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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Philippians 4:1-23

4  Consequently, my brothers beloved and longed for, my joy and crown,+ stand firm+ in this way in [the] Lord,* beloved ones.  Eu·o′di·a I exhort and Syn′ty·che I exhort to be of the same mind+ in [the] Lord.  Yes, I request you too, genuine yokefellow,+ keep assisting these [women] who have striven side by side with me+ in the good news along with Clement as well as the rest of my fellow workers,+ whose names+ are in the book of life.+  Always rejoice in [the] Lord.*+ Once more I will say, Rejoice!+  Let YOUR reasonableness+ become known to all men. The Lord* is near.+  Do not be anxious over anything,+ but in everything by prayer and supplication+ along with thanksgiving let YOUR petitions be made known to God;+  and the peace+ of God that excels all thought will guard YOUR hearts+ and YOUR mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.  Finally, brothers, whatever things* are true, whatever things are of serious concern, whatever things are righteous, whatever things are chaste,+ whatever things are lovable,* whatever things are well spoken of, whatever virtue there is and whatever praiseworthy thing there is, continue considering these things.+  The things that YOU learned as well as accepted and heard and saw in connection with me, practice these;+ and the God of peace+ will be with you. 10  I do rejoice greatly in [the] Lord* that now at last YOU have revived YOUR thinking in my behalf,+ to which YOU were really giving thought, but YOU lacked opportunity. 11  Not that I am speaking with regard to being in want, for I have learned, in whatever circumstances I am, to be self-sufficient.*+ 12  I know indeed how to be low [on provisions],+ I know indeed how to have an abundance. In everything and in all circumstances I have learned the secret of both how to be full and how to hunger, both how to have an abundance and how to suffer want.+ 13  For all things I have the strength by virtue of him who imparts power to me.+ 14  Nevertheless, YOU acted well in becoming sharers+ with me in my tribulation.+ 15  In fact, YOU Phi·lip′pi·ans, also know that at [the] start of declaring the good news, when I departed from Mac·e·do′ni·a, not a congregation took a share with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except YOU alone;+ 16  because, even in Thes·sa·lo·ni′ca, YOU sent something to me both once and a second time for my need. 17  Not that I am earnestly seeking the gift,+ but that I am earnestly seeking the fruitage+ that brings more credit to YOUR account. 18  However, I have all things in full and have an abundance. I am filled, now that I have received from E·paph·ro·di′tus+ the things from YOU, a sweet-smelling odor,+ an acceptable sacrifice,+ well-pleasing to God.* 19  In turn, my God+ will fully supply all YOUR need+ to the extent of his riches+ in glory by means of Christ Jesus. 20  Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever.+ Amen. 21  Give my greetings+ to every holy one in union+ with Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send YOU their greetings. 22  All the holy ones, but especially those of the household of Caesar,* send YOU their greetings.+ 23  The undeserved kindness of the Lord Jesus Christ [be] with the spirit YOU [show].*+

Footnotes

“Lord,” אABVg; J7,8,13,14,16,24, “Jehovah.”
“Lord,” אABVg; J7,8,13,14,16,24, “Jehovah.”
“The Lord,” אABVg; J7,8, “Jehovah.”
Lit., “as many (things) as.”
Lit., “affection-inducing.”
“Lord,” אABVg; J7,8,13,14,16,24, “Jehovah.”
Or, “content.”
“God,” אABVgSyp; J7,8, “Jehovah.”
Or, “the emperor.”
P46אADItVgSyh,pArm close with “Amen”; B omits.