Philippians 2:18-28 NRS

18 and in the same way you also must be glad and rejoice with me.
19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I may be cheered by news of you.
20 I have no one like him who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare.
21 All of them are seeking their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.
22 But Timothy's a worth you know, how like a son with a father he has served with me in the work of the gospel.

References for Philippians 2:22

      23 I hope therefore to send him as soon as I see how things go with me;
      24 and I trust in the Lord that I will also come soon.
      25 Still, I think it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus—my brother and co-worker and fellow soldier, your messenger b and minister to my need;

      References for Philippians 2:25

        • l 2:25 - Gk [apostle]
          26 for he has been longing for c all of you, and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill.

          References for Philippians 2:26

            • m 2:26 - Other ancient authorities read [longing to see]
              27 He was indeed so ill that he nearly died. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, so that I would not have one sorrow after another.
              28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, in order that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious.