Philippians 4:4

Final Exhortations

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

Philippians 4:4 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
English Standard Version (ESV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
New Living Translation (NLT)
4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!
The Message Bible (MSG)
4 Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him!
American Standard Version (ASV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
4 Always be joyful in the Lord! I'll say it again: Be joyful!
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
4 Always be joyful because you belong to the Lord. I will say it again. Be joyful.

Philippians 4:4 Meaning and Commentary

Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord alway
This is a repetition of the exhortation in the preceding chapter; (See Gill on Philippians 3:1); with this addition "alway"; for there is always cause and matter for rejoicing in Christ, even in times of affliction, distress, and persecution; since he is always the same; his grace is always sufficient; his blood has a continual virtue in it, and always speaks for peace and pardon; his righteousness is an everlasting one, and so is his salvation, and such is his love; though some join this word with what follows, [and] again, I say, rejoice;
this is what was continually inculcated by him, as being of great importance and use for the comfort of believers, and the honour of Christ.

Philippians 4:4 In-Context

2 I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.
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.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
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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Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 85:6; Psalms 97:12; Habakkuk 3:18; S Matthew 5:12; Romans 12:12; Philippians 3:1
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