Amplified Bible

Philippians 4

Think of Excellence

1Therefore, my [a]fellow believers, whom I love and long for, my delight and crown [my wreath of victory], in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.

I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to agree and to work in harmony in the Lord. Indeed, I ask you too, my true companion, to help these women [to keep on cooperating], for they have shared my struggle in the [cause of the] gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.

Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit [your graciousness, unselfishness, mercy, tolerance, and patience] be known to all people. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].

Finally, [b]believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart]. The things which you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things [in daily life], and the God [who is the source] of peace and well-being will be with you.

God’s Provisions

10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord, that now at last you have renewed your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned about me before, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 Not that I speak from [any personal] need, for I have learned to be content [and self-sufficient through Christ, satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or uneasy] regardless of my circumstances. 12 I know how to get along and live humbly [in difficult times], and I also know how to enjoy abundance and live in prosperity. In any and every circumstance I have learned the secret [of facing life], whether well-fed or going hungry, whether having an abundance or being in need. 13 I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.] 14 Nevertheless, it was right of you to share [with me] in my difficulties.

15 And you Philippians know that in the early days of preaching the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of [c]giving and receiving except you alone; 16 for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. 17 Not that I seek the gift itself, but I do seek the profit which increases to your [heavenly] account [the blessing which is accumulating for you]. 18 But I have received everything in full and more; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent me. They are the fragrant aroma of an offering, an acceptable sacrifice which God welcomes and in which He delights. 19 And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be the glory [d]forever and ever. Amen.

21 Remember me to every [e]saint in Christ Jesus. The [f]brothers who are with me greet you. 22 All [g]God’s people wish to be remembered to you, especially those of Caesar’s household.

23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

Notas al pie

  1. Philippians 4:1 Lit brethren.
  2. Philippians 4:8 Lit brethren.
  3. Philippians 4:15 The word used here was commonly used in financial transactions referring to payments or installments.
  4. Philippians 4:20 Lit to the ages of the ages.
  5. Philippians 4:21 Every born-again believer (saint) has been reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, made holy and set apart for God’s purpose.
  6. Philippians 4:21 Lit brethren.
  7. Philippians 4:22 Lit the saints.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

腓立比书 4

保罗的劝勉

1我所亲爱、所想念的弟兄姊妹,你们就是我的喜乐,我的冠冕。我亲爱的弟兄姊妹,你们要靠主坚定不移。 我恳求友阿蝶和循都姬要在主里同心。 忠心的同工啊,请你帮助她们二人,因为她们曾与我、革利免和其他同工一起为福音辛劳,这些人的名字都记录在生命册上了。

你们要靠主常常喜乐!我再说,你们要喜乐! 要让众人都知道你们是谦和宽容的人。主快来了。 你们应该一无挂虑,凡事要借着祷告和祈求,以感恩的心将你们的需要告诉上帝。 这样,上帝那超越人所能理解的平安必在基督耶稣里保守你们的心思意念。

最后,弟兄姊妹,你们要思想一切真实、可敬、公义、纯洁、可爱、有好名声、有美德和值得赞许的事情。 你们从我身上学习、领受、看到和听到的,都要照着去行。这样,赐平安的上帝就必与你们同在。

致谢

10 我在主里真是非常喜乐,因为你们现在又一次关心我。其实你们向来都很关心我,只是没有机会。 11 我并非有缺乏才这样说,因为我已经学会在任何处境中都能知足。 12 我知道如何过贫穷的日子,也知道如何过富足的日子。我学到了秘诀,不论饱足或饥饿,丰裕或缺乏,在任何情况下都可以处之泰然。 13 靠着赐我力量的那位,我凡事都能做。

14 然而,你们与我共患难,真是太好了。 15 腓立比人啊!你们也知道,在我离开马其顿传福音的初期,除了你们以外,没有别的教会供应我的需要。 16 即使我在帖撒罗尼迦的时候,你们也不止一次供应过我的需要。 17 我不求得到你们的馈赠,只希望你们所做的会带给你们更大的赏赐。 18 我现在样样都有,丰富有余。我从以巴弗提手上收到了你们送给我的礼物,已经充足了。这些馈赠是蒙上帝悦纳的馨香祭物。 19 我的上帝必按照祂在基督耶稣里的荣耀,丰丰富富地赐给你们所需用的一切。

20 愿荣耀归给我们的父上帝,直到永永远远。阿们!

问候

21 请代我问候在基督耶稣里的众圣徒。我这里的弟兄姊妹也问候你们。 22 所有的圣徒,特别是在凯撒宫里工作的人,都问候你们。

23 愿主耶稣基督的恩典与你们的灵同在!