Philippians 4 LEB

Appeal for Unity

1 So then, my beloved and greatly desired brothers, my joy and crown, thus stand firm in the Lord, dear friends.

References for Philippians 4:1

      2 I appeal to Euodia and I appeal to Syntyche {to be in agreement}a in the Lord.

      References for Philippians 4:2

        • Œ 4:2 - Literally "to think the same [thing]"
          3 Yes, I ask also you, true yokefellow, help them, who struggled along with me in the gospel with both Clement and the rest of my fellow workers whose names [are] in the book of life.

          Be Anxious for Nothing

          4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice.

          References for Philippians 4:4

              5 Let your gentleness be made known to all people. The Lord [is] near.
              6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
              7 And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mindsb in Christ Jesus.

              References for Philippians 4:7

                •  4:7 - Or "thoughts"
                  8 Finally, brothers, whatever [things] are true, whatever [things are] honorable, whatever [things are] right, whatever [things are] pure, whatever [things are] pleasing, whatever [things are] commendable, if [there is] any excellence of character and if anything praiseworthy, think about these [things].
                  9 And [the things] which you have learned and received and heard about and seen in me, practice these [things], and the God of peace will be with you.

                  Support for Paul’s Ministry

                  10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last {you have renewed your concern for me}c, for whom also you were thinking, but you had no opportunity [to express it].

                  References for Philippians 4:10

                    • Ž 4:10 - Literally "you have revived to think on behalf of me"
                      11 Not that I speak from need, for I have learned to be content in whatever [circumstances] I am.
                      12 I know [how] both {to make do with little}d and I know [how] {to have an abundance}e. In everything and in all [things] I have learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both {to have an abundance}f and to go without.

                      References for Philippians 4:12

                        •  4:12 - Literally "to be humbled"
                        •  4:12 - Literally "to abound"
                        • ‘ 4:12 - Literally "to abound"
                          13 I am able [to do] all [things] by the one who strengthens me.
                          14 Nevertheless you have done well by sharingg with me in my affliction.

                          References for Philippians 4:14

                            • ’ 4:14 - *Here "by" is supplied as a component of the participle ("sharing") which is understood as means
                              15 Now you also know, Philippians, that at the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving except you alone,
                              16 because even in Thessalonica {on more than one occasion}h you sent for my need.

                              References for Philippians 4:16

                                • “ 4:16 - Literally "both once and twice"
                                  17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek for the profit that increases to your account.
                                  18 But I have received everything [in full] and have an abundance; {I am well supplied}i [because]j I received from Epaphroditus {what you had sent}k, a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.

                                  References for Philippians 4:18

                                    • ” 4:18 - Literally "I have been made full"
                                    • • 4:18 - *Here "because" is supplied as a component of the participle ("received") which is understood as causal
                                    • – 4:18 - Literally "the things from you"
                                      19 And my God will fulfill your every need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
                                      20 Now to our God and Father [be] the glory {forever and ever}l. Amen.

                                      References for Philippians 4:20

                                        • — 4:20 - Literally "to the ages of the ages"

                                          Final Greetings and Benediction

                                          21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers with me greet you.

                                          References for Philippians 4:21

                                              22 All the saints greet you, and especially those of Caesar's household.
                                              23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ [be] with your spirit.