1 So, my dearly loved brothers, whom I long to see, my joy and crown, by the help of the Lord keep on standing firm, dearly loved friends. 2 I beg Euodia and I beg Syntyche to live in harmony by the help of the Lord. 3 And I solemnly beg you, my true comrade, keep on cooperating with those two women, because they shared with me the struggle in spreading the good news, together with Clement and the rest of my fellow-workers, whose names are in the book of life. 4 By the help of the Lord always keep up the glad spirit; yes, I will repeat it, keep up the glad spirit. 5 Let your forbearing spirit be known to everybody. The Lord is near. 6 Stop being worried about anything, but always, in prayer and entreaty, and with thanksgiving, keep on making your wants known to God. 7 Then, through your union with Christ Jesus, the peace of God, that surpasses all human thought, will keep guard over your hearts and thoughts.
8 Now, brothers, practice thinking on what is true, what is honorable, what is right, what is pure, what is lovable, what is high-toned, yes, on everything that is excellent or praiseworthy. 9 Practice the things you learned, received, and heard from me, things that you saw me do, and then the God who gives us peace will be with you.
10 I was made very happy as a Christian to have your interest in my welfare revived again after so long; because you have always had the interest but not the opportunity to show it. 11 Not that I refer to any personal want, for I have learned to be contented in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to live in lowly circumstances and I know how to live in plenty. I have learned the secret, in all circumstances, of either getting a full meal or of going hungry, of living in plenty or being in want. 13 I can do anything through Him who gives me strength. 14 But you did me a kindness to share my sorrow with me.
15 And you Philippians yourselves know that immediately after the good news was first preached to you, when I left Macedonia, no church but yours went into partnership with me to open an account of credits and debits. 16 Even while I was at Thessalonica you sent money more than once for my needs. 17 It is not your gift that I want, but I do want the profits to pile up to your credit. 18 I have received your payment in full, and more too. I am amply supplied after getting the things you sent by Epaphroditus; they are like sweet incense, the kind of sacrifice that God accepts and approves. 19 My God will amply supply your every need, through Christ Jesus, from His riches in glory. 20 Glory to our God and Father forever and ever. Amen.
21 Remember me to every one of God's people in union with Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me wish to be remembered to you. 22 All God's people wish to be remembered to you, but more especially the members of the Emperor's household. 23 The spiritual blessing of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirits.