But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, co-worker1 and fellow soldier,2 who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs.3
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For he longs for all of you4 and is distressed because you heard he was ill.
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Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow.
Therefore I am all the more eager to send him,5 so that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have less anxiety.
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Welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor people like him,6
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because he almost died for the work of Christ. He risked his life to make up for the help you yourselves could not give me.7
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