Knijga O Kristu

Filipljanima 4:1-23

1Draga braćo i sestre, volim vas i jedva čekam da vas vidim jer ste moja radost i nagrada za moj trud. Budite postojani u Gospodinu!

Pavlove završne napomene

2Molim Evodiju i Sintihu da se ne svađaju i da budu složne u Gospodinu. 3I tebe molim, vjerni prijatelju, pomozi im jer su se silno trudile u propovijedanju Radosne vijesti skupa sa mnom, Klementom i ostalim mojim suradnicima kojih su imena zapisana u Knjizi života.

4Uvijek se radujte u Gospodinu. Da ponovim: radujte se! 5Neka vaša blagost bude poznata svim ljudima. Gospodin je blizu!

6Ne brinite se ni za što; radije se molite za sve; iznesite Bogu sve svoje potrebe, sa zahvalnošću. 7Tako ćete iskusiti Božji mir koji nadilazi svaki razum. On će čuvati vaša srca i vaš um u Kristu Isusu.

8Na završetku, draga braćo, još samo ovo: usmjerite svoje misli na ono što je istinito, čestito i pravedno, na ono što je čisto, hvalevrijedno i kreposno. 9Postupajte kao što ste naučili i čuli od mene i kao što ste mene vidjeli činiti, pa će Bog mira biti s vama.

Zahvala za poslane darove

10Silno sam se razveselio u Gospodinu što opet skrbite za mene. Znam da se uvijek o meni brinete, ali neko vrijeme niste mi imali prilike pomoći. 11Ne govorim to zbog oskudice. Naučio sam biti zadovoljan u svakoj prigodi. 12Znam oskudijevati, a znam i obilovati. Na sve sam naviknuo: i biti sit i gladovati, i obilovati i oskudijevati. 13Sve mogu u Kristu koji mi daje snagu.

14Ali ipak je lijepo od vas što ste mi pomogli u nevolji. 15Dobro znate da mi u početku propovijedanja evanđelja, kad sam otputovao iz Makedonije, nijedna crkva nije financijski pomogla—osim vas Filipljana. 16Čak ste mi i dok sam boravio u Solunu jedanput ili dvaput poslali pomoć za moje potrebe. 17Ne govorim to zato što tražim od vas dar. Želim samo da vaša nagrada bude još veća.

18Sada imam svega dostatno; čak mi i pretječe! Namirili ste sve moje potrebe darom koji ste mi poslali po Epafroditu, tom vašom žrtvom, “ugodnim mirisom” Bogu. 19A isti Bog ispunit će i sve vaše potrebe prema svojemu raskošnom bogatstvu, u Kristu Isusu. 20Neka je slava našemu Bogu Ocu u vijeke vjekova! Amen.

Pavlovi posljednji pozdravi

21Pozdravite ondje pojedinačno svakoga svetoga u Kristu Isusu. Pozdravljaju vas braća koja su sa mnom. 22I svi drugi sveti vas pozdravljaju, posebice oni koji rade na carevu dvoru.

23Neka milost našega Gospodina Isusa bude s vašim duhom!

King James Version

Philippians 4:1-23

1Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. 2I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. 3And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life. 4Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8Finally, 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. 9Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

10But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity. 11Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. 12I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. 14Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction. 15Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. 16For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. 17Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. 18But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. 19But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

21Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you. 22All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar’s household. 23The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.