Philippians 4:14
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New International Version
Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.

New Living Translation
Even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty.

English Standard Version
Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.

New American Standard Bible
Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction.

King James Bible
Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Still, you did well by sharing with me in my hardship.

International Standard Version
Nevertheless, it was kind of you to share my troubles.

NET Bible
Nevertheless, you did well to share with me in my trouble.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
However, you have done well in that you have shared with my afflictions.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Nevertheless, it was kind of you to share my troubles.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Notwithstanding ye have done well, that ye did communicate with my tribulation.

King James 2000 Bible
Nevertheless you have done well, that you did share in my affliction.

American King James Version
Notwithstanding you have well done, that you did communicate with my affliction.

American Standard Version
Howbeit ye did well that ye had fellowship with my affliction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nevertheless you have done well in communicating to my tribulation.

Darby Bible Translation
But ye have done well in taking part in my affliction.

English Revised Version
Howbeit ye did well, that ye had fellowship with my affliction.

Webster's Bible Translation
Notwithstanding ye have done well, that ye did communicate with my affliction.

Weymouth New Testament
Yet I thank you for taking your share in my troubles.

World English Bible
However you did well that you shared in my affliction.

Young's Literal Translation
but ye did well, having communicated with my tribulation;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:10-19 It is a good work to succour and help a good minister in trouble. The nature of true Christian sympathy, is not only to feel concern for our friends in their troubles, but to do what we can to help them. The apostle was often in bonds, imprisonments, and necessities; but in all, he learned to be content, to bring his mind to his condition, and make the best of it. Pride, unbelief, vain hankering after something we have not got, and fickle disrelish of present things, make men discontented even under favourable circumstances. Let us pray for patient submission and hope when we are abased; for humility and a heavenly mind when exalted. It is a special grace to have an equal temper of mind always. And in a low state not to lose our comfort in God, nor distrust his providence, nor take any wrong course for our own supply. In a prosperous condition not to be proud, or secure, or worldly. This is a harder lesson than the other; for the temptations of fulness and prosperity are more than those of affliction and want. The apostle had no design to urge them to give more, but to encourage such kindness as will meet a glorious reward hereafter. Through Christ we have grace to do what is good, and through him we must expect the reward; and as we have all things by him, let us do all things for him, and to his glory.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 14. - Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction; rather, as R.V., ye had fellowship with my affilction. St. Paul values the sympathy, the fellow-feeling, more than the gifts; he could have done without the gifts, but they were precious as a proof of love.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Notwithstanding ye have well done,.... This he says lest they should think he slighted their kindness, and lest they should be discouraged from doing any such thing of this kind another time, either to himself or others; for though he was so well contented with his state, and knew how to be abased and to suffer need, and could do all things through the strength of Christ, yet he observes they did well in communicating to him; for communicating to poor saints or ministers is a considerable branch of well doing; it is a good work when it is done in faith, and from love, and with a view to the glory, honour, and interest of Christ; it is what is agreeable to the will of God, and is an odour of a sweet smell, and acceptable to him:

that ye did communicate with my affliction; by which is meant, not any affliction of mind, for he was in as comfortable a frame, had as clear views of his interest in God, as his covenant God, and was as contented and satisfied as ever he was in his life; nor any disorder or distemper of body; but he was in prison and penury: these Philippians communicated with him in it, both by sympathizing with him in his tribulation, and by sending their minister to visit him, and with him a present for his relief and support; in doing which they did well.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

14. He here guards against their thinking from what he has just said, that he makes light of their bounty.

ye did communicate with my affliction—that is, ye made yourselves sharers with me in my present affliction, namely, by sympathy; of which sympathy your contribution is the proof.

Philippians 4:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
Philippian Generosity
13I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. 14Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction. 15You 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;…
Cross References
Hebrews 10:33
Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.

Revelation 1:9
I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
Treasury of Scripture

Notwithstanding you have well done, that you did communicate with my affliction.

ye have.

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3 John 1:5-8 Beloved, you do faithfully whatever you do to the brothers, and to strangers…

ye did.

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Philippians 1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have …

Romans 15:27 It has pleased them truly; and their debtors they are. For if the …

1 Corinthians 9:10,11 Or said he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, …

Galatians 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate to him that teaches …

1 Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, …

Hebrews 10:34 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling …

Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices …

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