Paule and Tymotheus şe seruauntes of Iesu Christe. To all şe sainctes in
Christe Iesu, which are at Philippos, wyth the Bishops and Deacons.
2 Grace be wyth you and peace from God oure father, and from the Lorde Iesus
3 I thanke my God wyth all remembraunce of you,
4 all wayes in al my prayers for you, and praye wyth gladnes,
5 because of the fellowshyppe, whyche ye haue in the Gospell from the fyrste
daye vnto nowe:
6 and am surelye certifyed of this, that he whyche began a good worke in you,
shall go forth wyth it vntyll the daye of Iesus Christe,
7 as it becommeth me so to iudge of you al, because I haue you in my herte, and
haue you also euerye one companions of grace wyth me, euen in my boundes as I
defende and stablishe the Gospel.
8 For God beareth me recorde howe greatlye I longe after you all from the very
herte rote in Iesus Christe.
9 And this I praye, that youre loue maye increase more and more in knowledge,
and in al fealinge,
10 that ye myght accepte thinges moste excellent, that ye might be pure and such
as should hurte no mannes conscience, vntyll the daye of Christe,
11 fylled with the fruites of rightuousnes, which fruites come by Iesus Christ
vnto the glory and laude of God.
12 I woulde ye vnderstode brethren that my busines is happened vnto the greater
furtheringe of the Gospel.
13 So that my boundes in Christe are manifeste thorowe out al the iudgement hal
and in al other places:
14 In so much that many of the brethren in the Lorde are boldened thorowe my
boundes, & dare more largely speake the worde without feare.
15 Some there are whiche preache Christ of enuie and stryfe, and some of good
16 The one parte preacheth Christe of strife and not purelye supposinge to adde
more aduersitye to my boundes.
17 The other parte of loue, because they se that I am set to defende the Gospell.
18 What then? So, that Christe be preached al maner wayes, whether it be by
occasion, or of true meaninge, I therin ioye: ye & will ioye.
19 For I knowe that this shall chaunce to my saluacion, thorowe your prayer and
mynystringe of the spyryte of Iesu Christe,
20 as I hertely loke for and hope that in nothinge I shalbe ashamed, but that
wyth all confydence as alwayes in tymes paste, euen so nowe Christe shall be
magnyfyed in my bodye, whether it be thorowe lyfe, or else death.
21 For Christe is to me lyfe, and death is to me auauntage.
22 Yf it chaunce me to lyue in the fleshe, that is to me frutefull for to worke,
and what to chose
23 I wote not. I am constrayned of two thinges: I desire to be lowsed and to be
wyth Christe, whiche thinge is best of all.
24 Neuerthelesse to abyde in the fleshe is more nedeful for you.
25 And thys am I sure of that I shall abyde, and wyth you all continue for the
furtheraunce and ioye of your faith,
26 that ye may more aboundantly reioyce in Iesus Christe thorowe me, by my
comminge to you again.
27 Onlye let your conuersation be as it becommeth the Gospell of Christ, that
whether I come and se you, or els be absent, I maye yet heare of you, that ye
continue in one spyrite, and in one soule, labouring as we do, to mayntayne the
fayth of the Gospell,
28 and in nothing fearing your aduersaries: whiche is to them a token of
perdicion, and to you of saluation, and that of God.
29 For vnto you it is geuen, that not onely ye should beleue on Christ, but also
suffre for his sake,
30 and haue euen the same fyght, whiche ye sawe me haue and now heare of me.
If there be amonge you anye consolation in Christ, yf there be anye comfortable
loue, yf there be anye feloweshyp of spirite, yf there be any compassion or
2 fulfyll my ioye that ye drawe one waye hauinge one loue, being of one accorde,
and of one minde,
3 that nothing be done thorowe stryfe or vaine glorye, but that in mekenes of
mynde euerye man esteme other better then him selfe,
4 & that no man considere his owne, but what is meate for other.
5 Let the same mynde be in you that was in Christ Iesu:
6 Whiche beinge in the shap of God, and thought it not robbery to be equal wt
7 Neuerthelesse he made hym selfe of no reputation, & toke on him the shap
of a seruaunt, and became lyke vnto men,
8 and was founde in hys aparell as a man. He humbled hym selfe, and became
obediente vnto şe death euen the death of the crosse.
