I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content1 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,2 whether living in plenty or in want.313
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.414
Yet it was good of you to share5 in my troubles.
Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days6 of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia,7 not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;816
for even when I was in Thessalonica,9 you sent me aid again and again when I was in need.1017
Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account.1118
I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus12 the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant13 offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.