Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentPhilippians 4:1
- Longed for (epipothtoi).
- Late and rare verbal adjective (here alone in N.T.) from epipotew.
- So stand fast (outo sthkete).
- Present active imperative of sthkw (late present from perfect esthka from isthmi). See 1:27. They were tempted to defection. Standing firm is difficult when a panic starts.