesitations;
15 That you may be blameless, and sincere children of God,
without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse
generation; among whom you shine as lights in the world.
16 Holding forth the word of life to my glory in the day of
Christ, because I have not run in vain, nor laboured in
17 Yea, and if I be made a victim upon the sacrifice and
service of your faith, I rejoice, and congratulate with
18 And for the selfsame thing do you also rejoice, and
congratulate with me.
19 And I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy unto you
shortly, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know
the things concerning you.
20 For I have no man so of the same mind, who with sincere
affection is solicitous for you.
21 For all seek the things that are their own; not the things
that are Jesus Christ's.
22 Now know ye the proof of him, that as a son with the
father, so hath he served with me in the gospel.
23 Him therefore I hope to send unto you immediately, so soon
as I shall see how it will go with me.
24 And I trust in the Lord, that I myself also shall come to
25 But I have thought it necessary to send to you
Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow labourer, and fellow
soldier, but your apostle, and he that hath ministered to
26 For indeed he longed after you all: and was sad, for that
you had heard that he was sick.
27 For indeed he was sick, nigh unto death; but God had mercy
on him; and not only on him, but on me also, lest I should
have sorrow upon sorrow.
28 Therefore I sent him the more speedily: that seeing him
again, you may rejoice, and I may be without sorrow.
29 Receive him therefore with all joy in the Lord; and treat
with honour such as he is.
30 Because for the work of Christ he came to the point of
death: delivering his life, that he might fulfil that
which on your part was wanting towards my service
The Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians, Chapter 3
1 As to the rest, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write
the same things to you, to me indeed is not wearisome, but
to you is necessary.
2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the
3 For we are the circumcision, who in spirit serve God; and
glory in Christ Jesus, not having confidence in the flesh.
4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any
other thinketh he may have confidence in the flesh, I
5 Being circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel,
of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews;
according to the law, a Pharisee:
6 According to zeal, persecuting the church of God;
according to the justice that is in the law, conversing
7 But the things that were gain to me, the same I have
counted loss for Christ.
8 Furthermore I count all things to be but loss for the
excellent knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord; for whom I
have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but
as dung, that I may gain Christ:
9 And may be found in him, not having my justice, which is
of the law, but that which is of the faith of Christ
Jesus, which is of God, justice in faith:
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection,
and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made
conformable to his death,
11 If by any means I may attain to the resurrection which is
from the dead.
12 Not as though I had already attained, or were already
perfect; but I follow after, if I may by any means
apprehend, wherein I am also apprehended by Christ Jesus.
13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended. But
one thing I do: forgetting the things that are behind, and
stretching forth myself to those that are before,
14 I press towards the mark, to the prize of the supernal
vocation of God in Christ Jesus.
15 Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, be thus minded;
and if in any thing you be otherwise minded, this also God
will reveal to you.
16 Nevertheless whereunto we are come, that we be of the same
mind, let us also continue in the same rule.
17 Be ye followers of me, brethren, and observe them who walk
so as you have our model.
18 For many walk, of whom I have told you often (and now tell
you weeping), that they are enemies of the cross of
19 Whose end is destruction; whose God is their belly; and
whose glory is in their shame; who mind earthly things.
20 But our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we
look for the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ,
21 Who will reform the body of our lowness, made like to the
body of his glory, according to the operation whereby also
he is able to subdue all things unto himself
The Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians, Chapter 4
1 Therefore, my dearly beloved brethren, and most desired,
my joy and my crown; so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly
2 I beg of Evodia, and I beseech Syntyche, to be of one mind
in the Lord.
3 And I entreat thee also, my sincere companion, help those
women who have laboured with me in the gospel, with
Clement and the rest of my fellow labourers, whose names
are in the book of life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say, rejoice.
5 Let your modesty be known to all men. The Lord is nigh.
6 Be nothing solicitous; but in every thing, by prayer and
supplication, with thanksgiving, let your petitions be
made known to God.
7 And the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding,
keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
8 For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy,
whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be
any virtue, if any praise of discipline, think on these
9 The things which you have both learned, and received, and
heard, and seen in me, these do ye, and the God of peace
shall be with you.
10 Now I rejoice in the Lord exceedingly, that now at length
your thought for me hath flourished again, as you did also
think; but you were busied.
11 I speak not as it were for want. For I have learned, in
whatsoever state I am, to be content therewith.
12 I know both how to be brought low, and I know how to
abound: (everywhere, and in all things I am instructed)
both to be full, and to be hungry; both to abound, and to
13 I can do all these things in him who strengtheneth me.
14 Nevertheless you have done well in communicating to my
15 And you also know, O Philippians, that in the beginning of
the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church
communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving,
but you only:
16 For unto Thessalonica also you sent once and again for my
17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that may
abound to your account.
18 But I have all, and abound: I am filled, having received
from Epaphroditus the things you sent, an odour of
sweetness, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.
19 And may my God supply all your want, according to his
riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
20 Now to God and our Father be glory world without end.
21 Salute ye every saint in Christ Jesus.
22 The brethren who are with me, salute you. All the saints
salute you; especially they that are of Caesar's
23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.