1 Consequently, my beloved and longed-for brothers, my delight and crown, stand thus in the Lord, my beloved
2 I advise Euodia and I advise Syntyche to agree together in the Lord; 3 yes, I implore you also, true yokefellow, to take them together again: they assisted me as well as Clement and the rest of my companions in the gospel, whose names are in the Book of Life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, Rejoice!
5 Let your good conduct be known to all men. The Lord is near! 6 Never fret, but in all circumstances, with prayer and entreaty, with thanksgiving, make your requests known before God. 7 And the peace of God, surpassing all thought, will guard your hearts and thoughts in Christ Jesus.
8 Further, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is solemn, whatever is right, whatever pure, whatever loveable, whatever graceful, if anything virtuous, and if anything honourable--meditate upon these. 9 And what you learnt, and accepted, and heard, and know by me--practise that; and the God of peace will be with you.
10 But I rejoiced greatly in the Lord, because now again you aroused yourselves to think about me: about whom you thought before, but had no opportunity. 11 Not, however, that I speak through want; for I have learnt in whatever state I am to be master of myself. 12 I am experienced both in want and plenty; and in all and everything I am initiated to superfluity and starvation. 13 I am equal to anything through Him Who strengthens me. 14 However, you have done well in contributing to me, during my affliction. 15 But you should also know, Philippians, that in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no assembly communicated with me, in the matter of giving and receiving, except you alone; 16 and that in Thessalonica, both a first and second time, you sent something for my use. 17 Not that I ask for gifts; but I seek for the fruit that will increase to your own account. 18 But I now possess all, and have abundance; I am filled, having received by Epaphroditus your present--a sweet perfume, an acceptable, pleasing offering to God. 19 And may God satisfy all your wants according to His wealth and majesty in Christ Jesus. 20 And to God and our Father be the honour for ever and ever. Amen.
21 In Christ Jesus salute all the saints. The brethren with me salute you. 22 All the holy salute you, especially those of the Emperor's household. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirits.
Written to the Philippians from Rome, 61-62 A.D., and sent by Epaphroditus.