Philippians 2:29
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New International Version
So then, welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor people like him,

New Living Translation
Welcome him with Christian love and with great joy, and give him the honor that people like him deserve.

English Standard Version
So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men,

New American Standard Bible
Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard;

King James Bible
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, welcome him in the Lord with all joy and hold men like him in honor,

International Standard Version
So joyfully welcome him in the Lord and make sure you honor such people highly,

NET Bible
So welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor people like him,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Receive him therefore in THE LORD JEHOVAH with all joy, and hold in honor those who are such.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Give him a joyful Christian welcome. Make sure you honor people like Epaphroditus highly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness and esteem such

King James 2000 Bible
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in honor:

American King James Version
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:

American Standard Version
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy; and hold such in honor:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Receive him therefore with all joy in the Lord; and treat with honour such as he is.

Darby Bible Translation
Receive him therefore in [the] Lord with all joy, and hold such in honour;

English Revised Version
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy; and hold such in honour:

Webster's Bible Translation
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:

Weymouth New Testament
Receive him therefore with heartfelt Christian joy, and hold in honour men like him;

World English Bible
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy, and hold such in honor,

Young's Literal Translation
receive him, therefore, in the Lord, with all joy, and hold such in honour,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 29. - Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation: In the Lord (see note on Ver. 19; comp. Romans 16:2). With joy on every account. Notice the constant repetition of the word "joy," characteristic of this Epistle.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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,

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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

29. Receive him—There seems to be something behind respecting him. If extreme affection had been the sole ground of his "heaviness," no such exhortation would have been needed [Alford].

in reputation—"in honor."

Philippians 2:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
Epaphroditus Commended
28Therefore 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. 29Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard; 30because he came close to death for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was deficient in your service to me.
Cross References
Romans 16:2
I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me.

1 Corinthians 16:18
For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.

Philippians 2:28
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.
Treasury of Scripture

Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:

Receive.

Matthew 10:40,41 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives …

Luke 9:5 And whoever will not receive you, when you go out of that city, shake …

John 13:20 Truly, truly, I say to you, He that receives whomsoever I send receives …

Romans 16:2 That you receive her in the Lord, as becomes saints, and that you …

1 Corinthians 16:10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: …

2 Corinthians 7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we …

Colossians 4:10 Aristarchus my fellow prisoner salutes you, and Marcus, sister's …

3 John 1:10 Why, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he does, prating …

with.

Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him that brings good …

Luke 2:10,11 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good …

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking …

Acts 8:8 And there was great joy in that city.

Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, …

Ephesians 4:9-12 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first …

and.

2 Corinthians 10:18 For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends.

1 Thessalonians 5:12 And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you, …

Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for …

hold such in reputation. or, honour such.

Acts 28:10 Who also honored us with many honors; and when we departed, they …

1 Corinthians 16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge …

1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, …

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