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1:1 Paulos and Timotheos, the servants of Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach, to all the set apart ones in Mashiach Yehoshua (יהושע) which are at Philippoi, with the overseers and shamashim:
1:2 Grace be to you, and shalom, from Elohim Avinu, and [from] Adonay Yehoshua (יהושע) ha Mashiach.
1:3 I thank my Elohim upon every remembrance of you,
1:4 Always in every tefillah of mine for you all making request with joy,
1:5 For your fellowship in the good news from the first day until now;
1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until Yom Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach:
1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the good news, ye all are partakers of my grace.
1:8 For Elohim is my witness, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach.
1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till ha Yom Mashiach;
1:11 Being filled with the fruits of tzedakah, which are by Yehoshua (יהושע) ha Mashiach, unto the glory and praise of Elohim.
1:12 But I would ye should understand, achim, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the good news;
1:13 So that my bonds in Mashiach are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;
1:14 And many of the achim in Adonay, having the confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
1:15 Some indeed proclaim Mashiach even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:
1:16 The one proclaim Mashiach of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the good news.
1:18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Mashiach is proclaimed; and I therein do rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.
1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my deliverance (help) through your tefillah, and the supply of the Ruach Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach,
1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Mashiach shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
1:21 For to me to live [is] Mashiach, and to die is gain.
1:22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
1:23 For I am torn between two desires, having a desire to depart, and to be with Mashiach; which is far better:
1:24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
1:26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach for me by my coming to you again.
1:27 Only let yourselves behave worthily of the Good news of Mashiach: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the good news;
1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of deliverance, and that of Elohim.
1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Mashiach, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for His sake;
1:30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear [to be] in me.
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The letters to the Philippeisios, one of Paulos's prison Epistles,was written in Rome. It was at Phillipi, which the Sent Ones visted and on his second missionary journey in book of Acts 16:12.
soteria- deliverance, salvation: - deliverance, preservation, salvation.
Chapter 1- Introduction: Salutation and hodu; Mashiach is believer's life; Rejoicing inspite of suffering; Paulos's expection of deliverance
Chapter 2 - Mashiach is believer's pattern; rejoicing in lowly service; exhortation to meekness and unity; self-humbling of Moashiach; exhortation of Yeshua; Paulos urge believer continue to work out our salvation with fear and trembling; the sent Ones' example
Chapter 3 - Mashiach is the object of the believers' faith; Desire and expectation; Paulos warn against legalizers, against legal righteousness; Mashiach is the object of the believers faith for righteousness; Mashiach is the the object for the believer's desire for fellowship in resurrection power. Paulos appeal for unity among the believers; he also urge us no compromise for the sake of unity; Mashiach is the object of believers's expectation
Chapter 4 - Mashiach is the believer's strength; rejoicing through anxiety; exhortation to agreement; Rejoice in Adon always, do not be anxious, secret is the shalom of Elohim; enjoy the presence of Elohim's shalom; the believer's sufficiency through Mashiach Yeshua.