Exhortation, Encouragement, and Prayer
I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to n agree in the Lord.
Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, o whose names are in the book of life.
p Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. q The Lord is at hand;
r do not be anxious about anything, s but in everything by prayer and supplication t with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
And u the peace of God, v which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
What you have learned and w received and heard and seen x in me - practice these things, and y the God of peace will be with you.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.
Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.
You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me - practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
And to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
1 Thessalonians 4:1
Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.
Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
May the God of peace be with you all. Amen.