Add parallel Print Page Options

Exhortations

I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion,[a] help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Rejoice[b] in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.[c] Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, beloved,[d] whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about[e] these things. Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

Acknowledgment of the Philippians’ Gift

10 I rejoice[f] in the Lord greatly that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned for me, but had no opportunity to show it.[g] 11 Not that I am referring to being in need; for I have learned to be content with whatever I have. 12 I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Philippians 4:3 Or loyal Syzygus
  2. Philippians 4:4 Or Farewell
  3. Philippians 4:4 Or Farewell
  4. Philippians 4:8 Gk brothers
  5. Philippians 4:8 Gk take account of
  6. Philippians 4:10 Gk I rejoiced
  7. Philippians 4:10 Gk lacks to show it

Bible Gateway Recommends

NRSV Student Bible, Revised & Expanded Hardcover
NRSV Student Bible, Revised & Expanded Hardcover
Retail: $32.99
Our Price: $17.49
Save: $15.50 (47%)
3.5 of 5.0 stars
NRSV C. S. Lewis Bible--soft leather-look, brown
NRSV C. S. Lewis Bible--soft leather-look, brown
Retail: $59.99
Our Price: $39.99
Save: $20.00 (33%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
NRSV Thinline Catholic Bible--genuine leather, brown
NRSV Thinline Catholic Bible--genuine leather, brown
Retail: $99.99
Our Price: $67.99
Save: $32.00 (32%)
NRSV Award Bible, Imitation leather, Blue
NRSV Award Bible, Imitation leather, Blue
Retail: $14.95
Our Price: $8.99
Save: $5.96 (40%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars