Philippians 2:25–30

25 But I thought it necessary to send to you aEpaphroditus, my brother and bfellow worker and cfellow soldier, who is also your 1dmessenger and aminister to my need;

26 because he was longing 1for you all and was distressed because you had heard that he was sick.

27 For indeed he was sick to the point of death, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, so that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow.

28 Therefore I have sent him all the more eagerly so that when you see him again you may rejoice and I may be less concerned about you.

29 aReceive him then in the Lord with all joy, and bhold men like him in high regard;

30 because he came close to death 1afor the work of Christ, risking his life to bcomplete 2what was deficient in your service to me.

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