PAUL THE APOSTLE
Philippians 4 ©
1 The apostle exhorts the Philippians to steadfastness in the faith. 2 And two women amongst them to unity. 4 Furthermore to Christian joy. 5 Moderation. 6 Quietness of mind. 8 And to several other Christian virtues. 10 Afterward he thanks the Philippians for the relief which they had sent to him by Epaphroditus. 11 That he had accepted it not out of covetousness, seeing he had learned to suffer want. 14 That they had done well therein, and more than all the other congregations. 18 That he had well received it from Epaphroditus. 19 And that God would recompense it. 20 Finally he concludes this epistle with thanksgiving to God, and usual salutations and wishes.
THEREFORE,1 my brethren 2dearly beloved and longed for, 3my joy 4anda crown, 5so 6stand fast 7in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
I beseech 8Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the 9same mind 10in the Lord.
And I intreat thee also, 11true 12yokefellow, 13help 14those women which 15laboured with me in the gospel, 16with Clement also, and with other my 17fellowlabourers, 18whose names 19areb20in the book of life.
21Rejoicec in the Lord 22alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
Let your 23moderation be known unto all men. 24Thed Lord is at hand.
25Be carefule for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let 26your requests 27be made known unto God.
Andf28the peace of God, 29which passeth all understanding, shall 30keep your hearts and 31minds through Christ Jesus.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are 32honest,g whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are 33pure,h whatsoever things are 34lovely, 35whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue,i and if there be any praise, 36think on these things.
37Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and 38the God of peace 39shall be with you.
But I rejoiced 40in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care 41ofj me hath 42flourished again; wherein ye were also 43careful, but ye lacked 44opportunity.
Not that I speak 45in respect of want: for I 46havek learned, 47in whatsoever state I am, therewith 48to be content.
49I know both how to be 50abased,l and I know how to 51abound: every where and in all things I am 52instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
53I can do 54all things through Christ which 55strengtheneth me.
Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did 56communicate 57with my affliction.
Nowm ye Philippians know also, that 58in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated 59with me as 60concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.
For even in 61Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
Not because I 62desire a gift: but I desire 63fruit that may abound 64to your account.
But I have 65all, and 66abound: 67I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, 68ann odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.
But 69my God shall 70supply 71all your need 72according to his riches 73in glory 74by Christ Jesus
Now unto God and our 75Father be glory 76for ever and ever. Amen.
Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are 77with me greet you.
All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are 78of Cæsar’s household.
79The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.