Philippians 4:17

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

Philippians 4:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
ESV
17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.
NLT
17 I don’t say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness.
MSG
17 Not that I'm looking for handouts, but I do want you to experience the blessing that issues from generosity.
CSB
17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that is increasing to your account.

Philippians 4:17 In-Context

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

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1 Corinthians 9:11,12
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