Philippians 4:6

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Bee carefull for nothing: but in euery thing by prayer and supplication with thankesgiuing, let your request be made knowen vnto God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have no cares; but in everything with prayer and praise put your requests before God.
- Basic English Bible

Be careful about nothing; but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
- Darby Bible

Be anxious for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
- Webster's Bible

Do not be over-anxious about anything, but by prayer and earnest pleading, together with thanksgiving, let your request be unreservedly made known in the presence of God.
- Weymouth Bible

In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
- World English Bible

Be ye nothing bisi, but in al preyer and biseching, with doyng of thankyngis, be youre axyngis knowun at God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for nothing be anxious, but in everything by prayer, and by supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 4:6


4:6 Be anxiously careful for nothing - If men are not gentle towards you, yet neither on this, nor any other account, be careful, but pray. Carefulness and prayer cannot stand together. In every thing - Great and small. Let your requests be made known - They who by a preposterous shame or distrustful modesty, cover, stifle, or keep in their desires, as if they were either too small or too great, must be racked with care; from which they are entirely delivered, who pour them out with a free and filial confidence. To God - It is not always proper to disclose them to men. By supplication - Which is the enlarging upon and pressing our petition. With thanksgiving - The surest mark of a soul free from care, and of prayer joined with true resignation. This is always followed by peace. Peace and thanksgiving are both coupled together, #Col 3:15|.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 4:6


Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing. "In nothing be anxious" (Revised Version). The meaning is "Have no distressing anxiety about anything. "Care-ful" used to mean "full of care". Compare Mt 6:25. But in every thing. Instead of anxiety, just lay the case before God, and trust him to do all things well. Let your requests be made known unto God. Three elements enter into the appeal to God: Prayer, the outpouring of the soul; supplication, stating our wants; thanksgiving; we must always come to God, not in a complaining spirit, but with thankfulness for present mercies.

Discussion for Philippians 4

  • Tangela Henderson
    JESUS gives us peace that surpasses carnal knowledge and understanding. We trust God in the good times and the bad times.
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in the Lord. I will say it again: Rejoice! IN SHORT: CAUSE OF ALL THE TROUBLES AND EVIL WE HAVE TO FACE IN THIS WORLD, REJOICING IN THE THE LORD IS AN NECESSITY TO KEEP A PEACE OF MIND! WHY??? UNLIKE LIFE IN THIS WORLD, THE LORD NEVER CHANGES! THANK U LORD FOR BEING GOOD TO ME OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!
  • Librarygal143
    God, thank you for providing for your children. You know that my needs are simple. I do not wish for a Mcmansion, expensive clothes, jewelry, or cars. Never did, never will. I only want to have enough to live decently, to provide for those I love, to help those who are in need, and to have you, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in my life. I love you, Heavenly Father.
  • Adi Mere Vueti
    He is a mighty King."
  • Joshua
    I believe the word "riches" is teaching us that whatever comes from God is good. Our circumstances in essence no matter how strange or unwanted, God's Holy Spirit indicates it is rich by Christ Jesus. The Resurrected Saviour is out hope that whatever rich comes our way is fulfilled by His Holy Spirit. We just may be blind to the glory attached to it because we so often walk in the flesh. Plus glory of Christ Jesus is so intimately revealed that we are lucky if we are chosen to see it. most of us just hear about it. That is where we must persevere in worship because we have the hope one day we might see those "riches in glory."
  • Irene123
    V. 22 - All the saints salute you ..........of Caesar's household. That just sent chills of joy up my spine when I first read it. In the GREAT MAN'S house, saints were busy praying for others living and working there. I love His Word; it has so many little 'things' we miss in our general reading and skipping to our favorite verses. It's these 'hidden' things HE shows us.