Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Filipi 1

1Paulu àti Timotiu, àwọn ìránṣẹ́ Jesu Kristi.

Sí gbogbo àwọn ènìyàn mímọ́ nínú Kristi Jesu tí ó wà ní Filipi, pẹ̀lú àwọn alábojútó àti àwọn díákónì.

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ sí yín, àti àlàáfíà láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba wa, àti Olúwa wa Jesu Kristi.

Àdúrà àti Ọpẹ́

Mo ń dúpẹ́ lọ́wọ́ Ọlọ́run mi ní gbogbo ìgbà tí mo bá rántí yín: Nínú gbogbo àdúrà mi fún un yín, èmi ń fi ayọ̀ gbàdúrà, nítorí ìdàpọ̀ yín nínú ìhìnrere láti ọjọ́ kìn-ín-ní wá títí di ìsinsin yìí. Ohun kan yìí sá à dá mi lójú pé, ẹni tí ó ti bẹ̀rẹ̀ iṣẹ́ rere nínú yín, yóò ṣe àṣepé rẹ̀ títí di ọjọ́ náà tí Jesu Kristi yóò dé:

Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ti tọ́ fún mi láti ro èyí nípa gbogbo yín, nítorí tí mo fi yín sọ́kàn, bí mo tilẹ̀ wà nínú ìdè tàbí ìdáhùn ẹjọ́, àti ìfẹsẹ̀múlẹ̀ ìhìnrere, gbogbo yín jẹ́ alábápín oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Ọlọ́run pẹ̀lú mi. Nítorí Ọlọ́run ni ẹlẹ́rìí mi, bí mo ti ń ṣàfẹ́rí yín gidigidi nínú ìfẹ́ Jesu Kristi.

Èyí sì ni àdúrà mi: pé kí ìfẹ́ yín lè máa pọ̀ síwájú àti síwájú sí i nínú ìfẹ́ àti ìmọ̀ ìjìnlẹ̀, 10 kí ẹ̀yin kí ó lè ní òye ohun tí ó dára jùlọ; kí ó sì jásí òdodo àti aláìjẹ́ ohun ìkọ̀sẹ̀ títí di ọjọ́ dídé Jesu Kristi: 11 Lẹ́yìn ìgbà ti ẹ ti kún fún àwọn ìwà òdodo láti ọ̀dọ̀ Jesu Kristi, fún ògo àti ìyìn Ọlọ́run.

Ìrírí Paulu nínú iṣẹ́ ìránṣẹ́

12 Ǹjẹ́ èmi fẹ́ kí ẹ̀yin kí ó mọ̀, ará, pé ohun tí ó ṣẹlẹ̀ sí mi jásí àtẹ̀gùn sí ìlọsíwájú ìhìnrere. 13 Nítorí ìdí èyí, ó ti hàn gbangba sí gbogbo àwọn ẹ̀ṣọ́ ààfin àti sí àwọn ẹlòmíràn wí pé mo wà nínú ìdè fún Kristi. 14 Nítorí ìdè mi, ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ àwọn ará nínú Olúwa ni a ti mú lọ́kàn le láti sọ̀rọ̀ Ọlọ́run sí i pẹ̀lú ìgboyà àti láìbẹ̀rù.

15 Òtítọ́ ni pé àwọn ẹlòmíràn tilẹ̀ ń fi ìjà àti ìlara wàásù Kristi, ṣùgbọ́n àwọn ẹlòmíràn sì ń fi inú rere ṣe é. 16 Àwọn kan ń fi ìjà wàásù Kristi, kì í ṣe pẹ̀lú òtítọ́ inú, wọ́n ń gbèrò láti fi ìpọ́njú kún ìdè mi: 17 Àwọn kan ẹ̀wẹ̀ si ń fi ìfẹ́ ṣe é, nítorí tí wọ́n mọ̀ pé a gbé mi dìde láti dá ààbò bo iṣẹ́ ìhìnrere. 18 Kí ló tún kù? Kìkì í pé níbi gbogbo, ìbá à ní ìfẹ̀tànṣe tàbí ni ti òtítọ́ a sá à n wàásù Kristi, èmi sì ń yọ̀ nítorí èyí.

Nítòótọ́, èmi ó sì máa yọ̀, 19 nítorí tí mo mọ̀ pé èyí ni yóò yọrí sí ìgbàlà fún mi láti inú àdúrà yín wá, àti ìfikún ẹ̀mí Jesu Kristi, 20  Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìfẹ́ ọkàn àti ìrètí mi pé kí ojú kí ó má ṣe ti mi ní ohunkóhun, ṣùgbọ́n kí èmi kí ó le máa ni ìgboyà ní ìgbà gbogbo àti nísinsin yìí, kí a lè ti ipasẹ̀ mi gbé Kristi ga lára mi, ìbá à ṣe pé mo wà láààyè, tàbí mo kú. 21 Nítorí, ní ti èmi, láti wa láààyè jẹ́ Kristi, láti kú pẹ̀lú sì jẹ́ èrè fún mi. 22 Ṣùgbọ́n bí èmi bá le è ṣe iṣẹ́ ti ó ni àpẹẹrẹ nípa wíwà láààyè nínú ara, ṣùgbọ́n ohun ti èmi ó yàn, èmi kò mọ̀. 23 Ṣùgbọ́n èmi n ṣiyèméjì, nítorí ti èmi fẹ́ láti lọ kúrò nínú ayé yìí, láti wà lọ́dọ̀ Kristi; nítorí ó dára púpọ̀ jù: 24 Síbẹ̀ láti wà láààyè jẹ́ àǹfààní nítorí tiyín. 25 Bí èyí sì ti dá mi lójú, mo mọ̀ pé èmi ó dúró, èmi ó sì máa wà pẹ̀lú yín fún ìtẹ̀síwájú àti ayọ̀ yín nínú ìgbàgbọ́, 26 kí ìṣògo yín kí ó lè di púpọ̀ gidigidi nínú Jesu Kristi, àti nínú mi nípa ìpadà wá mi sọ́dọ̀ yín.

