1 Paul and Timotheus the servauntes of Iesu Christ To all ye sainctes in Christ Iesu which are at Philippos with ye Bisshops and Deacons.
2 Grace be with you and peace from God oure father and from the Lorde Iesus Christ.
3 I thanke my God with all remembraunce of you
4 all wayes in all my prayers for you and praye with gladnes
5 because of the fellowshyp which ye have in the gospell from the fyrst daye vnto now:
6 and am suerly certified of this that he which beganne a good worke in you shall go forthe with it vntyll the daye of Iesus Christ
7 as it becometh me so to iudge of you all because I have you in my herte and have you also every one companios of grace with me even in my bondes as I defende and stablysshe the gospell.
8 For God beareth me recorde how greatly I longe after you all from the very herte rote in Iesus Christ.
9 And this I praye yt youre love maye increace more and more in knowledge and in all fealinge
10 that ye myght accepte thinges most excellent that ye myght be pure and soche as shuld hurte no manes conscience vntyll the daye of Christ
11 filled with the frutes of rightewesnes which frutes come by Iesus Christ vnto the glory and laude of God.
12 I wolde ye vnderstode brethern that my busynes is happened vnto the greater furtherynge of the gospell.
13 So that my bondes in Christ are manyfest thorow out all the iudgement hall and in all other places:
14 In so moche that many of the brethre in ye lorde are boldned thorow my bodes and dare more largely speake the worde with out feare.
15 Some ther are which preache Christ of envie and stryfe and some of good wyll.
16 The one parte preacheth Christ of stryfe and not purely supposinge to adde more adversitie to my bondes.
17 The other parte of love because they se that I am set to defend the gospell.
18 What then? So that Christ be preached all maner wayes whether it be by occasion or of true meaninge I therin ioye: ye and will ioye.
19 For I knowe that this shall chaunce to my salvacion thorow youre prayer and ministringe of the sprete of Iesu Christ
20 as I hertely loke for and hope that in nothinge I shalbe ashamed: but that with all confidence as all wayes in tymes past even so now Christ shalbe magnified in my body whether it be thorowe lyfe or els deeth.
21 For Christ is to me lyfe and deeth is to me a vauntage.
22 Yf it chaunce me to live in the flesshe that is to me frutefull forto worke and what to chose I wote not.
23 I am constrayned of two thinges: I desyre to be lowsed and to be with Christ which thinge is best of all.
24 Neverthelesse to abyde in the flesshe is moare nedfull for you.
25 And this am I sure of that I shall abyde and with you all continue for the furtheraunce and ioye of youre fayth
26 that ye maye moare aboundantly reioyce in Iesus Christ thorowe me by my comminge to you agayne.
27 Only let yovre conversacion be as it be cometh the gospell of Christ: that whether I come and se you or els be absent I maye yet heare of you that ye contynue in one sprete and in one soule labouringe as we do to mayntayne the fayth of the gospell
28 and in nothynge fearinge youre adversaries: which is to them a token of perdicion and to you of salvacion and that of God.
29 For vnto you it is geven that not only ye shulde beleve on Christ: but also suffre for his sake
30 and have eve the same fight which ye sawe me have and now heare of me.
1 If ther be amoge you eny consolacion in Christ yf ther be eny cofortable love yf there be eny fellishippe of the sprete yf ther be eny copassion or mercy:
2 fulfyll my ioye that ye drawe one waye havinge one love beynge of one accorde and of one mynde
3 that nothinge be done thorow stryfe or vayne glory but that in mekenes of mynde every man esteme other better then him selfe
4 and that no man consyder his awne but what is mete for other.
5 Let the same mynde be in you that was in Christ Iesu:
6 Which beynge in the shape of god and thought it not robbery to be equall with god.
7 Neverthelesse he made him silfe of no reputacion and toke on him the shape of a servaunte and became lyke vnto men
8 and was founde in his aparell as a man. He humbled him silfe and became obediet vnto ye deeth even the deeth of the crosse.
9 Wherfore god hath exalted him and geve him a name above all names:
10 that in the name of Iesus shuld every knee bowe bothe of thinges in heve and thinges in erth and thinges vnder erth
11 and that all tonges shuld confesse that Iesus Christ is the lorde vnto the prayse of God the father.
12 Wherfore my dearly beloved as ye have al ways obeyed not when I was present only but now moche more in myne absence even so worke out youre awne saluacio with feare and tremblynge.
13 For it is god which worketh in you both ye will and also yt dede eve of good will
14 Do all thynge with out murmurynge and disputynge
15 that ye maye be fautelesse and pure and the sonnes of God with out rebuke in ye middes of a croked and a perverse nacion amonge which se that ye shyne as lightes in the worlde
16 holdinge fast the worde of lyfe vnto my reioysynge in ye daye of Christ that I have not runne in vayne nether have labored in vayne.
17 Yee and though I be offered vp vpon the offerynge and sacrifice of youre fayth: I reioyce and reioyce with you all.
18 For the same cause also reioyce ye and reioyce ye with me.
19 I trust in the lorde Iesus for to sende Timotheus shortly vnto you that I also maye be of good comforte when I knowe what case ye stonde in.
20 For I have no ma that is so lyke mynded to me which with so pure affeccio careth for youre matters.
21 For all other seke ytir awne and not that which is Iesus Christes
22 Ye knowe the proffe of him howe that as a sone with the father so with me bestowed he his labour apon the gospell.
23 Him I hope to sende assone as I knowe how it will go with me.
24 I trust in the lorde I also my silfe shall come shortly.
25 I supposed it necessary to sende brother Epaphroditus vnto you my companion in laboure and felowe soudier youre Apostel and my minister at my nedes.
