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Philippians 4

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

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Verse 1

dearly beloved. App-135 .

longed for . Greek. epipothetos. Only here. Compare Philippians 1:8 . Romans 1:11 .

my joy and crown . Compare 1 Thessalonians 2:19 , 1 Thessalonians 2:20 .

stand fast . Compare Philippians 1:27 ,

in. App-104 .

Lord. App-98 .

Verse 2

beseech . App-134 .

Euodias . This should be Euodia (feminine)

be of the same mind . Lit, mind (Greek. phroneo, as in Philippians 2:2 ) the same thing.

Verse 3

entreat = ask. App-134 .

true . Greek. gnesios. See 2 Corinthians 8:8 .

yokefellow . Greek. suzugos . Only here. It is unknown who was intended.

which = since they.

laboured with . Greek. sunathleo. See Philippians 1:27 .

gospel . App-140 .

with. App-104 .

other = the rest of. App-124 . This may refer to Euodia and Syntyche.

fellowlabourers. Greek. sunergos. See 1 Corinthians 3:9 ,

book of life . See Revelation 3:5 ; Revelation 13:8 ; Revelation 20:15 Revelation 22:19 , and Compare Php 21:27 .

life App-170 .

Verse 5

moderation = forbearance. Greek. epiekes: adjective only here; 1 Timothy 3:3 .Titus 3:2 . Jam 3:17 . 1 Peter 2:18 .

known. App-132 .

unto = to,

men. App-123 .

Lord. App-98 .

Verse 6

careful = anxious. First occurance: Matthew 6:25 ,

nothing . Greek. medeis

prayer . supplication. App-134 .:3

requests . App-134 .

made known . Greek. gnorizo , See Philippians 1:22 .

unto . App-104 .

God . App-98 .

Verse 7

which passeth = surpassing. Greek. huperecho. Compare Philippians 3:8 , See Romans 13:1 . Compare Ephesians 3:20 .

all understanding = every mind, or thought (Greek. nous),

keep = garrison. Greek. phronreo. See on 2 Corinthians 11:32 , Occurs: Galatians 1:3 , Gal 1:23 , 1 Peter 1:5 .

minds = thoughts. Greek. noema, See 2 Corinthians 2:11 .

through = in. App-104 .

Christ Jesus . App-98 .

Verse 8

true . App-175 .

honest = honourable, venerable,

grave . Greek. semnos. Here, 1 Timothy 3:8 , 1 Timothy 2:2; 1 Timothy 2:2 .

just . App-191 .

pure , Greek. hagnos . See 2 Corinthians 7:11 .

lovely . Greek. prosphiles. Only here.

of good report . Gp. euphemos. Only here.

if. App-118 ., a.

any . A1. Php 123:3 ,

virtue , Greek. arete . Only here, 1 Peter 2:9 . 2Pe 1:3 , 2 Peter 1:5 .

think on = take account of. Greek. logizomai , as Romans 4:3 , &c.

Verse 9

have . Omit,

seen = saw. App-133 .,

Verse 10

This verse illustrates the Figure of speech Epitherapeia (Qualification), App-6 .

greatly . Greek. megalos. Only here.

care = thinking. Greek. phroneo, as in Philippians 4:2 .

of = on behalf of. App-104 .

hath flourished again . Literally ye revived (Greek. anathalls, Only here),

wherein = on ( App-104 .) which.

also careful = mindful (Greek. phroneo, as above) also.

lacked opportunity . Greek. akaireomai . Only here.

Verse 11

Not. App-105 ,

in respect of . App-104 .

want . Greek husteresis. Only here and Mark 12:44 .

have. Omit,

content . Greek. autarkes Only here. Compare 1 Timothy 6:6

Verse 12

know. App-132 .

be abased . See Philippians 2:8 , and 2 Corinthians 11:7 .

every where = in ( App-104 .) every (place),

am instructed. Literally have been initiated into the secret. Gr mueo, to initiate, whence is derived musterion ,

Verse 13

can do = am strong for. Greek. ischuo Compare App-172 .

Christ . App-98 . but the texts read "Him".

strengtheneth , Greek. endunamoo , See Acts 9:22 ,

Verse 14

that ye did communicate with = having led fellowship with. Greek. sunkoinoneo . See Eph.

Php 5:11 .

affliction. See Philippians 1:16 .

Verse 15

ye , &c. = ye also, O Philippians, know.

from. App-104 .

no . Greek. oudeis.

church . App-186 .

communicated , Greek. koinomeo . See Romans 12:13 .

as concerning = for ( App-104 ) taking account ( App-121 .)

giving. Greek. dosis . Only here, and James 1:17 .

receiving . Greek. lepsis . Only here,

but = except Greek. ei me

Verse 16

even, &c = in Thessalonica also.

sent . App-174 .

again . Literally twice. Greek. dis . Compare 1 Thessalonians 2:18 .

unto . App-104 .

Verse 17

because = that.

desire = seek. Greek. epizeteoi. First occ, Matthew 6:32

a = the.

fruit = the fruit.

that may abound = increasing.

to. App-101 .

account . Greek. logos App-121 .,

Verse 18

have . Greek. apecho. See Matthew 6:2 .

am full = have been filled. App-125 .7.

of. App-104 .

from Same as "of", above.

odour . Greek. osme. See 2 Corinthians 2:14 .

sweet smell . Greek. euodia . See 2 Corinthians 2:15 .

wellpleasing. Greek. euareetos . See Romans 12:1 .

Verse 19

supply. App-125 ., as in Philippians 4:18 .

according to . App-104 .

by = in (Greek. en).

Verse 20

Father . App-98 .

for ever and ever . App-151 .

Verse 21

saint . See Acts 9:13 .

with. App-104 .

greet = salute.

Verse 22

chiefly = specially.

of. App-104 .

household. Literally house. Greek. oikia .

Verse 23

grace. App-184 .

Jesus Christ . App-98 .

you all . All the texts read "your spirit". App-101 ., as in Galatians 6:18 .

Amen. Most texts omit.

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Philippians 4". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/philippians-4.html. 1909-1922.
 
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