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Philippians 4 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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So then, my dearly loved and longed for brothers and sisters, my joy and crown, in this manner stand firm in the Lord, dear friends.

Practical Counsel
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I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to agree in the Lord.

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Yes, I also ask you, true partner,[fn] to help these women who have contended for the gospel at my side, along with Clement and the rest of my coworkers whose names are in the book of life.

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Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

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Let your graciousness[fn] be known to everyone. The Lord is near.

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Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

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And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

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Finally[fn] brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable ​— ​if there is any moral excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy ​— ​dwell on these things.

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Do what you have learned and received and heard from me, and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

Appreciation of Support
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I rejoiced in the Lord greatly because once again you renewed your care for me. You were, in fact, concerned about me but lacked the opportunity to show it.

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I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I find myself.

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I know how to make do with little, and I know how to make do with a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content ​— ​whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need.

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I am able to do all things through him[fn] who strengthens me.

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Still, you did well by partnering with me in my hardship.

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And you Philippians know that in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving except you alone.

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For even in Thessalonica you sent gifts for my need several times.

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Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the profit[fn] that is increasing to your account.

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But I have received everything in full, and I have an abundance. I am fully supplied,[fn] having received from Epaphroditus what you provided ​— ​a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.

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And my God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

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Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Final Greetings
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Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send you greetings.

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All the saints send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.

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The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.[fn]

CSB Footnotes
Or true Syzygus, possibly a person’s name
Or gentleness
Or In addition
Other mss read Christ
Lit fruit
Or Here, then, is my receipt for everything, I have an abundance, for I am fully supplied
Other mss add Amen.

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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