Philippians 4

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1 Therefore, my brothers,[1] whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. (Pr 16:31; Pr 17:6; 2Co 1:14; Php 1:4; Php 1:8; Php 1:27; Php 2:16) 2 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. (Php 2:2) 3 Yes, I ask you also, true companion,[2] help these women, who have labored[3] side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. (Lu 10:20) 4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. (Php 3:1) 5 Let your reasonableness[4] be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; (Jas 5:8) 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Pr 16:3; Mt 6:25; Ro 1:8) 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Isa 26:3; Joh 14:27; Eph 3:19; Php 4:9; Col 3:15) 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned[5] and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (Ro 15:33; Php 3:17; Php 4:7; 1Th 4:1) 10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. (2Co 11:9; Php 2:30) 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. (2Co 9:8; 1Ti 6:6; 1Ti 6:8; Heb 13:5) 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. (1Co 4:11; 2Co 11:9; 2Co 11:27) 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (2Co 12:9; Eph 3:16; 1Ti 1:12) 14 Yet it was kind of you to share[6] my trouble. (Php 1:7; Re 1:9) 15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. (2Co 11:8; Php 1:5) 16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. 17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.[7] (Ro 1:13; 2Co 9:5; Tit 3:14) 18 I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. (Ge 8:21; Php 2:25; Heb 13:16) 19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Ps 23:1; Ro 2:4; 2Co 9:8) 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Ro 11:36; Ga 1:4; Ga 1:5; 1Th 1:3; 1Th 3:11; 1Th 3:13) 21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. (Ga 1:2) 22 All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household. (2Co 13:13) 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. (Ro 16:20)