Philippians 2:21-30 NAS

21 For they all 1seek after their own interests, not those of Christ Jesus.

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22 But you know 2of his proven worth, that 3he served with me in the furtherance of the gospel 4like a child serving his father.

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23 5Therefore I hope to send him immediately, as soon as I see how things go with me;

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24 and 6I trust in the Lord that I myself also will be coming shortly.

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25 But I thought it necessary to send to you 7Epaphroditus, my brother and 8fellow worker and 9fellow soldier, who is also your a10messenger and 11minister to my need;

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26 because he was longing bfor you all and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.

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    • … 2:26 - One early ms reads "to see you all"
      27 For indeed he was sick to the point of death, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, so * that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow.
      28 Therefore I have sent him all the more eagerly so that when you see him again you may rejoice and I may be less concerned about you.
      29 12Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and 13hold men like him in high regard;

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      30 because he came close to death c14for the work of Christ, risking his life to 15complete dwhat was deficient in your service to me.

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        • † 2:30 - Lit "because of"
        • ‡ 2:30 - Lit "your deficiency of service"