New Living Translation
I am sending him because he has been longing to see you, and he was very distressed that you heard he was ill.
King James Bible
For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.
Darby Bible Translation
since he had a longing desire after you all, and was distressed because ye had heard that he was sick;
World English Bible
since he longed for you all, and was very troubled, because you had heard that he was sick.
Young's Literal Translation
seeing he was longing after you all, and in heaviness, because ye heard that he ailed,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:26 He was full of heaviness - Because he supposed you would be afflicted at hearing that he was sick.
LibraryJune 6. "He Emptied Himself" (Phil. Ii. 8, R. V. ).
"He emptied Himself" (Phil. ii. 8, R. V.). The first step to the righteousness of the kingdom is "poor in spirit." Then the next is a little deeper, "they that mourn." Because now you must get plastic, you must get broken, you must get like the metal in the fire, which the Master can mould; and so, it is not enough to see your unrighteousness, but deeply to feel it, deeply to regret it, deeply to mourn over it, to own it not a little thing that sin has come into your life. And so God leads a soul …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Work Out Your Own Salvation
A Willing Sacrifice
Meanwhile, I thought I should send Epaphroditus back to you. He is a true brother, co-worker, and fellow soldier. And he was your messenger to help me in my need.
And he certainly was ill; in fact, he almost died. But God had mercy on him--and also on me, so that I would not have one sorrow after another.
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