Philippians 2:3-18*

A. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

B. 4 Look not every man on his own things,

B’. but every man also on the things of others.

A’. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

A. 6 Who, being in the form of God,
thought it not robbery
to be equal with God:

B. 7 But made himself of no reputation,
and took upon him the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men:

C. 8 And being found in fashion as a man,
he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death,
even the death of the cross.

C’. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
and given him
a name which is above every name:

B’. 10 That at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow,
of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

A’. 11 And that every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

A. 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence,

B. work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

B’. 13 For it is God which worketh in you

A’. both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

A. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

B. 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation,

B’. among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 16 Holding forth the word of life;

A’. that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

A. 17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith,

B. I joy, and rejoice with you all.

A’. 18 For the same cause also

B’. do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

 

VV 6-11 Suggested by K E Bailey

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