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|1 Παῦλος καὶ Τιμόθεος δοῦλοι Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ πᾶσιν τοῖς ἁγίοις ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ τοῖς οὖσιν ἐν Φιλίπποις σὺν ἐπισκόποις καὶ διακόνοις: 2 χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν καὶ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ. 3 Εὐχαριστῶ τῷ θεῷ μου ἐπὶ πάσῃ τῇ μνείᾳ ὑμῶν, 4 πάντοτε ἐν πάσῃ δεήσει μου ὑπὲρ πάντων ὑμῶν μετὰ χαρᾶς τὴν δέησιν ποιούμενος, 5 ἐπὶ τῇ κοινωνίᾳ ὑμῶν εἰς τὸ εὐαγγέλιον ἀπὸ τῆς πρώτης ἡμέρας ἄχρι τοῦ νῦν, 6 πεποιθὼς αὐτὸ τοῦτο, ὅτι ὁ ἐναρξάμενος ἐν ὑμῖν ἔργον ἀγαθὸν ἐπιτελέσει ἄχρι ἡμέρας Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ: 7 καθώς ἐστιν δίκαιον ἐμοὶ τοῦτο φρονεῖν ὑπὲρ πάντων ὑμῶν, διὰ τὸ ἔχειν με ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ ὑμᾶς, ἔν τε τοῖς δεσμοῖς μου καὶ ἐν τῇ ἀπολογίᾳ καὶ βεβαιώσει τοῦ εὐαγγελίου συγκοινωνούς μου τῆς χάριτος πάντας ὑμᾶς ὄντας. 8 μάρτυς γάρ μου ὁ θεός, ὡς ἐπιποθῶ πάντας ὑμᾶς ἐν σπλάγχνοις Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ. 9 καὶ τοῦτο προσεύχομαι, ἵνα ἡ ἀγάπη ὑμῶν ἔτι μᾶλλον καὶ μᾶλλον περισσεύῃ ἐν ἐπιγνώσει καὶ πάσῃ αἰσθήσει, 10 εἰς τὸ δοκιμάζειν ὑμᾶς τὰ διαφέροντα, ἵνα ἦτε εἰλικρινεῖς καὶ ἀπρόσκοποι εἰς ἡμέραν Χριστοῦ, 11 πεπληρωμένοι καρπὸν δικαιοσύνης τὸν διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ εἰς δόξαν καὶ ἔπαινον θεοῦ.||1 Paul and Timothy, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus that are at Philippi, with their pastors and deacons; 2 Grace and peace be yours from God who is our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I give thanks to my God for all my memories of you, 4 happy at all times in all the prayer I offer for all of you; 5 so full a part have you taken in the work of Christ’s gospel, from the day when it first reached you till now. 6 Nor am I less confident, that he who has inspired this generosity in you will bring it to perfection, ready for the day when Jesus Christ comes. 7 It is only fitting that I should entertain such hopes for you; you are close to my heart, and I know that you all share my happiness in being a prisoner, and being able to defend and assert the truth of the gospel. 8 God knows how I long for you all, with the tenderness of Jesus Christ himself. 9 And this is my prayer for you; may your love grow richer and richer yet, in the fulness of its knowledge and the depth of its perception, 10 so that you may learn to prize what is of value; may nothing cloud your consciences or hinder your progress till the day when Christ comes; 11 may you reap, through Jesus Christ, the full harvest of your justification to God’s glory and praise.||1 Paulus et Timotheus, servi Jesu Christi, omnibus sanctis in Christo Jesu, qui sunt Philippis, cum episcopis et diaconibus. 2 Gratia vobis, et pax a Deo Patre nostro, et Domino Jesu Christo. 3 Gratias ago Deo meo in omni memoria vestri, 4 semper in cunctis orationibus meis pro omnibus vobis, cum gaudio deprecationem faciens, 5 super communicatione vestra in Evangelio Christi a prima die usque nunc. 6 Confidens hoc ipsum, quia qui cœpit in vobis opus bonum, perficiet usque in diem Christi Jesu: 7 sicut est mihi justum hoc sentire pro omnibus vobis: eo quod habeam vos in corde, et in vinculis meis, et in defensione, et confirmatione Evangelii, socios gaudii mei omnes vos esse. 8 Testis enim mihi est Deus, quomodo cupiam omnes vos in visceribus Jesu Christi. 9 Et hoc oro, ut caritas vestra magis ac magis abundet in scientia, et in omni sensu: 10 ut probetis potiora, ut sitis sinceri, et sine offensa in diem Christi, 11 repleti fructu justitiæ per Jesum Christum, in gloriam et laudem Dei.|
