Philippians (Tyndale – 1526)

The Epistle to the Philippians ~ 1526 Tyndale [Modern]
1:01 Paul and Timotheus the servants of Jesus Christ. To all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippos, with the bishops, and deacons.
1:02 Grace be with you and peace from God our father, and from the lord Jesus Christ.
1:03 I thank my god with all remembrance of you,
1:04 always in my prayers for you all, and pray with gladness,
1:05 because of the fellowship which ye have in the gospel from the first day unto now,
1:06 and am surely certified of this, that he which began a good work in you shall perform it until the day of Jesus Christ,
1:07 as it becometh me so to judge of you all, because I have you in my heart, and have you also every one companions of grace with me, even in my bonds as I defend, and stablish the gospel.
1:08 God beareth me record how greatly I long after you all from the very heart root in Jesus Christ.
1:09 And this I pray, that your love may increase more and more in knowledge, and in all feeling,
1:10 that ye might accept things most excellent, that ye might be pure and such as should hurt no man’s conscience, until the day of Christ,
1:11 filled with the fruits of rightwiseness, which fruits come by Jesus Christ unto the glory and laud of God.
1:12 I would ye understood brethren that my business is happened unto the greater furthering of the gospel.
1:13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest throughout all the judgement hall: and in all other places,
1:14 in so much that many of the brethren in the lord are boldened through my bonds, and dare more largely speak the word without fear.
1:15 Some there are which preach Christ of envy and strife, and some of good will.
1:16 The one part preacheth Christ of strife, and not purely, supposing to add more adversity to my bonds.
1:17 The other part of love, because they see that I am set to defend the gospel.
1:18 What thing is this? Notwithstanding by all manner-ways, whether it be by occasion or of truth, yet Christ is preached: and therefore I joy. Yea and will joy.
1:19 For I know that this shall be for my health, through your prayer, and ministering of the spirit of Jesus Christ,
1:20 as I heartily look for and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed: but that with all confidence, as always in times past, even so now Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be through life, or else death.
1:21 For Christ is to me life, and death is to me advantage.
1:22 If it chance me to live in the flesh, that is to me fruitful for to work, and what to choose I wot not.
1:23 I am constrained of two things: I desire to be loosed, and to be with Christ, which thing is best of all:
1:24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
1:25 And this am I sure of, that I shall abide, and with you all continue, for the furtherance and joy of your faith,
1:26 that ye may more abundantly rejoice in Jesus Christ through me, by my coming to you again.
1:27 Only let your conversation be, as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may yet hear of you, that ye continue in one spirit, and in one soul labouring as we do to maintain the faith of the gospel,
1:28 and in nothing fearing your adversaries: which is to them a token of perdition, and to you a sign of health, and that of god
1:29 For unto you it is given, that not only ye should believe on Christ: but also suffer for his sake,
1:30 and have even the same fight which ye saw me have and now hear of me.
2:01 If there be among you any consolation in Christ, if there be any comfortable love, if there be any fellowship of the spirit, if there be any compassion of mercy,
2:02 fulfill my joy, that ye draw one way, having one love, being of one accord, and of one mind,
2:03 that nothing be done through strife or vain glory, but in meekness of mind. Let every person think every other man better than himself,
2:04 so that ye consider every man, not what is in himself: But what is in other men.
2:05 Let the same mind be in you the which was in Christ Jesus:
2:06 Which being in the shape of god, and thought it not robbery to be equal with god.
2:07 Nevertheless he made himself of no reputation, and took on him the shape of a servant, and became like unto men,
2:08 and was found in his apparel as a man. He humbled himself and became obedient unto the death, even the death of the cross.
2:09 Wherefore God hath exalted him, and given him a name above all names:
2:10 that in the name of Jesus should every knee bow, both of things in heaven, and things in earth and things under earth,
2:11 and that all tongues should confess that Jesus Christ is the lord unto the praise of god the father.
2:12 Wherefore my dearly beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not when I was present only, but now much more in mine absence, even so perform your own health with fear and trembling.
2:13 For it is god which worketh in you, both the will and also the deed, even of good will.
2:14 Do all things without murmuring and disputing,
2:15 that ye may be faultless, and pure, and the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked, and a perverse nation, among which see that ye shine as lights in the world,
2:16 holding fast the word of life, unto my rejoicing in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither have laboured in vain.
2:17 Yea and though I be offered up on your sacrifice and of your serving of god in the faith: I rejoice and rejoice with you all.
2:18 For the same cause also, rejoice ye, and rejoice ye with me.
2:19 I trust in the lord Jesus for to send Timotheus shortly, unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know what case ye stand in.
2:20 For I have no man that is so like minded to me, which with so pure affection careth for your matters.
2:21 For all other seek their own, and not that which is Jesus Christ’s.
2:22 Ye know the proof of him, how that as a son with the father, so with me bestowed he his labour upon the gospel.
2:23 Him trust I to send as soon as I know how it will go with me.
2:24 I trust in the lord that I also myself shall come shortly.
