Philippians 2:12
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New International Version
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,

New Living Translation
Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.

English Standard Version
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

Berean Study Bible
Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore my beloved, just as always you have obeyed, not only as in my presence, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

New American Standard Bible
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

King James Bible
Wherefore, my beloved, 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

International Standard Version
And so, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only when I was with you but even more now that I am absent, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.

NET Bible
So then, my dear friends, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence but even more in my absence, continue working out your salvation with awe and reverence,

New Heart English Bible
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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not when I am near to you only, but now when I am far from you, all the more, with awe and with trembling, do the service of your life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My dear friends, you have always obeyed, not only when I was with you but even more now that I'm absent. In the same way continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.

New American Standard 1977
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, my beloved, as ye have always hearkened, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own saving health with fear and trembling.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore, my beloved, as you 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.

American King James Version
Why, my beloved, as you 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.

American Standard Version
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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore, my dearly beloved, (as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but much more now in my absence,) with fear and trembling work out your salvation.

Darby Bible Translation
So that, my beloved, even as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much rather in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,

English Revised Version
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;

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore, my beloved, 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.

Weymouth New Testament
Therefore, my dearly-loved friends, as I have always found you obedient, labour earnestly with fear and trembling--not merely as though I were present with you, but much more now since I am absent from you--labour earnestly, I say, to make sure of your own salvation.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
So that, my beloved, as ye always obey, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, with fear and trembling your own salvation work out,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:12-18 We must be diligent in the use of all the means which lead to our salvation, persevering therein to the end. With great care, lest, with all our advantages, we should come short. Work out your salvation, for it is God who worketh in you. This encourages us to do our utmost, because our labour shall not be in vain: we must still depend on the grace of God. The working of God's grace in us, is to quicken and engage our endeavours. God's good-will to us, is the cause of his good work in us. Do your duty without murmurings. Do it, and do not find fault with it. Mind your work, and do not quarrel with it. By peaceableness; give no just occasion of offence. The children of God should differ from the sons of men. The more perverse others are, the more careful we should be to keep ourselves blameless and harmless. The doctrine and example of consistent believers will enlighten others, and direct their way to Christ and holiness, even as the light-house warns mariners to avoid rocks, and directs their course into the harbour. Let us try thus to shine. The gospel is the word of life, it makes known to us eternal life through Jesus Christ. Running, denotes earnestness and vigour, continual pressing forward; labouring, denotes constancy, and close application. It is the will of God that believers should be much in rejoicing; and those who are so happy as to have good ministers, have great reason to rejoice with them.
Study Bible
Shining as Stars
11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling. 13For it is God who works in you to will and to act on behalf of His good pleasure.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 7:15
And his affection for you is even greater when he remembers that you were all obedient as you welcomed him with fear and trembling.

Philippians 1:5
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.

Philippians 1:6
For I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will continue to perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:15
And as you Philippians know, in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church but you partnered with me in the matter of giving and receiving.

Hebrews 5:9
and having been made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him
Treasury of Scripture

Why, my beloved, as you 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.

my beloved.

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1 Corinthians 4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain …

as ye.

Philippians 1:5,27,29 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now…

work.

Philippians 3:13,14 Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing …

Proverbs 10:16 The labor of the righteous tends to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of …

Matthew 11:12,29 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven …

Luke 13:23,24 Then said one to him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said to them…

John 6:27-29 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures …

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Know you not that they which run in a race run all, but one receives …

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always …

Galatians 6:7-9 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that …

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, …

Hebrews 4:11 Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall …

Hebrews 6:10,11 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, …

Hebrews 12:1 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, …

2 Peter 1:5-10 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; …

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus …

own.

Philippians 2:19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly to you, that …

Romans 13:11-14 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out …

1 Corinthians 9:20-23 And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to …

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may …

with.

Ezra 10:3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all …

Psalm 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Psalm 119:120 My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

Isaiah 66:2,5 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have …

Acts 9:6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what will you have me …

Acts 16:29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and …

1 Corinthians 2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

2 Corinthians 7:15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembers …

Ephesians 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to …

Hebrews 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering …

Hebrews 12:28,29 Why we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, …

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