Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.(A) Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses(B) every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.(C)

Finally brothers, whatever is true,(D) whatever is honorable,(E) whatever is just,(F) whatever is pure,(G) whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence(H) and if there is any praise—dwell on these things. Do what you have learned and received(I) and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

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