PHILIPPIANS 4:8

“whatsoever things are lovely”

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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If you choose to elevate your thoughts to a higher level, your actions and outcomes in life will also be of that higher level.

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“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

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Philippians 4:8 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Finally, λοιπόν Something remaining (adverbially) Finally
brethren, ἀδελφοί A brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like G0001) brethren
whatsoever things ὅσα As (much, great, long, etc.) as whatsoever things
are ἐστὶν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are are
true, ἀληθῆ True (as not concealing) true
whatsoever things ὅσα As (much, great, long, etc.) as whatsoever things
are (No Greek definition. English implied.)
honest, σεμνά Venerable, i.e., honorable honest
whatsoever things ὅσα As (much, great, long, etc.) as whatsoever things
are (No Greek definition. English implied.)
just, δίκαια Equitable (in character or act); by implication, innocent, holy (absolutely or relatively) just
whatsoever things ὅσα As (much, great, long, etc.) as whatsoever things
are (No Greek definition. English implied.)
pure, ἁγνά Properly, clean, i.e., (figuratively) innocent, modest, perfect pure
whatsoever things ὅσα As (much, great, long, etc.) as whatsoever things
are (No Greek definition. English implied.)
lovely, προσφιλῆ Friendly towards, i.e., acceptable lovely
whatsoever things ὅσα As (much, great, long, etc.) as whatsoever things
are (No Greek definition. English implied.)
of good report; εὔφημα Well spoken of, i.e., reputable good report
if εἴ If, whether, that, etc if
there be (No Greek definition. English implied.)
any τις Some or any person or object any
virtue, ἀρετὴ Properly, manliness (valor), i.e., excellence (intrinsic or attributed) virtue
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
if εἴ If, whether, that, etc if
there be (No Greek definition. English implied.)
any τις Some or any person or object any
praise, ἔπαινος Laudation; concretely, a commendable thing praise
think on λογίζεσθε· To take an inventory, i.e., estimate (literally or figuratively) think
these things. ταῦτα These things these things

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  • 6  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

  • 7  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

  • 8  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

  • 9  Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

  • 10  But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.




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