But I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger and minister to my need;
jAnagkai'on A-ASN de; CONJ hJghsavmhn V-ADI-1S #Epafrovditon N-ASM to;n T-ASM ajdelfo;n N-ASM kai; CONJ sunergo;n A-ASM kai; CONJ sustratiwvthn N-ASM mou, P-1GS uJmw'n P-2GP de; CONJ ajpovstolon N-ASM kai; CONJ leitourgo;n N-ASM th'? T-GSF creiva? N-GSF mou, P-1GS pevmyai V-AAN pro;? PREP uJma'?, P-2AP
because he was longing for you all and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.
ejpeidh; CONJ ejpipoqw'n V-PAP-NSM h\n V-IXI-3S pavnta? A-APM uJma'?, P-2AP kai; CONJ ajdhmonw'n V-PAP-NSM diovti CONJ hjkouvsate V-AAI-2P o&ti CONJ hjsqevnhsen. V-AAI-3S
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.
kai; CONJ ga;r CONJ hjsqevnhsen V-AAI-3S paraplhvsion ADV qanavtw/: N-DSM ajlla; CONJ oJ T-NSM qeo;? N-NSM hjlevhsen V-AAI-3S aujtovn, P-ASM oujk PRT aujto;n P-ASM de; CONJ movnon A-ASM ajlla; CONJ kai; CONJ ejmev, P-1AS i&na CONJ mh; PRT luvphn N-ASF ejpi; PREP luvphn N-ASF scw'. V-2AAS-1S
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.
spoudaiotevrw? ADV ou\n CONJ e~pemya V-AAI-1S aujto;n P-ASM i&na CONJ ijdovnte? V-2AAP-NPM aujto;n P-ASM pavlin ADV carh'te V-2AOS-2P kajgw; P-1NS ajlupovtero? A-NSM ?w. V-PXS-1S
Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard;
prosdevcesqe V-PNM-2P ou\n CONJ aujto;n P-ASM ejn PREP kurivw/ N-DSM meta; PREP pavsh? A-GSF cara'?, N-GSF kai; CONJ tou;? T-APM toiouvtou? D-APM ejntivmou? A-APM e~cete, V-PAM-2P
because he came close to death for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was deficient in your service to me.
o&ti CONJ dia; PREP to; T-ASN e~rgon N-ASN Xristou' N-GSM mevcri ADV qanavtou N-GSM h~ggisen, V-AAI-3S paraboleusavmeno? V-ADP-NSM th'/ T-DSF yuch'/ N-DSF i&na CONJ ajnaplhrwvsh/ V-AAS-3S to; T-ASN uJmw'n P-2GP uJstevrhma N-ASN th'? T-GSF prov? PREP me P-1AS leitourgiva?. N-GSF
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