Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for,
My Joy and Crown,
That is how you should Stand Firm in the Lord,
2 I plead with Eudoia and I plead with Syntyche
To agree with each other In the Lord.
3 Yes, and I ask you , loyal yokefellow,
Help these women who have contended at my side
In the cause of the Gospel.
Along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers,
Whose names are in The Book Of LIFE.
4 REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS.
I WILL SAY IT AGAIN: REJOICE!
5 Let your Gentleness be evident to all.
THE LORD IS NEAR.
6 Do not be anxious about any thing,
But in everything, by prayer and petition, with Thanksgiving,
Present your requests to God.
7 AND THE PEACE OF GOD,
WHICH TRANSCENDS ALL UNDERSTANDING,
WILL GUARD YOUR HEARTS AND YOUR MINDS
IN CHRIST JESUS.
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is True,
Whatever is Noble, whatever is Right,
Whatever is Pure, what ever is Lovely,
Whatever is Admirable—
If anything is Excellent or Praiseworthy--
Think about such things.
9 What ever you have learned or received or heard from me,
Or seen in me-put into Practice.
AND THE PEACE OF GOD WILL BE WITH YOU.
Thanks For Their Gifts
10 I Rejoice greatly in the Lord
That at last you have renewed your concern for me.
Indeed, you have had no opportunity to show it.
11 I am not saying this because I am in need,
For I have learned to be content whatever the Circumstances.
12 I know what it is to be in need,
And I know what it is to have Plenty.
I HAVE LEARNED THE SECRET OF BEING CONTENT
IN ANY AND EVERY SITUATION,
Whether living in Plenty or in Want.
13 I CAN DO EVERYTHING THROUGH HIM WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH.
14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.
15 Moreover, as you Philippians know,
In the early days of your acquaintance with the Gospel,
When I set out from Macedonia,
No one Church shared with me
In the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;
16 For even when I was in Thessalonica,
You sent me aid again and again when I was in need.
17 Not that I am looking for a Gift,
But I am looking for what may be credited to your account.
18 I have receive Full Payment and even more;
I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus
The Gifts you sent.
They are a Fragrant Offering, an acceptable sacrifice,
Pleasing to God.
19 And my God will meet all your needs
According to His Glorious Riches in Christ Jesus.
20 To our God and Father be Glory for ever and ever. Amen.
21 Greet all the Saints In Christ Jesus.
The brothers who are with me send greetings.
22 All the saints send you greetings,
Especially those who belong to Caesar's household.
23 The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.