Philippians Chapter 4

New Testament / Epistle to the Philippians / Chapter 4

1 Therefore, my dearly beloved and longed for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

2-3 I urge Euodias and urge Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. And I entreat you also, true companion, help the women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other fellow-laborers, whose names are in the Book of Life.

4 Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice.

5 Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8-9 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things you have both learned and received and heard and seen in me, do, and the God of peace will be with you.

10-13 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last your care for me has flourished again, wherein you were also careful, but you lacked opportunity. Not that I speak in respect of want, for I have learned to be content in whatsoever state I am. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things, I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

14-20 Nevertheless you have done well, that you shared in my affliction. Now you Philippians know also that at the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but you only. For even in Thessalonica, you sent once and again for my necessities. Not because I desire a gift, but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. But I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things that were sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God. And my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

21-22 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you, especially those who are of Caesar's household.

23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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