Philippians 4:4
New International Version
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

New Living Translation
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!

English Standard Version
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.

Berean Study Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Berean Literal Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!

King James Bible
Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

New King James Version
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

New American Standard Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!

NASB 1995
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!

NASB 1977
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!

Amplified Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again I will say, rejoice!

Christian Standard Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

American Standard Version
Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Rejoice in our Lord always, and again I say, rejoice.

Contemporary English Version
Always be glad because of the Lord! I will say it again: Be glad.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say, rejoice.

English Revised Version
Rejoice in the Lord alway: again I will say, Rejoice.

Good News Translation
May you always be joyful in your union with the Lord. I say it again: rejoice!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Always be joyful in the Lord! I'll say it again: Be joyful!

International Standard Version
Keep on rejoicing in the Lord at all times. I will say it again: Keep on rejoicing!

Literal Standard Version
Rejoice in the LORD always; again I will say, rejoice!

NET Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice!

New Heart English Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, Rejoice.

Weymouth New Testament
Always be glad in the Lord: I will repeat it, be glad.

World English Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always! Again I will say, Rejoice!

Young's Literal Translation
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Stand Firm in the Lord
3Yes, and I ask you, my true yokefellow, to help these women who have labored with me for the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life. 4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be apparent to all. The Lord is near.…

Cross References
Psalm 33:1
Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous; befitting is the praise of the upright.

Habakkuk 3:18
yet I will exult in the LORD; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!

2 Corinthians 6:10
sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

Philippians 3:1
Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16
Rejoice at all times.


Treasury of Scripture

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Rejoice.

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

Romans 12:12
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

alway.

Psalm 34:1,2
A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth…

Psalm 145:1,2
David's Psalm of praise. I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever…

Psalm 146:2
While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

again.

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

2 Corinthians 13:1,2
This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established…

Galatians 1:8
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.









(4-7) St. Paul returns once more to the exhortation to joy so characteristic of this Epistle. But it is a joy in the sense of the Lord's being at hand. Hence it turns at once to thanksgiving and prayer, and finally is calmed and deepened into peace.

(4) Rejoice in the Lord . . . and again I say, Rejoice.--The original word is the word always used in classical Greek (see the corresponding word in Latin) for "farewell" (i.e., "Joy be with you!"), and this verse is obviously a resumption of Philippians 3:1, after the digression of warning. But the emphasis laid on it here, coupled with the constant references to joy in the Epistle, show that St. Paul designed to call attention to its strict meaning, and to enforce, again and again, the Christian duty of joy. It is, of course, a "joy in the Lord:" for only in the Lord is joy possible to any thoughtful mind or feeling heart in such a world as this.

Verse 4. - Rejoice in the Lord alway; and again I say, Rejoice; rather, as R.V., again I will say. St. Paul returns to the key-note of the Epistle, Christian joy. He writes again the same things (see Philippians 2:1); he will say it again, he. never wearies of repeating that holy joy is a chief Christian duty. Rejoice in the Lord; in his presence, in communion with him, and that always; for he who rejoices in the Lord, as Chrysostom says, always rejoices, even in affliction: "Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing" (2 Corinthians 6:10).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Rejoice
Χαίρετε (Chairete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 5463: A primary verb; to be 'cheer'ful, i.e. Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation, be well.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] Lord
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

always.
πάντοτε (pantote)
Adverb
Strong's 3842: Always, at all times, ever. From pas and hote; every when, i.e. At all times.

I will say [it]
ἐρῶ (erō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 2046: Probably a fuller form of rheo; an alternate for epo in certain tenses; to utter, i.e. Speak or say.

again:
πάλιν (palin)
Adverb
Strong's 3825: Probably from the same as pale; anew, i.e. back, once more, or furthermore or on the other hand.

Rejoice!
χαίρετε (chairete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 5463: A primary verb; to be 'cheer'ful, i.e. Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation, be well.


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