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 2:4

  • Pastor Sunday for verse 4
    Every Man that has many children knows that if his children co operate with each other the family would move forward and faster So do GOD because everybody both believers and unbelievers are his children
  • This verse shows the importance of taking a personal interest in others and not just focusing on ourselves. God shows this sincere interest in us always providing for all humans air, food, water, and so many other things. Those who don't even have faith or believe in God benefit from these things. God could just focus on himself if he wanted to, but instead He truly looks out for the interests of others.
  • Jacqueline Thomas-Travers for verse 4
    It is highly important that as believers we do not become too self-absorbed or so content with the fact that we have been saved by grace that we fail to see the need of those around us who still have not yet come to the knowledge of the truth. Now that we are saved, our bowels of mercy should spill out to those who are yet unawakened to righteousness if peradventure we can lead them to the faith so they too can have eternal life.

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