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

  • 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.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:9 HE THAT SAITH HE IS IN THE LIGHT AND HATETH HIS BROTHER IS IN DARKNESS EVEN UNTO NOW --2:10-- HE THAT LOVETH HIS BROTHER ABIDETH IN THE LIGHT AND THERE IS --- NONE OCCASSION --- OF STUMBLING IN HIM PSALM 119:130 THE ENTRANCE OF THY WORDS GIVETH LIGHT IT GIVETH UNDERSTANDING UNTO THE SIMPLE JOHN 14:15 --IF-- YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS
  • 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.
  • Ray321
    Now Apostle Paul couldn't heal with the gift of the Holy Ghost because Epaphroditus was very sick to death. Paul had the Holy Spirit inside him, but the gift of Holy Ghost must of faded away. Epaphroditus may have died with out getting heal. Food for thought and very interesting to know why Paul couldn't heal or speak in tongues later in his ministry. His epistles speak for its self.
  • Steve morrow
    PHILIPPIANS 2:14 DO ALL THINGS WITHOUT MURMURINGS AND DISPUTINGS -- 2:15 -- THAT YOU MAY BE BLAMELESS AND HARMLESS THE SONS OF GOD WITHOUT REBUKE IN THE MIDST OF A CROOKED AND PERVERSE NATION AMONG WHOM YOU SHINE AS LIGHTS --- HEBREWS 12:14 FOLLOW PEACE WITH ALL MEN AND HOLINESS WITHOUT WHICH --- NO MAN --- SHALL SEE THE LORD
  • BSP
    In verse 27, Epaphroditus was sick to the point of death. Even though he was severely sick, he did what he could to help others.

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