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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Philippians 4


1:1 ministers; (c-23) Or 'deacons' ( diakonos ), see Note. Romans 16:1 .

Verse 3

4:3 them, (a-9) Or 'those [women];' 'them' is feminine. who (b-10) i e. who are such as, haitines .

Verse 5

4:5 gentleness (c-3) Or, 'moderation,' 'mildness,' not insisting on one's rights. As 'gentle,' James 3:17 .

Verse 6

4:6 to (d-20) 'Before,' pros . see 'at,' Matthew 21:1 . They were to address their requests to him.

Verse 8

4:8 noble, (e-12) Or 'venerable,' as 'grave,' 1 Timothy 3:8 . amiable, (f-24) Or 'lovable.'

Verse 10

4:10 surely (g-21) I have translated this phrase 'though surely,' as giving the sense. It qualifies the apparent reproach of the apostle that they had revived their thinking of him. 'I say that ye have begun again, but I do not mean ye did not think of me, only ye had no good occasion to show it.'

Verse 15

4:15 came (h-16) Or 'had come.'

Verse 16

4:16 need. (i-15) As 'wants,' Acts 20:34 .

Verse 20

4:20 [be] (a-7) Lit. 'the glory' (with an emphatic article), the due divine glory; but 'the glory' in English rather means the glory of that of which he had been speaking.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Philippians 4". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.