Philippians 4 (English Standard Version)

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1 Therefore, my brothers,a whom I love and 1long for, 2my joy and 3crown, 4stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

Exhortation, Encouragement, and Prayer

2 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to 5agree in the Lord. 3 Yes, I ask you also, true companion,b help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, 6whose names are in the book of life. 4 7Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. 8The Lord is at hand; 6 9do not be anxious about anything, 10but in everything by prayer and supplication 11with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And 12the peace of God, 13which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and 14received and heard and seen 15in me--practice these things, and 16the God of peace will be with you.

God's Provision

10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length 17you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be 18content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and 19hunger, abundance and 20need. 13 I can do all things 21through him who strengthens me. 14 Yet it was kind of you 22to sharec my trouble. 15 And you Philippians yourselves know that 23in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, 24no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. 16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. 17 25Not that I seek the gift, but I seek 26the fruit that increases to your credit.d 18 I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, 27having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, 28a fragrant offering, 29a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. 19 And my God 30will supply every need of yours 31according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To 32our God and Father be 33glory forever and ever. Amen.

Final Greetings

21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. 34The brothers who are with me greet you. 22 35All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar's household. 23 36The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
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