Philippians 2:25-30 LEB

Epaphroditus’ Mission

25 But I considered [it]a necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, but your messenger and servant of my need,

References for Philippians 2:25

    • } 2:25 - *Here the direct object is supplied from context in the English translation
      26 because he was longing for all of you and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.
      27 For indeed he was sick, coming near to death, but God had mercy on him and not [on] him only, but also [on] me, so that I would not have grief upon grief.
      28 Therefore I am sending him with special urgency, in order that [when]b you see him again you may rejoice, and I may be less anxious.

      References for Philippians 2:28

        • ~ 2:28 - *Here "when" is supplied as a component of the participle ("see") which is understood as temporal
          29 Therefore welcome him in the Lord with all joy, and consider such [people] highly honored,
          30 because on account of the work of Christ he came near to the point of death, risking his life in order that {he might make up for your inability to serve me}c.

          References for Philippians 2:30

            •  2:30 - Literally "he might fill up your lack of service to me"