But I sent the brothers so our boasting about you in the matter would not prove empty, and so you would be prepared just as I said.

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16 Hold firmly to[a] the message(A) of life. Then I can boast(B) in the day of Christ(C) that I didn’t run or labor for nothing.

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 2:16 Or Offer, or Hold out

Practical Counsel

So then, my brothers, you are dearly loved and longed for—my joy and crown.(A) In this manner stand firm(B) in the Lord, dear friends.

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19 For who is our hope or joy(A) or crown(B) of boasting(C) in the presence of our Lord(D) Jesus at His coming?(E) Is it not you?(F) 20 For you are our glory(G) and joy!

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