“Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.”
King James Version (KJV)
4:1 So stand - As ye have done hitherto.
Php 4:1 Precepts for Christian Life SUMMARY OF PHILIPPIANS 4: Personal Admonitions. Going to the Lord for Help. Setting the Mind on Noble Things. The Supply of His Wants Sent by the Philippians. Parting Salutations. Therefore. Because you are citizens of a heavenly country (Php 3:20). My brethren dearly beloved and longed for. The words that follow are words of the most tender affection. My joy and crown. A joy to him now on account of their faith and affection; a crown of honor to him in the day of accounts, as his coverts. So stand fast in the Lord. Be steadfast in the way I have pointed out.