New International Version
I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.
King James Bible
I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
I exhort Euodia, and exhort Syntyche, to be of the same mind in [the] Lord;
World English Bible
I exhort Euodia, and I exhort Syntyche, to think the same way in the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
Euodia I exhort, and Syntyche I exhort, to be of the same mind in the Lord;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche - These were two pious women, as it is generally supposed, who were deaconesses in the Church at Philippi, and who in some points of doctrine and discipline had disagreed. He exhorts them to be of the same mind, that is, to compose their differences; and, if they could not perfectly agree to think and let think, and to avoid all public opposition, as their dissension would strengthen the hands of the common enemy, and stumble those who were weak. But it is more likely that Euodias was a woman, and Syntyche a man, and probably the husband of Euodias; and that it is Syntyche whom the apostle calls true yokefellow in the next verse.
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then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
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