Philippians 4:1-3

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

2 I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.

3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.

Therefore (v.1) — because of their citizenship in heaven

longed for (v.1) — earnest desire — used only here in the New Testament

joy (v.1) — in the present

crown (v.1) — in the present and the future

crown (v.1) — victor’s crown — a reward or prize

Euodias (v.2) = prosperous journey

Syntyche (v.2) = pleasant acquaintance

beseech (v.2) = to call to one’s side

be of the same mind (v.2) = think the same thing, agree

intreat (v.3) = request with authority behind it

true (v.3) = genuine

yokefellow (v.3) = pull well in double harness — It may have been a proper name — Syzygus

help (v.3) = take hold with another in a task

those women (v.3) — Euodias and Syntyche, who worked with Paul when he was in Philippi

labored (v.3) — used of athletes on a team together pursuing a common goal — strenuous effort

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