Philippians 4:8

“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 (KJV)

Other Translations

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:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • Gail Green
    I believe that Phillppans is a book by the Lord which tells us to be strong in him no matter what we are going though He is our refuge and strength.
  • RTM girl
    This chapter tells you exactly what to think on! Often times we are use to the clutter in our minds. Majority of our thoughts are not pure, lovely, honest, not of virtue, or of praise. This helps me cast down those thoughts and refocus and if what I'm thinking does not match the criteria then its time to pray. Paul hit contentment right on the nail, we must be content with such things as we have!
  • Madison
    I have a chore list that has this verse in it 4:13, I can do all things thrue chirst which strengthen me. I LOVE THAT VERES.
  • John j. for verse 7
    Even words cannot expound the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Christine for verse 19
    Jesus never failed all you have to do is love the lord n abide in him n the word may the lord bless you all amen
  • MockingBird for verse 13
    I wake up every morning quoting this passage of scripture. I can do all things with God's enabling power of Holy Spirit and His word Through me in me Also the scripture above that also means I know how to be abased and I know how to abound : Therefore I can be abased and abound in all things in Christ Jesus which strengthens me !!! Praise God !!!!