1 Therefore my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so continue in the Lord, ye beloved. 2 I pray Euodia, and beseech Syntyche that they be of one accord in the Lord. 3 Yea, and I beseech thee faithful yokefellow, help the women which laboured with me in the gospel, and with Clement also, and with others, my labour fellows, whose names are in the book of life. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say rejoice. 5 Let your softness be known unto all men. The Lord is even at hand. 6 Be not careful: but in all things show your petition unto God in prayer and supplication with giving of thanks. 7 And the peace of God which passeth all understanding keep your hearts, and minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Furthermore brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things pertain to love, whatsoever things are of honest report, if there be any virtuous thing, if there be any laudable thing, those same have ye in your mind, 9 which ye have both learned and received, heard and also seen in me: those things do, and the God of peace shall be with you.
10 I rejoice in the Lord greatly, that now at the last ye are revived again to care for me in that wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 11 I speak not because of necessity. For I have learned in whatsoever estate I am, therewith to be content. 12 I can both cast down myself, I can also exceed. Everywhere, and in all things I am instructed, both to be full, and to be hungry: to have plenty, and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through the help of Christ, which strengtheneth me. 14 Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye bare part with me in my tribulation.
15 Ye of Philippi know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no congregation bare part with me as concerning giving and receiving but ye only. 16 For when I was in Thessalonica, ye sent once, and afterward again, unto my needs: 17 not that I desire gifts: but I desire abundant fruit on your part. 18 I received all, and have plenty. I was even filled after that I have received of Epaphroditus, that which came from you, an odor that smelleth sweet, a sacrifice accepted and pleasant to God. 19 My God fulfill all your needs through his glorious riches in Jesus Christ. 20 Unto God and our father be praise forever more. Amen.
21 Salute all the saints in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you. 22 All the saints salute you: and most of all they which are of the emperors household. 23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. {Sent from Rome by Epaphroditus.}