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2:1 If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions,
2:3 [doing] nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself;
2:4 not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.
2:5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
2:7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men;
2:9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name;
2:12 So then, my beloved, even 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;
2:14 Do all things without murmurings and questionings:
2:17 Yea, and if I am offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all:
2:18 and in the same manner do ye also joy, and rejoice with me.
2:20 For I have no man likeminded, who will care truly for your state.
2:21 For they all seek their own, not the things of Jesus Christ.
2:23 Him therefore I hope to send forthwith, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me:
2:24 but I trust in the Lord that I myself also shall come shortly.
2:25 But I counted it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-worker and fellow-soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need;
2:26 since he longed after you all, and was sore troubled, because ye 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, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.
2:28 I have sent him therefore the more diligently, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
2:29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy; and hold such in honor: