- Therfore my brethren beloued & longed for, my ioy and crowne, so continue in the Lorde ye beloued.
- I pray Euodias, and beseche Syntyches, yt they be of one accorde in the Lorde.
- Yea, and I beseche thee also faythfull yockefelowe, helpe those [women] which laboured with me in the Gospell, and with Clement also, and with other my labour felowes, whose names [are] in the booke of lyfe.
- Reioyce in the Lorde alway, and agayne I say reioyce.
- Let your pacient mynde be knowen vnto all men: The Lorde [is] at hande.
- Be carefull for nothyng: but in all thynges, let your petition be manifest vnto God, in prayer and supplication with geuyng of thankes.
- And the peace of God, which passeth all vnderstandyng, shall kepe your heartes and myndes through Christe Iesus.
- Furthermore brethren, whatsoeuer, thynges are true, whatsoeuer thynges (are) honest, whatsoeuer thynges (are) iuste, whatsoeuer thynges (are) pure, whatsoeuer thynges pertayne to loue, whatsoeuer thynges (are) of honest report: If there be any vertue, & yf there be any prayse, thynke on these thynges:
- Which ye haue both learned, and receaued, and hearde, and seene in me: Those thinges do, and the God of peace shalbe with you.
- But I reioyce in the Lorde greatly, that nowe at the last you are reuiued againe to care for me, in ye wherin ye were also carefull, but ye lacked oportunitie.
- I speake not because of necessitie.
For I haue learned, in whatsoeuer estate I am, therwith to be content.
- I knowe howe to be lowe, and I knowe howe to exceade.
Euery where & in all thynges I am instructed, both to be ful, and to be hungry, both to haue plentie, and to suffer neede.
- I can do all thynges through Christe, which strengtheneth me.
- Notwithstandyng, ye haue well done yt ye dyd communicate to my afflictions.
- Ye Philippians knowe also, that in the begynnyng of the Gospell, when I departed fro Macedonia, no Church communicated to me, as concernyng geuyng and receauyng, but ye only.
- For euen in Thessalonica, ye sent once, & afterward agayne vnto my necessitie.
- Not that I desire a gyft, but I desire fruite aboundyng to your accompt.
- But I haue receaued al, & haue plentie.
I was euen fylled after that I had receaued of Epaphroditus the thynges [which were sent] from you, an odoure of a sweete smel, a sacrifice acceptable, plesaunt to God.
- My God shall supplie all your neede, through his riches in glorie, in Christe Iesus.
- Unto God and our father, be prayse for euermore.
- Salute all the saintes in Christe Iesus.
The brethren which are with me, greete you.
- All the saintes salute you, most of all, they that are of Caesars housholde.
- The grace of our Lorde Iesu Christe [be] with you all.
[This Epistle was written from Rome, by Epaphroditus.]