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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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
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.
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".
Lana's comment on 2015-02-03 18:40:40:
what ever we think about on a constantly basic eventually we become so that is why we are ask to think on these things,our human minds are so fragile that we must becareful what we intertain that it would not corrupt our spirits,the mind is the heart of the spirit man.
Daughter Of Zion's comment on 2015-01-19 06:09:16:
For our own good, I believe The Lord wants us to remain positive in all things, especially beginning with how we think. It is important that by the Holy Spirit we think on the things that makes us happy according to the word of God. For my own experience, in the face of adversity, I had to think on the things that are true, honest, just, lovely, pure, and of good report, which really helped me to keep focus on God and draws me closer to Him. I love The Lord, to Him be all glory, honor, power and dominion. Amen.
Camilla Duckworth's comment on 2015-01-07 02:03:34:
Only the word of God is true, good, pure & lovely. Philippians is telling me to think on my Lord and savior, and to meditate on His word in Jesus name.
Valentina Montella's comment on 2014-11-19 12:10:55:
Goodness....to experience this or these verses is the ultimate of satisfaction in Jesus Christ. To experience his power of grace to us has given me one direct word to know the lovely ness of Christ. To know He cares so much and He knows you and helps you in your life.... Is the ultimate of satisfaction and lovely ness that I need to stay motivation in Him and to keep me moving forward. An experience should keep us going and falling in Love with him more and more.
Mike Leader's comment on 2014-07-08 09:03:36:
as I read this scripture I see and find these words are all descriptions of who Jesus Christ i. and he alone is to occupy our thoughts he alone is the light the alone is the truth Fix our eyes on Jesus our Lord
Francine's comment on 2014-06-12 07:48:50:
I struggle to bear these instructions in the forefront of my thoughts and actions ..surely we NEED to HEED this spiritual advice in a time of all the Negative news, Media, "advice ", ..gossip, and general climate of fear, cynicism, warnings , and practice...
Toni's comment on 2014-04-14 07:04:40:
"Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee. " Isaiah 26 3 If we think on these eight "principles " there is no way for us to go wrong in the sight of God. Things that are true, pure, of virtue, good and of praise, glorify God. We can have nothing but peace of mind and joy in our hearts, because God will bless those who think on Him. He even writes it down in His book of rememberance when we talk about God one to another. If we truly want peace, then think on things that are godly.
Danielle's comment on 2014-03-25 07:12:10:
I like the verse. We are always going through something, we must learn to cast our cares on God. Inspite of what we are going through God is still good!
Emmanuel's comment on 2013-12-22 08:20:44:
We all have problems in our lives caused by sin and our disobedience to God.We can choose to think and live in our sins leading to the opportunity to live more sinfully or we can think on what is true, honest, just, pure and lovely. That Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and loves us so much that he gave his life for us, so we may have life abundantly. Not only physically but emotionally, spiritually and life after this world
Pete's comment on 2013-11-12 13:20:40:
Thinking is a form of doing what is good. Thinking or doing what is good causes positive reactions, benefits, and products. This scripture is important because it tells us to choose or decide to do what is good mentally, emotionally, and physically in order to cause positive products that insure our mental, emotional, and physical well being. There are many good examples of what to do in the Bible. They are all showing us to choose or decide to do what is good mentally, emotionally, or physically to cause positive reactions, benefits, and products that maximize our well being with minimal effort. Thank God.
Kemi Amowoyagi's comment on 2013-09-05 09:11:48:
God's word is a lamp that guides our feet and our entire life endeavor. Abiding by Philippians 4:8 equals to total surrender to God's guidance, which is what we need to survive in this life, and to fulfill our destiny. May God continue to light our path and guide us all.
Wilma's comment on 2013-08-20 17:31:08:
If this verse were to be made real and embraced by Christians what a different world this would be. This verse sums everything Jesus taught in a very practical way
Ty's comment on 2013-05-11 08:56:22:
Is also known as Fruit of the Spirit: Galatians 5:22-25(KJV). Also ties in with the full armor of God, in part "The power of prayer." Paul adds the Power of Prayer to the Full Armor of God: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people." (Ephesians 6:18, NIV.
~All in the name of Jesus~
Karen Garr's comment on 2013-04-17 15:19:13:
THIS SCRIPTURE TELLS US HOW TO THINK, AND WHAT TO THINK ABOUT, IN MY JOURNEY ON THIS EARTH, I THANK GOD FOR HIS NEVERENDING GUIDANCE.THE BIBLE IS GODS WORD SO WHATEVER IT SAYS , IS TRUE, GOD IS WORTHY OF ALL PRAISE, HIS WORD IS PURE, HOLY, TRUTH.GOD IS GOOD.
Timothy Wayne George's comment on 2013-02-07 08:42:05:
Having the mind of Christ is what allows us to put this verse into practice. Jesus said as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. So we must learn to think good thoughts, and rebuke those thoughts that are not Christ like. So whatever things are true, honest, noble, pure, praise worthy, and of good report, think on these things. As we meditate on these things, we will be filled with the joy of the Lord, which is our strength, and we will be able to rejoice in the Lord always. May the Lord who gives us strength prepare our hearts to put these things into practice every day of our lives.
Michelle's comment on 2012-10-30 05:23:40:
This should be a central part of every Christian's life if we are to live victorious lives. Put a copy of this on your bathroom mirror, dashboard, desk at work, fridge... THEN BE AMAZED AT THE DIFFERENCE IT WILL MAKE IN YOUR DAILY WALK WITH GOD!!!!
Martha Keller's comment on 2011-12-28 16:00:55:
It seems to me this delicious poetry and lessons it presents would be helpful for those in a 12 Step Program seeking a higher power...
Rina's comment on 2011-11-04 10:59:43:
I think that this particular scripture is everything that makes everything right,in judgement, andrighteousness on both ends in any given circumstance we may face. So I thank God for his word of truth.
Angel's comment on 2011-01-04 18:08:33:
I will never put evil things in front of my eyes.
Ben Weaver's comment on 2010-12-18 06:46:15:
A formula for peace of mind. Our mental well-being is determined to a great extent by what we feed it. Just like our eyes function with light and can therefore be injured by harmful light, and our ears with harmful sounds, so our minds need to avoid excessive negative thoughts and attitudes. Anger, resentment, and such like are like poison whereas pure, lovely, praise thoughts are like vitamins. Our fallen nature seems more attracted to wrongs than to virtue, so the news industry provides mostly trouble. Some negative material is needed for us to respond to the needs around us, but we should attenpt to give at least equal time to that which is good and has virtue. I feel that "truth" here means, Reliable, rather than true facts about wrong. Jesus said, "I am the...truth" (Jn. 14:6). Think about our security and benefits of being in Him. And the God of peace will be with you.
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