Philippians 2:4
New International Version
not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

New Living Translation
Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.

English Standard Version
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Berean Study Bible
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Berean Literal Bible
each considering not the things of themselves, but each also the things of others.

King James Bible
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

New King James Version
Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

New American Standard Bible
do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

NASB 1995
do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

NASB 1977
do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

Amplified Bible
Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

Christian Standard Bible
Everyone should look not to his own interests, but rather to the interests of others.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

American Standard Version
not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Neither let a man care for that which is his own unless every person cares also for that which is his neighbor's.

Contemporary English Version
Care about them as much as you care about yourselves

Douay-Rheims Bible
Each one not considering the things that are his own, but those that are other men's.

English Revised Version
not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.

Good News Translation
And look out for one another's interests, not just for your own.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't be concerned only about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others.

International Standard Version
Do not be concerned about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others.

Literal Standard Version
do not each look to your own, but each also to the things of others.

NET Bible
Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well.

New Heart English Bible
each of you not just looking to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.

Weymouth New Testament
each fixing his attention, not simply on his own interests, but on those of others also.

World English Bible
each of you not just looking to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.

Young's Literal Translation
each not to your own look ye, but each also to the things of others.

Additional Translations ...
Context
One in Christ
3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves. 4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus:…

Cross References
Romans 15:1
We who are strong ought to bear with the shortcomings of the weak and not to please ourselves.

Philippians 2:21
For all the others look after their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ.


Treasury of Scripture

Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Matthew 18:6
But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Romans 12:15
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Romans 14:19-22
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another…









(4) Look not every man on his own things.--This verse similarly describes the positive effect of this "being of one mind" as consisting in power of understanding and sympathy towards "the things of others"--not merely the interests, but also the ideas and feelings of others. To "look upon" here is something more than "to seek" (as in Philippians 2:21). It expresses that insight into the thoughts, hopes, aspirations of others, which only a self-forgetting love can give, as well as the care to consider their welfare and happiness. Yet by the word "also" we see that St. Paul does not, in the spirit of some forms of modern transcendentalism, denounce all self-consciousness and self-love, as in a bad sense "selfish." For man is individual as well as social; he can subordinate "his own things" to "the things of others," but cannot ignore them.

Verse 4. - Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Translate, "looking," as R.V., not making one's own interest the one only object of life, but regarding also the interests, feelings, wishes, of others. Each man must in a measure look at his own things, - the καί implies that; but he must consider others if he is a Christian indeed.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Each [of you]
ἕκαστοι (hekastoi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

should look
σκοποῦντες (skopountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4648: To look at, regard attentively, take heed, beware, consider. From skopos; to take aim at, i.e. regard.

not only {to}
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

your own
ἑαυτῶν (heautōn)
Reflexive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

interests,
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

to the interests
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

of others.
ἑτέρων (heterōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 2087: (a) of two: another, a second, (b) other, different, (c) one's neighbor. Of uncertain affinity; other or different.


Jump to Previous
Attention Fixing Good Interests Keeping Merely Mind Others Personal Private Qualities Regarding Simply
Jump to Next
Attention Fixing Good Interests Keeping Merely Mind Others Personal Private Qualities Regarding Simply
Links
Philippians 2:4 NIV
Philippians 2:4 NLT
Philippians 2:4 ESV
Philippians 2:4 NASB
Philippians 2:4 KJV

Philippians 2:4 BibleApps.com
Philippians 2:4 Biblia Paralela
Philippians 2:4 Chinese Bible
Philippians 2:4 French Bible
Philippians 2:4 Clyx Quotations

NT Letters: Philippians 2:4 Each of you not just looking (Philipp. Phil. Php.)
Philippians 2:3
Top of Page
Top of Page