New Living Translation
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my joy and the crown I receive for my work.
King James Bible
Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
Darby Bible Translation
So that, my brethren, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, thus stand fast in the Lord, beloved.
World English Bible
Therefore, my brothers, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.
Young's Literal Translation
So then, my brethren, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand ye in the Lord, beloved.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:1 So stand - As ye have done hitherto.
LibraryA Tender Exhortation
'Therefore, my brethren, dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.'--PHIL. iv. 1. The words I have chosen set forth very simply and beautifully the bond which knit Paul and these Philippian Christians together, and the chief desire which his Apostolic love had for them. I venture to apply them to ourselves, and I speak now especially to the members of my own church and congregation. I. Let us note, then, first, the personal bond which gives force …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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The Warrior Peace
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.
God knows how much I love you and long for you with the tender compassion of Christ Jesus.
Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
After all, what gives us hope and joy, and what will be our proud reward and crown as we stand before our Lord Jesus when he returns? It is you!
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