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

  • Tamara gaines
    But my God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory truly Jehovah is a provider he will give you what you need. Ask and it shall be given seek and ye shall find.
  • Lilian
    Not that I speak in respect of want for I have learned and know the state i am herewith to be content . Jesus words gives us life and peace that passes through understanding help me Jesus to understand your words I will praise you and worship you forever amen
  • Rachel Predeepa
    Do what you have to do from your stand and rest in the Lord in content and not aspiring through wrong for what is not of yours and wait for that to reach you in His time through your honest efforts.
  • Kevin
    I find it interesting that in 4:6 the word "careful" is replaced in my bible (NKJV) with "anxious". "Anxious" explains it to me better than "careful". I didn't understand the usage of "careful" in this context.
  • 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.