1 Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand firm in
the Lord, beloved.
2 I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.
3 And I urge you also, true yoke-fellow, help these women who labored with me in the
gospel, 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 say, rejoice!
5 Let your fairness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with
thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and
minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things
are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of
good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy; think on these
9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, do these, and the
God of peace will be with you.
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again, though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity.
11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.
12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in everything I
am taught both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to lack.
13 I have strength for all things in Christ who strengthens me.
14 Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress.
15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed
from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you
16 For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities.
17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.
18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things
sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.
19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory in Christ
20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you.
22 All the saints greet you, but especially those who are of Caesar's household.
23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.