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Philippians 1:27–2:11

27 Only conduct yourselves in a manner aworthy of the bgospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are cstanding firm in done spirit, with one 1mind estriving together for the faith of the gospel;

28 in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a asign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.

29 For to you ait has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to bsuffer for His sake,

30 experiencing the same aconflict which byou saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

Chapter 2

Be Like Christ

1 Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any afellowship of the Spirit, if any 1baffection and compassion,

2 amake my joy complete 1by bbeing of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.

3 Do nothing 1from 2aselfishness or bempty conceit, but with humility of mind cregard one another as more important than yourselves;

4 ado not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

5 aHave this attitude 1in yourselves which was also in bChrist Jesus,

6 who, although He aexisted in the bform of God, cdid not regard equality with God a thing to be 1grasped,

7 but 1aemptied Himself, taking the form of a bbond-servant, and cbeing made in the likeness of men.

8 Being found in appearance as a man, aHe humbled Himself by becoming bobedient to the point of death, even cdeath 1on a cross.

9 aFor this reason also, God bhighly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him cthe name which is above every name,

10 so that at the name of Jesus aevery knee will bow, of bthose who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is aLord, to the glory of God the Father.

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