Philippians 4:8 - Conclusion

“…think about these things.” Paul concludes this verse by commanding his readers to think. This word, “logizomai”, means to think, reckon, or take into account and deals with reality…

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Philippians 4:8 - part 8

“…if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” The last word Paul uses to describe what our thoughts should dwell on, is the word epainos. This…

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Philippians 4:8 - part 7

“if there is any excellence…think about these things” The word aretē, translated ‘excellence’, is most likely rooted in the word airō, which means to raise or lift up. In…

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Philippians 4:8 - part 6

“…whatever is commendable…think about these things.” The next word Paul uses in Philippians 4:8 is another word that is only used here, euphēmos. This is a compound of eu…

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Philippians 4:8 - part 5

“…whatever is lovely…think about these things.” Next is the word “Prosphilēs” which only occurs here and is a supposed compound of two other words: the preposition “pros” mainly meaning…

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Philippians 4:8 - part 4

“…whatever is pure…think about these things” The fourth word Paul uses is “hagnos”, which can be translated as pure, modest, chaste, immaculate, and (figuratively) clean. “Hagnos” has a close…

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Philippians 4:8 - part 3

“…whatever is just…think about these things” In today’s society, being right, upright, or just seems to be completely subjective. Someone can be right in following their own moral code…

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Philippians 4:8 - part 2

“…whatever is honorable…think about these things” Next in Philippians 4:8 is the word “semnos” which can mean venerable, reverend, honorable, highly respectable, highly regarded, and – because of it’s…

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Philippians 4:8 - part 1

“…whatever is true…think about these things” In Philippians 4:8, the word Paul uses for truth derives from the word “lanthanō” which refers to being hidden or concealed. The negative…

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Philippians 4:8 - intro

We face life’s battles everyday, don’t we? Some days we feel strong and courageous, and when life hits us hard we laugh saying, ‘Is that the best you’ve got’….

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