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!

New International Version - UK

Philippians 4:1-23

Closing appeal for steadfastness and unity

1Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!

2I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Final exhortations

4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Thanks for their gifts

10I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

14Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. 15Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; 16for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need. 17Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. 18I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. 19And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

20To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Final greetings

21Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus.

The brothers and sisters who are with me send greetings.

22All God’s people here send you greetings, especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.

23The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.4:23 Some manuscripts do not have Amen.