Because for the work of Christ he was near to death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
Treasury of Scripture
1 Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
1 Corinthians 16:10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he works the work of the Lord, as I also do.
Philippians 2:17,27 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all...
Philippians 1:19,20 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ...
Matthew 25:36-40 Naked, and you clothed me: I was sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me...
Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry...
Romans 16:4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
2 Corinthians 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives to the death.
Philippians 4:10,18 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me has flourished again; wherein you were also careful...
1 Corinthians 16:17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.
Philemon 1:13 Whom I would have retained with me, that in your stead he might have ministered to me in the bonds of the gospel:
25Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labor, and fellow soldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants. 26For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that you had heard that he had been sick. 27For indeed he was sick near to death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow on sorrow. 28I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when you see him again, you may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful. 29Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation: 30Because for the work of Christ he was near to death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
because for the work of Christ he came nigh unto death, hazarding his life to supply that which was lacking in your service toward me.
Because for the work of Christ he came to the point of death: delivering his life, that he might fulfil that which on your part was wanting towards my service.
Darby Bible Translation
because for the sake of the work he drew near even to death, venturing his life that he might fill up what lacked in your ministration toward me.
King James Bible
Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
Young's Literal Translation
because on account of the work of the Christ he drew near to death, having hazarded the life that he might fill up your deficiency of service unto me.