1 SO, my brethren beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, beloved.
2 I beg Euodia and I beg Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.
3 Yes, I ask you, true yokefellow, help them, since they struggled in spreading the good news along with me and Clement and the rest of my fellow workers whose names are in the book of life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say rejoice.
5 Let your fairness be known to all men. The Lord is near.
6 Do not worry, but in everything by prayer and entreaty with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
7 And the peace of God which passes all understanding will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
8 To conclude, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is dignified, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovable, whatever is highly spoken of '97 if there is any virtue or any praise '97 think of that.
9 What you learned and accepted and heard and saw in me '97 practice that. And the God of peace will be with you.
10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length your thoughtfulness for me had revived. You were thoughtful for me all along, but lacked opportunity.
11 Not that I am speaking because of want; for I have learned how to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
12 I know how to live humbly and I know how to enjoy abundance. In each and every situation I have been initiated into the secret both of being well fed and of going hungry, both of having abundance and of bearing want.
13 I can do all things through him who gives me strength.
14 Yet you did nobly in sharing with me in my distress.
15 You Philippians know that at the beginning of the good news, when I came away from Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving except you only,
16 and that in Thessalonica you sent once, yes, twice, for my need.
17 Not that I am seeking for the gift, but I am seeking for the fruit that increases to your credit.
18 I have enough of everything and more than enough. I am fully supplied since receiving from Epaphroditus the things from you, a fragrant odor, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.
19 My God will supply every need of yours according to his wealth in glory in Christ Jesus.
20 To God our Father be glory for the ages of the ages! Amen.
21 Greet every holy one in Christ Jesus. The brethren with me send greetings to you.
22 All the holy send greetings to you, especially those of Caesar's household.
23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirits!