Philippians 4 TNIV

Closing Appeal for Steadfastness and Unity

1 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for,1 my joy and crown, stand firm2 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 mind3 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,4 whose names are in the book of life.5

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Final Exhortations

4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!6

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5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.7

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6 Do not be anxious about anything,8 but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.9

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7 And the peace of God,10 which transcends all understanding,11 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.12 And the God of peace13 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.14 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 content15 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,16 whether living in plenty or in want.17

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13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.18

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14 Yet it was good of you to share19 in my troubles.

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15 Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days20 of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia,21 not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;22

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16 for even when I was in Thessalonica,23 you sent me aid more than once when I was in need.24

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17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.25

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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 Epaphroditus26 the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant27 offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.

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19 And my God will meet all your needs28 according to the riches of his glory29 in Christ Jesus.

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20 To our God and Father30 be glory for ever and ever. Amen.31

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Final Greetings

21 Greet all God's people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me32 send greetings.

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22 All the Lord's people33 here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar's household.

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23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ34 be with your spirit.35 Amen.a

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