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Philippians 4 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:1 - Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters,[fn] stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my joy and the crown I receive for my work.
Words of Encouragement
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:2 - Now I appeal to Euodia and Syntyche. Please, because you belong to the Lord, settle your disagreement.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:3 - And I ask you, my true partner,[fn] to help these two women, for they worked hard with me in telling others the Good News. They worked along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are written in the Book of Life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:4 - Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:5 - Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:6 - Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:7 - Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:8 - And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:9 - Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
Paul’s Thanks for Their Gifts
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:10 - How I praise the Lord that you are concerned about me again. I know you have always been concerned for me, but you didn’t have the chance to help me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:11 - Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:12 - I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:13 - For I can do everything through Christ,[fn] who gives me strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:14 - Even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:15 - As you know, you Philippians were the only ones who gave me financial help when I first brought you the Good News and then traveled on from Macedonia. No other church did this.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:16 - Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent help more than once.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:17 - I don’t say this because I want a gift from you. Rather, I want you to receive a reward for your kindness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:18 - At the moment I have all I need—and more! I am generously supplied with the gifts you sent me with Epaphroditus. They are a sweet-smelling sacrifice that is acceptable and pleasing to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:19 - And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:20 - Now all glory to God our Father forever and ever! Amen.
Paul’s Final Greetings
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:21 - Give my greetings to each of God’s holy people—all who belong to Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send you their greetings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:22 - And all the rest of God’s people send you greetings, too, especially those in Caesar’s household.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:23 - May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
NLT Footnotes
Greek brothers; also in 4:8.
Or loyal Syzygus.
Greek through the one.

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