Philippians 2:26
New International Version
For he longs for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill.

New Living Translation
I am sending him because he has been longing to see you, and he was very distressed that you heard he was ill.

English Standard Version
for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill.

Berean Study Bible
For he has been longing for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill.

Berean Literal Bible
since he was longing after you all and being deeply distressed because you heard that he was ill.

New American Standard Bible
because he was longing for you all and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.

King James Bible
For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.

Christian Standard Bible
since he has been longing for all of you and was distressed because you heard that he was sick.

Contemporary English Version
but now he is eager to see you. He is worried, because you heard he was sick.

Good News Translation
He is anxious to see you all and is very upset because you had heard that he was sick.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
since he has been longing for all of you and was distressed because you heard that he was sick.

International Standard Version
For he has been longing for all of you and is troubled because you heard that he was sick.

NET Bible
Indeed, he greatly missed all of you and was distressed because you heard that he had been ill.

New Heart English Bible
since he longed for you all, and was very troubled, because you had heard that he was sick.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he was longing to see you all and he was grieved to know that you heard that he was ill.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He has been longing to see all of you and is troubled because you heard that he was sick.

New American Standard 1977
because he was longing for you all and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For he longed after you all and was full of heaviness, because ye had heard that he had been sick

King James 2000 Bible
For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because you had heard that he had been sick.

American King James Version
For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that you had heard that he had been sick.

American Standard Version
since he longed after you all, and was sore troubled, because ye had heard that he was sick:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For indeed he longed after you all: and was sad, for that you had heard that he was sick.

Darby Bible Translation
since he had a longing desire after you all, and was distressed because ye had heard that he was sick;

English Revised Version
since he longed after you all, and was sore troubled, because ye had heard that he was sick:

Webster's Bible Translation
For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because ye had heard that he was sick.

Weymouth New Testament
I send him because he is longing to see you all and is distressed at your having heard of his illness.

World English Bible
since he longed for you all, and was very troubled, because you had heard that he was sick.

Young's Literal Translation
seeing he was longing after you all, and in heaviness, because ye heard that he ailed,
Study Bible
Epaphroditus Commended
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. 27He was sick indeed, nearly unto death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow.…
Cross References
Philippians 2:25
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.

Philippians 2:27
He was sick indeed, nearly unto death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow.

Treasury of Scripture

For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that you had heard that he had been sick.

he longed.

Philippians 1:3,8
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, …

Philippians 4:1
Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

2 Samuel 13:39
And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

full.

Job 9:27
If I say, I will forget my complaint, I will leave off my heaviness, and comfort myself:

Psalm 69:20
Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

Proverbs 12:25
Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

ye had.

2 Samuel 24:17
And David spake unto the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father's house.

John 11:35,36
Jesus wept…

Acts 21:13
Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.







Lexicon
For
ἐπειδὴ (epeidē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1894: Of time: when, now, after that; of cause: seeing that, forasmuch as. From epei and de; since now, i.e. when, or whereas.

he has been
ἦν (ēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

longing for
ἐπιποθῶν (epipothōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1971: From epi and potheo; to dote upon, i.e. Intensely crave possession.

all
πάντας (pantas)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

of you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

is distressed
ἀδημονῶν (adēmonōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 85: To feel fear, lack courage, be distressed, troubled. From a derivative of adeo; to be in distress.

because
διότι (dioti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1360: On this account, because, for. From dia and hoti; on the very account that, or inasmuch as.

you heard
ἠκούσατε (ēkousate)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 191: To hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported. A primary verb; to hear.

he was ill.
ἠσθένησεν (ēsthenēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 770: To be weak (physically: then morally), To be sick. From asthenes; to be feeble.
(26) For he longed after you all. . . .--The two clauses of the verse are distinct from each other. St. Paul's first reason for sending Epaphroditus was in itself a sufficient one, that in his convalescence he yearned for home, and needed a change thither. The original is strong, because he was continually longing (see Philippians 1:8; Philippians 4:1) for you all. But besides this he was "full of heaviness," or more properly, distressed and uneasy, because of the effect which the news of his apparently fatal illness might cause at home.

Verse 26. - For he longed after you all. The verb is strengthened by the preposition: "was eagerly longing." Perhaps it should be rendered. he "is longing;" like "I count it necessary," in Ver. 25. And was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick. "Full of heaviness" (ἀδημονῶν) is the word used of our blessed Lord in his agony (Matthew 26:37). Some derive it from ἄδημος, he away from home; others, more probably, from ἄδην, in the sense of loathing, weariness, satiety. The word implies heart-sickness, restless; unsatisfied weariness, produced by some overwhelming distress. 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.
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