Philippians 4:17
Good News Translation
It is not that I just want to receive gifts; rather, I want to see profit added to your account.

New Revised Standard Version
Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the profit that accumulates to your account.

Contemporary English Version
I am not trying to get something from you, but I want you to receive the blessings that come from giving.

New American Bible
It is not that I am eager for the gift; rather, I am eager for the profit that accrues to your account.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Not that I seek the gift: but I seek the fruit that may abound to your account.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Not that I seek the gift: but I seek the fruit that may abound to your account.


Philippians 4:11 I speak not as it were for want. For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, to be content therewith.

Malachi 1:10 Who is there among you, that will shut the doors, and will kindle the fire on my altar gratis? I have no pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will not receive a gift of your hand.

Acts 20:33,34 I have not coveted any man's silver, gold or apparel, as . . .

1 Corinthians 9:12-15 If others be partakers of this power over you, why not we rather? Nevertheless, we have not used this power: but we bear all things, lest we should give any hindrance to the gospel of Christ. . . .

2 Corinthians 11:16 I say again (Let no man think me to be foolish: otherwise take me as one foolish, that I also may glory a little):

1 Thessalonians 2:5 For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know: nor taken an occasion of covetousness (God is witness):

1 Timothy 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, but modest, not quarrelsome, not covetous, but

1 Timothy 6:10 For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be without crime, as the steward of God: not proud, not subject to anger, nor given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre:

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre's sake but voluntarily:

2 Peter 2:3,15 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not. . . .

Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain: and after the error of Balaam they have for reward poured out themselves and have perished in the contradiction of Core.


Philippians 1:11 Filled with the fruit of justice, through Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Micah 7:1 Woe is me, for I am become as one that gleaneth in autumn the grapes of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat, my soul desired the first ripe figs.

John 15:8,16 In this is my Father glorified: that you bring forth very much fruit and become my disciples. . . .

Romans 15:28 When therefore I shall have accomplished this and consigned to them this fruit, I will come by you into Spain.

2 Corinthians 9:9-13 As it is written: He hath dispersed abroad, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth for ever. . . .

Titus 3:14 And let our men also learn to excel in good works for necessary uses: that they be not unfruitful.


Proverbs 19:17 He that hath mercy on the poor, lendeth to the Lord: and he will repay him.

Matthew 10:40-42 He that receiveth you, receiveth me: and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. . . .

Matthew 25:34-40 Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. . . .

Luke 14:12-14 And he said to him also that had invited him: When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends nor thy brethren nor thy kinsmen nor thy neighbours who are rich; lest perhaps they also invite thee again, and a recompense be made to thee. . . .

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unjust, that he should forget your work and the love which you have shewn in his name, you who have ministered and do minister to the saints.

The Generosity of the Philippians
16For unto Thessalonica also you sent once and again for my use. 17Not that I seek the gift: but I seek the fruit that may abound to your account. 18But I have all and abound: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things you sent, an odour of sweetness, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:11
If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we reap your carnal things?

2 Corinthians 9:5
Therefore I thought it necessary to desire the brethren that they would go to you before and prepare this blessing before promised, to be ready, so as a blessing, not as covetousness.

Philippians 4:16
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