1Therefore, my belovedbrethrenawhom I 1long to see, my joy and crown, in thisway2standfirm in the Lord, my beloved.
I urgeEuodia and I urgeSyntyche to b3live in harmony in the Lord.
3Indeed, truecompanion, I ask you also to helpthesewomenwho have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel, together with Clementalso and the rest of my 4fellowworkers, whose5names are in the book of life.
46Rejoice in the Lordalways; again I will say, rejoice!
Let your gentle spirit be known to allmen. 7The Lord is cnear.
68Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by 9prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be madeknown to God.
And 10the peace of God, which surpassesalldcomprehension, will 11guard your hearts and your 12minds in 13ChristJesus.
8Finally, brethren, 14whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is elovely, whatever is of goodrepute, if there is anyexcellence and ifanythingworthy of praise, fdwell on thesethings.
The things you have learned and received and heard and seen15in me, practicethesethings, and 16the God of peace will be with you.