لا تَخَافُوا في شَيءٍ مِنَ الَّذِينَ يُقَاوِمُونَكُم: إِنَّ ذَلِكَ دَلِيلٌ لَهُم عَلى هَلاكِهِم، ولَكُم على خَلاصِكم/Stand firm in one spirit, strive side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and in no way be intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation

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لا تَخَافُوا في شَيءٍ مِنَ الَّذِينَ يُقَاوِمُونَكُم: إِنَّ ذَلِكَ دَلِيلٌ لَهُم عَلى هَلاكِهِم، ولَكُم على خَلاصِكُم
“رسالة القدّيس بولس إلى أهل فيلبّي01/من21حتى30/:”يا إخوَتِي، فَٱلحَياةُ لي هِيَ المَسِيح، والمَوْتُ رِبْحٌ لِي. ولكِنْ، إِذا كانَتِ الحَيَاةُ في الجَسَدِ تُهِيِّئُ لِي عَمَلاً مُثْمِرًا، فلا أَدْرِي مَاذَا أَخْتَار. والأَمْرَانِ يتَجَاذَبَانِنِي: أَشْتَهِي أَنْ أَرْحَلَ وأَكُونَ مَعَ المَسِيح، وهذَا أَفْضَلُ بِكَثِير. لكِنَّ بَقائِي في الجَسَدِ أَشَدُّ ضَرُورَةً مِنْ أَجْلِكُم. وبِهذهِ الثِّقَةِ أَعْلَمُ أَنِّي سَأَبْقى وأُقِيمُ مَعَكُم جَمِيعًا، مِن أَجْلِ تَقَدُّمِكُم وفَرَحِكُم في الإِيْمَان، لِكَي يَزدَادَ ٱفْتِخَارُكُم بي في المَسِيحِ يَسُوع، عِنْدَ مَجِيئِي إِلَيْكُم مَرَّةً أُخْرَى. فَسِيرُوا إِذًا سِيرَةً جَدِيرَةً بإِنْجِيلِ المَسِيح، حَتَّى إِذَا جِئْتُ ورَأَيْتُكُم، أَو كُنْتُ غائِبًا أَسْمَعُ عَنْكُم أَنَّكُم ثَابِتُونَ في رُوحٍ واحِد، مُنَاضِلِينَ معًا بِنَفْسٍ واحِدَةٍ في سَبيلِ الإِيْمَانِ بِالإِنْجِيل. لا تَخَافُوا في شَيءٍ مِنَ الَّذِينَ يُقَاوِمُونَكُم: إِنَّ ذَلِكَ دَلِيلٌ لَهُم عَلى هَلاكِهِم، ولَكُم على خَلاصِكُم. وذَلِكَ هُوَ مِنَ الله. فقَدْ وُهِبَ لَكُم مِن أَجْلِ المَسِيح، لا أَنْ تُؤْمِنُوا بِهِ فَحَسْب، بَلْ أَيْضًا أَنْ تَتَأَلَّمُوا مِنْ أَجْلِهِ، مُجَاهِدِينَ الجِهَادَ عَيْنَهُ الَّذي رأَيْتُمُوهُ فِيَّ، وتَسْمَعُونَ الآنَ أَنِّي لا أَزَالُ أُجاهِدُهُ.”

Stand firm in one spirit, strive side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and in no way be intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation
Letter to the Philippians 01/21-30: “For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain.If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labour for me; and I do not know which I prefer. I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you. Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again. Only, live your life in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent and hear about you, I will know that you are standing firm in one spirit, striving side by side with one mind for the faith of the gospel, and are in no way intimidated by your opponents. For them this is evidence of their destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing. For he has graciously granted you the privilege not only of believing in Christ, but of suffering for him as well since you are having the same struggle that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.