Philippians Chapter 4
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 From particular admonitions 4 hee proceedeth to generall exhortations, 10 shewing how hee reioyced at their liberalitie towards him lying in prison, not so much for the supply of his owne wants, as for the grace of God in them. 19 And so he concludeth with prayer and salutations.
Therefore, my brethren, dearely beloued and longed for, my ioy and crowne, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearely beloued.
I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntiche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.
And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, helpe those women which laboured with me in the Gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellow labourers, whose names are in the booke of life.
Reioyce in the Lord alway: and againe I say, Reioyce.
Let your moderation be knowen vnto all men. The Lord is at hand.
Bee carefull for nothing: but in euery thing by prayer and supplication with thankesgiuing, let your request be made knowen vnto God.
And the peace of God which passeth all vnderstanding, shall keepe your hearts & minds through Christ Iesus.
Finally, brethren, whatsoeuer things are true, whatsoeuer things are honest, whatsoeuer things are iust, whatsoeuer things are pure, whatsoeuer things are louely, whatsoeuer things are of good report: if there bee any vertue, and if there bee any praise, thinke on these things:8
Those things which ye haue both learned and receiued, and heard, and seene in mee, doe: and the God of peace shall be with you.
But I reioyced in the Lorde greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished againe, wherein yee were also carefull, but ye lacked opportunitie.10
Not that I speake in respect of want: for I haue learned in whatsoeuer state I am, therewith to bee content.
I know both how to bee abased, and I knowe how to abound: euerie where, and in all things I am instructed, both to bee full, and to bee hungrie, both to abound, and to suffer need.
I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me.
Notwithstanding, yee haue well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.
Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the Gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no Church communicated with mee, as concerning giuing and receiuing, but ye onely.
For euen in Thessalonica, ye sent once, and againe vnto my necessitie.
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
But I haue all, and abound. I am full, hauing receiued of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.18
But my God shall supply all your need, according to his riches in glory, by Christ Iesus.
Now vnto God and our Father be glory for euer and euer. Amen.
Salute euery Saint in Christ Iesus: the brethren which are with me, greet you.
All the Saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Cesars houshold.
The grace of our Lord Iesus Christ be with you all. Amen. It was written to the Philippians from Rome, by Epaphroditus.
Philippians Chapter 4 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
8 Or, venerable.
10 Or, is reuiued.
18 Or, I haue receiued all.
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