1If, therefore, you have found consolation in Mashi’akh, or wholehearted love, or fellowship of HaRu’akh, or empathy and mercies, 2complete my joy by being in one accord, and one love, and one soul, and one mind. 3Do nothing through strife or vainglory; but in humility let each regard his neighbor better than himself. 4Let no one be mindful only of his own things, but let everyone be mindful of the things of his neighbor also. 5Reason this within your hearts, which Yeshua HaMashi’akh also reasoned, 6who, being in the likeness of Elohim, did not consider it robbery to be equal with Elohim; 7but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Himself the likeness of a servant, and was in the likeness of the sons of men; and, being found in the form of Ben Adam, 8He humbled himself and became obedient to death, even the death of the stake; 9therefore, Elohim also has highly exalted Him and given Him a Name which is above every name, 10that at the Name of Yeshua every knee should bow, of those in heaven, of those on earth, and those under the earth, 11and every tongue shall confess that He, Yeshua HaMashi’akh, is יהוה , to the glory of Elohim His Father.
12From now on, my beloved, just as you have always been obedient, not only in my presence, but much more in my absence, work out your own Salvation with reverence and trembling. 13For it is Elohim who inspires you with the will to do the good things which you desire to do. 14Do all things without disputing and doubting, 15that you may be sincere and blameless, like the innocent B’nei HaElohim in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world; 16for you are to them the light of life, for my pride and glory in the day of Mashi’akh; for I have not run in vain nor labored in vain. 17Yes, even if my blood is offered upon the sacrifice and the service of your absolute trust, I am happy and rejoice with you all. 18Likewise you also must be happy and rejoice with me. 19But I trust in Adoneinu Yeshua to send Timoteus to you soon, that I also may be at ease when I learn of your well-being. 20For I have no one here as interested as I am, who will sincerely care for your welfare; 21for all seek their own, not the things which belong to Yeshua HaMashi’akh. 22But you know his record, that as a son with his father, he has served with me in HaB’sorah. 23I hope to send him to you presently, as soon as I see how it will go with me. 24But I trust in Adonai that I myself shall also come shortly. 25But right now I am forced through circumstances to send to you Epafroditus, a brother and assistant, and co-worker with me, but he is also the one you sent, and one who ministers to my wants. 26For he has been longing to see you all, and has been sorrowful because he knew you had heard that he had been sick. 27For indeed he was sick to the point of death, but Elohim had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28Therefore I have sent him quickly, so that when you see him again you may rejoice, and that I may be relieved from anxiety. 29Welcome him, therefore, in יהוה , with all joy; and honor those who are like him, 30because for the work of Mashi’akh he came near to death; and by his self-denial, he made good your lack of service to me.
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