Philippians 4:17
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New International Version
Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.

King James Bible
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Darby Bible Translation
Not that I seek gift, but I seek fruit abounding to your account.

World English Bible
Not that I seek for the gift, but I seek for the fruit that increases to your account.

Young's Literal Translation
not that I seek after the gift, but I seek after the fruit that is overflowing to your account;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Not because I desire a gift - I do not speak thus to incite you to send me a farther gift; I speak this on the general subject, because I wish you to bear such fruit as shall abound to your account in the day of the Lord.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

because.

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content.

Malachi 1:10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? neither do you kindle fire on my altar for nothing...

Acts 20:33,34 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel...

1 Corinthians 9:12-15 If others be partakers of this power over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things...

2 Corinthians 11:16 I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.

1 Thessalonians 2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:

1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith...

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker...

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre...

2 Peter 2:3,15 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not...

Jude 1:11 Woe to them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward...

fruit.

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Micah 7:1 Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grape gleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat...

John 15:8,16 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples...

Romans 15:28 When therefore I have performed this, and have sealed to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.

2 Corinthians 9:9-13 (As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor: his righteousness remains for ever...

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

to.

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.

Matthew 10:40-42 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me...

Matthew 25:34-40 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

Luke 14:12-14 Then said he also to him that bade him, When you make a dinner or a supper, call not your friends, nor your brothers...

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

Library
November 24. "I Can do all Things through Christ" (Phil. Iv. 13).
"I can do all things through Christ" (Phil. iv. 13). A dear sister said one day: "I have so much work to do that I have not time to get strength to do it by waiting on the Lord." Surely that was making bricks without straw, and even if it was the name of the Lord and the church, it was the devil's bondage. God sends not His servants on their own charges; but "He is able to make all grace abound towards us, that we, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound unto every good work." The
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

May 26. "Be Careful for Nothing; but in Everything by Prayer and Supplication with Thanksgiving Let Your Requests be Made Known unto God" (Phil. Iv. 6).
"Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God" (Phil. iv. 6). Commit means to hand over, to trust wholly to another. So, if we give our trials to Him, He will carry them. If we walk in righteousness He will carry us through. "Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God that He may exalt you in due time." There are two hands there--God's hand pressing us down, humbling us, and then God's hand lifting
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

How to Obey an Impossible Injunction
'Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.'--PHIL. iv. 6. It is easy for prosperous people, who have nothing to trouble them, to give good advices to suffering hearts; and these are generally as futile as they are easy. But who was he who here said to the Church at Philippi, 'Be careful for nothing?' A prisoner in a Roman prison; and when Rome fixed its claws it did not usually let go without drawing blood.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Farewell Words
'Now unto our God and Father be the glory for ever and ever, Amen. Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me salute you. All the saints salute you, especially they that are of Caesar's household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.'--PHIL. iv. 20-23 (R.V.). These closing words fall into three unconnected parts, a doxology, greetings, and a benediction. As in all his letters, the Apostle follows the natural instinct of making his last words loving words.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:11
If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap a material harvest from you?

2 Corinthians 9:5
So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given.

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