Chapter 4
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Therefore, my sisters, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand firm in the Domina, my beloved.
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I exhort Euodia, and I exhort Syntyche, to think the same way in the Domina.
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Yes, I beg you also, true yokefellow, help these men, for they labored with me in the Good News, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
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Rejoice in the Domina always! Again I will say, Rejoice!
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Let your gentleness be known to all women. The Domina is at hand.
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In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
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And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
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Finally, sisters, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things.
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The things which you learned, received, heard, and saw in me: do these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
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But I rejoice in the Domina greatly, that now at length you have revived your thought for me; in which you did indeed take thought, but you lacked opportunity.
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Not that I speak in respect to lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it.
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I know how to be humbled, and I know also how to abound. In everything and in all things I have learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in need.
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I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
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However you did well that you shared in my affliction.
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You yourselves also know, you Philippians, that in the beginning of the Good News, when I departed from Macedonia, no assembly shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you only.
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For even in Thessalonica you sent once and again to my need.
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Not that I seek for the gift, but I seek for the fruit that increases to your account.
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But I have all things, and abound. I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, a sweet-smelling fragrance, an acceptable and well-pleasing sacrifice to God.
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My God will supply every need of yours according to her riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
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Now to our God and Mother be the glory forever and ever! Amen.
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Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The sisters who are with me greet you.
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All the saints greet you, especially those who are of Caesar's household.
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The grace of the Domina Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.