9 Wherfore God hath exalted hym, and geuen hym a name aboue al names,
10 that in the name of Iesus should euerye knee bowe, both of thinges in heauen
and thinges in earth, and thinges vnder the earth,
11 and that al tounges should confesse that Iesus Christ is the Lorde vnto the
prayse of God the father.
12 Wherfore my dearlye beloued, as ye haue alwayes obeyed, not when I was
presente onelye, but nowe much more in myne absence euen so worke out your owne
saluacion wt feare and trembling.
13 For it is God, whyche worketh in you, both the wyll and also the dede, euen
of good wyl.
14 Do al thinge wythout murmuringe and disputynge,
15 that ye maye be fauteles & pure, the sonnes of God wythout rebuke, in the
middes of a croked and a peruerse nacyon, amonge whiche se that ye shine as
lightes in the worlde,
16 holding fast the worde of life, vnto my reioysing in the daye of Christe,
that I haue not runne in vayne, neyther haue laboured in vaine.
17 Yea, and though I be offered vp vpon the offeringe and sacrifyce of youre
fayth: I reioyce, and reioyce wyth you al.
18 For the same cause also, reioyce ye, and reioyce ye wyth me.
19 I truste in the Lord Iesus for to sende Timotheus shortely vnto you, that I
also maye be of good comforte, when I knowe what case ye stand in.
20 For I haue noman that is so lyke mynded to me, whiche with so pure affeccion
careth for youre matters.
21 For al other seke theyr owne, and not that whiche is Iesus Christes.
22 Ye knowe the profe of hym, howe that as a sonne with the father, so with me
bestowed he his laboure vpon the Gospel
23 Hym I hope to send assone as I knowe, howe it wyl go with me.
24 I truste in the Lord I also my selfe shal come shortly.
25 I supposed it necessarye to sende brother Epaphroditus vnto you, my companion
in laboure and felow souldier, youre Apostle & my minister at my nedes.
26 For he lounged after you, and was full of heauines, because şt ye had hearde
saye, that he shoulde be sycke.
27 And no dout he was sicke, and that nye vnto death. But God had mercye on hym
not on hym onely, but on me also, lest I should haue had sorowe vpon sorowe.
28 I sent him therfore the diligentliar, that when ye shoulde se hym, ye might
reioyce againe, and I myght be the lesse sorowfull.
29 Receiue him therfore in the Lorde wyth al gladnes, and make muche of suche:
30 because that for the worke of Christ he went so farre, that he was nye vnto
death, and regarded not hys lyfe, to fulfyll that seruice, whiche was lackinge
on your part towarde me.
Moreouer my brethren, reioyce in the Lorde. It greueth me not to write one
thinge often to you. For to you it is a sure thynge.
2 Beware of dogges, beware of euyll workes. Beware of dyssencyon.
3 For we are cyrcumcysion, whyche worship God in the spirite, and reioyce in
Christe Iesu, and haue no confidence in the fleshe,
4 though I haue wherof I might reioice in the fleshe. If any other man thinke
that he hath wherof he mighte truste in the fleshe, much more I,
5 circumcised the eighte daye, of the kynred of Israel, of the tribe of Beniamin,
an Hebrue borne of the Hebrues: as concerninge the lawe, a pharisey,
6 and as concerning feruentnes, I persecuted the congregation, & as touching
the ryghtuousnes, whiche is in the lawe, I was vnrebukeable.
7 But the thinges that were vauntage vnto me. I counted losse for Christes sake.
8 Yea I thinke al thinges but losse for that excellent knowledge sake of Christ
Iesu my Lord. For whom I haue counted al thinges losse, and do iudge them but
dounge, that I myght wynne Christe,
9 and might be founde in hym, not hauinge mine owne rightuousnes, which is of
the lawe, but that whyche spryngeth of the fayth, is in CHRISTE. I meane the
rightuousnes, whiche commeth of God thorowe faith
10 in knowinge him and the vertue of his resurreccion, & the fellowshippe of
hys passyons, that I myghte be conformable vnto his death,
11 yf by anye meanes I myght atteyne vnto the resurreccyon from death.
