So then, my brethren, beloved and longed for, my joy and
crown, so stand ye in the Lord, beloved.
Euodia I exhort, and Syntyche I exhort, to be of the same
mind in the Lord;
and I ask also thee, genuine yoke-fellow, be assisting those
women who in the good news did strive along with me, with Clement also, and the
others, my fellow-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice;
let your forbearance be known to all men; the Lord is
for nothing be anxious, but in everything by prayer, and by
supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God;
and the peace of God, that is surpassing all understanding,
shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
As to the rest, brethren, as many things as are true, as
many as are grave, as many as are righteous, as many as are
pure, as many as are lovely, as many as are of good report, if
any worthiness, and if any praise, these things think upon;
the things that also ye did learn, and receive, and hear,
and saw in me, those do, and the God of the peace shall be with you.
And I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at length ye
flourished again in caring for me, for which also ye were caring, and lacked
not that in respect of want I say it, for I did learn
in the things in which I am -- to be content;
I have known both to be abased, and I have known to abound;
in everything and in all things I have been initiated, both to be full and to
be hungry, both to abound and to be in want.
For all things I have strength, in Christ's strengthening
but ye did well, having communicated with my tribulation;
and ye have known, even ye Philippians, that in the
beginning of the good news when I went forth from Macedonia, no assembly did
communicate with me in regard to giving and receiving except ye only;
because also in Thessalonica, both once and again to my need
not that I seek after the gift, but I seek after the fruit
that is overflowing to your account;
and I have all things, and abound; I am filled, having
received from Epaphroditus the things from you -- an odour of a sweet smell --
a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God:
and my God shall supply all your need, according to His
riches in glory in Christ Jesus;
and to God, even our Father, is the glory -- to the
ages of the ages. Amen.
Salute ye every saint in Christ Jesus; there salute you the
brethren with me;
there salute you all the saints, and specially those of
the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is with you all.