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Philippians 4 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Closing Appeal for Steadfastness and Unity

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:1 - Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:2 - I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:3 - Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Final Exhortations

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:4 - Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:5 - Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:6 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:7 - And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:8 - Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:9 - Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Thanks for Their Gifts

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:10 - I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:11 - I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:12 - I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:13 - I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:14 - Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:15 - Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:16 - for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:17 - Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:18 - I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:19 - And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:20 - To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Final Greetings

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:21 - Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:22 - All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:23 - The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.[fn]
NIV Footnotes
Some manuscripts do not have Amen.

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