I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me.1 Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content2 whatever the circumstances.
I 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,3 whether living in plenty or in want.413
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.514
Yet it was good of you to share6 in my troubles.
Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days7 of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia,8 not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;916
for even when I was in Thessalonica,10 you sent me aid again and again when I was in need.1117
Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account.1218
I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus13 the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant14 offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.