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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Philippians 4



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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 Philippians 21:27.

life App-170.

Verse 5

moderation = forbearance. Greek. epiekes: adjective only here; 1 Timothy 3:3. Titus 3:2. James 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, Galatians 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 3:11. Titus 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. Philippians 123:3,

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

Philippians 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.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Philippians 4:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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