Philippians 2:4

“Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Looke not euery man on his owne things, but euery man also on the things of others.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

do not {merely} look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not looking everyone to his private good, but keeping in mind the things of others.
- Basic English Bible

regarding not each his own [qualities], but each those of others also.
- Darby Bible

Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
- Webster's Bible

each fixing his attention, not simply on his own interests, but on those of others also.
- Weymouth Bible

each of you not just looking to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.
- World English Bible

not biholdinge ech bi hym silf what thingis ben his owne, but tho thingis that ben of othere men.
- Wycliffe Bible

each not to your own look ye, but each also to the things of others.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 2:4


2:4 Aim not every one at his own things - Only. If so, ye have not bowels of mercies.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 2:4


Php 2:4 Look not every man on his own things. Do not look out for your own interests alone, but every man also on the things of others. For the interests of others rather than your own.

Discussion for Philippians 2

  • Janet
    Ray, The near death of Paul's friend in this chapter verse 30 should be a lesson that even in the vineyard of working for God, we need to find time to rest. Even God rested on the 7th day. He is a God of principle. If we go against his principle of rest we shall fall sick and die. Don't take his mercy for granted. Not all will be fortunate like Paul friend in this chapter.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus, I adore you. Wherefore God has highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
  • BSP
    Verse 3: We are urged to consider others superior to ourselves and this will help us to develop humility. We should strive to find the good in everyone.
  • Allisonjohnson
    I'm in love with this on chapter it's so amazing and it teaches me so much I have been wondering and God finally spoke to me I was happy that he taught me a lesson every since my mother has died I have lost my mind but someone spoke to me in a stern voice and said Allison you have won the victory in me i love my Jesus.
  • Ray321
    Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. The fruits of the Spirit is good and healthy . Let's not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.
  • A disciple
    Hello Ray; It doesn't say anywhere, that Paul couldn't heal his friend, and certainly not that the Holy Spirit in him was "fading" or he couldn't speak in tongues any more. Epaphroditus was exhausted from working himself out! By answer to PRAYERS God raised him back up, and he recovered health. There's too many that don't carry their weight in the Lord's work! So others have unfairly heavy loads.

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