|12 Γινώσκειν δὲ ὑμᾶς βούλομαι, ἀδελφοί, ὅτι τὰ κατ' ἐμὲ μᾶλλον εἰς προκοπὴν τοῦ εὐαγγελίου ἐλήλυθεν, 13 ὥστε τοὺς δεσμούς μου φανεροὺς ἐν Χριστῷ γενέσθαι ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ πραιτωρίῳ καὶ τοῖς λοιποῖς πάσιν, 14 καὶ τοὺς πλείονας τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἐν κυρίῳ πεποιθότας τοῖς δεσμοῖς μου περισσοτέρως τολμᾶν ἀφόβως τὸν λόγον λαλεῖν. 15 τινὲς μὲν καὶ διὰ φθόνον καὶ ἔριν, τινὲς δὲ καὶ δι' εὐδοκίαν τὸν Χριστὸν κηρύσσουσιν: 16 οἱ μὲν ἐξ ἀγάπης, εἰδότες ὅτι εἰς ἀπολογίαν τοῦ εὐαγγελίου κεῖμαι, 17 οἱ δὲ ἐξ ἐριθείας τὸν Χριστὸν καταγγέλλουσιν, οὐχ ἁγνῶς, οἰόμενοι θλῖψιν ἐγείρειν τοῖς δεσμοῖς μου. 18 τί γάρ; πλὴν ὅτι παντὶ τρόπῳ, εἴτε προφάσει εἴτε ἀληθείᾳ, Χριστὸς καταγγέλλεται, καὶ ἐν τούτῳ χαίρω. ἀλλὰ καὶ χαρήσομαι: 19 οἶδα γὰρ ὅτι τοῦτό μοι ἀποβήσεται εἰς σωτηρίαν διὰ τῆς ὑμῶν δεήσεως καὶ ἐπιχορηγίας τοῦ πνεύματος Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, 20 κατὰ τὴν ἀποκαραδοκίαν καὶ ἐλπίδα μου ὅτι ἐν οὐδενὶ αἰσχυνθήσομαι, ἀλλ' ἐν πάσῃ παρρησίᾳ ὡς πάντοτε καὶ νῦν μεγαλυνθήσεται Χριστὸς ἐν τῷ σώματί μου, εἴτε διὰ ζωῆς εἴτε διὰ θανάτου. 21 Ἐμοὶ γὰρ τὸ ζῆν Χριστὸς καὶ τὸ ἀποθανεῖν κέρδος. 22 εἰ δὲ τὸ ζῆν ἐν σαρκί, τοῦτό μοι καρπὸς ἔργου: καὶ τί αἱρήσομαι οὐ γνωρίζω. 23 συνέχομαι δὲ ἐκ τῶν δύο, τὴν ἐπιθυμίαν ἔχων εἰς τὸ ἀναλῦσαι καὶ σὺν Χριστῷ εἶναι, πολλῷ γὰρ μᾶλλον κρεῖσσον: 24 τὸ δὲ ἐπιμένειν ἐν τῇ σαρκὶ ἀναγκαιότερον δι' ὑμᾶς. 25 καὶ τοῦτο πεποιθὼς οἶδα ὅτι μενῶ καὶ παραμενῶ πᾶσιν ὑμῖν εἰς τὴν ὑμῶν προκοπὴν καὶ χαρὰν τῆς πίστεως, 26 ἵνα τὸ καύχημα ὑμῶν περισσεύῃ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ ἐν ἐμοὶ διὰ τῆς ἐμῆς παρουσίας πάλιν πρὸς ὑμᾶς.||12 I hasten to assure you, brethren, that my circumstances here have only had the effect of spreading the gospel further; 13 so widely has my imprisonment become known, in Christ’s honour, throughout the praetorium and to all the world beyond. 14 And most of the brethren, deriving fresh confidence in the Lord from my imprisonment, are making bold to preach God’s word with more freedom than ever. 15 Some of them, it is true, for no better reason than rivalry or jealousy; but there are others who really proclaim Christ out of good will. 16 Some, I mean, are moved by charity, because they recognize that I am here to defend the gospel, 17 others by party spirit, proclaiming Christ from wrong motives, just because they hope to make my chains gall me worse. 18 What matter, so long as either way, for private ends or in all honesty, Christ is proclaimed? Of that I am glad now; yes, and I shall be glad hereafter; 19 I am well assured that this will make for my soul’s health, with you to pray for me, and Jesus Christ to supply my needs with his Spirit. 20 This is my earnest longing and my hope, that I shall never be put to the blush; that I shall speak with entire freedom, and so this body of mine will do Christ honour, now as always, in life or in death. 21 For me, life means Christ; death is a prize to be won. 22 But what if living on in this mortal body is the only way to harvest what I have sown? Thus I cannot tell what to choose; 23 I am hemmed in on both sides. I long to have done with it, and be with Christ, a better thing, much more than a better thing; 24 and yet, for your sakes, that I should wait in the body is more urgent still. 25 I am certain of that, and I do not doubt that I shall wait, and wait upon you all, to the happy furtherance of your faith. 26 Yes, you shall be prouder of me than ever in Christ Jesus, when I come once again to visit you.||12 Scire autem vos volo fratres, quia quæ circa me sunt, magis ad profectum venerunt Evangelii: 13 ita ut vincula mea manifesta fierent in Christo in omni prætorio, et in ceteris omnibus, 14 et plures e fratribus in Domino confidentes vinculis meis, abundantius auderent sine timore verbum Dei loqui. 15 Quidam quidem et propter invidiam et contentionem: quidam autem et propter bonam voluntatem Christum prædicant: 16 quidam ex caritate, scientes quoniam in defensionem Evangelii positus sum. 17 Quidam autem ex contentione Christum annuntiant non sincere, existimantes pressuram se suscitare vinculis meis. 18 Quid enim? Dum omni modo sive per occasionem, sive per veritatem, Christus annuntietur: et in hoc gaudeo, sed et gaudebo. 