Philippians 4:17

“Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Philippians 4:17

Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Not that I seek for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that increaseth to your account.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Not that I am looking for an offering, but for fruit which may be put to your credit.
- Basic English Bible

Not that I seek gift, but I seek fruit abounding to your account.
- Darby Bible

Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
- Webster's Bible

Not that I crave for gifts from you, but I do want to see abundant fruit bring you honour.
- Weymouth Bible

Not that I seek for the gift, but I seek for the fruit that increases to your account.
- World English Bible

Not for Y seke yifte, but Y requyre fruyt aboundinge in youre resoun.
- Wycliffe Bible

not that I seek after the gift, but I seek after the fruit that is overflowing to your account;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Philippians 4:17

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 4:17

4:17 Not that I desire - For my own sake, the very gift which I receive of you.

People's Bible Notes for Philippians 4:17

Php 4:17 Not because I desire a gift. This is not his motive for praising him, but he seeks fruit that may abound to your account. Their gifts will return to them in God's blessings.

Discussion for Philippians 4:17

  • Verse 4-Paul wrote this while he was in prison. He had true godly joy that did not depend on what was happening around him or what was happening to him. His joy was focused on the Lord.
  • Sheyla on Philippians 4:17
    What is the purpose of the vision of Daniel regatdong the 4 mechanic visions.
  • comments about the Origination of Christ. It was Mary that came thru the bloodline of David the tribe of Judah but not Christ as JESUS WAS NOT OF THIS WORLD he told the Jews you are of this WORLD but i am not of this world you are from beneath i am from above. Jesus was the living Word made flesh and blood . Had he been from Mans seed he wd have carried the stain and the spot of adam and cd NOT have been the lamb of God without spot meaning the spot of adam Jesus asked the pharisees what think ye of Christ whos seed is he they replied Davids seed ( the tribe of judah ) then answered Jesus if David calls him lord how can he be his son ( his seed etc He was Davids lord ) heavenly not of this earth. But many did call him the son of david only b/c David was a type of Christ and his son was the Solomon which means comforter the H.G. WHICH IS THE SON OF CHRIST HIS OFFSPRING VIA HIS SEED ETC THE LIVING WORD. To whom the WORD came it made them Gods thus Christ can reproduce after the God kind spirit,thats y he is saying that which is born of the spirit is spirit thats God the comforter the H.G. It was the father that made this law that everything has to reproduce after its kind, but we see that Christ can reproduce after Gods kind Spirit. Thats y Jesus refers to the h.g as the Promise he is the multiplIcation of CHRIST IN US VIA HIS SEED THE WORD. Thats y he is saying to whom the word came it made them Gods,he is able to reproduce God in humanity via his seed and this cannot be refuted as Jesus said the scripture cannot be broken. gb
  • Peter- message to you all on Philippians 4:17
    yous are doing good work and good comments here and I want to say I am giving you a day off

    Peter Mcaleer
  • Joseph on Philippians 4:17
    I want to know any where in the Epistles where the word of God is directly refereed to as food.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Philippians 4:17
    One of Jesus's names is The Bread of Life.

    At the Last Supper He explains it to the Disciples.

    Type that into this websites search box: bread of life; come and Taste the Goodness of the Lord.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Philippians 4:17

    1 Corinthians 10:3, John 6:27, John 6:51, 1 Peter 2:2, Hebrews 5:12-14 are just a few of many places. In John 4:32, after Jesus' disciples brought Him physical food, Jesus said "I have meat to eat that ye know not of."

    I don't know if you have ever experienced this before, but Christians have somewhat many times, where you are physically hungry, and you are physically tired, but then in some way, shape, or form, God ministers through you to someone else, or from someone else to you, and whatever physical hunger you have or physical thirst you have, it doesn't make any difference. That physical hunger or physical thirst somehow just disappears!

    The spiritual food is contentment in and of itself. You are not as hungry as you used to be or as starved as you used to be. Now what is interesting in John Chapter 4 is that the woman left her waterpot behind. Jesus said you just brought physical food from the city, but I have food to eat that you know not of. He ministered God's word to this woman.
  • Lance joseph on Philippians 4:17
    Hello , can you tell me where cain got his wife if adam and eve were the first people on earth
  • D.J. - in Reply on Philippians 4:17
    Lance, Reply to the question concerning the wife of Cain;

    Cain found his wife because Adam and Eve were not the only two people living on earth at that time.

    (Genesis 1:26 - 28) states that on the 6th day God created mankind, BOTH male and female, blessed them, and told them to be fruitful and multiply, RE-plenish the earth, subdue it, and have dominion over every living thing on it.

    God also created Adam on the 6th day. Adam, however, was not told to subdue the earth and have dominion over it. Adam was put in a garden in Eden (Genesis 2:7, 8) completely by himself (Genesis 2:18, 1st Timothy 2:13). The instructions given to Adam were to dress the garden and to keep it (Genesis 2:15). Adam was a farmer, and the animals brought to him in (Genesis 2:19 - 20) were utilized for that particular purpose. The instructions given to Adam are completely different than the instructions given to the rest of mankind because God chose Adam to stand against the serpent in the garden, and God chose the lineage of Adam to bring forth the Savior of the world. (It is interesting to note that unlike Noah, Abraham, Moses, etc., who are all stated as being faithful or righteous, that is nowhere stated of Adam; but it may be implied, as God did choose him).

    The Bible uses translated words such as "peoples," "nations," "heathen," and "gentiles" to define these people as "foreign" or, in other words, a different lineage than Adam. The reason Cain found a wife in the land of Nod, east of Eden (Genesis 4:16) is because the other races of people created by God on the 6th day were living on the earth, reproducing, and having dominion over it. It is interesting to note that for over 6000 years of marriages between the races of the world, those same races are still very much distinguishable......and ALL are blessed through the perfect plan of God, (Genesis 1:28 12:2, 3, 26:4)

    As to why the earth was being RE-plenished by God, look at (2nd Peter 3:5 - 7, 13).
  • Chris - in Reply on Philippians 4:17
    DJ, you've got me thinking over this, so pardon my further question: if all this existed as you suggest (i.e. Adam in Eden & the others in various parts of the world), then what happened at the Flood & subsequent to its devastating result? Was the Flood contained locally, or was it a global flood? If global (by all indications it was: Gen 6:17), then what of the future of those 'others'? Possibly, a second Ark? And if I'm here walking the Earth today, who are my ancestors, since I've not come out of Adam, Noah & his descendants? I'm getting more despondent & fearful as I consider this proposition & the possibility of its reality, & this would affect many reading these comments.


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