Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice.1 And the God of peace2 will be with you.
I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me.3 Indeed, you have been concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content4 whatever the circumstances.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry,5 whether living in plenty or in want.613
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.714
Yet it was good of you to share8 in my troubles.
Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days9 of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia,10 not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;1116
for even when I was in Thessalonica,12 you sent me aid again and again when I was in need.1317
Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account.1418
I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus15 the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant16 offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.