“I can do all things”



This encouraging scripture empowers us to do all things through Christ Jesus.

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“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

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Philippians 4:13 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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I can do ἰσχύω To have (or exercise) force (literally or figuratively) can do
all things πάντα All, any, every, the whole all things
through ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc through
Christ Χριστῷ Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus Christ
which τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
strengtheneth ἐνδυναμοῦντί To empower strengtheneth
me. με Me me

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  • 11  Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

  • 12  I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

  • 13  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

  • 14  Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction.

  • 15  Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.


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