I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me.1 Indeed, you were 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 all this 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 more than once when I was in need.1117
Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.1218
I have received full payment and have more than enough. 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.
And my God will meet all your needs15 according to the riches of his glory16 in Christ Jesus.
To our God and Father17 be glory for ever and ever. Amen.18