Philippians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Philippians 4:8

“Finally, brethren, whatsoeuer things are true, whatsoeuer things are honest, whatsoeuer things are iust, whatsoeuer things are pure, whatsoeuer things are louely, whatsoeuer things are of good report: if there bee any vertue, and if there bee any praise, thinke on these things:”

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Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.
- King James Version

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the rest, my brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things have honour, whatever things are upright, whatever things are holy, whatever things are beautiful, whatever things are of value, if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, give thought to these things.
- Basic English Bible

For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things [are] true, whatsoever things [are] noble, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] amiable, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue and if any praise, think on these things.
- Darby Bible

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think on these things.
- Webster's Bible

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever wins respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovable, whatever is of good repute--if there is any virtue or anything deemed worthy of praise--cherish the thought of these things.
- Weymouth Bible

Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things.
- World English Bible

Fro hennus forth, britheren, what euere thingis ben sothe, what euere thingis chast, what euere thingis iust, what euere thingis hooli, what euere thingis able to be louyd, what euere thingis of good fame, if ony vertu, if ony preising of discipline, thenke ye these thingis,
- Wycliffe Bible

As to the rest, brethren, as many things as are true, as many as [are] grave, as many as [are] righteous, as many as [are] pure, as many as [are] lovely, as many as [are] of good report, if any worthiness, and if any praise, these things think upon;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 4:8


4:8 Finally - To sum up all. Whatsoever things are true - Here are eight particulars placed in two fourfold rows; the former containing their duty; the latter, the commendation of it. The first word in the former row answers the first in the latter; the second word, the second and so on. True - In speech. Honest - In action. Just - With regard to others. Pure - With regard to yourselves. Lovely - And what more lovely than truth? Of good report - As is honesty, even where it is not practised. If there be any virtue - And all virtues are contained in justice. If there be any praise - In those things which relate rather to ourselves than to our neighbour. Think on these things - That ye may both practise them yourselves, and recommend them to others.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 4:8


Php 4:8 Finally, brethren. As he concludes his letter, he sums up Christian duties into a single paragraph. Whatsoever things are true. Truth in word, in action, and in thought, must be cherished. Christ is THE TRUTH. His followers must be truth itself. Honest. The Greek is "reverend". Whatever is worthy of reverence. Just. Strict justice in all dealings; an upright life. Pure. Chaste lives and clean hearts and thoughts. Lovely. Such deeds as spring from love and inspired love in others. Of good report. A life of which no evil thing can be truthfully said. If [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise. Lest he may have omitted some excellency he adds, "If there be aught else which is virtuous or praiseworthy, let these all be the things to which you give your minds".

Discussion for Philippians 4

  • Zenaida Natividad
    This verse is a divine encouragement to all believers that with God on our side we can do all things for ourselves and for others. Praise Him all ye saints!
  • Tony Sabin
    We can do nothing without Him, but everything with Him. With I'm in front of possible you have impossible but add a H to impossible and you have Himpossible. I know it's not a word.
  • Ann
    Verse 13 has always been my anchor. "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me". Learning not to be anxious for nothing is sometime hard. In all things I must settle down and be content. Lord help me.
  • Trinity adwoa kwofie for verse 13
    i can overcome the enemy, my troubles, sin and the world through the strength that he gives me.
  • Lilian
    God's words is his words for us to believe and obey. This is not a story for us to relate. Our Prayers must be completed with Thanksgiving and Praising for he is worthy to be praised and worship. Trust him and love God with all our hearts and mind in him only we can find peace, love and mercy. Thanks to the Blood of Jesus that shed for us. This is more than enough to give us life in abundance. Amen
  • Kathleen for verse 4
    This verse is the climax of being a christian. No matter is happening in this world that we are suffering, it does not move us to be what the world want us to be but to rejoice in the Lord because we have faith and trust that we will end in the LORD who is our Alpha and therefore, He will also be our Omega. We have the peace that the world cannot give. Even if we die, we die in the LORD and the Lord has shown us that there is a home and a mansion prepared for us. This world is not our permanent home. We are just here for a while. But we will be with our GOD forever. Therefore, Rejoice in the Lord alway, again i say rejoice. May the Lord bless this message in Jesus' Name. Amen

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