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Phil. 2:1-11

March 5, 2009

I’m on spring break this week, and currently in the library working on my Greek. If you told me six years ago I would be spending my free time translating Greek (and enjoy it!) I would have laughed in your face. Thanks and glory be to God and His grace.

This week we’re translating this beautiful passage:

Therefore, if there is any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any participation in the Spirit, if any tender mercy and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfish ambition or empty conceit, but in humility regard one another as more important than yourselves. Each of you should look out not only for your own interests, but also for the interest of others.

Adopt towards one another, in your mutual relations, the same attitude that was found in Christ Jesus. Precisely because he was in the form of God, he did not regard this divine equality as something to be used for his own advantage. Instead, he emptied himself by taking the form of a slave and being born like other human beings. And being recognized as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. That is why God highly exalted him and graciously bestowed on him the name above all other names, in order that in honour of Jesus’ name every knee shall bow – all beings in heaven, on earth, and in the world below – and every tongue shall acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Phil. 2:1-11 (Peter O’Brien’s Translation)

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2009 7:52 pm

    Your prof asks,

    How ’bout giving us your OWN translation?


  2. March 5, 2009 8:10 pm

    I was thinking about it, but I don’t think it’s ready for the general public yet! Maybe by Monday night I’ll post it (if I can muster the courage…)

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