If there be therefore any consolation in Messiah (Mashiach), if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
2 Fulfil you my joy, that you be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.
3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in the Messiah (haMashiach) YHWH;
6 Who, being in the form of God (Elohim), thought it not robbery to be equal with God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH));
7 But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men;
8 And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the stake.
9 Wherefore God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name,
10 B69That at the name of יהוה (YHWH) every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth; – Isa. 45:23
11 And that every tongue should confess that YHWH haMashiach is the Lord (Adonai), to the glory of יהוה (YHWH) the Father. – Isa. 45:23
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) who worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings;
15 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God (Elohim), without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;
16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of the Messiah (haMashiach), that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
18 For the same cause also do you joy, and rejoice with me.
19 But I trust in the Lord (YHWH) to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.
21 For all seek their own, not the things which are YHWH haMashiach’s.
22 But you know the proof of Him, that, like a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel (good news).
23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.
24 But I trust in the Lord (YHWH) that I also myself shall come shortly.
25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my needs.
26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that you had heard that he had been sick.
27 For indeed he was sick near unto death; but God (Elohim, יהוה (YHWH)) had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when you see him again, you may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
29 Receive him therefore in the Lord (YHWH) with all gladness; and hold such in reputation;
30 Because for the work of the Messiah (haMashiach) he was near unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.