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Philippians 4:14

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

Read Philippians 4:14 Using Other Translations

Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.
Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.
Even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty.

What does Philippians 4:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Philippians 4:14

Notwithstanding ye have well done
This he says lest they should think he slighted their kindness, and lest they should be discouraged from doing any such thing of this kind another time, either to himself or others; for though he was so well contented with his state, and knew how to be abased and to suffer need, and could do all things through the strength of Christ, yet he observes they did well in communicating to him; for communicating to poor saints or ministers is a considerable branch of well doing; it is a good work when it is done in faith, and from love, and with a view to the glory, honour, and interest of Christ; it is what is agreeable to the will of God, and is an odour of a sweet smell, and acceptable to him:

that ye did communicate with my affliction;
by which is meant, not any affliction of mind, for he was in as comfortable a frame, had as clear views of his interest in God, as his covenant God, and was as contented and satisfied as ever he was in his life; nor any disorder or distemper of body; but he was in prison and penury: these Philippians communicated with him in it, both by sympathizing with him in his tribulation, and by sending their minister to visit him, and with him a present for his relief and support; in doing which they did well.

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