Philippians 4:8
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English Standard Version
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

King James Bible
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

American Standard Version
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline, think on these things.

English Revised Version
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honourable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Webster's Bible Translation
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think on these things.

Weymouth New Testament
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever wins respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovable, whatever is of good repute--if there is any virtue or anything deemed worthy of praise--cherish the thought of these things.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Honest (σεμνὰ)

Rev., honorable, reverend in margin. In classical Greek an epithet of the gods, venerable, reverend. The word occurs only here and in the pastoral epistles, 1 Timothy 3:8, 1 Timothy 3:11; Titus 2:2, where it is rendered grave, both in A.V. and Rev. There lies in it the idea of a dignity or majesty which is yet inviting and attractive, and which inspires reverence. Grave, as Trench observes, does not exhaust the meaning. Gravity may be ridiculous. "The word we want is one in which the sense of gravity and dignity, and of these as inviting reverence, is combined." Ellicott's venerable is perhaps as near as any word, if venerable be divested of its modern conventional sense as implying age, and confined to its original sense, worthy of reverence.

Pure (ἁγνά)

See on 1 John 3:3.

Lovely (προσφιλῆ)

Only here in the New Testament. Adapted to excite love, and to endear him who does such things.

Of good report (εὔφημα)

Only here in the New Testament. Lit., sounding well. The kindred verb is commonly used in an active sense. Hence not well spoken of, but fairspeaking, and so winning, gracious (Rev., in margin).

Virtue (ἀρετὴ)

With this exception the word occurs only in Peter's epistles; 1 Peter 2:9 (note); 2 Peter 1:3, 2 Peter 1:5 (note).

Praise (ἔπαινος)

Commendation corresponding to the moral value of the virtue. In the Septuagint, ἀρετὴ virtue is four times used to translate the Hebrew praise. The two ideas seem to be coordinated. Lightfoot remarks that Paul seems studiously to avoid this common heathen term for moral excellence, and his explanation is very suggestive: "Whatever value may reside in your old heathen conception of virtue, whatever consideration is due to the praise of men."

Philippians 4:8 Parallel Commentaries

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Finally. See on ch.

Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

whatsoever.

Romans 12:9-21 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold to that which is good...

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs not itself, is not puffed up...

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

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits...

2 Peter 1:5-7 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge...

are true.

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true...

John 7:18 He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks his glory that sent him, the same is true...

Romans 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; hold to that which is good.

2 Corinthians 6:8 By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;

Ephesians 4:25 Why putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.

Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

honest. or, venerable.

Acts 6:3 Why, brothers, look you out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom...

Romans 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.

Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

2 Corinthians 8:21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

2 Corinthians 13:7 Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that you should do that which is honest...

1 Thessalonians 4:12 That you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that you may have lack of nothing.

1 Timothy 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

1 Timothy 3:4,8,11 One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity...

Titus 2:2,7 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience...

*Gr:

Titus 3:14 And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

*marg:

Hebrews 13:18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works...

are just.

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...

Deuteronomy 16:20 That which is altogether just shall you follow, that you may live, and inherit the land which the LORD your God gives you.

2 Samuel 23:3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

Psalm 82:2 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

Proverbs 16:11 A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.

Proverbs 20:7 The just man walks in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

Isaiah 26:7 The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do weigh the path of the just.

Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things...

Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout...

Luke 23:50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counselor; and he was a good man, and a just:

Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that fears God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews...

Titus 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

are pure.

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith...

1 Timothy 5:2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction...

James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits...

2 Peter 3:1 This second letter, beloved, I now write to you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:

1 John 3:3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

are lovely.

2 Samuel 1:23 Saul and Jonathan were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in their death they were not divided: they were swifter than eagles...

Songs 5:16 His mouth is most sweet: yes, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal...

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

are of.

Acts 6:3 Why, brothers, look you out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom...

Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that fears God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews...

Acts 22:12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelled there,

Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1 Timothy 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet...

Hebrews 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

virtue.

Ruth 3:11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to you all that you require...

Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 31:10,29 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies...

2 Peter 1:3,4 According as his divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness...

praise.

Proverbs 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter...

Romans 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good...

1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness...

2 Corinthians 8:18 And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches;

think.

Luke 16:15 And he said to them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts...

1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God...

Cross References
Romans 14:18
Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.

1 Peter 2:12
Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

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