Think of Excellence

Therefore, my beloved brethren [a]whom I (A)long to see, my joy and crown, in this way (B)stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.

I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to [b](C)live in harmony in the Lord. Indeed, 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 (D)fellow workers, whose (E)names are in the book of life.

(F)Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. (G)The Lord is [c]near. (H)Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by (I)prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And (J)the peace of God, which surpasses all [d]comprehension, will (K)guard your hearts and your (L)minds in (M)Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, (N)whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is [e]lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, [f]dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen (O)in me, practice these things, and (P)the God of peace will be with you.

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 4:1 Lit and longed for
  2. Philippians 4:2 Or be of the same mind
  3. Philippians 4:5 Or at hand
  4. Philippians 4:7 Lit mind
  5. Philippians 4:8 Or lovable and gracious
  6. Philippians 4:8 Lit ponder these things

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