4 So then, my brethren, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown,—Thus stand fast in the Lord, beloved.
2 Euodia I exhort and Syntche I exhort,—On the same thing to be resolved in the Lord:—
3 Yea! I request thee also, true yokefellow, Be thou helping together with these women,—Who indeed in the joyful message have maintained the combat with me, Along with Clement also and the rest of my fellow-workers, Whose names are in the book of life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: Again I will say—Rejoice!
5 Let your considerateness be known unto all men. The Lord is near:—
6 For nothing be anxious, But in everything by your prayer and supplication with thanksgiving Let your petitions be made known unto God;
7 And the peace of God which riseth above every mind shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
8 For the rest, brethren Whatsoever things are true, Whatsoever things are dignified, Whatsoever things are righteous, Whatsoever things are chaste, Whatsoever things are lovely, Whatsoever things are of good report,—If there be any virtue and if any praise The same be taking into account;
9 The things which ye have both learned, and accepted and heard and seen in me The same practise;—And the God of peace shall be with you.
10 Howbeit I have been made to rejoice in the Lord greatly—That now at length ye have flourished in your care for me,—Although indeed ye were caring, but lacked opportunity.
11 Not that as to coming short I am speaking, For I have learned In whatsoever circumstances I am to be independent:
12 I know [what it is] even to be kept low, And I know [what it is] to have more than enough,—In every way and in all things have I been let into the secret—Both to be well fed And to be hungering, Both to have more than enough And to be coming short:
13 I have might for all things in him that empowereth me.
14 Nevertheless nobly have ye done in taking fellowship with me in my tribulation.
15 Ye know moreover, even ye Philippians,—That in the beginning of the glad-message When I went forth from Macedonia Not so much as one assembly with me had fellowship—in the matter of giving and receiving—save ye alone,—
16 That even in Thessalonica, both once and again unto my need ye sent:—
17 Not that I seek after the gift, But I seek after the fruit that is to abound unto your account.
18 But I have all things in full and have more than enough, I am filled having welcomed from Epaphroditus the things that came from you,—A fragrance of sweet smell, An acceptable sacrifice, Well pleasing unto God.
19 And my God will fill up your every need, According to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
20 Now unto our God and Father be the glory—Unto the ages of ages. Amen!
21 Salute ye every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me salute you.
22 All the saints salute you, but especially they who are of Caesar’s household.
23 The favour of our Lord Jesus Christ Be with your spirit.