Philippians 4 New American Standard Bible

Rejoice in the Lord

4 Therefore , my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown , in this way stand firm in the Lord , my beloved . 2  I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to live in harmony in the Lord . 3  Indeed , true companion , I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel , together with Clement also and the rest of my fellow workers , whose names are in the book of life . 4  Rejoice in the Lord always ; again I will say , rejoice ! 5  Let your gentle spirit be known to all men . The Lord is near . 6  Be anxious for nothing , but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God . 7  And the peace of God , which surpasses all comprehension , will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus .

Think on These Things

8  Finally , brethren , whatever is true , whatever is honorable , whatever is right , whatever is pure , whatever is lovely , whatever is of good repute , if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise , dwell on these things . 9  The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things , and the God of peace will be with you.

Acknowledgment of the Philippians' Gift

10  But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly , that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed , you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity . 11  Not that I speak from want , for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am . 12  I know how to get along with humble means , and I also know how to live in prosperity ; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry , both of having abundance and suffering need . 13  I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. 14  Nevertheless , you have done well to share with me in my affliction . 15  You yourselves also know , Philippians , that at the first preaching of the gospel , after I left Macedonia , no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone ; 16  for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more e than once for my needs . 17  Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account . 18  But I have received everything in full and have an abundance ; I am amply supplied , having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent , a fragrant aroma , an acceptable sacrifice , well-pleasing to God . 19  And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus .

20  Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever . Amen .

Final Greetings

21  Greet every saint in Christ Jesus . The brethren who are with me greet you. 22  All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar's household . 23  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit .

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