1 Wherefore, my brethren, beloved and much desired, my joy and crown, thus stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.
2 I beseech Euodia and Syntyche, to be of the same mind in the Lord.
3 Nay, I entreat you, also, my faithful colleague, assist those women who have labored with me in the gospel, with Clement; and my other fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: I say again, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known to all men: the Lord is nigh.
6 Be anxious about nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God;
7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds, through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are venerable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are benevolent, whatever things are of good fame; if there be any virtue, and if any praise be due, attentively consider these things;
9 those, also, which you have learned, and received, and heard, and seen with me, practice; and the God of peace will be with you.
10 But I rejoice greatly in the Lord, that now at length you have made your care of me to flourish again; for whom indeed, you were careful, but you had not an opportunity.
11 Not that I complain of want; for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content.
12 I know what it is to be straitened; I know what it is to abound. Everywhere, and by all means, I am silently taught what it is to be full, and to be hungry; to abound, and to suffer want.
13 I can do all things, through him who strengthens me.
14 Nevertheless, you have done well in sympathizing with my affliction.
15 Moreover, you Philippians also know, that, in the beginning of my labors in the gospel, when I departed for Macedonia, no congregation communicated with me, by giving and receiving, but you only;
16 that, also, when in Thessalonica, you sent once; yes, twice, to relieve my necessity-
17 not that I earnestly seek the fruit, which abounds to your account.
18 But I have received all, and abound; I have been fully supplied, having received by Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a fragrant odor, a sacrifice accepted; well pleasing to God.
19 But my God will fully supply all your wants, according to his riches in glory, through Christ Jesus.
20 Now, to God, even our Father, be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me salute you.
22 All the saints salute you, but especially those of Caesar's household.
23 The favor of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.