(Memorization Scripture 13)
12 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; 13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
14 Do all things without complaining and disputing,15 that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.
17 Yes, and if I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 For the same reason you also be glad and rejoice with me.
12 這樣看來，我親愛的弟兄，你們既是常順服的，不但我在你們那裡，就是我如今不在你們那裡，更是順服的，就當恐懼戰兢，做成你們得救的工夫。 13 因為你們立志行事，都是神在你們心裡運行，為要成就他的美意。14 凡所行的，都不要發怨言、起爭論， 15 使你們無可指摘，誠實無偽，在這彎曲悖謬的世代做神無瑕疵的兒女。你們顯在這世代中，好像明光照耀， 16 將生命的道表明出來，叫我在基督的日子好誇我沒有空跑，也沒有徒勞。 17 我以你們的信心為供獻的祭物，我若被澆奠在其上，也是喜樂，並且與你們眾人一同喜樂。 18 你們也要照樣喜樂，並且與我一同喜樂。