Philippians 4:6

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Bee carefull for nothing: but in euery thing by prayer and supplication with thankesgiuing, let your request be made knowen vnto God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Have no cares; but in everything with prayer and praise put your requests before God.
- Basic English Bible

Be careful about nothing; but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
- Darby Bible

Be anxious for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
- Webster's Bible

Do not be over-anxious about anything, but by prayer and earnest pleading, together with thanksgiving, let your request be unreservedly made known in the presence of God.
- Weymouth Bible

In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
- World English Bible

Be ye nothing bisi, but in al preyer and biseching, with doyng of thankyngis, be youre axyngis knowun at God.
- Wycliffe Bible

for nothing be anxious, but in everything by prayer, and by supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 4:6


4:6 Be anxiously careful for nothing - If men are not gentle towards you, yet neither on this, nor any other account, be careful, but pray. Carefulness and prayer cannot stand together. In every thing - Great and small. Let your requests be made known - They who by a preposterous shame or distrustful modesty, cover, stifle, or keep in their desires, as if they were either too small or too great, must be racked with care; from which they are entirely delivered, who pour them out with a free and filial confidence. To God - It is not always proper to disclose them to men. By supplication - Which is the enlarging upon and pressing our petition. With thanksgiving - The surest mark of a soul free from care, and of prayer joined with true resignation. This is always followed by peace. Peace and thanksgiving are both coupled together, #Col 3:15|.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 4:6


Php 4:6 Be careful for nothing. "In nothing be anxious" (Revised Version). The meaning is "Have no distressing anxiety about anything. "Care-ful" used to mean "full of care". Compare Mt 6:25. But in every thing. Instead of anxiety, just lay the case before God, and trust him to do all things well. Let your requests be made known unto God. Three elements enter into the appeal to God: Prayer, the outpouring of the soul; supplication, stating our wants; thanksgiving; we must always come to God, not in a complaining spirit, but with thankfulness for present mercies.

Discussion for Philippians 4:6

  • I read this at a time of strange circum stances in my life I am glad that I read this scripture It has given me strength and peace of mind I thank God for his mercy Without him I am nothing
  • Chimwemwe for verse 6
    I ve been encouraged
  • Pst okoduwa lucky for verse 6
    we are creators in His hand let us allowed him to do all for us by telling him what we need and wait for him to bring it to pass ,HE is the same yesterday and forever
  • I think this verse is saying to trust God in everything. In having a disability and have always known it. I learned to be happy with what He gives me. Therefore, anxiety and worries is not the path to take.
  • I understand God Is Almighty and will never let us down. This verse is so true in that when we worry about things it doesn 't solve anything but when we trust God he always provides.
  • MockingBird for verse 6
    I have heard ever since I got saved that God is in control : For a long time I believed that and stood on it : Then there came a man that taught from the word of God and with scripture showed that God is not in control. God gave the earth to us : it is up to us to subdue and multiply : God gave us control over the birds of the air and fish in the sea and every creeping thing. God told us to take control Now all we have to do is ask God what needs to be done and with His direction : leadership go with what God says about that certain thing and go with God in it and He and us working together. God has already done all He is going to do about all things that are going on : All we have to do is find it in His word and act accordingly !!! Yes !!! Amen God and I are in control now !!!!