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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Godliness plus contement equals gain... we must learn to be content with what he has provided us, not wants but needs,, which is covering and food anything is a blessing.