King James Version

Philippians 2:1-30

1If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 16Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain. 17Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. 18For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

19But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. 20For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. 21For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s. 22But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel. 23Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me. 24But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly. 25Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. 26For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick. 27For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful. 29Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation: 30Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Filipifoɔ 2:1-30

Kristo Ahobrɛaseɛ

1Mo nkwa a mowɔ wɔ Kristo mu no hyɛ mo den anaa? Ne dɔ kyekyere mo werɛ anaa? Mo ne Honhom no wɔ ayɔnkofa bi anaa? Mowɔ ayamyɛ ne ayamhyehyeɛ ma mo ho mo ho anaa? 2Sɛ ɛte saa deɛ a, ɛnneɛ monnya adwene korɔ wɔ ɔdɔ ne Honhom ne botaeɛ korɔ mu na mʼanigyeɛ awie pɛyɛ. 3Monnyɛ pɛsɛmenkomenya; monnhoahoa mo ho mfa mpɛ animuonyam hunu. Mommrɛ mo ho ase mma mo ho mo ho na mommu mo yɔnkonom nsene mo ankasa mo ho. 4Mommma obiara nnnwene ne nko ara nʼadeɛ ho, na mmom, ɔnnwene nʼafɛfoɔ nso deɛ ho bi.

5Momma mo abrabɔ nyinaa nyɛ sɛ Yesu Kristo deɛ no bi.

6Ɔno na ɔwɔ Onyankopɔn tebea mu deɛ,

nanso wanhyɛ ne ho sɛ ɔne Onyankopɔn bɛyɛ pɛ.

7Ɔdanee ne tumi kɛseɛ ne nʼanimuonyam too nkyɛn.

Mmom, ɔfirii ne pɛ mu faa akoa tebea de too ne ho so,

baeɛ sɛ onipa bɛyɛɛ nʼadeɛ sɛ onipa.

8Ɔbrɛɛ ne ho ase,

yɛɛ ɔsetie,

de kɔduruu owuo mu,

asɛnnua ho owuo mu mpo.

9Yei enti, Onyankopɔn maa no so kɔɔ beaeɛ a ɛkorɔn koraa,

maa no din a ɛdi din nyinaa so.

10Na ɛno enti, sɛ wɔbɔ Yesu din a,

ɔsorofoɔ ne asase sofoɔ ne asase asefoɔ nkotodwe nyinaa bɛkoto no.

11Na tɛkrɛma nyinaa apae mu aka sɛ,

Yesu Kristo ne Awurade,

de ahyɛ Agya Onyankopɔn animuonyam.

Nkwagyeɛ Ho Adwumayɛ

12Enti, me nnamfo pa, sɛdeɛ na me ne mo te hɔ a na motie me no, saa ara nso na ɛberɛ a menni mo nkyɛn seesei yi, ɛsɛ sɛ motie me ara ne no. Monkɔ so mfa ahopopoɔ ne suro nyɛ adwuma mfa nwie mo nkwagyeɛ ho adwumayɛ, 13ɛfiri sɛ, Onyankopɔn na ɔma mofiri mo pɛ mu di dwuma a ɛsɔ nʼani.

14Dwuma biara a modi no, monnnwiinwii na monnnye ho akyinnyeɛ 15sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, wɔnka biribi ntia mo. Mobɛyɛ kronn sɛ Onyankopɔn mma nokwafoɔ a wɔte ewiase a nkontompofoɔ ne nnebɔneyɛfoɔ ahyɛ ma tɔ no mu. Ɛsɛ sɛ mohyerɛn wɔ wɔn mu sɛ nsoromma a ɛwɔ soro 16wɔ nkwa no ho asɛm a moka kyerɛ wɔn no mu. Sɛ moyɛ saa, na Kristo Ɛda no mede mo hoahoa me ho a, na ne kwan so ara ne no, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛbɛda no adi sɛ dwuma a mebɛdiiɛ no anyɛ kwa. 17Ebia na ɛsɛ sɛ wɔhwie me mogya gu sɛ afɔrebɔdeɛ, sɛdeɛ mo ɔsom no nso yɛ afɔrebɔdeɛ ma Onyankopɔn no. Sɛ ɛba saa a, ɛbɛyɛ anigyesɛm, na me ne mo nyinaa anya saa ahosɛpɛ no. 18Aane, momma mo ani nnye, sɛdeɛ me nso mʼani agye no.

Wɔsoma Timoteo Ne Epafrodito.

19Anidasoɔ a mewɔ wɔ Awurade Yesu mu no enti, mɛsoma Timoteo ma waba mo nkyɛn na mo ho nsɛm a mɛte no ahyɛ me nkuran. 20Ɔno nko ne obi a ɔwɔ ɔtema ma me na mo ho asɛm nso hia no. 21Obiara pɛ ɔno ara ne yiedie a Yesu Kristo ho asɛm mmfa ne ho. 22Mo ankasa modi ho adanseɛ wɔ dwuma a wadi ho. Wakyerɛ nso sɛ, ɔne me te sɛ ɔba ne nʼagya a wɔaka abom adi asɛmpa no ho dwuma. 23Sɛ mehunu sɛdeɛ nneɛma rekɔ so ma me a, ɛrenkyɛre biara mɛsoma no wɔ mo nkyɛn. 24Na Awurade mu anidasoɔ a mewɔ enti, menim sɛ ɛrenkyɛre biara mʼankasa mɛba mo nkyɛn.

25Mʼadwene ho sɛ, mɛsoma yɛn nua Epafrodito a wayɛ adwuma, na ɔdi me nkyɛn mu ako na wasom mo sɛ mo ɔsomafoɔ de aboa me no wɔ mo nkyɛn. 26Ne ho pere no sɛ ɔbɛhunu mo nyinaa na ɛha no nso sɛ motee ne nka sɛ ɔyare. 27Ampa ara, na ɔyare a anka ɔreyɛ awu. Nanso, Onyankopɔn hunuu no ne me nso mmɔbɔ, ɛfiri sɛ, wamma manni awerɛhoɔ. 28Me ho peree me yie sɛ mɛsoma no mo nkyɛn, na mohunu no a, mo ani asane agye bio na me nso mʼawerɛhoɔ to atwa. 29Momfa ahosɛpɛ nnye no sɛ onua wɔ Awurade mu. Momfa obuo ne anidie mma nnipa a wɔte sɛ ɔno nyinaa, 30ɛfiri sɛ, ɔde ne nkwa bɔɔ afɔdeɛ a ɛnam so maa anka ɔrewu ama Kristo adwuma de aboa me a anka morentumi mmoa saa no.