Philippians 2:25
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New International Version
But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, co-worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs.

New Living Translation
Meanwhile, I thought I should send Epaphroditus back to you. He is a true brother, co-worker, and fellow soldier. And he was your messenger to help me in my need.

English Standard Version
I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need,

Berean Study Bible
But I thought it necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger and minister to my needs.

Berean Literal Bible
Now I esteemed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need,

New American Standard Bible
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;

King James Bible
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I considered it necessary to send you Epaphroditus--my brother, coworker, and fellow soldier, as well as your messenger and minister to my need--

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, I thought it best to send Epaphroditus—my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, but your messenger and minister to my need—back to you.

NET Bible
But for now I have considered it necessary to send Epaphroditus to you. For he is my brother, coworker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to me in my need.

New Heart English Bible
But I counted it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, fellow soldier, and your apostle and servant of my need;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But now a matter has compelled me to send Epaphroditus to you, a brother who is a helper and worker with me, but your Apostle and a Minister of my needs,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I feel that I must send Epaphroditus-my brother, coworker, and fellow soldier-back to you. You sent him as your personal representative to help me in my need.

New American Standard 1977
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;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and companion in labour and fellowsoldier, but your messenger and he that ministered to my needs.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labor, and fellow soldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.

American King James Version
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labor, and fellow soldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.

American Standard Version
But I counted it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-worker and fellow-soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow labourer, and fellow soldier, but your apostle, and he that hath ministered to my wants.

Darby Bible Translation
but I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-workman and fellow-soldier, but your messenger and minister to my need,

English Revised Version
But I counted it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow-worker and fellow-soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need;

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labor, and fellow-soldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.

Weymouth New Testament
Yet I deem it important to send Epaphroditus to you now--he is my brother and comrade both in labour and in arms, and is your messenger who has ministered to my needs.

World English Bible
But I counted it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, fellow soldier, and your apostle and servant of my need;

Young's Literal Translation
And I thought it necessary Epaphroditus -- my brother, and fellow-workman, and fellow-soldier, and your apostle and servant to my need -- to send unto you,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:19-30 It is best with us, when our duty becomes natural to us. Naturally, that is, sincerely, and not in pretence only; with a willing heart and upright views. We are apt to prefer our own credit, ease, and safety, before truth, holiness, and duty; but Timothy did not so. Paul desired liberty, not that he might take pleasure, but that he might do good. Epaphroditus was willing to go to the Philippians, that he might be comforted with those who had sorrowed for him when he was sick. It seems, his illness was caused by the work of God. The apostle urges them to love him the more on that account. It is doubly pleasant to have our mercies restored by God, after great danger of their removal; and this should make them more valued. What is given in answer to prayer, should be received with great thankfulness and joy.
Study Bible
Epaphroditus Commended
24And I trust in the Lord that I myself will come soon. 25But I thought it necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger and minister to my needs. 26For he has been longing for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill.…
Cross References
John 13:16
Truly, truly, I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.

Romans 16:3
Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus,

Romans 16:9
Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and my beloved Stachys.

2 Corinthians 8:23
As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you. As for our brothers, they are messengers of the churches to the glory of Christ.

Philippians 2:26
For he has been longing for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill.

Philippians 4:3
Yes, and I ask you, my true yokefellow, to help these women who have labored with me for the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Philippians 4:18
I have all I need and more, now that I have received your gifts from Epaphroditus. They are a sweet smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.

Philemon 1:1
Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker,

Philemon 1:2
to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church that meets at your house:

Philemon 1:24
as do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas, and Luke, my fellow workers.
Treasury of Scripture

Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labor, and fellow soldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.

Epaphroditus.

Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus …

my brother.

2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: …

2 Corinthians 8:22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved …

Philemon 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon …

companion.

Philippians 4:3 And I entreat you also, true yoke fellow, help those women which …

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you …

2 Corinthians 8:23 Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellow helper …

Colossians 1:7 As you also learned of Epaphras our dear fellow servant, who is …

Colossians 4:11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. …

1 Thessalonians 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

Philemon 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon …

fellowsoldier.

2 Timothy 2:3,4 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ…

Philemon 1:2 And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and …

but.

Proverbs 25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger …

John 17:18 As you have sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them …

2 Corinthians 8:23 Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellow helper …

Hebrews 3:1 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the …

and he.

Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus …

2 Corinthians 11:7-9 Have I committed an offense in abasing myself that you might be exalted, …

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