Philippians 4

Think of Excellence

1Therefore, my beloved brethren
Lit and longed for
whom I b  long to see, my joy and crown, in this way c  stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.

2I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to
Or be of the same mind
e  live in harmony in the Lord.
3Indeed, 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 f  fellow workers, whose g  names are in the book of life.

4 h  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. i  The Lord is
Or at hand
6 k  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by l  prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And m  the peace of God, which surpasses all
Lit mind
comprehension, will o  guard your hearts and your p  minds in q  Christ Jesus.

8Finally, brethren r  whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is
Or lovable and gracious
lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise
Lit ponder these things
dwell on these things.
9The things you have learned and received and heard and seen u  in me, practice these things, and v  the God of peace will be with you.

God’s Provisions

10But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last w  you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. 11Not that I speak
Lit according to
from want, for I have learned to be
Or self-sufficient
z  content in whatever circumstances I am.
12I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going aa  hungry, both of having abundance and ab  suffering need. 13I can do all things
Lit in
through Him who ad  strengthens me.
14Nevertheless, you have done well to ae  share with me in my affliction.

15You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the
Lit beginning of
ag  first preaching of the gospel, after I left ah  Macedonia, no church ai  shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone;
16for even in aj  Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. 17 ak  Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the
Lit fruit
profit which increases to your account.
18But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am
Lit made full
amply supplied, having received from an  Epaphroditus
Lit the things from you
what you have sent
Lit an odor of fragrance
aq  a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.
19And ar  my God will supply
Or every need of yours
all your needs according to His at  riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
20Now to au  our God and Father av  be the glory
Lit to the ages of the ages
forever and ever. Amen.

21Greet every
Or holy one
saint in Christ Jesus. ay  The brethren who are with me greet you.
22 az  All the
V 21, note 1
bb  saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household.

23 bc  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ bd  be with your spirit.
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