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Philippians 4 - Wesley's New Testament 1755

Closing Appeal for Steadfastness and Unity

1. Therefore, my brethren, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my beloved.

2. I beseech Euodias, and I beseech Syntyche, to be of one mind in the Lord.

3. And I intreat thee also, true yoke-fellow, help those women who laboured together with me in the gospel, with both Clement and my other fellow-labourers, whose names are in the book of life.

Final Exhortations

4. Rejoice in the Lord always: again, I say, rejoice.

5. Let your gentleness be known to all men; the Lord is at hand.

6. Be careful for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God:

7. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report: if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things:

9. Which also ye have learned and received, and heard and seen in me; these do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Thanks for Their Gifts

10. I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful; but ye lacked opportunity.

11. Not that I speak in respect of want; for I have learned in whatsoever state I am, to be content.

12. I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound, every where and in every thing I am instructed, both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to want.

13. I can do all things through Christ strengthening me.

14. Nevertheless ye have done well, that ye did communicate to me in my affliction.

15. And ye know likewise, O Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated to me in respect of giving and receiving but you only.

16. For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again to my necessities.

17. Not that I desire a gift, but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

18. But I have all things, and abound: I am filled, having received of Epaphroditus the things which came from you, an odour of a sweet smell, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.

19. And my God shall supply all your need, according to his riches in glory through Christ Jesus.

20. Now unto our God and Father be glory for ever and ever.

Final Greetings

21. Amen. Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me salute you.

22. All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of C?sar's houshold.

23. The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.






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