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4:1So stand firm in our eagerly-expected Master, dear sisters and brothers, my joy and medal of honor!

4:2I encourage Euodia and Syntyche1 to pull together as co-workers of the Master.4:3And yes, I’m also asking you, Synzugos, to assist them, because they contended for the Gospel together with me, along with Clement and the rest of our co-workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.

4:4Always be happy because of the Master; I repeat: be happy!4:5Make your impartiality obvious to everyone; the Master is near.4:6Don’t be obsessed with anything, but in everything— with prayers and appeals with gratitude— make your requests known to God.4:7Then the peace of God, which is superior to every other state of mind, will fortify your hearts and thoughts because of Anointed Jesus.

4:8Finally, sisters and brothers: whatever is true, whatever is dignified, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is agreeable, whatever is well-spoken of— if there is any valor or something praiseworthy— consider these things.4:9Whatever you learned from me and accepted, whatever you heard and saw in me, that’s what you should do. And the God of Peace will be with you.

4:10Now I am very happy along with the Master because your generosity toward me has finally blossomed; you’ve been inconsistent with this.4:11Not that I’m hinting that I want something from you, for I have learned how to be self-sufficient in any situation.4:12I know what it means to be poor and what it means to have more than I need. I have been initiated into the mysteries of satisfaction and hunger, excess and deprivation.4:13I am strong in everything with the One who empowers me.4:14Even so, you did well to participate in my hardship.

4:15Yet you Philippians are aware that in the beginning of the Gospel, when I came out from Macedonia, not one Congregation participated in the collection except you alone.4:16And in Thessalonica you sent me aid more than once or twice.4:17But again, I’m not after your gift, I just want to see your “account balance” increase.4:18Now I have received it all to the point of overflowing, as well as what Epaphroditus brought from you: the fragrant aroma of a sacrifice that is acceptable and pleasing to God.4:19So my God will fill every need of yours in keeping with his glorious wealth through Anointed Jesus.

4:20Now all honor goes to our God and Father for eternity, absolutely!4:21Greet all who are set apart with Anointed Jesus; the believers with me greet you.4:22All who are set apart greet you, especially those in the household of Caesar.4:23May the favor of Master Jesus the Anointed be with your spirits.

  1. 1Euodia and Syntyche are women that Paul calls co-workers and thus equals, and the man Synzugos is to assist them in their work.