Philippians 2:22-30 NAS

22 But you know 1of his proven worth, that 2he served with me in the furtherance of the gospel 3like a child serving his father.

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23 4Therefore I hope to send him immediately, as soon as I see how things go with me;

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24 and 5I 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 6Epaphroditus, my brother and 7fellow worker and 8fellow soldier, who is also your a9messenger and 10minister 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 11Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and 12hold men like him in high regard;

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      30 because he came close to death c13for the work of Christ, risking his life to 14complete dwhat was deficient in your service to me.

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