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,1 whether living in plenty or in want.213
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.314
Yet it was good of you to share4 in my troubles.
Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days5 of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia,6 not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;716
for even when I was in Thessalonica,8 you sent me aid again and again when I was in need.917
Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account.1018
I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus11 the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant12 offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.
And my God will meet all your needs13 according to his glorious riches14 in Christ Jesus.
To our God and Father15 be glory for ever and ever. Amen.16