Chapter 4Philippians

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1 So that, my brethren beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, thus stand fast in the Lord, beloved. 2 I exhort Euodia, and exhort Syntychē, to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 Yea, I ask thee also, genuine yokefellow, help them, who have shared my struggles with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow-workers, whose names are in the book of life. 4 Rejoice in the Lord always: again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 In nothing be anxious; but in everything by :prayer and :supplication with thanksgiving let your :re quests be made known unto :God. 7 And the peace of :God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your :hearts and your :thoughts in Christ Jesus. 8 For the rest, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever are honorable, whatever are just, whatever are pure, whatever are lovely, whatever are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if any praise, take account thereof. 9 What things ye both learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do: and the God of :peace shall be :with you.

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at length ye have revived your :thought for me; wherein ye did indeed take thought, but ye lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be con tent. 12 I know how to be abased, and I know also how to abound: in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want. 13 I †can do all things in him that strengtheneth me. 14 How beit ye did well that ye had fellowship with my :affliction. 15 And ye Philippians also know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Mace donia, no church had fellowship with me in the matter of giving and receiving but ye only; 16 for even in Thessalonica ye sent both once and twice unto my :need. 17 Not that I seek for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that increaseth to your account. 18 But I have all things, and abound: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things from you, an odor of sweet smell, sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to :God. 19 And my :God shall supply your every need according to his :riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our :God and Father the glory unto the ages of the ages. Amen.

21 Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren :with me salute you. 22 All the saints salute you, and specially they of the household of Cæsar. 23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your :spirit.

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