In union with the Lord I greatly rejoice that now, after this long time, you have let your concern for me express itself again. Of course, you were concerned for me all along, but you had no opportunity to express it.
Not that I am saying this to call attention to any need of mine; since, as far as I am concerned, I have learned to be content regardless of circumstances.
I know what it is to be in want, and I know what it is to have more than enough - in everything and in every way I have learned the secret of being full and being hungry, of having abundance and being in need.
I can do all things through him who gives me power.
Nevertheless, it was good of you to share in my trouble.
And you Philippians yourselves know that in the early days of my work spreading the Good News, when I left Macedonia, not a single congregation shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving - only you.
Indeed, in Thessalonica when I needed it, you sent me aid twice.
I am not seeking the gift; rather, I am looking for what will increase the credit balance of your account.
I have been more than paid in full: I have been filled, since I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent - they are a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, one that pleases God well.
Moreover, my God will fill every need of yours according to his glorious wealth, in union with the Messiah Yeshua.
And to God our Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.