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

  • Kae King
    I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
    Because Christ strengthens me--I can do all things.
    Everything is accomplished through Christ who strengthens me.
    Fully equipped, I can do all things because of a God who is awesome in every way.
    Accessible, loving, all knowing and faithful--He is with us always--and He strengthens us. Big, Powerful and Present--He loves us! Hallelujah!
  • John Garrett
    Through Christ, I can do all things which strengthen me.
  • Olu Adigun
    Dear beloved, I'm praying in agreement with you that God will move to sort your mortgage issues out. Remember that 'the eternal God is your Refuge and underneath you are the everlasting Arms' (Deuteronomy 33: 27) I'm sensing God saying, 'I've got this!' Come on, praiiiise the LORD!
  • Jhoilman
    Verse 6 jumped out at me this morning as I was reading I know that God doesn't put more us than we can bare, but I feel that sometimes He lets things happen to get our attention. I am going through a dark valley with our mortgage company. My prayer life wasn't what it should be and this verse as well as others may me wake up and say listen. God knows all and He just wants you to come and ask.
  • Wayne
    V. 7, And the peace of God that passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
  • Steve morrow
    ecclesiastes 7:19 wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city proverbs 24:5 a wise man is strong yea a man of knowledge increaseth strength 1 peter 5:10 but the GOD of all grace who hath called us unto HIS eternal glory by CHRIST JESUS after that you have suffered a while make you perfect stablish strengthen settle you 2 Corinthians 12:9 and HE said ---MY---grace is sufficient for thee for MY strength is made perfect in weakness most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities that the power of CHRIST may rest upon me psalm 31:24 be of good courage and HE shall strengthen your heart all you that hope in the LORD PSALM 119:28 MY SOUL MELTETH FOR HEAVINESS STRENGTHEN THOU ME ACCORDING UNTO THY WORD