Philippians 4:5
New International Version
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

New Living Translation
Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.

English Standard Version
Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;

Berean Study Bible
Let your gentleness be apparent to all. The Lord is near.

Berean Literal Bible
Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is near.

New American Standard Bible
Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.

King James Bible
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Christian Standard Bible
Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.

Contemporary English Version
Always be gentle with others. The Lord will soon be here.

Good News Translation
Show a gentle attitude toward everyone. The Lord is coming soon.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let your graciousness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.

International Standard Version
Let your gracious attitude be known to all people. The Lord is near:

NET Bible
Let everyone see your gentleness. The Lord is near!

New Heart English Bible
Let your gentleness be known to all people. The Lord is near.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And let your humility be known to every person; our Lord is near.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let everyone know how considerate you are. The Lord is near.

New American Standard 1977
Let your forbearing spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is near.

King James 2000 Bible
Let your fairness be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

American King James Version
Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

American Standard Version
Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let your modesty be known to all men. The Lord is nigh.

Darby Bible Translation
Let your gentleness be known of all men. The Lord [is] near.

English Revised Version
Let your forbearance be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

Weymouth New Testament
Let your forbearing spirit be known to every one--the Lord is near.

World English Bible
Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

Young's Literal Translation
let your forbearance be known to all men; the Lord is near;
Study Bible
Stand Firm in the Lord
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be apparent to all. The Lord is near. 6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:22
If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be under a divine curse. Come, O Lord!

2 Corinthians 10:1
Now by the mildness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you--I, Paul, who am humble when face to face with you, but bold when away.

Hebrews 10:37
For, "In just a little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay.

James 5:8
You too, be patient and strengthen your hearts, because the Lord's coming is near.

Treasury of Scripture

Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

your.

Matthew 5:39-42
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also…

Matthew 6:25,34
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? …

Luke 6:29-35
And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also…

The.

Matthew 24:48-50
But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; …

1 Thessalonians 5:2-4
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night…

2 Thessalonians 2:2
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.







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

gentleness
ἐπιεικὲς (epieikes)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 1933: Gentle, mild, forbearing, fair, reasonable, moderate. From epi and eiko; appropriate, i.e. mild.

be apparent
γνωσθήτω (gnōsthētō)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1097: A prolonged form of a primary verb; to 'know' in a great variety of applications and with many implications.

to all.
πᾶσιν (pasin)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

The
(ho)
Article - Nominative 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.

Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

[is] near.
ἐγγύς (engys)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1451: Near. From a primary verb agcho; near.
(5) Your moderation.--The word here rendered "moderation," properly denotes a sense of what is seemly, or equitable, as distinct from what is required by strict duty or formal law. Such distinction the world recognises when it speaks of what is enjoined, not so much by duty as by "good taste, or "right feeling," or (with some peculiarity of application) by "chivalrous" feeling, or the "spirit of a gentleman." Here it denotes the general sense of what is seemly in a Christian tone of character. In 2Corinthians 10:1 (where it is translated "gentleness") it is ascribed emphatically to our Lord Himself. But the usage of the New Testament appropriates it especially to the "sweet reasonableness" which "gentleness" may well designate. Thus, in Acts 24:4 it clearly signifies patience, or forbearance; in 2Corinthians 10:1 it is associated with meekness; in 1Timothy 3:3, Titus 3:2, with peaceableness; in 1Peter 2:8, with kindness; in James 3:17 the word "gentle" is placed between "peaceable" and "easy to be entreated" (or rather, persuaded). This spirit is, no doubt, "moderation;" but it is something more. It may refer here both to the exhortation to unity in Philippians 4:1-3, and to the exhortation to joy immediately preceding. It would help the one and chasten the other.

The Lord is at hand.--A translation of the Syriac "Maran-atha" of 1Corinthians 16:22--obviously a Christian watchword, probably referring to the Second Advent as near at hand; although, of course, not excluding the larger idea of that presence of Christ in His Church of which that Second Advent is the consummation.

Verse 5. - Let your moderation be known unto all men; rather, forbearance, or gentleness. The word ἐπιείκεια (here the neuter adjective is used) is translated "gentleness" in 2 Corinthians 10:1, where it is attributed to our Lord himself. In the Aristotelian' Ethics' it stands for the temper which contents itself with less than its due, and shrinks from insisting on its strict rights. There is no joy in a narrow selfishness; joy involves an open heart, a generous love. Joy in the Lord tends to make men gentle and mild to others. "Gaudium in Domino," says Bengel, "parit veram aequitatem erga proximum." Unto all men; heathen as well as Christian. Compare our Lord's word: "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." St. Paul would have the heathen say, "See how these Christians love one another." Their mutual love would be the blessed means of drawing fresh converts to the faith. There may possibly be an allusion here to the differences between Euodia and Syntyche; let there be no more disagreements, but rather mutual forbearance. The Lord is at hand. The Aramaic Maranatha ("the Lord cometh") in 1 Corinthians 16:22 seems to imply that these words were current in the Church as a formula of warning, like "Hallelujah" as a set form of praise. The Lord is at hand therefore be not careful to exact your full rights; love is more precious than gold in the treasury of heaven. Comp. James 5:8, "Be ye also patient,... for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh." Others interpret the words, not of the future advent, but of the Lord's present nearness. Comp. Psalm 145:18, "The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him." But this seems scarcely so appropriate here. 4:2-9 Let believers be of one mind, and ready to help each other. As the apostle had found the benefit of their assistance, he knew how comfortable it would be to his fellow-labourers to have the help of others. Let us seek to give assurance that our names are written in the book of life. Joy in God is of great consequence in the Christian life; and Christians need to be again and again called to it. It more than outweighs all causes for sorrow. Let their enemies perceive how moderate they were as to outward things, and how composedly they suffered loss and hardships. The day of judgment will soon arrive, with full redemption to believers, and destruction to ungodly men. There is a care of diligence which is our duty, and agrees with a wise forecast and due concern; but there is a care of fear and distrust, which is sin and folly, and only perplexes and distracts the mind. As a remedy against perplexing care, constant prayer is recommended. Not only stated times for prayer, but in every thing by prayer. We must join thanksgivings with prayers and supplications; not only seek supplies of good, but own the mercies we have received. God needs not to be told our wants or desires; he knows them better than we do; but he will have us show that we value the mercy, and feel our dependence on him. The peace of God, the comfortable sense of being reconciled to God, and having a part in his favour, and the hope of the heavenly blessedness, are a greater good than can be fully expressed. This peace will keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus; it will keep us from sinning under troubles, and from sinking under them; keep us calm and with inward satisfaction. Believers are to get and to keep a good name; a name for good things with God and good men. We should walk in all the ways of virtue, and abide therein; then, whether our praise is of men or not, it will be of God. The apostle is for an example. His doctrine and life agreed together. The way to have the God of peace with us, is to keep close to our duty. All our privileges and salvation arise in the free mercy of God; yet the enjoyment of them depends on our sincere and holy conduct. These are works of God, pertaining to God, and to him only are they to be ascribed, and to no other, neither men, words, nor deeds.
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