Philippians 4:2

2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.

Philippians 4:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
ESV
2 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord.
NLT
2 Now I appeal to Euodia and Syntyche. Please, because you belong to the Lord, settle your disagreement.
MSG
2 I urge Euodia and Syntyche to iron out their differences and make up. God doesn't want his children holding grudges.
CSB
2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to agree in the Lord.

Philippians 4:2 Meaning and Commentary

Philippians 4:2

I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche
Two women, who were members of this church at Philippi, and who seem to have been at variance; either with each other, on account of some temporal and civil things, as often is the case of the dear children of God, who fall out by the way; and it becomes a very hard and difficult task to reconcile them, though as here entreated in the most tender and importunate manner to agree: or else with the church, having entertained some sentiments in religion different from it; being drawn aside by false teachers from the simplicity of the Gospel, and their steadfastness in the faith; and this may rather be thought to be the meaning, since the apostle would scarcely take notice of a private difference in so public a manner, and since this exhortation follows so closely the former: that they be of the same mind in the Lord;
either that they agree together, and be reconciled to each other, considering the relation they stood in to one another, and to the Lord; or that they become of the same mind, and embrace the same truths, and profess and maintain the same principles the church did; and so the Arabic version renders it, "that ye entertain one and the same opinion concerning the faith of the Lord".

Philippians 4:2 In-Context

1 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!
2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.
3 Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Philippians 2:2