27 Ohun yówù kó ṣẹlẹ̀, ẹ jẹ́ kí ìgbé ayé yín ri gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìhìnrere Kristi: pé yálà bi mo tilẹ̀ wá wò yín, tàbí bí èmi kò wá, kí èmi kí ó lè máa gbúròó bí ẹ ti ń ṣe, pé ẹ̀yin dúró ṣinṣin nínú Ẹ̀mí kan, ẹ̀yin jùmọ̀ jìjàkadì nítorí ìgbàgbọ́ ìhìnrere, pẹ̀lú ọkàn kan; 28 Kí ẹ má sì jẹ́ ki àwọn ọ̀tá dẹ́rùbà yin ni ohunkóhun: èyí tí í ṣe ààmì tí ó dájú pé a ó pa wọ́n run, ṣùgbọ́n Ọlọ́run tìkára rẹ̀ ni yóò gbà yin là. 29 Nítorí tí a ti fún yin ni àǹfààní, kì í ṣe láti gba Kristi gbọ́ nìkan, ṣùgbọ́n láti jìyà nítorí rẹ̀ pẹ̀lú: 30 Ẹ sì máa ja ìjà kan náà, èyí ti ẹ̀yin ti ri, ti ẹ sì ti gbọ́ pé èmi n jà pẹ̀lú.

The Message

Philippians 1

11-2 Paul and Timothy, both of us committed servants of Christ Jesus, write this letter to all the followers of Jesus in Philippi, pastors and ministers included. We greet you with the grace and peace that comes from God our Father and our Master, Jesus Christ.

A Love That Will Grow

3-6 Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God’s Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present. There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.

7-8 It’s not at all fanciful for me to think this way about you. My prayers and hopes have deep roots in reality. You have, after all, stuck with me all the way from the time I was thrown in jail, put on trial, and came out of it in one piece. All along you have experienced with me the most generous help from God. He knows how much I love and miss you these days. Sometimes I think I feel as strongly about you as Christ does!

9-11 So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of: bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God.

They Can’t Imprison the Message

12-14 I want to report to you, friends, that my imprisonment here has had the opposite of its intended effect. Instead of being squelched, the Message has actually prospered. All the soldiers here, and everyone else, too, found out that I’m in jail because of this Messiah. That piqued their curiosity, and now they’ve learned all about him. Not only that, but most of the followers of Jesus here have become far more sure of themselves in the faith than ever, speaking out fearlessly about God, about the Messiah.

15-17 It’s true that some here preach Christ because with me out of the way, they think they’ll step right into the spotlight. But the others do it with the best heart in the world. One group is motivated by pure love, knowing that I am here defending the Message, wanting to help. The others, now that I’m out of the picture, are merely greedy, hoping to get something out of it for themselves. Their motives are bad. They see me as their competition, and so the worse it goes for me, the better—they think—for them.

18-21 So how am I to respond? I’ve decided that I really don’t care about their motives, whether mixed, bad, or indifferent. Every time one of them opens his mouth, Christ is proclaimed, so I just cheer them on!

And I’m going to keep that celebration going because I know how it’s going to turn out. Through your faithful prayers and the generous response of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, everything he wants to do in and through me will be done. I can hardly wait to continue on my course. I don’t expect to be embarrassed in the least. On the contrary, everything happening to me in this jail only serves to make Christ more accurately known, regardless of whether I live or die. They didn’t shut me up; they gave me a pulpit! Alive, I’m Christ’s messenger; dead, I’m his bounty. Life versus even more life! I can’t lose.

22-26 As long as I’m alive in this body, there is good work for me to do. If I had to choose right now, I hardly know which I’d choose. Hard choice! The desire to break camp here and be with Christ is powerful. Some days I can think of nothing better. But most days, because of what you are going through, I am sure that it’s better for me to stick it out here. So I plan to be around awhile, companion to you as your growth and joy in this life of trusting God continues. You can start looking forward to a great reunion when I come visit you again. We’ll be praising Christ, enjoying each other.

27-30 Meanwhile, live in such a way that you are a credit to the Message of Christ. Let nothing in your conduct hang on whether I come or not. Your conduct must be the same whether I show up to see things for myself or hear of it from a distance. Stand united, singular in vision, contending for people’s trust in the Message, the good news, not flinching or dodging in the slightest before the opposition. Your courage and unity will show them what they’re up against: defeat for them, victory for you—and both because of God. There’s far more to this life than trusting in Christ. There’s also suffering for him. And the suffering is as much a gift as the trusting. You’re involved in the same kind of struggle you saw me go through, on which you are now getting an updated report in this letter.