1 If, then, there is any encouragement in Mashiaḥ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of Ruaḥ, if any affection and compassion,
2 make my joy complete by being of the same mind, having the same love, one in being and of purpose,
3 doing naught through selfishness or self-conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
4 Each one should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
5 For, let this mind be in you which was also in Mashiaḥ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏,
6 who, being in the form of Elohim, did not regard equality with Elohim a matter to be grasped,
7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, and came to be in the likeness of men.
8 And having been found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, death even of a stake.
9 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, therefore, has highly exalted Him and given Him the Name which is above every name,
10 that at the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 every knee should bow, of those in the shamayim, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,
11 and every tongue should confess that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 ha’Mashiaḥ is Aḏon, to the esteem of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 the Father.
12 So that, my beloved, as you always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much rather in my absence – work out your own deliverance with fear and trembling,
13 for it is Elohim who is working in you both to desire and to work for well-pleasing.
14 Do all without grumblings and disputings,
15 in order that you be blameless and faultless, children of Elohim without blemish in the midst of a crooked and corrupt generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
16 holding on to the Word of ḥai, for a boast to me in the day of Mashiaḥ, that I have not run in vain or laboured in vain.
17 In fact, even if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the offering and service of your belief, I am glad and rejoice with you all.
18 So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
19 But I trust in the Aḏon to send Timotheos to you shortly, so that I too am encouraged by news from you.
20 For I have no one of the same mind, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare.
21 For all seek their own, not those of Mashiaḥ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.
22 But you know he has proven himself, that as a son with his father he served with me for the Good News.
23 So I expect to send him as soon as I see how it goes with me,
24 and I trust in the Aḏon that I myself shall also come shortly.
25 But I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditos, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, and your emissary and servant to my need,
26 since he was longing for you all, and being troubled because you had heard that he was sick.
27 For indeed he was sick, near to death, but Elohim had compassion on him, and not only on him but on me as well, lest I should have sadness upon sadness.
28 Therefore I sent him more eagerly, so that on seeing him again you might rejoice, and I be less sad.
29 Receive him therefore in the Aḏon with all joy, and hold such as he in esteem,
30 because for the work of Mashiaḥ he was near death, risking his life, to fill up what was lacking in your service toward me.