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

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

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.

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