Timothy and Epaphroditus

Philippians 2

19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send i Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your 1 state. 20 For I have no one j like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus. 22 But you know his proven character, k that as a son with his father he served with me in the gospel. 23 Therefore I hope to send him at once, as soon as I see how it goes with me. 24 But I trust in the Lord that I myself shall also come shortly.

25 Yet I considered it necessary to send to you l Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker, and n but your messenger and o the one who ministered to my need; 26 p since he was longing for you all, and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick. 27 For indeed he was sick almost unto death; but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 Therefore I sent him the more eagerly, that when you see him again you may rejoice, and I may be less sorrowful. 29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness, and hold such men in esteem; 30 because for the work of Christ he came close to death, 2 not regarding his life, q to supply what was lacking in your service toward me.

  1. Cross References
    Romans 16:21
    Timothy, my fellow worker, and Lucius, Jason, and Sosipater, my countrymen, greet you.
  2. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 16:10
    And if Timothy comes, see that he may be with you without fear; for he does the work of the Lord, as I also do.
    2 Timothy 3:10
    But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance.
  3. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 4:17
    For this reason I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach everywhere in every church.
  4. Cross References
    Philippians 4:18
    Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.
  5. Cross References
    John 13:16
    Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him.
    2 Corinthians 8:23
    If anyone inquires about Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker concerning you. Or if our brethren are inquired about, they are messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.
  6. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 11:9
    And when I was present with you, and in need, I was a burden to no one, for what I lacked the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied. And in everything I kept myself from being burdensome to you, and so I will keep myself.
  7. Cross References
    Philippians 1:8
    For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.
  8. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 16:17
    I am glad about the coming of Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus, for what was lacking on your part they supplied.
    Philippians 4:10
    But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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