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“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
Wherefore, my beloued, as yee haue alwayes obeyed, not as in my presence onely, but now much more in my absence; worke out your owne saluation with feare, and trembling.
- King James Version (1611) - Compare to scan of original Philippians chapter 2
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;
- New American Standard Version (1995)
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;
- American Standard Version (1901)
So then, my loved ones, as you have at all times done what I say, not only when I am present, but now much more when I am not with you, give yourselves to working out your salvation with fear in your hearts;
- Basic English Bible
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,
- Darby 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.
- Douay Rheims 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.
- Webster's Bible
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.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible
Therfor, my most dereworthe britheren, as euere more ye han obeischid, not in my presence onely, but myche more now in myn absence, worche ye with drede and trembling youre heelthe.
- Wycliffe Bible
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,
- Youngs Literal Bible
john madden's comment on 2015-08-16 17:37:59:
We are to express our salvation and make it known.by giveing dilagence to our walk with god .submiting our selves unto god for it.is him who is at work in us.live it out
Johnson's comment on 2014-08-01 00:47:26:
When one has a teacher teaching them to do mathematics they are later tested ,where they are given some sums to work them out.They have to follow the procedure that the teacher taught them in class or else they will fail and hence be disqualified to continue with the class.The same is in salvation.When we believed Jesus as savior we have to make our faith grow according to the word of God which is the procedure that tests us .Faith come by hearing and by hearing by the word of God. .Salvation is not a one day thing but you have to work it out daily.Growth is a process that takes time. "Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a time, if necessary, you may have to suffer griefs through many trials, So that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tried with fire, might result in praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him though you do not see him now, but believe in him, you rejoice with joy that is unspeakable and full of glory, Receiving the end of your faith the salvation of your souls ". 1 Pet 1 5 9.
Prophetess Cindy's comment on 2014-01-02 15:08:00:
I Believe that the Spirit of The Lord is saying here as long as we are yielding ourselves to God,& willing to truly fear him you can be obedient to his instructions. Working out your own Salvation means doing the very things that you Don't wanna do! You Can Not be Lazy or Slack about it this means Your Life! And when doing so the very things that The Lord is leading you to Work out is what's going to help you....
Alicia's comment on 2013-11-07 08:44:42:
I think as Christians we sometimes lose sight of God as a truly terrifying God. Reading through Deuteronomy is definitely teaching me about His righteousness that we cannot live up to. Praise Jesus, Lord and Savior, for becoming the perfection that we could not be. I think a good walk with God is one that is a healthy mix of fear and love. After all, He has the power to destroy body AND soul, BUT has given the means of salvation through Jesus Christ!!!
leslieG's comment on 2013-11-07 01:54:33:
When Jesus was physically alive, he left many instructions for God's people. It's a blessing that Jesus said this because it lets me know that he doesn't have to be here in physical body for me to live a saved lifestyle. To me, it's reassurance that Jesus is alive and there is a God and Heaven beyond this body. To allow me to save myself is one of the greatest gifts ever. Physician heal thyself and saints save thyself. It's one of the scariest verses in the Bible to me. And even though I know what it means to me, It still sounds like Jesus is pushing me away at times. As though he is leaving me.
Margaret's comment on 2013-11-06 23:15:39:
I concur with Zero's commentary. As we practice we tend to perfection!
Osbaldo's comment on 2013-08-30 16:09:40:
It doesn't mean that type of fear, because it also says that the beginning of wisdom is the Fear of the Lord.
We have to be careful with the salvation given to us. We aught to take care of it, knowing that He who has the blood of Jesus as nothing after knowing the truth, then it remains a fearful judgement, and we fall in the hands of a living God.
zero's comment on 2013-08-20 20:14:34:
we workout not to obtain a body but to make it strong.
we work out our salvation not to gain it but because we already have it.
HARRY ALLISON's comment on 2013-02-09 02:43:00:
I confess that I am living by law and fear of rejection. I am asking JESUS for the ability to step into GRACE and LOVE mode.
tj's comment on 2012-11-24 10:40:28:
The bible says God has not given us the spirit of timidity, why would God require us to work out our salvation in fear and trembling? Anything done when one is afraid can lead to disaster.
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