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Philippians 4:16

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

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Philippians 4:16 in Other Translations

16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again.
16 Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent help more than once.
16 Even while I was in Thessalonica, you helped out - and not only once, but twice.
16 For even in Thessalonica you sent [gifts] for my need several times.

Philippians 4:16 Meaning and Commentary

Philippians 4:16

For even in Thessalonica
When the apostle was there; for from Philippi he went to Thessalonica; see ( Acts 17:1 ) ;

ye sent once and again unto my necessity;
for his use and service, to support him while he was at that place, and relieve and assist him in his necessities; for the people at Thessalonica were either not able to communicate, or were not of a beneficent disposition, or the apostle did not care to be chargeable to them; and they seem many of them to have been idle and lazy, and therefore he wrought among them with his own hands to set them an example; and the Philippians hearing and knowing that this was the case, sent frequently, while he was here, some of the brethren with gifts unto him.

Philippians 4:16 In-Context

14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.
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;
16 for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need.
17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.
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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