Philippians 4 NIV

Closing Appeal for Steadfastness and Unity

1 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!

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2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.

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3 Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

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Final Exhortations

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

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5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

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6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

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7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

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Thanks for Their Gifts

10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.

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11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

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12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

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13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

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14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.

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15 Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;

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16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need.

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17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.

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18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.

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19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

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20 To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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Final Greetings

21 Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings.

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22 All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.

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23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.a

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    • j 4:23 - Some manuscripts do not have "Amen" .