1So, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and my crown, my dear friends, keep standing firm in union with the Lord.
2I beg Evodia and I beg Syntyche to agree with each other in union with the Lord. 3I also request you, loyal Syzygus, to help these women; for they have worked hard proclaiming the Good News with me, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow-workers whose names are in the Book of Life.
4Rejoice in union with the Lord always! I will say it again: rejoice! 5Let everyone see how reasonable and gentle you are. The Lord is near! 6Don’t worry about anything; on the contrary, make your requests known to God by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving. 7Then God’s shalom, passing all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with the Messiah Yeshua. 8In conclusion, brothers, focus your thoughts on what is true, noble, righteous, pure, lovable or admirable, on some virtue or on something praiseworthy. 9Keep doing what you have learned and received from me, what you have heard and seen me doing; then the God who gives shalom will be with you.
10In union with the Lord I greatly rejoice that now, after this long time, you have let your concern for me express itself again. Of course, you were concerned for me all along, but you had no opportunity to express it. 11Not that I am saying this to call attention to any need of mine; since, as far as I am concerned, I have learned to be content regardless of circumstances. 12I know what it is to be in want, and I know what it is to have more than enough — in everything and in every way I have learned the secret of being full and being hungry, of having abundance and being in need. 13I can do all things through him who gives me power.
14Nevertheless, it was good of you to share in my trouble. 15And you Philippians yourselves know that in the early days of my work spreading the Good News, when I left Macedonia, not a single congregation shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving — only you. 16Indeed, in Thessalonica when I needed it, you sent me aid twice. 17I am not seeking the gift; rather, I am looking for what will increase the credit balance of your account. 18I have been more than paid in full: I have been filled, since I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent — they are a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, one that pleases God well. 19Moreover, my God will fill every need of yours according to his glorious wealth, in union with the Messiah Yeshua. 20And to God our Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
21Greet each of God’s people in the Messiah Yeshua. The brothers with me send their greetings to you. 22All God’s people send greetings, but especially those in the Emperor’s household.
23The grace of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah be with your spirit.