2:25 I supposed it necessary to send brother Epaphroditus unto you, my companion in labour and fellowsoldier, your Apostle, and my minister at my needs.
2:26 For he longed after you, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard say that he should be sick,
2:27 and no doubt he was sick, and that nigh unto death, but god had mercy on him: not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have had sorrow upon sorrow.
2:28 I sent him therefore the diligentlier, that when ye should see him, ye might rejoice again, and I might be the less sorrowful.
2:29 Receive him therefore in the lord with all gladness, and make much of such:
2:30 because that for the work of Christ he went so far, that he was nigh unto death, and regarded not his life, to fulfill that service which was lacking on your part toward me.
3:01 Moreover brethren mine, rejoice in the lord, It grieveth me not to write the very same things unto you. For to you it is a sure thing.
3:02 Beware of dogs, beware of evilworkers Beware of dissension:
3:03 For we are circumcision which worship god in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh:
3:04 though I have whereof I might rejoice in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh: much more I:
3:05 circumcised the eighth day, of the kindred of Israhel, of the tribe of Benjamin an Hebrew born of the Hebrews: as concerning the law, a pharisaye,
3:06 and as concerning ferventness I persecuted the congregation, and as touching the rightwiseness which is in the law I was such a one as no man could complain on.
3:07 But the things that were winning unto me I counted loss for Christ’s sake.
3:08 Yea I think all things but loss for that excellent knowledge’s sake of Christ Jesus my lord: For whom I have counted all things loss, and do judge them but dung, that I might win Christ,
3:09 and might be found in him, not having mine own rightwiseness which is of the law: But that which springeth of the faith which is in Christ. I mean the rightwiseness which cometh of God through faith
3:10 in knowing him, and the virtue of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his passions, that I might be conformable unto his death,
3:11 if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection from death.
3:12 Not as though I had already received it, other were already perfect: but I follow, if that I may comprehend that, wherein I am comprehended of Christ Jesus.
3:13 Brethren I count not myself that I have gotten it: but one thing I say: I forget that which is behind me, and stretch myself unto that which is before me
3:14 and press unto the mark appointed, to obtain the reward of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
3:15 Let us therefore as many as be perfect be thuswise minded: and if ye be otherwise minded, I pray God open even this unto you.
3:16 Nevertheless in that whereunto we are come, let us proceed by one rule, that we may be of one accord.
3:17 Brethren counterfeit me, and look on them which walk even so, as ye have us for an ensample.
3:18 For many walk (of whom I have told you often, and now tell you weeping) that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ,
3:19 whose end is damnation, whose God is their belly and glory to their shame, which are worldly minded.
3:20 But our conversation is in heaven, from whence we look for the saviour Jesus Christ,
3:21 which shall change into another fashion our vile bodies, that they may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able to subdue all things unto himself.
4:01 Herefore brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so continue beloved in the lord.
4:02 I pray Euodias, and beseech Syntyches that they be of one accord in the lord.
4:03 Yea and I beseech thee faithful yokefellow, help the women which laboured with me in the gospel, and with Clement also, and with other my labourfellows, whose names are in the book of life.
4:04 Rejoice in the lord alway, and again I say rejoice.
4:05 Let your softness be known unto all men. The lord is even at hand.
4:06 Be not careful: but in all things shew your petition unto god in prayer and supplication with giving of thanks.
4:07 and the peace of god which passeth all understanding keep your hearts, and minds in Christ Jesus.
4:08 Furthermore brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things pertain to love, whatsoever things are of honest report, if there be any virtuous thing, if there be any laudable thing, those same have ye in your mind,
4:09 which ye have both learned and received, heard and also seen in me: those things do, and the god of peace shall be with you.
4:10 I rejoiced in the lord greatly, that now at the last ye are revived, and are waxed mindful of me again in that wherein ye were also mindful, but ye lacked opportunity.
4:11 I speak not because of necessity, For I have learned in whatsoever estate I am, therewith to be content.
4:12 I can both cast down myself, I can also exceed. Every where, and in all things I am instructed, both to be full, and to be hungry: to have plenty, and to suffer need.
4:13 I can do all things through the help of Christ, which strengtheneth me.
4:14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye bear part with me in my tribulation.
4:15 Ye of Philippos know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no congregation bear part with me as concerning giving and receiving but ye only.
4:16 For when I was in Tessalonica, ye sent once, and afterward again, unto my needs:
4:17 not that I desire gifts: but I desire abundant fruit on your part.
4:18 I received all, and have plenty. I was even filled after that I had received of Epaphroditus, that which came from you, an odour that smelleth sweet, a sacrifice accepted and pleasant to God.
4:19 My god fulfill all your needs through his glorious riches in Jesus Christ.
4:20 Unto God and our father be praise for evermore Amen.
4:21 Salute all the saints in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you.
4:22 All the saints salute you. and most of all they which are of the Emperor’s household.
4:23 The grace of our lord Jesus Christ be with you all Amen.
END Sent from Rome by Epaphroditus.