Philippians 4:7
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New International Version
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

New Living Translation
Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

English Standard Version
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

New American Standard Bible
And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

King James Bible
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

International Standard Version
Then God's peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in union with the Messiah Jesus.

NET Bible
And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the peace of The God, Who is greater than every mind, will keep your hearts and your minds by Yeshua The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then God's peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

King James 2000 Bible
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

American King James Version
And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

American Standard Version
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Darby Bible Translation
and the peace of God, which surpasses every understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts by Christ Jesus.

English Revised Version
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Weymouth New Testament
And then the peace of God, which transcends all our powers of thought, will be a garrison to guard your hearts and minds in union with Christ Jesus.

World English Bible
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

Young's Literal Translation
and the peace of God, that is surpassing all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

4:2-9 Let believers be of one mind, and ready to help each other. As the apostle had found the benefit of their assistance, he knew how comfortable it would be to his fellow-labourers to have the help of others. Let us seek to give assurance that our names are written in the book of life. Joy in God is of great consequence in the Christian life; and Christians need to be again and again called to it. It more than outweighs all causes for sorrow. Let their enemies perceive how moderate they were as to outward things, and how composedly they suffered loss and hardships. The day of judgment will soon arrive, with full redemption to believers, and destruction to ungodly men. There is a care of diligence which is our duty, and agrees with a wise forecast and due concern; but there is a care of fear and distrust, which is sin and folly, and only perplexes and distracts the mind. As a remedy against perplexing care, constant prayer is recommended. Not only stated times for prayer, but in every thing by prayer. We must join thanksgivings with prayers and supplications; not only seek supplies of good, but own the mercies we have received. God needs not to be told our wants or desires; he knows them better than we do; but he will have us show that we value the mercy, and feel our dependence on him. The peace of God, the comfortable sense of being reconciled to God, and having a part in his favour, and the hope of the heavenly blessedness, are a greater good than can be fully expressed. This peace will keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus; it will keep us from sinning under troubles, and from sinking under them; keep us calm and with inward satisfaction. Believers are to get and to keep a good name; a name for good things with God and good men. We should walk in all the ways of virtue, and abide therein; then, whether our praise is of men or not, it will be of God. The apostle is for an example. His doctrine and life agreed together. The way to have the God of peace with us, is to keep close to our duty. All our privileges and salvation arise in the free mercy of God; yet the enjoyment of them depends on our sincere and holy conduct. These are works of God, pertaining to God, and to him only are they to be ascribed, and to no other, neither men, words, nor deeds.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding. The peace which God gives, which flows from the sense of his most gracious presence, and consists in childlike confidence and trustful love. This peace passeth all understanding; its calm blessedness transcends the reach of human thought; it can be known only by the inner experience of the believer. The similar passage, Ephesians in 20, "Unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think," seems decisive for the ordinary interpretation. Bishop Light-foot, Meyer, and others take another view of the passage: "Surpassing every device or counsel of man. i.e. which is far better, which produces a higher satisfaction, than all punctilious self-assertion, all anxious forethought." Shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus; rather, as R.V., shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. Peace shall guard - "a verbal paradox, for to guard is a warrior's duty" (Bishop Lightfoot). The peace of God abiding in the heart is a sure and trusty garrison, guarding it so that the evil spirit, once cast out, cannot return. The thoughts issue from the heart; for the heart, as commonly in the Hebrew Scriptures, is regarded as the seat of the intellect, not of feeling only. In Christ Jesus; in the sphere of his influence, his presence. True believers, abiding in Christ, realize his promise, "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the peace of God which passeth all understanding,.... Not that peace which God calls his people to among themselves in their effectual calling; and which he requires of them to cultivate and maintain; and which he encourages in them by the promise of his gracious presence among them; and which indeed he is the author of, and therefore is so called, Colossians 3:15; and which may be said to surpass or exceed all speculative knowledge, and understanding; for the one puffs up and profits nothing, but the other edifies; and much less that peace which God has in himself, who is all peace and love, and which passes all understanding, human and angelic; but either that peace which is made with God by the blood of Christ, and is published in the Gospel of peace, which passes and surprises all understanding of men and angels, that it should be; that the thoughts of God should be concerning it from everlasting; that a council of peace should be called and held between the eternal Three, and a covenant of peace entered into; that Christ should be appointed the peace maker, and the chastisement of it laid on him; that he should make it by the blood of his cross, and for men, while enemies to God and to himself: or else that peace of conscience, which arises from a view of peace made by Christ; of justification by his righteousness, and atonement by his sacrifice; and which may be called "the peace of Christ", as the Alexandrian copy reads; both because it is founded upon, and springs from him, and is what he is the donor of: and this is what passes the understanding of every natural man; he knows nothing of this peace, what this tranquillity of mind means; he intermeddles not with this joy; it is unaccountable to him how it should be, that such then should have peace, who have so much trouble, are so much reproached, afflicted, and persecuted, and yet have peace in Christ, while they have tribulation in the world; which

shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ, or "in Christ Jesus": some read these words prayer wise, or as a wish, "let it", or "may it keep", so the Vulgate Latin; but they are rather a promise, encouraging the saints to the discharge of the above duties; as rejoicing always in the Lord, showing their moderation to all men, avoiding anxious care, and betaking themselves at all times, on all occasions, to prayer to God; in which way they may expect peace, and such as will be of that see vice to them, as here expressed; that is, be a means of their final perseverance; for the peace of God, in either sense, is a preservation of the saints: peace made with God secures them in Christ from all condemnation by the law, sin, Satan, the world, or their own hearts; and peace in their own souls, on so good a foundation as it is, keeps them through Christ as in a garrison, from being overset with the troubles of the world, or the temptations of Satan; and is a means of preserving them from being carried away with the errors and heresies of the wicked, having a witness to truth within themselves; and from every evil way and work, from profaneness and immorality; the grace of God teaching them, and the love of Christ constraining them, which is shed abroad in their hearts, to live and act otherwise.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. And—The inseparable consequence of thus laying everything before God in "prayer with thanksgiving."

peace—the dispeller of "anxious care" (Php 4:6).

of God—coming from God, and resting in God (Joh 14:27; 16:33; Col 3:15).

passeth—surpasseth, or exceedeth, all man's notional powers of understanding its full blessedness (1Co 2:9, 10; Eph 3:20; compare Pr 3:17).

shall keep—rather, "shall guard"; shall keep as a well-garrisoned stronghold (Isa 26:1, 3). The same Greek verb is used in 1Pe 1:5. There shall be peace secure within, whatever outward troubles may besiege.

hearts and minds—rather, "hearts (the seat of the thoughts) and thoughts" or purposes.

through—rather as Greek, "in Christ Jesus." It is in Christ that we are "kept" or "guarded" secure.

Philippians 4:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
Stand Firm in the Lord
6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Cross References
Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Jeremiah 32:16
"After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch son of Neriah, I prayed to the LORD:

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

2 Corinthians 10:5
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Ephesians 3:19
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Philippians 1:1
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all God's holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:

Philippians 4:9
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:21
Greet all God's people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings.

Colossians 3:15
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

1 Peter 1:5
who through faith are shielded by God's power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
Treasury of Scripture

And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

the peace.

Philippians 1:2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Numbers 6:26 The LORD lift up his countenance on you, and give you peace.

Job 22:21 Acquaint now yourself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come to you.

Job 34:29 When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides …

Psalm 29:11 The LORD will give strength to his people; the LORD will bless his …

Psalm 85:8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace …

Isaiah 26:3,12 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: …

Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: …

Isaiah 48:18 O that you had listened to my commandments! then had your peace been …

Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace, said the LORD, to the wicked.

Isaiah 55:11,12 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not …

Isaiah 57:19-21 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, …

Jeremiah 33:6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and …

Luke 1:79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, …

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world …

John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. …

See on

Romans 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace …

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through …

Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded …

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, …

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, …

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of …

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also …

2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. …

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, …

Revelation 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be to you, and …

passeth.

Ephesians 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that you …

Revelation 2:17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit said to the churches; …

shall.

Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, …

Proverbs 2:11 Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you:

Proverbs 4:6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve you: love her, and she shall keep you.

Proverbs 6:22 When you go, it shall lead you; when you sleep, it shall keep you; …

through.

1 Peter 1:4,5 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not …

Jude 1:1 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them …

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