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.
Darby Bible Translation
But ye have done well in taking part in my affliction.
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;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Notwithstanding, ye have well done - Though he had learned the grace of contentment, and though he knew that Christ could enable him to do all things, it was well for them to show sympathy for his sufferings; for it evinced a proper regard for a benefactor and an apostle.
Ye did communicate - You took part with my affliction. That is, you sympathized with me, and assisted me in bearing it. The relief which they had sent, not only supplied his wants, but it sustained him by the certainty that he was not forgotten.
LibraryAugust 24. "Let Your Moderation be Known unto all Men" (Phil. Iv. 5).
"Let your moderation be known unto all men" (Phil. iv. 5). The very test of consecration is our willingness not only to surrender the things that are wrong, but to surrender our rights, to be willing to be subject. When God begins to subdue a soul, He often requires us to yield the things that are of little importance in themselves, and thus break our neck and subdue our spirit. No Christian worker can ever be used of God until the proud self-will is broken, and the heart is ready to yield to God's …
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March 10. "The Peace of God which Passeth all Understanding Shall Keep Your Hearts and Minds" (Phil. Iv. 7).
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partly by being made a public spectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming sharers with those who were so treated.
I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
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