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,
2:1 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy,

2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, [being] of one accord, of one mind.
2:2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

2:3 [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
2:4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

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

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

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:
2:7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

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

2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
2:9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,

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;
2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,

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

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.
2:12 Therefore, 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;

2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.
2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
2:14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,

2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
2:15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

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.
2:16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

2:17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
2:17 Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.

2:18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.
2:18 For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me.

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.
2:19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your state.

2:20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.
2:20 For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state.

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

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

2:23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.
2:23 Therefore I hope to send him at once, as soon as I see how it goes with me.

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

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.
2:25 Yet I considered it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, but your messenger and the one who ministered to my need;

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

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

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.
2:28 Therefore I sent him the more eagerly, that when you see him again you may rejoice, and I may be less sorrowful.

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

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.
2:30 because for the work of Christ he came close to death, not regarding his life, to supply what was lacking in your service toward me.