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.

Knijga O Kristu

Filipljanima 2:1-30

Jedinstvo u poniznosti

1Ima li dakle u Kristu kakva ohrabrenja? Ima li utjehe u njegovoj ljubavi? Ima li zajedništva u Duhu? Ima li nježnosti i samilosti? 2Usrećite me onda: budite složni, volite se uzajamno, budite jednodušni u osjećajima i mislima. 3Ne budite sebični ni umišljeni. Budite ponizni i smatrajte jedni druge većima od sebe. 4Ne starajte se samo za vlastitu korist već i za korist drugih.

Kristova poniznost i uzvišenost

5Vaše bi motrište trebalo biti jednako Isusovu. 6Iako je bio Bog, nije zahtijevao svoje pravo da bude Bogom, 7nego je odložio svoju moćnu snagu i slavu te, uzevši na sebe lik sluge, postao ljudskim bićem. I kao ljudsko biće 8ponizio je samoga sebe, poslušan do smrti, i to do smrti na križu. 9Zato ga je Bog uzdignuo iznad svega i darovao mu ime uzvišenije od svakoga drugog imena, 10da pred Isusovim imenom prignu koljena sva bića na nebu, na zemlji i pod zemljom 11i da svaki jezik prizna: “Isus Krist je Gospodin” na slavu Boga Oca.

Sjajno svijetlite za Krista

12Najdraži moji, uvijek ste bili poslušni dok sam bio s vama. Ali sada dok me nema, morate se još više, sa strahom i drhtanjem, truditi oko svojega spasenja. 13Jer Bog djeluje budeći u vama želju da mu budete poslušni i dajući vam snage da činite ono što mu je ugodno.

14Ma što činili, ne prigovarajte i ne svađajte se 15da vas nitko ne može osuditi. Živite besprijekornim i čistim životom, kao neporočna Božja djeca usred izopačenog i pokvarenog naraštaja. Svijetlite u njihovoj tami poput zvijezda u svemiru. 16Čvrsto se držite Riječi života, tako da se na dan Kristova povratka mogu ponositi da nisam uzalud trčao trku niti uzalud se trudio. 17Štoviše, ako se i moja krv mora proliti poput žrtve za vašu vjeru i požrtvovno Božje djelo, sretan sam i radujem se s vama. 18I vi se zato veselite i radujte sa mnom.

Preporuka Timoteju

19Nadam se da ću, bude li volja Gospodina Isusa, ubrzo poslati k vama Timoteja, da me razveseli vijestima o vama. 20Nemam nikoga drugog poput njega tko bi se tako brinuo za vašu dobrobit, 21jer se svi drugi brinu samo o sebi, a ne o onomu što je Kristovo. 22Ali znate da je Timotej prokušan. Pomagao mi je u naviještanju Radosne vijesti kao sin ocu. 23Njega vam se nadam poslati čim doznam što će ovdje biti sa mnom. 24A pouzdajem se u Gospodina da ću vam i sam ubrzo doći.

Preporuka Epafroditu

25U međuvremenu mi se činilo potrebnim da vam pošaljem natrag Epafrodita, svojega brata, suradnika i suborca, kojega ste poslali da mi pomogne u potrebi. 26Šaljem ga doma jer čezne za vama i jer je žalostan što ste čuli da je obolio. 27Zaista je bio bolestan, gotovo je umro. Ali Bog mu se—a i meni—smilovao da me ne snađe žalost na žalost.

28Zato ga što prije šaljem jer znam da ćete se razveseliti kad ga vidite, a onda ću i ja biti manje žalostan. 29Primite ga dakle s ljubavlju Gospodnjom2:29 U grčkome: u Gospodinu. i poštujte takve ljude. 30Izložio se životnoj pogibli radi Kristova djela i umalo je umro čineći za mene ono što vi niste mogli jer ste bili daleko.