New American Standard Bible
I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to live in harmony in the Lord.
King James Bible
I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
I exhort Euodia, and exhort Syntyche, to be of the same mind in the Lord;
World English Bible
I exhort Euodia, and I exhort Syntyche, to think the same way in the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
Euodia I exhort, and Syntyche I exhort, to be of the same mind in the Lord;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche - These are doubtless the names of females. The name Syntyche is sometimes the name of a man; but, if these persons are referred to in Philippians 4:3, there can be no doubt that they were females. Nothing more is known of them than is here mentioned. It has been commonly supposed that they were deaconesses, who preached the gospel to those of their own sex; but there is no certain evidence of this. All that is known is, that there was some disagreement between them, and the apostle entreats them to be reconciled to each other.
That they be of the same mind - That they be united, or reconciled. Whether the difference related to doctrine, or to something else, we cannot determine from this phrase. The language is such as would properly relate to any difference.
In the Lord - In their Christian walk and plans. They were doubtless professing Christians, and the apostle exhorts them to make the Lord the great object of their affections, and in their regard for him, to bury all their petty differences and animosities.
LibraryAugust 24. "Let Your Moderation be Known unto all Men" (Phil. Iv. 5).
"Let your moderation be known unto all men" (Phil. iv. 5). The very test of consecration is our willingness not only to surrender the things that are wrong, but to surrender our rights, to be willing to be subject. When God begins to subdue a soul, He often requires us to yield the things that are of little importance in themselves, and thus break our neck and subdue our spirit. No Christian worker can ever be used of God until the proud self-will is broken, and the heart is ready to yield to God's …
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March 10. "The Peace of God which Passeth all Understanding Shall Keep Your Hearts and Minds" (Phil. Iv. 7).
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Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.
make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.
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