Philippians 4:16
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New International Version
for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need.

New Living Translation
Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent help more than once.

English Standard Version
Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again.

New American Standard Bible
for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs.

King James Bible
For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For even in Thessalonica you sent gifts for my need several times.

International Standard Version
Even while I was in Thessalonica, you provided for my needs not once, but twice.

NET Bible
For even in Thessalonica on more than one occasion you sent something for my need.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you also sent my necessities to me at Thessaloniqa, once and twice;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even while I was in Thessalonica, you provided for my needs twice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.

King James 2000 Bible
For even in Thessalonica you sent once and again unto my necessity.

American King James Version
For even in Thessalonica you sent once and again to my necessity.

American Standard Version
for even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my need.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For unto Thessalonica also you sent once and again for my use.

Darby Bible Translation
for also in Thessalonica once and even twice ye sent to me for my need.

English Revised Version
for even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my need.

Webster's Bible Translation
For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again to my necessity.

Weymouth New Testament
because even in Thessalonica you sent several times to minister to my needs.

World English Bible
For even in Thessalonica you sent once and again to my need.

Young's Literal Translation
because also in Thessalonica, both once and again to my need ye sent;
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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 16. - For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. This shows the promptness of their generosity; they not only helped him when he departed from Macedonia; but, before that time, while he was still at Thessalonica, the city which he visited next after leaving Philippi, they sent more than once to supply his needs; Comp. 1 Thessalonians 2:9 and 2 Thessalonians 2:8, where St. Paul says that he avoided being chargeable to the Thessalonians; for which purpose he labored with his own hands; but, it seems, he needed additional help, and this was supplied from Philippi.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For even in Thessalonica,.... When the apostle was there; for from Philippi he went to Thessalonica; see Acts 17:1,

ye sent once and again unto my necessity; for his use and service, to support him while he was at that place, and relieve and assist him in his necessities; for the people at Thessalonica were either not able to communicate, or were not of a beneficent disposition, or the apostle did not care to be chargeable to them; and they seem many of them to have been idle and lazy, and therefore he wrought among them with his own hands to set them an example; and the Philippians hearing and knowing that this was the case, sent frequently, while he was here, some of the brethren with gifts unto him.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

16. even in Thessalonica—"even" as early as when I had got no further than Thessalonica, ye sent me supplies for my necessities more than once.

Philippians 4:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
Philippian Generosity
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; 16for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. 17Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account.…
Cross References
Acts 17:1
When Paul and his companions had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue.

1 Thessalonians 2:9
Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you.

1 Thessalonians 2:18
For we wanted to come to you--certainly I, Paul, did, again and again--but Satan blocked our way.

Titus 3:14
Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.
Treasury of Scripture

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1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night …

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1 Thessalonians 2:18 Why we would have come to you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan …

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