Philippians 4
Holman Christian Standard Bible

Practical Counsel

1So then, my brothers, you are dearly loved and longed for — my joy and crown.a In this manner stand firmb in the Lord, dear friends. 2I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to agree in the Lord. 3Yes, I also ask you, TRUE partner,c to help these women who have contended for the gospel at my side, along with Clement and the rest of my coworkers whose names are in the book of life. 4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.d 6Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpassese every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.f

8Finally brothers, whatever is true,g whatever is honorable,h whatever is just,i whatever is pure,j whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable — if there is any moral excellencek and if there is any praise — dwell on these things. 9Do what you have learned and receivedl and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

Appreciation of Support

10I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that once againm you renewed your care for me.n You were, in fact, concerned about me but lacked the opportunity to show it. 11I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot.o In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content — whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. 13I am able to do all things through Himp who strengthens me.q 14Still, you did well by sharing with me in my hardship.

15And you Philippiansr know that in the early days of the gospel,s when I left Macedonia,t no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving except you alone. 16For even in Thessalonicau you sent gifts for my needv several times. 17Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the profitw, x that is increasing to your account. 18But I have received everything in full,y and I have an abundance. I am fully supplied, having received from Epaphroditusz what you provided — a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasingaa to God. 19And my Godab will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20Now to our God and Fatherac be glory forever and ever.ad Amen.ae

Final Greetings

21Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. Those brothers who are with me greet you. 22All the saints greet you, but especially those from Caesar’saf household.ag 23The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.ah, ai


Footnotes:
a. 4:1 Rv 12:1
b. 4:1 Rm 14:4; 1Co 16:13; Php 1:27; 2:2
c. 4:3 Or true Syzygus, possibly a person’s name
d. 4:5 1Co 16:22; Php 1:6; Heb 10:24-25; Jms 5:8; Rv 1:7; 3:11; 22:20
e. 4:7 Php 2:3
f. 4:7 Rm 16:7; Eph 2:6; Php 1:1,15; 1Pt 5:14
g. 4:8 Jn 8:14
h. 4:8 1Tm 3:8,11; Ti 2:2
i. 4:8 Rm 1:17
j. 4:8 2Co 7:11; 11:2; 1Tm 5:22; Ti 2:5; Jms 3:17; 1Pt 3:2; 1Jn 3:3
k. 4:8 1Pt 2:9; 2Pt 1:3,5
l. 4:9 Jd 3
m. 4:10 Php 1:5
n. 4:10 2Co 8:1-2; 11:9
o. 4:12 1Co 15:58
p. 4:13 Other mss read Christ
q. 4:13 2Co 12:9; Eph 3:16; Col 1:11; 1Tm 1:12; 2Tm 4:17
r. 4:15 Php 1:1
s. 4:15 Ac 16:6-40; Php 1:5
t. 4:15 Ac 16:9
u. 4:16 Ac 17:1
v. 4:16 Mt 6:8
w. 4:17 Lit fruit
x. 4:17 Mt 3:8; Rm 1:13; Gl 5:22
y. 4:18 Php 1:5
z. 4:18 Php 2:25
aa. 4:18 Heb 13:21
ab. 4:19 Mt 27:46; Rm 1:8; Php 1:8
ac. 4:20 Gl 1:4; 1Th 1:3; 3:11,13
ad. 4:20 Gl 1:5; 1Tm 1:17; 2Tm 4:18; Heb 13:21
ae. 4:20 Rm 11:36; Rv 22:21
af. 4:22 Mt 22:17; Lk 20:22
ag. 4:22 Php 1:7
ah. 4:23 Other mss add Amen.
ai. 4:23 Rm 1:9
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