Philippians 4
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Rejoice in the Lord

1Wherfore my brethre dearly beloued & longed for, my ioye & my crowne contynue so in the LORDE ye beloued.

2I praye Euodias, & beseke Syntiches, that they be of one mynde in the LORDE. 3Yee 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.

4Reioyce in the LORDE allwaye, & agayne I saye, Reioyse. 5Let youre softnes be knowne vnto all men. The LORDE is euen at honde. 6Be not carefull, but in all thinges let yor peticions in prayer and supplicacion, with geuynge of thankes be knowne before God. 7And ye peace of God, which passeth all vnderstodinge, kepe youre hertes and myndes in Christ Iesu.

8Furthermore 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, 9haue 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.

The Generosity of the Philippians
(2 Corinthians 8:1–15)

10I 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. 11I speake not this because of necessite: for I haue lerned in what soeuer estate I am, therwith to be contete 12I 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. 13I can do all thinges thorow Christ, which stregtheth me. 14Notwith stondinge ye haue done well, that ye bare parte with me in my tribulacion.

15But 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. 16For vnto Tessalonica ye sent once and afterwarde agayne vnto my necessite. 17Not that I seke giftes, but I seke the frute, that it be abudaunt in yor rekenynge. 18For 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. 19My God fulfyll all yor nede, acordinge to his riches in glory i Christ Iesu. 20Vnto God and oure father be prayse for euer and euer Amen.

Final Greetings
(Ephesians 6:21–24; 2 Timothy 4:19–22)

21Salute all ye sayntes in Christ Iesu. The brethre that are with me, salute you. 22All the sayntes salute you, but specially they that are of the Emperours house.

23The grace of oure LORDE Iesu Christ be with you all, Amen.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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