Coverdale Bible

Philippians 4

From particular admonitions

Philippians 4:1 Wherfore my brethre dearly beloued & longed for, my ioye & my crowne contynue so in the LORDE ye beloued. Philippians 4:2 I praye Euodias, & beseke Syntiches, that they be of one mynde in the LORDE. Philippians 4:3 Yee and I beseke the my faithfull yock felowe, helpe the wemen, which haue laboured with me in the Gospell, with Clement & with my other helpers, whose names are in the boke of life.

he proceedeth to general exhortations,

Philippians 4:4 Reioyce in the LORDE allwaye, & agayne I saye, Reioyse. Philippians 4:5 Let youre softnes be knowne vnto all men. The LORDE is euen at honde. Philippians 4:6 Be not carefull, but in all thinges let yor peticions in prayer and supplicacion, with geuynge of thankes be knowne before God. Philippians 4:7 And ye peace of God, which passeth all vnderstodinge, kepe youre hertes and myndes in Christ Iesu. Philippians 4:8 Furthermore brethren, whatsoeuer thinges are true, whatsoeuer thinges are honest, what soeuer thinges are iust, what so euer thinges are pure, what soeuer thinges pertayne to loue, whatsoeuer thinges are of honest reporte: yf there be eny vertuous thinge, yf there be eny laudable thinge, Philippians 4:9 haue those same in yor mynde, which ye haue both lerned and receaued, and herde and sene in me: those thinges do, and the God of peace shalbe with you.

shewing how he rejoiced at their liberality towards him lying in prison, not so much for the supply of his own wants, as for the grace of God in them.

Philippians 4:10 I reioyse greatly in ye LORDE, that now at the last ye are reuyued agayne to care for me, as ye cared for me afore, but ye lacked oportunyte. Philippians 4:11 I speake not this because of necessite: for I haue lerned in what soeuer estate I am, therwith to be contete Philippians 4:12 I can be lowe, and I ca be hye. Euery where and in all thinges I am mete, both to be full, and to be hongrie: to haue plentye, and to suffre nede. Philippians 4:13 I can do all thinges thorow Christ, which stregtheth me. Philippians 4:14 Notwith stondinge ye haue done well, that ye bare parte with me in my tribulacion. Philippians 4:15 But ye of Philippos knowe, that in the begynngnge of the Gospell whan I departed fro Macedonia, no congregacion bare parte with me concernynge geuynge and receauynge, but ye onely. Philippians 4:16 For vnto Tessalonica ye sent once and afterwarde agayne vnto my necessite. Philippians 4:17 Not that I seke giftes, but I seke the frute, that it be abudaunt in yor rekenynge. Philippians 4:18 For I haue all, and haue plentye. I was euen fylled wha I receaued of Epaphroditus, that which came from you, an odoure of swetenes, a sacrifice accepted & pleasaunt vnto God.

And so he concludeth with prayer and salutations.

Philippians 4:19 My God fulfyll all yor nede, acordinge to his riches in glory i Christ Iesu. Philippians 4:20 Vnto God and oure father be prayse for euer and euer Amen. Philippians 4:21 Salute all ye sayntes in Christ Iesu. The brethre that are with me, salute you. Philippians 4:22 All the sayntes salute you, but specially they that are of the Emperours house. Philippians 4:23 The grace of oure LORDE Iesu Christ be with you all, Amen.

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