Philippians 2:19–30 (ESV)
Philippians 2:19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you.
Philippians 2:20 For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare.
Philippians 2:21 For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 2:22 But you know Timothy’s proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel.
Philippians 2:23 I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me,
Philippians 2:24 and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself will come also.
Philippians 2:25 I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need,
Philippians 2:26 for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill.
Philippians 2:27 Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
Philippians 2:28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious.
Philippians 2:29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men,
Philippians 2:30 for he nearly died for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me.