19 Scio enim quia hoc mihi proveniet ad salutem, per vestram orationem, et subministrationem Spiritus Jesu Christi, 20 secundum exspectationem et spem meam, quia in nullo confundar: sed in omni fiducia sicut semper, et nunc magnificabitur Christus in corpore meo, sive per vitam, sive per mortem. 21 Mihi enim vivere Christus est, et mori lucrum. 22 Quod si vivere in carne, hic mihi fructus operis est, et quid eligam ignoro. 23 Coarctor autem e duobus: desiderium habens dissolvi, et esse cum Christo, multo magis melius: 24 permanere autem in carne, necessarium propter vos. 25 Et hoc confidens scio quia manebo, et permanebo omnibus vobis ad profectum vestrum, et gaudium fidei: 26 ut gratulatio vestra abundet in Christo Jesu in me, per meum adventum iterum ad vos.|
|27 Μόνον ἀξίως τοῦ εὐαγγελίου τοῦ Χριστοῦ πολιτεύεσθε, ἵνα εἴτε ἐλθὼν καὶ ἰδὼν ὑμᾶς εἴτε ἀπὼν ἀκούω τὰ περὶ ὑμῶν, ὅτι στήκετε ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι, μιᾷ ψυχῇ συναθλοῦντες τῇ πίστει τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, 28 καὶ μὴ πτυρόμενοι ἐν μηδενὶ ὑπὸ τῶν ἀντικειμένων, ἥτις ἐστὶν αὐτοῖς ἔνδειξις ἀπωλείας, ὑμῶν δὲ σωτηρίας, καὶ τοῦτο ἀπὸ θεοῦ: 29 ὅτι ὑμῖν ἐχαρίσθη τὸ ὑπὲρ Χριστοῦ, οὐ μόνον τὸ εἰς αὐτὸν πιστεύειν ἀλλὰ καὶ τὸ ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ πάσχειν, 30 τὸν αὐτὸν ἀγῶνα ἔχοντες οἷον εἴδετε ἐν ἐμοὶ καὶ νῦν ἀκούετε ἐν ἐμοί.||27 Only, you must play a part worthy of Christ’s gospel; whether I come to see you, or only hear about you at a distance, this must be my news of you, that you are standing fast in a common unity of spirit, with the faith of the gospel for your common cause. 28 Shew a bold front at all points to your adversaries; that is the seal of their perdition, of your salvation, and it comes from God; 29 the grace that has been granted you is that of suffering for Christ’s sake, not merely believing in him. 30 Your battle is my own battle; you saw how I fought it once, and you have heard how I am fighting it now.||27 Tantum digne Evangelio Christi conversamini: ut sive cum venero, et videro vos, sive absens audiam de vobis, quia statis in uno spiritu unanimes, collaborantes fidei Evangelii: 28 et in nullo terreamini ab adversariis: quæ illis est causa perditionis, vobis autem salutis, et hoc a Deo: 29 quia vobis donatum est pro Christo, non solum ut in eum credatis, sed ut etiam pro illo patiamini: 30 idem certamen habentes, quale et vidistis in me, et nunc audistis de me.|
 The word here translated ‘pastors’ is episcopi, that is, bishops. But, here as in Ac. 20.28, it is difficult to see how St Paul can have been addressing more than one ‘bishop’ in the modern sense; and it is the opinion of St Chrysostom that the title is used loosely so as to include the presbyters of Philippi.
 ‘For all my memories of you’; the Greek here might, however, mean ‘for all your mindfulness of me’.
 ‘Inspired this generosity in you’; literally, ‘begun a good work in you’, but it seems likely that the work referred to is not God’s own operation, but the charitable work of the Philippians themselves, as shewn by the contribution they had made to St Paul’s own needs (cf. II Cor. 8.6, where the same verbs are used).
 ‘You are close to my heart’; the Greek might mean ‘I am close to your heart’.
 ‘The full harvest of your justification’; or perhaps, ‘a full harvest of holiness’.
 ‘Praetorium’; it is not certain who were St Paul’s gaolers at Rome, but the word praetorium seems to mean a body of soldiers, or their barracks, not the palace of the Roman Emperor.
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Nihil Obstat. Father Anton Cowan, Censor.
Imprimatur. +Most Rev. Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster. 8th January 2012.
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