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12 Therefore, my beloved, uas you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, vwork out your own salvation with wfear and trembling; 13 for xit is God who works in you both to will and to do yfor His good pleasure.
14 Do all things zwithout 4complaining and adisputing, 515 that you may become blameless and 6harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as blights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that cI may rejoice in the day of Christ that dI have not run in vain or labored in evain.
17 Yes, and if fI am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice gand service of your faith, hI am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me.
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