Philippians 4

Philippians 4:2

I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to live in harmony in the Lord.

(a) Euodia was a Philippian minister. Some translations render her name as Euodias, turning her into a man. Further reading: “How sexist is your Bible?

(b) Euodia and Syntyche. These two Philippian ladies are famous for disagreeing, when they ought to be celebrated for preaching alongside Paul (see next verse). Further reading: “Women preachers? Where’s that in the Bible?

Philippians 4:3

Indeed, true companion, I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel, together with Clement also and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

The book of life; see entry for Rev. 3:5.

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