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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Philippians 4

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Chapter 4

Think of Excellence

1 Therefore, my beloved brethren 1whom I along to see, my joy and crown, in this way bstand firm in the Lord, my beloved.

2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to 1alive in harmony in the Lord.

3 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 afellow workers, whose bnames are in the book of life.

4 aRejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!

5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. aThe Lord is 1near.

6 aBe anxious for nothing, but in everything by bprayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

7 And athe peace of God, which surpasses all 1comprehension, will bguard your hearts and your cminds in dChrist Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, awhatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is 1lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, 2dwell on these things.

9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen ain me, practice these things, and bthe God of peace will be with you.

God’s Provisions

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last ayou have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity.

11 Not that I speak 1from want, for I have learned to be 2acontent in whatever circumstances I am.

12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going ahungry, both of having abundance and bsuffering need.

13 I can do all things 1through Him who astrengthens me.

14 Nevertheless, you have done well to ashare with me in my affliction.

15 You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the 1afirst preaching of the gospel, after I left bMacedonia, no church cshared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone;

16 for even in aThessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs.

17 aNot that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the 1profit which increases to your account.

18 But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am 1amply supplied, having received from aEpaphroditus 2what you have sent, 3ba fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.

19 And amy God will supply 1all your needs according to His briches in glory in Christ Jesus.

20 Now to aour God and Father bbe the glory 1forever and ever. Amen.

21 Greet every 1saint in Christ Jesus. aThe brethren who are with me greet you.

22 aAll the 1bsaints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household.

23 aThe grace of the Lord Jesus Christ bbe with your spirit.

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