He exhorts them to perseverance in all good; and acknowledges
their charitable contributions to him.
1 Therefore, my brethren, dearly beloved, and most desired, my joy and
my crown: so stand fast in the Lord, most beloved:
2 I beg of Evodia, and I beseech Syntyche, to be of one mind in the Lord.
3 And I entreat thee also, my sincere companion, help those women, who
have laboured with me in the gospel with Clement, and the rest of my fellow-labourers, whose names are in the book of life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: again, I say, rejoice.
5 Let your modesty be known to all men: the Lord is nigh.
6 Be solicitous about nothing: but in every thing by prayer and supplication,
with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God.
7 And the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding, keep your hearts
and minds in Christ Jesus.
8 For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things
are modest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are holy, whatsoever things are amiable, whatsoever things are of
good repute, if there be any virtue, if there be any praise of discipline, think on these things.
9 The things which you have both learned and received, and heard, and seen
in me, these do ye: and the God of peace shall be with you.
10 And I rejoice in the Lord exceedingly, that now at length your thought
for me hath flourished again, as you did also think: but you were occupied.
11 I speak not as it were for want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state
I am, to be content therewith.
12 I know both how to be brought low, and I know how to abound: (every
where and in all things I am instructed) both to be full, and to be hungry: both to abound, and to suffer need.
13 I can do all these things in him who strengtheneth me.
14 Nevertheless you have done well, in communicating to my tribulation.
15 And you also know, O Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel,
when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me, as concerning giving and receiving, but you only:
16 For unto Thessalonica also, you sent once and again for my use.
17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that may abound to your
18 But I have all, and abound: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus
the things you sent, an odour of sweetness, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.
19 *And may my God supply all your want, according to his riches, in glory
in Christ Jesus.
20 Now to God and our Father be glory, world without end. Amen.
21 Salute ye every saint in Christ Jesus.
22 The brethren, who are with me, salute you. All the saints salute you:
especially they that are of Cæsar's house.
23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
19: Romans xii. 1.