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

New Living Translation
I don't say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness.

English Standard Version
Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.

Berean Study Bible
Not that I am seeking a gift, but I am looking for the fruit that may be credited to your account.

Berean Literal Bible
Not that I seek after the gift, but I seek after the fruit abounding to your account.

New American Standard Bible
Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the profit that is increasing to your account.

Contemporary English Version
I am not trying to get something from you, but I want you to receive the blessings that come from giving.

Good News Translation
It is not that I just want to receive gifts; rather, I want to see profit added to your account.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the profit that is increasing to your account.

International Standard Version
It is not that I am looking for a gift. No, I want to see that you receive the fruit that increases to your benefit.

NET Bible
I do not say this because I am seeking a gift. Rather, I seek the credit that abounds to your account.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Not that I seek gifts, but I seek that fruit may abound to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
It's not that I'm looking for a gift. The opposite is true. I'm looking for your resources to increase.

New American Standard 1977
Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Not because I desire a gift, but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

King James 2000 Bible
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

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

American Standard Version
Not that I seek for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that increaseth to your account.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that may abound to your account.

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

English Revised Version
Not that I seek for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that increaseth to your account.

Webster's Bible Translation
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Weymouth New Testament
Not that I crave for gifts from you, but I do want to see abundant fruit bring you honour.

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;
Study Bible
The Generosity of the Philippians
16For even while I was in Thessalonica, you provided for my needs once and again. 17Not that I am seeking a gift, but I am looking for the fruit that may be credited to your account. 18I have all I need and more, now that I have received your gifts from Epaphroditus. They are a sweet smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:11
If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much for us to reap a material harvest from you?

2 Corinthians 9:5
So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you beforehand and make arrangements for the bountiful gift you had promised. This way, your gift will be prepared generously and not begrudgingly.

Treasury of Scripture

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

because.

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

Malachi 1:10
Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.

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

fruit.

Philippians 1:11
Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto 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 grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.

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

to.

Proverbs 19:17
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

Matthew 10:40-42
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me…

Matthew 25:34-40
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: …







Lexicon
Not
Οὐχ (Ouch)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

I am seeking
ἐπιζητῶ (epizētō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1934: To seek after, desire, search for, make inquiries about. From epi and zeteo; to search for; intensively, to demand, to crave.

a
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

gift,
δόμα (doma)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1390: A gift, present. From the base of didomi; a present.

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

I am looking for
ἐπιζητῶ (epizētō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1934: To seek after, desire, search for, make inquiries about. From epi and zeteo; to search for; intensively, to demand, to crave.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

fruit
καρπὸν (karpon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2590: Probably from the base of harpazo; fruit, literally or figuratively.

that
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

may be credited
πλεονάζοντα (pleonazonta)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4121: From pleion; to do, make or be more, i.e. Increase; by extension, to superabound.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

account.
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.
(17) Fruit that may abound (rather, abounds) to your account.--The metaphor is still kept, hardly disturbed by the introduction of the word "fruit," since this is so constantly used in the sense of "recompense" that it readily lends itself to pecuniary associations. There is, says St. Paul, "the fruit" of reward, which "is over" as a surplus, or rather a balance, "placed to their account." Their gift is a token of love and gratitude to him; but, as Christian almsgiving, it is something more, and what that something more is will be seen hereafter, when all accounts shall be finally taken. The idea is not unlike that of Proverbs 19:17, "He that hath pity on the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and behold, what he layeth out it shall be paid him again."

Verse 17. - Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account; rather, as R.V., not that I seek for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that creaseth to your account. He shrinks sensitively from the danger of being mistaken; his words are not to be understood as a hint for further gifts. It is not the gift that he desires; but there is something which he longs for, and that is, charity, the fruit of the Spirit, showing itself in the generosity of the Philippians - the fruit of good works, continually increasing, and set down in heaven to their account. 4:10-19 It is a good work to succour and help a good minister in trouble. The nature of true Christian sympathy, is not only to feel concern for our friends in their troubles, but to do what we can to help them. The apostle was often in bonds, imprisonments, and necessities; but in all, he learned to be content, to bring his mind to his condition, and make the best of it. Pride, unbelief, vain hankering after something we have not got, and fickle disrelish of present things, make men discontented even under favourable circumstances. Let us pray for patient submission and hope when we are abased; for humility and a heavenly mind when exalted. It is a special grace to have an equal temper of mind always. And in a low state not to lose our comfort in God, nor distrust his providence, nor take any wrong course for our own supply. In a prosperous condition not to be proud, or secure, or worldly. This is a harder lesson than the other; for the temptations of fulness and prosperity are more than those of affliction and want. The apostle had no design to urge them to give more, but to encourage such kindness as will meet a glorious reward hereafter. Through Christ we have grace to do what is good, and through him we must expect the reward; and as we have all things by him, let us do all things for him, and to his glory.
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