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4:2 I entreat. Paul pleads rather than commands, and by addressing each woman in turn strengthens the appeal.
Euodia . . . Syntyche. These women are mentioned only here in the New Testament. They are courageous fellow workers of Paul and apparently persons of influence in the church.
agree. Paul’s main concern is not that they should agree with each other, as is sometimes suggested, but that they should both have the attitude commended in 2:2.