Ketuvim Netzarim:

אִגֶּרֶת פּוֹלוֹס הַשָּׁלִיחַ אֶל־הַפִּילִפִּיִּים פֶּרֶק ב

Iggeret Polos haShaliach el-haPilippiyim perek Bet

Paulos's letter to the Assembly in Philippesios Chapter 2

1, 2, 3, 4

Go to Index page

The Submissive Mind

The Problem Exhortation to the Set apart ones

2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Mashiach, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any loving kindness and mercies,

2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of One accord, of One mind.

2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

The Pattern / role Model: example of Mashiach

2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Mashiach Yeshua (ישוע):

The Practice: Exercise of the set apart ones

2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, keep working out your deliverance with fear and trembling.

2:13 For it is Elohim which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the Benai of Elohim, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the Yom ha Mashiach, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

The Picture or type - expounded in the Servants

2:17 Yes, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

2:18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

2:19 But I trust in Adonai Yeshua (ישוע) to send Timotheos shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

2:20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.

2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Yeshua (ישוע) Mashiach's.

2:22 But ye know the proof of Him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the good news.

2:23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.

2:24 But I trust in Adonai that I also myself shall come shortly.

2:25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditos, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.

2:26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.

2:27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but Elohim had mercy on Him; and not on Him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

2:28 I sent Him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see Him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.

2:29 Receive Him therefore in Adonay with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:

2:30 Because for the work of Mashiach he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

1, 2, 3, 4

Go to Index page

Yeshua was rewarded with exaltation after humiliation (compare his own teaching at Mattityahu 18:4, 23:12; Loukas 14:7-11, 18:9-14). HaShem has raised Him to the highest place, at his "right hand" (Tehillim 110:1; see Mattityahu 22:44 N), where he shares "honor, glory and power" with the Father (Rev 5:13).

Yeshua the Messiah is Adonai (Greek kurios).  can mean anything from the tetragrammaton (Yuh Hei Vav Hei,  the personal name of HaShem, rendered "Adonai" to "Lord" (in the sense of HaShem as universal ruler) to "lord" (in the human sense) to merely "Sir or Master" (a respectful form of address). Because Yeshayahu 45:21-23, which in I believe in the own context applies to YUH HEI VAV HEI, is quoted in v. 10 in reference to Yeshua,  not only "Lord" in a lesser sense.