4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Other Translations of Philippians 2:4

King James Version

4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

English Standard Version

4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

The Message

4 Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

New King James Version

4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

New Living Translation

4 Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Philippians 2:4

Commentary on Philippians 2:1-4

(Read Philippians 2:1-4)

Here are further exhortations to Christian duties; to like-mindedness and lowly-mindedness, according to the example of the Lord Jesus. Kindness is the law of Christ's kingdom, the lesson of his school, the livery of his family. Several motives to brotherly love are mentioned. If you expect or experience the benefit of God's compassions to yourselves, be compassionate one to another. It is the joy of ministers to see people like-minded. Christ came to humble us, let there not be among us a spirit of pride. We must be severe upon our own faults, and quick in observing our own defects, but ready to make favourable allowances for others. We must kindly care for others, but not be busy-bodies in other men's matters. Neither inward nor outward peace can be enjoyed, without lowliness of mind.