Philippians 2:29

29 So then, welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor people like him,

Philippians 2:29 in Other Translations

29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:
29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men,
29 Welcome him in the Lord’s love and with great joy, and give him the honor that people like him deserve.
29 Give him a grand welcome, a joyful embrace! People like him deserve the best you can give.
29 Therefore, welcome him in the Lord with all joy and hold men like him in honor,

Philippians 2:29 Meaning and Commentary

Philippians 2:29

Receive him therefore
Not only into their houses, where such as bring the doctrine of Christ should be admitted, and not others; but into their bosoms, into their hearts and affections, as he had reason to believe they would, and into their fellowship and communion, and to the exercise of his office among them, as their minister: and that

in the Lord;
or "for the Lord", as the Arabic version renders it; for his sake, because he was one that was put into the ministry by him, was called unto it, and qualified for it, and sent forth to minister in it by him; or in the name of the Lord, as an ambassador of his, as representing him, and as if he himself was present; for he that receives a minister of Christ, receives Christ himself; see ( Luke 10:16 ) ( Galatians 4:14 ) ;

with all gladness;
with sincere affection, undissembled joy, perfect pleasure, and with all demonstrations of respect unto him, and delight in him at his return to them.

And hold such in reputation:
account such as he precious and valuable; highly esteem of them for their works' sake; reckon them worthy of double honour, and give it to them.

Philippians 2:29 In-Context

27 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.
28 Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have less anxiety.
29 So then, welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor people like him,
30 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.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1 Corinthians 16:18; 1 Timothy 5:17
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