Closing Appeal for Steadfastness and Unity
1Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!
2I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Thanks for Their Gifts
10I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
14Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. 15Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need. 17Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. 18I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
20To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
21Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings. 22All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.
23The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.4:23 Some manuscripts do not have Amen.
1Enti anuanom, medɔ mo na mʼani agyina mo. Moama me ho asan me enti me nso mede mo hoahoa me ho. Adɔfonom, saa na ɛsɛ sɛ mugyina pintinn wɔ Awurade mu.
2Euodia ne Sintike, mesrɛ mo, montena ase sɛ anuanom wɔ Awurade mu. 3Na wo nso a woka me ho a migye wo di no mepɛ sɛ woboa saa mmea yi, efisɛ wɔde wɔn ahoɔden nyinaa aboa me ama Asɛmpa no mu atrɛw a Klemens ne mʼahokafo bi a wɔn din hyɛ Onyankopɔn nkwa nhoma no mu no nso ka ho.
4Meka ti mu se, daa munnya ahosɛpɛw wɔ Awurade mu; mo ho nsɛpɛw mo. 5Mommrɛ mo ho ase mma nnipa nyinaa. Ɛrenkyɛ Awurade bɛba. 6Mommma biribiara nhaw mo. Daa mo nkotosrɛ ne aseda mpaebɔ nyinaa mu no, momma mo adesrɛ nnu Onyankopɔn anim. 7Na Onyankopɔn asomdwoe a ɛtra ade nyinaa so no bɛhwɛ mo koma ne mo adwene so wɔ Kristo Yesu mu.
8Anuanom, asɛm a mede rewie ne sɛ nea ɛyɛ nokware, nea ɛwɔ anuonyam, nea ɛteɛ, nea ɛho tew, nea ɛwɔ ɔdɔ, nea ɛwɔ din pa, sɛ ɔbra pa bi wɔ hɔ a, sɛ ayeyi bi wɔ hɔ a, saa nneɛma yi ho na munnwen. 9Nea moasua, na moanya afi me nkyɛn wɔ nsɛm ne nneyɛe mu no na monyɛ. Na Onyankopɔn a ɔma yɛn asomdwoe no bɛka mo ho.
10Mʼani gye wɔ Awurade mu sɛ afei de moakyerɛ ɔdɔ a mode dɔ me. Ɛyɛ nokware sɛ modɔ me de, nanso na munnya ho kwan nkyerɛ saa. 11Menka saa asɛm yi nkyerɛ sɛ ahia me efisɛ me suahu nti, tebea biara a mekɔ mu no nhaw me. 12Minim ohia, nim ahonya; masua saa ahintasɛm yi, enti baabiara ne bere biara, sɛ ɔkɔm de me anaa mamee, sɛ mewɔ bebree anaa kakraa bi no, mepɛ no saa ara. 13Ahoɔden a Kristo de ma me no nti mitumi gyina tebea biara ano.
14Eye sɛ moboaa me wɔ mʼamanehunu mu. 15Mo Filipifo no ankasa nim pefee sɛ bere a mifii Makedonia a na merefi Asɛmpa no ka no ase no, mo nko ara ne asafo a moboaa me. Mo nko ara ne asafo a mo ne me kyɛɛ mo ahonyade. 16Mewɔ Tesalonika no, bere biara a biribi ho behia me no, mode brɛ me. 17Ɛnyɛ sɛ ɔpɛ na na mepɛ sɛ minya akyɛde na mmom, nhyira a mubenya wɔ mu na na mepɛ sɛ mihu. 18Me nsa aka biribiara a mode abrɛ me ma aboro so. Afei a Epafrodito de akyɛde no nyinaa abrɛ me yi, me nsa aka biribiara a ɛho hia me. Eyinom te sɛ afɔre huamhuam a wɔbɔ ma Onyankopɔn, na ogye, na nʼani sɔ no. 19Me Nyankopɔn fi ne nnepa a ɔwɔ wɔ Kristo Yesu mu bɛma mo nea ehia mo nyinaa.
20Anuonyam nka yɛn Agya Nyankopɔn daa daa. Amen.
21Mikyia ahotefo no wɔ Kristo Yesu mu.
Anuanom a wɔne me wɔ ha no nso kyia mo.
22Ahotefo no nyinaa kyia mo; ne titiriw no, Ɔhempɔn Kaesare fifo.
23Awurade Yesu Kristo adom nka mo nyinaa. Amen.