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

New Living Translation
Welcome him in the Lord’s 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,

Berean Study Bible
Welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor men like him,

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore, receive him in the Lord with all joy, and hold such in honor,

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

New King James Version
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem;

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

NASB 1995
Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard;

NASB 1977
Therefore receive him in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard;

Amplified Bible
Welcome him home in the Lord with great joy, and appreciate and honor men like him;

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, welcome him in the Lord with great joy and hold people like him in honor,

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

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Be sure to give him a cheerful welcome, just as people who serve the Lord deserve.

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

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

Good News Translation
Receive him, then, with joy, as a believer in the Lord. Show respect to all such people as he,

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

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

Literal Standard Version
receive him, therefore, in the LORD, with all joy, and hold such in honor,

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

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

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Epaphroditus Commended
28Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you may rejoice, and I may be less anxious. 29 Welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor men like him, 30because he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up for your deficit of service to me.…

Cross References
Romans 16:2
Welcome her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her with anything she may need from you. For she has been a great help to many people, including me.

1 Corinthians 16:18
For they refreshed my spirit and yours as well. Show your appreciation, therefore, to such men.

Philippians 2:28
Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you may rejoice, and I may be less anxious.


Treasury of Scripture

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

Receive.

Matthew 10:40,41
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me…

Luke 9:5
And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.

John 13:20
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

with.

Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

Luke 2:10,11
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people…

Acts 2:46
And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

and.

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

1 Thessalonians 5:12
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

Hebrews 13:17
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

hold such in reputation.

Acts 28:10
Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary.

1 Corinthians 16:18
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.

1 Timothy 5:17
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Welcome
προσδέχεσθε (prosdechesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4327: From pros and dechomai; to admit (figuratively) endurance); by implication, to await.

him
αὐτὸν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] Lord
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

with
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

great
πάσης (pasēs)
Adjective - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

joy,
χαρᾶς (charas)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 5479: Joy, gladness, a source of joy. From chairo; cheerfulness, i.e. Calm delight.

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

honor
ἐντίμους (entimous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1784: (held precious, hence) precious, honored, honorable in rank. From en and time; valued.

men [like him],
τοιούτους (toioutous)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 5108: (including the other inflections); from toi and houtos; truly this, i.e. Of this sort (to denote character or individuality).


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