4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. r 6 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses s every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. t
8 Finally brothers, whatever is true, u whatever is honorable, v whatever is just, w whatever is pure, x whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any moral excellence y and if there is any praise—dwell on these things. 9 Do what you have learned and received z and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that once again a you renewed your care for me. b You were, in fact, concerned about me but lacked the opportunity to show it. 11 I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. c In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. 13 I am able to do all things through Him d who strengthens me. e
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