26 For he longed after you and was full of hevines because that ye had hearde saye that he shuld be sicke.
27 And no doute he was sicke and that nye vnto deeth. But god had mercy on him: not on him only but on me also lest I shuld have had sorowe apon sorowe.
28 I sent him therfore the diligentliar that when ye shuld se him ye myght reioyce agayne and I myght be the lesse sorowfull.
29 Receave him therfore in the lorde with all gladnes and make moche of soche:
30 because that for ye worke of Christ he went so farre that he was nye vnto deeth and regarded not his lyfe to fulfill that service which was lackynge on youre parte towarde me.
1 Morover my brethren reioyce in the lorde. It greveth me not to write one thinge often to you. For to you it is a sure thynge.
2 Beware of dogges beware of evyll workers. Beware of dissencion.
3 For we are circucision which worshippe god in the sprete and reioyce in Christ Iesu and have no confidence in the flesshe:
4 though I have wherof I myght reioyce in the flesshe. Yf eny other man thynketh that he hath wherof he myght trust in the flesshe: moche moare I:
5 circumcised the eyght daye of ye kynred of Israhell of ye trybe of Beniamyn an Ebrue borne of ye Ebrues: as concernynge the lawe a pharisaye
6 and as concernynge fervetnes I perseuted the congregacion and as touchynge the rightewesnes which is in the lawe I was vnrebukable.
7 But the thynges that were vauntage vnto me I counted losse for Christes sake.
8 Ye I thinke all thynges but losse for that excellet knowledges sake of Christ Iesu my lorde. For whom I have counted all thynge losse and do iudge them but donge that I myght wynne Christ
9 and myght be founde in him not havynge myne awne rightewesnes which is of the lawe: But that which spryngeth of the fayth which is in Christ. I meane the rightewesnes which cometh of God thorowe fayth
10 in knowynge him and the vertue of his resurreccion and the fellowshippe of his passions that I myght be coformable vnto his (deeth)
11 yf by eny meanes I myght attayne vnto the resurreccion from deeth.
12 Not as though I had all redy attayned to it Ether were all redy parfect: but I folowe yf yt I maye comprehende that wherin I am comprehended of Christ Iesu.
13 Brethren I counte not my silfe that I have gotten it: but one thynge I saye: I forget yt which is behynde and stretche my silfe vnto that which is before
14 and preace vnto ye marke apoynted to obtayne the rewarde of the hye callynge of god in Christ Iesu.
15 Let vs therfore as many as be perfect be thus wyse minded: and yf ye be other wyse mynded I praye God open even this vnto you.
16 Neverthelesse in that wher vnto we are come let vs procede by one rule yt we maye be of one acorde.
17 Brethren be folowers of and me loke on them which walke even so as ye have vs for an ensample.
18 For many walke (of whom I have tolde you often and now tell you wepynge) that they are ye enemyes of ye crosse of Christ
19 whose ende is dampnacio whose God is their bely and whose glory is to their shame which are worldely mynded.
20 But oure conversacion is in heven from whence we loke for a saveour enen the lorde Iesus Christ
21 which shall chaunge oure vile bodies that they maye be fassioned lyke vnto his glorious body acordinge to the workynge wherby he is able to subdue all thinges vnto hym silfe.
1 Herfore my brethren dearly beloved and longed for my ioye and croune so continue in the lorde ye beloved.
2 I praye Evodias and beseche Sintiches that they be of one accorde in the lorde.
3 Yee and I beseche the faythfull yockfelowe helpe the wemen which labored with me in the gospell and with Clement also and with other my labour felowes whose names are in the boke of lyfe.
4 Reioyce in the Lorde alwaye and agayne I saye reioyce.
5 Let youre softenes be knowen vnto all men. The lorde is even at honde.
6 Be not carfull: but in all thynges shewe youre peticion vnto god in prayer and suplicacion wt gevynge of thankes.
7 And the peace of god which passeth all vnderstondinge kepe youre hertes and myndes in christ Iesu.
8 Furthermore brethren whatsoever thinges are true whatsoever thynges are honest what soever thynges are iust whatsoever thynges are pure whatsoever thynges pertayne to love whatsoever thynges are of honest reporte: yf ther be eny verteous thynge yf there be eny laudable thynge
9 those same have ye in youre mynde which ye have both learned and receaved herde and also sene in me: those thynges do and the god of peace shalbe with you.
10 I reioyse in the lorde greatly that now at the last ye are revived agayne to care for me in yt wherein ye were also carefull but ye lacked oportunite.
11 I speake not because of necessitie. For I have learned in whatsoever estate I am therewith to be content.
12 I can both cast doune my silfe I can also excede. Every where and in all thynges I am instructed both to be full and to be hongry: to have plenty and to suffre nede.
13 I can do all thynges thorow the helpe of Christ which strengtheth me.
14 Not wistondynge ye have well done that ye bare parte with me in my tribvlacion.
15 Ye of Philippos knowe that in the begynnynge of the gospell when I departed from Macedonia no congregacion bare parte with me as concernynge gevynge and receavynge but ye only.
16 For when I was in Tessalonica ye sent once and afterwarde agayne vnto my nedes:
17 not that I desyre gyftes: but I desyre aboudant frute on youre parte.
18 I receaved all and have plentie. I was even filled after that I had receaved of Epaphroditus that which came from you an odour that smelleth swete a sacrifice accepted and plesaunt to God.
19 My god fulfill all youre nedes thorow his glorious riches in Iesu Christ.
20 Vnto God and oure father be prayse for ever more. Amen.
21 Salute all the sainctes in Christ Iesu. The brethren which are with me grete you.
22 All the saynctes salute you: and most of all they which are of the Emperours housholde.
23 The grace of oure lorde Iesu Christ be wt you all. Amen