1 Therefore, my dear brothers whom I long for, my joy and my victor's crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends.
2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to have the same attitude in the Lord.
3 Yes, I also ask you, my true partner, to help these women. They have struggled with me in the gospel along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.
4 Keep on rejoicing in the Lord at all times. I will say it again: Keep on rejoicing!
5 Let your forbearing spirit be known to all people.The Lord is near:
6 Never worry about anything, but in every situation let your petitions be made known to God in prayers and requests, with thanksgiving.
7 Then God's peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is fair, whatever is pure, whatever is acceptable, whatever is commendable, if there is anything of excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy—keep thinking about these things.
9 Likewise, keep practicing these things: what you have learned, received, heard, and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you.
10 Now I rejoice in the Lord greatly, because once again you have shown your concern for me. Of course, you were concerned for me but you did not have an opportunity to show it.
11 I am not saying this because I am in any need, for I have learned to be content in whatever situation I am in.
12 I know how to be humble, and I know how to prosper. In each and every situation I have learned the secret of being full and of going hungry, of having too much and of having too little.
13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
14 Nevertheless, it was kind of you to share my troubles.
15 You Philippians also know that in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church participated with me in the matter of giving and receiving except for you.
16 Even while I was in Thessalonica, you provided for my needs not once, but twice.
17 It is not that I am looking for a gift. No, I am looking for the profit that accumulates to your account.
18 I have been paid in full and have more than enough. I am fully supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus what you sent—a fragrant aroma, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.
19 And my God will fully supply your every need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
20 Glory belongs to our God and Father forever and ever! Amen.
21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send their greetings to you.
22 All the saints, especially those of the emperor's household, greet you.
23 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit! Amen.