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Philippians

From Paul and Timotheus, (or Timothy), to the saints at Philippi   Giving thanks and prayers   Till the coming of Christ   Paul expresses his great longing for the Philippians   Again, till The Day of Christ   Things that happened to Paul helped further the Gospel   Christ preached in different ways   For Paul, to live is Christ, and to die is gain   Having a desire to depart and be with Christ   Stand fast in one spirit and with one mind   The right frame of mind   The humility of Christ   Jesus, a name above every name   Every knee shall bow and tongue confess   To shine as lights in a crooked and perverse generation   Again, in the day of Christ   Timothy and Epaphroditus   Rejoice in the Lord   Some things to beware of   Have no confidence in flesh   Paul describes himself   The excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus   Pressing toward the mark   Walk the walk   Enemies of the cross of Christ   Again, the coming of Jesus   Jesus will change our vile bodies to one like His   Stand fast in the Lord   Help the women   The Lord is at hand   With thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God   Things to think on   Be content   I can do all things through Christ   Paul expresses his appreciation to the Philippians   God shall supply all your needs

From Paul and Timotheus, (or Timothy),
to the saints at Philippi

Phil 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

Phil 1:2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Giving thanks and prayers

Phil 1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,

Phil 1:4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,

Phil 1:5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;

Till the coming of Christ

Phil 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Until the day of Jesus Christ? The return of Jesus. The Lords Day.

Phil 1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.

Paul expresses his great longing for the Philippians

Phil 1:8 For God is my record[1], how greatly I long after you all in the bowels[2] of Jesus Christ.

1 "RECORD": 3144. martus, mar'-toos; of uncert. affin.; a witness (lit. [judicially] or fig. [gen.]); by anal. a "martyr":--martyr, record, witness.

2 "BOWELS": 4698. splagchnon, splangkh'-non; prob. strengthened from splen, (the "spleen"); an intestine (plur.); fig. pity or sympathy:--bowels, inward affection, + tender mercy.

God is my witness. A saying we still use today.

Phil 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment[1];

1 "JUDGMENT": 144. aisthesis, ah'ee-sthay-sis; from G143; perception, i.e. (fig.) discernment:--judgment.

Again, till The Day of Christ

Phil 1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere[1] and without offence till the day of Christ;

1 "SINCERE": 1506. eilikrines, i-lik-ree-nace'; from heile (the sun's ray) and G2919; judged by sunlight, i.e. tested as genuine (fig.):--pure, sincere.

Again, The Day of Christ.

2 Pet 3:1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir[1] up your pure[2] minds by way of remembrance:

1 "STIR": 1326. diegeiro, dee-eg-i'-ro; from G1223 and G1453; to wake fully, i.e. arouse (lit. or fig.):--arise, awake, raise, stir up.

2 "PURE": 1506. eilikrines, i-lik-ree-nace'; from heile (the sun's ray) and G2919; judged by sunlight, i.e. tested as genuine (fig.):--pure, sincere.

Phil 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Things that happened to Paul helped further the Gospel

Phil 1:12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;

Paul is describing how sometimes a negative can turn into a positive.

Phil 1:13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;

Phil 1:14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Christ preached in different ways

Phil 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

Phil 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention[1], not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

1 "CONTENTION": 2052. eritheia, er-ith-i'-ah; perh. from the same as G2042; prop. intrigue, i.e. (by impl.) faction:--contention (-ious), strife.

2042. erethizo, er-eth-id'-zo; from a presumed prol. form of G2054; to stimulate (espec. to anger):--provoke.

Phil 1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.

Phil 1:18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence[1], or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.

1 "PRETENCE": 4392. prophasis, prof'-as-is; from a comp. of G4253 and G5316; an outward showing, i.e. pretext:--cloke, colour, pretence, show.

Phil 1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

Phil 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.

For Paul, to live is Christ, and to die is gain

Phil 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Phil 1:22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.

Having a desire to depart and be with Christ

Phil 1:23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

Phil 1:24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

Phil 1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;

Phil 1:26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.

Stand fast in one spirit and with one mind

Phil 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

Phil 1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

Phil 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;

Phil 1:30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

Phil 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

The right frame of mind

Phil 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Phil 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Phil 2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Phil 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Phil 2:6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Phil 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

The humility of Christ

Phil 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Heb 2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Jesus, a name above every name

Phil 2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

Every knee shall bow and tongue confess

Phil 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

Phil 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Isa 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Phil 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye 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.

