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

  • Kelechi
    SELF-EXAMINATION.....LOOKINNG UNTO GOD REDEEMING THE TIME, ALWAYS WITH THE WORK OF GOD.......DOING HIS WILL AND LIVING WITH CONTENT.ALWAYS BEING GRATEFUL
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    We should think on whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise.
  • Linda
    Phil 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Father this so speaks to me. Thank you for being there for me Lord even in the hardest times of my life, especially when I feel that I am weak. Father, right now I just ask that you give me the strength to be strong in your word and to take away the desires of my Heart and replace them with your desires. In Jesus name I pray Amen!
  • Lilian
    Thank you Jesus for the blood and for sending us your holy spirit. I pray that i will stop worrying anything instead to pray everything and make my request to be known unto you. Jehova Jireh the Lord my provider Shalom my Peace . Thank you Jesus for your Prophetic words that you gave me i believe your words Father for you are faithful all the time I will rejoice Lord and will praise you forever a
  • Ray321
    Philippians 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Paul wanted the Church to do the things that he did. That's why Paul said follow me.
  • CarolynH
    I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Well said, I am retiring and will continue to believe on the Word of God forever. This is therapy for my soul, and always remember when we stand with Jesus Christ who is our Lord and Savior we are more than conquerors. "Will not fall for anything." Pray and believe on the Word, Jesus will not fail us. Amen!