12 Not as though I had alreadie atteined to it, either were already perfecte:
but I folowe yf that I maye comprehende that, wherin I am comprehended of Christ
13 Brethren I count not my selfe that I haue gotten it: but one thinge I say. I
forget that, whiche is behinde, & stretche my selfe vnto that whiche is
14 and prease vnto the marke appointed, to obteine the reward of the high
callinge of God in Christe Iesu.
15 Let vs therfore as many, as be perfect be thus wyse minded, & yf ye be
other wise minded, I pray God open euen this vnto you.
16 Neuertheles in şe, whervnto we are come, let vs procede by one rule, that we
may be of one accord.
17 Brethren be folowers of me, and loke on them which walke euen so, as ye haue
vs for an ensample.
18 For many walke (of whom I haue tolde you often, and nowe tel you weping) that
they are the enemies of the crosse of Christ,
19 whose ende is dampnation, whose God is theyr belye, and whose glorye is to
theyr shame, whiche are worldlye minded.
20 But oure conuersation is in heauen, from whence we loke for a sauiour, euen
the Lorde Iesus Christ,
21 whiche shal chaunge oure vyle bodies, that they maie be fashioned like vnto
his glorious bodie, accordinge to şe working, wherby he is able to subdue all
thinges vnto him selfe.
Therfore my brethren dearlye beloued & lounged for my ioye & crowne, so
continue in the Lord, ye beloued.
2 I praye Euodias, & beseche Sintiches that they be of one accorde in the
3 Yea, and I beseche the faythfull yockefelowe, helpe the women, whiche laboured
wyth me in şe Gospell, and with Clemente also, and with other my labour felowes,
whose names are in the boke of my lyfe.
4 Reioyce in the Lorde alway, and agayne I say reioyce.
5 Lette your softnes be knowen to all men. The Lorde is euen at hande.
6 Be not carefull: but in all thinges shewe your petition vnto God in prayer and
supplication, wyth geuinge of thankes.
7 And the peace of God, whiche passeth al vnderstandynge, kepe your hertes and
myndes in Chryste Iesu.
8 Furthermore brethren, whatsoeuer thynges are true, whatsoeuer thinges are
honest, whatsoeuer thinges are iuste, whatsoeuer thinges are pure, whatsoeuer
thinges pertaine to loue, whatsoeuer thinges are of honeste report: yf there be
anie vertuous thinge yf there be anye laudable thinge,
9 those same haue ye in your minde, whiche ye haue both learned and receiued,
hearde, and also sene in me: those thinges do, and the God of peace shall be
10 I reioyce in the Lorde greatly, that nowe at the last ye are reuiued agayne
to care for me, in that wherin ye were also carefull, but ye lacked opportunitie.
11 I speake not because of necessitie. For I haue learned in whatsoeuer estate I
am therwyth to be content.
12 I can both cast doune my selfe. I can also excede. Euery where, and in all
thinges I am instructed, both to be ful, and to be houngrie, to haue plentie,
and to suffre nede.
13 I can do al thinges thorowe the helpe of Christe whiche strengtheth me.
14 Notwithstandinge ye haue well done, that ye beare parte with me in my
15 Ye of Philippos knowe that in the beginninge of the Gospel, when I departed
from Macedonia, no congregacion beare parte wyth me, as concerning, geuinge, and
receiuinge, but ye onely.
16 For when I was in Thessalonica, ye sente ones, and afterwarde agayne vnto my
17 not that I desire gyftes, but I desire aboundaunte frute on youre part.
18 I receiued al, and haue plentie. I was euen fylled after that I had receyued
of Epaphroditus, that which came from you, & odour that smelleth swete, a
sacrifyce accepted and pleasaunt to God.
19 My God fulfill youre nedes thorowe hys gloriouse ryches in Iesus Christ.
20 Vnto God and oure father be prayse for euermore. Amen.
21 Salute all the sainctes in Christ Iesus. The brethren which are with me grete
22 All the sainctes salute you, and most of all they, which are of the Emperours
23 The grace of our Lord Iesus Christe be wyth you all. Amen.