I was very glad in the Lord because now at last you have shown concern for me again. (Of course you were always concerned but had no way to show it.)
I'm not saying this because I need anything, for I have learned how to be content in any circumstance.
I know the experience of being in need and of having more than enough; I have learned the secret to being content in any and every circumstance, whether full or hungry or whether having plenty or being poor.
I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength.
Still, you have done well to share my distress.
You Philippians know from the time of my first mission work in Macedonia how no church shared in supporting my ministry except you.
You sent contributions repeatedly to take care of my needs even while I was in Thessalonica.
I'm not hoping for a gift, but I am hoping for a profit that accumulates in your account.
I now have plenty and it is more than enough. I am full to overflowing because I received the gifts that you sent from Epaphroditus. Those gifts give off a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice that pleases God.
My God will meet your every need out of his riches in the glory that is found in Christ Jesus.
Let glory be given to God our Father forever and always. Amen.