Phil 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Phil 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

To shine as lights in a crooked and perverse generation

Phil 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation[1], among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

1 "NATION": 1074. genea, ghen-eh-ah'; from (a presumed der. of) G1085; a generation; by impl. an age (the period or the persons):--age, generation, nation, time.

Again, in the day of Christ

Phil 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

Again, in the day of Christ.

Phil 2:17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

Phil 2:18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

Timothy and Epaphroditus

Phil 2:19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

Phil 2:20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.

Phil 2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

Phil 2:22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.

Phil 2:23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.

Phil 2:24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.

Phil 2:25 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 wants.

Phil 2:26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.

Phil 2:27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

Phil 2:28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.

Phil 2:29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:

Phil 2:30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

Rejoice in the Lord

Phil 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

Some things to beware of

Phil 3:2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision[1].

1 "CONCISION": 2699. katatome, kat-at-om-ay'; from a comp. of G2596 and temno (to cut); a cutting down (off), i.e. mutilation (ironically):--concision. Comp. G609.

Have no confidence in flesh

Phil 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

Jer 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

Paul describes himself

Phil 3:4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

Phil 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

Phil 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

Acts 9:1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

Acts 9:2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

The excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus

Phil 3:7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

Phil 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered[1] the loss of all things, and do count them but dung[2], that I may win Christ,

1 "SUFFERED": 2210. zemioo, dzay-mee-o'-o; from G2209; to injure, i.e. (reflex. or pass.) to experience detriment:--be cast away, receive damage, lose, suffer loss.

2 "DUNG": 4657. skubalon, skoo'-bal-on; neut. of a presumed der. of G1519 and G2965 and G906; what is thrown to the dogs, i.e. refuse (ordure):--dung.

Phil 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

Phil 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

Phil 3:11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

Phil 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

Pressing toward the mark

Phil 3:13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

Phil 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Phil 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect[1], be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

1 "PERFECT": 5046. teleios, tel'-i-os; from G5056; complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neut. (as noun, with G3588) completeness:--of full age, man, perfect.

Walk the walk

Phil 3:16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

Phil 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

Enemies of the cross of Christ

Phil 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

Phil 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

Again, the coming of Jesus
Jesus will change our vile bodies to one like His

Phil 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

Again, the coming of Jesus.

Phil 3:21 Who shall change our vile[1] body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

1 "VILE": 5014. tapeinosis, tap-i'-no-sis; from G5013; depression (in rank or feeling):--humiliation, be made low, low estate, vile.

1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Stand fast in the Lord

Phil 4:1 Therefore, my brethren, dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

Help the women

Phil 4:2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.

Phil 4:3 And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.

Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

The Lord is at hand

Phil 4:5 Let your moderation[1] be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

1 "MODERATION": 1933. epieikes, ep-ee-i-kace'; from G1909 and G1503; appropriate, i.e. (by impl.) mild:--gentle, moderation, patient.

The Lord is at hand. I feel referring to the coming of Christ.

With thanksgiving, let your
requests be made known unto God

Phil 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Phil 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth[1] all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

1 "PASSETH": 5242. huperecho, hoop-er-ekh'-o; from G5228 and G2192; to hold oneself above, i.e. (fig.) to excel; part. (as adj., or neut. as noun) superior, superiority:--better, excellency, higher, pass, supreme.

Things to think on

Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Phil 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Be content

Phil 4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.

Phil 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

1 Tim 6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

1 Tim 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

Phil 4:12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

I can do all things through Christ

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Phil 4:14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.

Paul expresses his appreciation to the Philippians

Phil 4:15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.

Of all the places Paul went and taught, the Philippians are the only ones who helped him in a material sense.

Phil 4:16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.

Phil 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Phil 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.

God shall supply all your needs

Phil 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Phil 4:20 Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever[1] and ever. Amen.

1 "EVER": 165. aion, ahee-ohn'; from the same as G104; prop. an age; by extens. perpetuity (also past); by impl. the world; spec. (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future):--age, course, eternal, (for) ever (-more), [n-]ever, (beginning of the, while the) world (began, without end). Comp. G5550.

Phil 4:21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you.

Phil 4:22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.

Phil 4:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Thanks, for allowing me, to share this with you. Remember, to always, study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

In His Word,
Art Porter

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