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Philippians 1:4

    Philippians 1:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Always in every prayer of my for you all making request with joy,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    always in every supplication of mine on behalf of you all making my supplication with joy,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And in all my prayers for you all, making my request with joy,

    Webster's Revision

    always in every supplication of mine on behalf of you all making my supplication with joy,

    World English Bible

    always in every request of mine on behalf of you all making my requests with joy,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    always in every supplication of mine on behalf of you all making my supplication with joy,

    Clarke's Commentary on Philippians 1:4

    Always in every prayer - I pray often for you, and have great pleasure in doing it, seeing what God has already wrought among you.

    Barnes' Notes on Philippians 1:4

    Always - There is much emphasis in the expressions which are used here. Paul labors to show them that he never forgot them; that he always remembered them in his prayers.

    In every prayer of mine - This was a proof of particular and special affection, that while there were so many objects demanding his prayers, and so many other churches which he had founded, he never forgot them. The person or object that we remember in every prayer must be very dear to the heart.

    For you all - Not for the church in general, but for the individual members. "He industriously repeats the word 'all,' that he might show that he loved them all equally well, and that he might the more successfully excite them to the manifestation of the same love and benevolence" - Wetstein.

    Making request with joy - With joy at your consistent walk and benevolent lives - mingling thanksgiving with my prayers in view of your holy walk.

    Wesley's Notes on Philippians 1:4

    1:4 With joy - After the epistle to the Ephesians, wherein love reigns, follows this, wherein there is perpetual mention of joy. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy. And joy peculiarly enlivens prayer. The sum of the whole epistle is, I rejoice. Rejoice ye.