1Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters,[a] stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my joy and the crown I receive for my work.
Words of Encouragement
2 Now I appeal to Euodia and Syntyche. Please, because you belong to the Lord, settle your disagreement. 3 And I ask you, my true partner,[b] to help these two women, for they worked hard with me in telling others the Good News. They worked along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are written in the Book of Life.
4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.[c]
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
Paul’s Thanks for Their Gifts
10 How I praise the Lord that you are concerned about me again. I know you have always been concerned for me, but you didn’t have the chance to help me. 11 Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. 13 For I can do everything through Christ,[d] who gives me strength. 14 Even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty.
15 As you know, you Philippians were the only ones who gave me financial help when I first brought you the Good News and then traveled on from Macedonia. No other church did this. 16 Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent help more than once. 17 I don’t say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness.
18 At the moment I have all I need—and more! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me with Epaphroditus. They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice that is acceptable and pleasing to God. 19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
20 Now all glory to God our Father forever and ever! Amen.
Paul’s Final Greetings
21 Give my greetings to each of God’s holy people—all who belong to Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send you their greetings. 22 And all the rest of God’s people send you greetings, too, especially those in Caesar’s household.
23 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.[e]
1Kale, baganda bange abaagalwa, era be nnumirirwa omwoyo, mmwe ssanyu lyange era mmwe ngule yange; noolwekyo abaagalwa, muyimirire mu Mukama waffe.
2 Ewudiya ne Sintuke mbeegayirira mukkiriziganye mu Mukama waffe. 3 Era ggwe mukozi munnange, nkusaba oyambenga abakazi abo, kubanga baakolera wamu nange omulimu gw’okubunyisa Enjiri. Abo awamu ne Kerementi, era ne bakozi bannange abalala, amannya gaabwe gawandiikiddwa mu kitabo ky’obulamu.
4 Musanyukirenga mu Mukama waffe bulijjo. Nziramu okubagamba nti musanyukenga. 5 Era mubeere n’okuzibiikiriza eri abantu bonna. Mukama waffe, ali kumpi. 6 Temweraliikiriranga kintu na kimu, wabula mu buli kintu mu kusabanga ne mu kwegayiriranga awamu n’okwebazanga, mutegeezenga Katonda bye mwetaaga. 7 N’emirembe gya Katonda, egisukkiridde okutegeera kwammwe ginaabakuumanga amagezi gammwe n’emitima gyammwe mu Kristo Yesu.
8 Eky’enkomerero, abooluganda, mulowoozenga ku buli kya mazima, na buli ekisiimibwa na buli kya butuukirivu, na buli kirongoofu, na buli kyagalibwa, na buli kyogerwako obulungi, era bwe wabangawo ekirungi oba bwe wabangawo ettendo, ebyo mubirowoozengako. 9 Ebyo bye mwayiga, n’ebyo bye mwafuna ne muwulira, ebyo mubirowoozengako.
10 Nasanyuka nnyo mu Mukama waffe, kubanga kaakano oluvannyuma lw’ebbanga muzzeemu okundowoozaako buggya, kubanga mwali munzisaako nnyo omwoyo, naye temwalina mukisa ku kiraga. 11 Soogera kino olwokubanga Ndiko kye nneetaaga, kubanga mu buli mbeera gye mbaamu nayiga okumalibwanga. 12 Mmanyi okubeera nga sirina kantu, era mmanyi okuba nga nnina buli kimu. Mu buli ngeri ne mu bintu byonna nayiga ekyama ekiri mu kukkusibwa ne mu kuba omuyala, mu kuba n’ebingi ne mu bwetaavu. 13 Nnyinza okukola byonna mu oyo ampa amaanyi.
14 Kyokka mukola bulungi okulumirirwa awamu nange mu kubonaabona kwange. 15 Mmwe, Abafiripi, mumanyi nti bwe nava e Makedoniya nga nakatandika okubuulira Enjiri, tewali Kkanisa n’emu eyampaayo akantu olw’ebyo bye yafuna okuggyako mmwe mwekka. 16 Kubanga ddala ddala bwe nnali mu Sessaloniika mwampeereza emirundi ebiri. 17 Soogera kino lwa kubanga njagala okufuna ekirabo, wabula kye njagala kwe kulaba ng’ekibala kyeyongera ku lwammwe. 18 Naye kaakano nfunye bingi okusinga bye neetaaga, kino kisinzidde mu ebyo bye mwampeereza, Epafuladito bye yandeetera. Biri ng’akaloosa akalungi ennyo aka ssaddaaka esanyusa era esiimibwa Katonda. 19 Kale ne Katonda wange alibawa buli kye mwetaaga ng’obugagga bwe obungi obuli mu Kristo Yesu bwe buli.
20 Katonda Kitaffe aweebwenga ekitiibwa emirembe n’emirembe. Amiina.
21 Munnamusize buli mutukuvu mu Kristo Yesu; era n’abooluganda abali wano nange babalamusizza.
22 Era n’abatukuvu bonna babatumidde, naye okusingira ddala abo abali mu lubiri lwa Kayisaali.
23 Ekisa kya Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo kibeerenga nammwe.