Philippians 2:4
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New International Version
not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

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

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

New American Standard Bible
do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

King James Bible
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

International Standard Version
Do not be concerned about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others.

NET Bible
Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Neither let a man care for that which is his own unless every person cares also for that which is his neighbor's.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't be concerned only about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others.

Jubilee Bible 2000
with each one not looking to their own things, but also to the things of others.

King James 2000 Bible
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

American King James Version
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

American Standard Version
not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Each one not considering the things that are his own, but those that are other men's.

Darby Bible Translation
regarding not each his own [qualities], but each those of others also.

English Revised Version
not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.

Webster's Bible Translation
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Weymouth New Testament
each fixing his attention, not simply on his own interests, but on those of others also.

World English Bible
each of you not just looking to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.

Young's Literal Translation
each not to your own look ye, but each also to the things of others.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Translate, "looking," as R.V., not making one's own interest the one only object of life, but regarding also the interests, feelings, wishes, of others. Each man must in a measure look at his own things, - the καί implies that; but he must consider others if he is a Christian indeed.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Look, not every man on his own things,.... Not but that a man should take care of his worldly affairs, and look well unto them, and provide things honest in the sight of all men, for himself and his family, otherwise he would be worse than an infidel; but he is not to seek his own private advantage, and prefer it to a public good; accordingly the Syriac version reads it, "neither let anyone be careful of himself, but also everyone of his neighbour"; and the Arabic version thus, "and let none of you look to that which conduces to himself alone, but let everyone of you look to those things which may conduce to his friend"; but this respects spiritual things, and spiritual gifts: a Christian should not seek his own honour and applause, and to have his own will, and a point in a church carried his own way, but should consult the honour of Christ, the good of others, and the peace of the church; he should not look upon his own gifts, he may look upon them, and ascribe them to the grace of God, and make use of them to his glory, but not to admire them, or himself for them, and pride himself in them, and lift up himself above others, neglecting and taking no notice of the superior abilities of others:

but every man also on the things of others; not on their worldly things, busying himself with other men's matters, and which he has nothing to do with, but on the sentiments and reasons of others; which he should well weigh and consider, and if they outdo and overbalance his own, should yield unto them; he should take notice of the superior gifts of others, and own and acknowledge them; which is the way to submit to one another in the fear of God, and to promote truth, friendship, and love.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. The oldest manuscripts read, "Not looking each of you (plural, Greek) on his own things (that is, not having regard solely to them), but each of you on the things of others" also. Compare Php 2:21; also Paul's own example (Php 1:24).

Philippians 2:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Being One in Christ
3Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Cross References
Romans 15:1
We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.

Philippians 2:21
For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

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1 Corinthians 8:9-13 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling …

1 Corinthians 10:24,32,33 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth…

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2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

2 Corinthians 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?

James 2:8 If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall …

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