DASV: Digital American Standard Version

                                       DASV: Philippians 1


1 From Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus that are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons. 

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

I thank my God every time I remember you. 

4 When I pray for you, I pray with joy in my heart

5 because of your sharing in the furtherance of the gospel from the first day until now. 

6 I am certain of this, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ.

7 It is right for me to feel this way about you, because I have you in my heart; for whether I am chained in prison or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.

8 For God is my witness, how I long after you with the compassion of Christ Jesus. 

9 I pray this, that your love may grow more and more in knowledge and all discernment; 

10 so that you may be able to determine what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, 

11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness that come through Jesus Christ – to bring glory and praise to God. 

Now I would have you know, brothers, that what has happened to me has only furthered the spread of the Good News; 

13 so that it was known throughout the whole palace guard, and to everyone else, that I am in chains for Christ. 

14 Most of the brothers in the Lord, being encouraged by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word of God without fear. 

15 Some preach about Christ out of jealousy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 

16 The latter do so in love, knowing that I am here for the defense of the gospel; 

17 but the others proclaim Christ for selfish ambition, not sincerely, trying to stir up trouble for me in prison. 

18 But it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that in every way, whether with right or wrong intentions, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice – yes, and will rejoice. 

19 For I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 

this will turn out for my deliverance.

20 I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but that I will have the courage now, as always, that Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. 

21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 

22 But if I am to live in the flesh, this means more fruit from my work. What I shall choose?  I do not know. 

23 I am torn between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for it is far better,

24 but you need me here in my body.

25 Realizing this, I know that I will stay and will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, 

26 that you may be proud in Christ Jesus because of me when I come to you again.

27 Only conduct yourselves in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then whether I come and visit you or am away from you, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving for the faith of the gospel,

28 without being frightened by those who oppose you, which is a sign that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved by God. 

29 For the privilege has been granted to you not only to believe on Christ, but also to suffer on his behalf, 

30 having the same conflict which you saw me struggle with, and now hear that I still have. 

                                       DASV: Philippians 2


1  If there is, therefore, any encouragement in Christ, any consolation of love, any fellowship of the Spirit, any affection and compassions, 

2 make my joy full and be of the same mind, by having the same love, being of one purpose and one mind.

3 Do nothing based on selfishness or a desire to impress, but in humbleness of mind thinking of others better than yourselves. 

4 Do not look out just for your own interests, but each of you also for the interests of others.

5 Have this attitude, which was also in Christ Jesus:

6 who, existing in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 

7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men. Being found in fashion as a man,

8 he humbled himself, becoming obedient unto death, even death on a cross. 

9  Consequently God highly exalted him, and gave to him the name which is above every name, 

10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven, on earth and under the earth, 

11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 

So then, my beloved, even as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 

13 for it is God who works in you both to desire and to work, for the sake of his good pleasure. 

14 Do everything without grumbling and arguing, 

15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as lights in the world. 

16 Holding tight onto the word of life, so that I may be proud in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.  

17 If I am poured out as a sacrifice and offering for your faith, I am glad, and rejoice with you all,

18 and in the same way you should also be glad and rejoice with me. 

I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be encouraged when I find out how you are doing. 

20 For I have no one like him, who will truly care for your welfare.

21 For they care only about themselves and not about the interests of Jesus Christ. 

22 But you know his qualifications, that as a child serves a father, so he served with me in the spreading of the gospel. 

23 I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I find out how my situation goes, 

24 though I trust in the Lord that I myself will come to you soon.

25 But I thought it necessary to send Epaphroditus to you, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger to minister to my need. 

26 He has been wanting to see you, and was troubled, because you had heard that he was sick. 

27 Indeed he was so sick, he nearly died, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only, but also on me, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow. 

28 I have sent him therefore more eagerly, that, when you see him again, you may rejoice, and that I may be less anxious. 

29 Welcome him therefore in the Lord with all joy, and hold people like him in honor, 

30 since it was for the work of Christ that he nearly died, risking his life to make up that which was lacking in your service toward me. 

                                       DASV: Philippians 3


1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, is not a problem for me, but for you it is safe. 

2 Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of those who mutilate the flesh.

 3 For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God, and boast in Christ Jesus, and put no confidence in the flesh, 

4 though I might have confidence even in the flesh.  If any one thinks he has reason to have confidence in the flesh, I have more: 

5 circumcised the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee. 

6 Concerning zeal, I persecuted the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, I was blameless. 

7 Yet whatever I have gained I count loss for the sake of Christ.

8 Even beyond that, I count all things as worthless for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but garbage, so that I can gain Christ,

9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that comes from the law, but one that is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith. 

10 My goal is to know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed to his death. 

11 That by any means possible I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. 

Not that I have already attained this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on, to lay hold onto that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

13 Brothers, I do not consider myself to have achieved this, but this one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind me, I reach for what is ahead,

14  I press on toward the goal to win the prize that God has called me to in Jesus Christ.

15 So let us have this mind; as many as are perfect.  If in anything you deviate, God will reveal it to you.

16 Just let us hold onto what we have already attained.

17 Brothers, join in imitating me, and watch carefully those who live following this same example as you have seen in us.

18 For as I told you before, and now tell you with tears, that many people are really enemies of the cross of Christ.

19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, and think only about earthly things.

20 But our citizenship is in heaven, from where we wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

21 who will transform our weak bodies, that they may be conformed to the likeness of his glorious body, according to the working by which he is able to subject all things to himself.  

                                       DASV: Philippians 4


1 Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long to see, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord, my beloved. 

I urge Euodia, and I urge Syntyche, to agree in the Lord. 

3 Yes, I ask you, loyal companion, help these women, for they labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. 

4 Rejoice in the Lord always.  Again I say, Rejoice! 

5 Let everyone see your gentleness. The Lord is near. 

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 

7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ.

8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things. 

9 The things which you both learned and received and heard and saw in me, do these things and the God of peace will be with you. 

  I rejoice in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have expressed your concern for me. You were indeed concerned, but you lacked opportunity. 

11 Not that I speak in respect of need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, there to be content.

12 I have experienced both need and abundance.  In everything and in all things have I learned the secret of contentment whether I am full or hungry, both in plenty and in want.

13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

14 Yet it was wonderful that you shared with me during my trouble.

15 You Philippians also know, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church had shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone.

16 For even in Thessalonica you sent more than once to my need. 

17 Not that I seek a donation, but I seek for the fruit that increases to your credit. 

18 But I have all things and abound.  I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable, pleasing to God. 

19 My God will supply every one of your needs according to his riches in glory in Jesus Christ. 

20 Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen. 

Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers that are with me greet you. 

22 All the saints greet you, especially those that belong to Caesar's household. 

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.