Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1If you have, therefore, comfort in The Messiah, or the filling up of hearts with love, or communion of The Spirit, or tender care and mercy, 2Fulfill my joy, that you would have one conscience, one love, one soul and one mind; 3And you should not do anything with contention or empty glory, but in humility of mind, let every person esteem his neighbor as better than himself. 4Neither let a man care for that which is his own unless every person cares also for that which is his neighbor's.
5And reason in your souls this that also Yeshua The Messiah did: 6He who, while he was in the form of God, did not esteem this as a prize, that he was the equal of God, 7But he stripped himself and took the form of a Servant and was in the form of the children of men, and was found in fashion as a man. 8And he humbled himself and was obedient unto death, even the death of being crucified. 9Because of this, God has also greatly exalted him and he has given him The Name which is greater than all names, 10That in The Name of Yeshua, every knee shall bow, which is in Heaven and in The Earth and which is under The Earth, 11And every tongue shall confess that Yeshua The Messiah is THE LORD JEHOVAH* to the glory of God his Father.
12Therefore beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not when I am near to you only, but now when I am far from you, all the more, with awe and with trembling, do the service of your life *. 13For God is carefully working in you both to desire and to do that thing which you desire *.
14Do everything without complaining and without division, 15That you would be perfect and without blemish as purified children of God who dwell in a hard and crooked generation, and appear among them as lights in the world. 16For you are in the place of life* to them, unto my boasting in the day of The Messiah, because I have not run for nothing, neither have I labored worthlessly. 17But even if I am offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and triumph with all of you. 18Rejoice and triumph with me in this way also.
19But I hope in Our Lord Yeshua to send Timotheaus to you soon, so that I may have refreshing when I learn about you. 20For I do not have another here, who, like myself, is earnestly concerned for what is yours, 21For they are all seeking what is their own and not what is of Yeshua The Messiah. 22But you know the proof of this man, that as a son with his father, so he has worked with me in The Gospel. 23But I hope to send this one to you soon, when I see my circumstances. 24But I trust in my Lord that I also am soon coming to you.
25But 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, 26Because he was longing to see you all and he was grieved to know that you heard that he was ill. 27For he was ill even unto death, but God had compassion upon him, and not upon him only, but also upon me, lest I would have sorrow upon sorrow. 28Therefore, I diligently sent him to you, that when you see him again you will rejoice, and I shall have a little rest. 29Receive him therefore in THE LORD JEHOVAH with all joy, and hold in honor those who are such. 30For because of the work of The Messiah he approached death and scorned his life, to fulfill what you lacked in the ministry that was for me.