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Philippians 2:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— do not [merely] look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— regarding not each his own [qualities], but each those of others also.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Not, to your own things, severally looking, but, to the things of others, severally:—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— each not to your own look ye, but each also to the things of others.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Each one not considering the things that are his own, but those that are other men's.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Looke not euery man on his owne things, but euery man also on the things of others.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And let no one care for himself (only), but every one for his neighbour also.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And let not each be solicitous [only] for himself, but every one also for his neighbor.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Look 4648
{4648} Prime
From G4649; to take aim at (spy), that is, (figuratively) regard.
<5720> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Imperative (See G5794)
Count - 592
not 3361
{3361} Prime
A primary particle of qualified negation (whereas G3756 expresses an absolute denial); (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer [whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one]); whether.
every man 1538
{1538} Prime
As if a superlative of ἕκας [[hekas]] (afar); each or every.
on his own things, 1438
{1438} Prime
(Including all the other cases); from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive (dative or accusative) of G0846; him (her, it, them, also [in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons] my, thy, our, your) -self (-selves), etc.
but 235
{0235} Prime
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
every man 1538
{1538} Prime
As if a superlative of ἕκας [[hekas]] (afar); each or every.
also 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
on the things y3588
[3588] Standard

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
of others. 2087
{2087} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; (an-, the) other or different.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Philippians 2:4

_ _ The oldest manuscripts read, “Not looking each of you (plural, Greek) on his own things (that is, not having regard solely to them), but each of you on the things of others” also. Compare Philippians 2:21; also Paul’s own example (Philippians 1:24).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Philippians 2:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Philippians 2:4

Aim not every one at his own things — Only. If so, ye have not bowels of mercies.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and [that] he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Romans 14:19-22 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. ... Hast thou faith? have [it] to thyself before God. Happy [is] he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth.
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
1 Corinthians 8:9-13 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. ... Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
1 Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's [wealth].
1 Corinthians 10:32-33 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: ... Even as I please all [men] in all [things], not seeking mine own profit, but the [profit] of many, that they may be saved.
1 Corinthians 12:22-26 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: ... And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5 Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, ... Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
2 Corinthians 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
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Mt 18:6. Ro 12:15; 14:19; 15:1. 1Co 8:9; 10:24, 32; 12:22; 13:4. 2Co 6:3; 11:29. Jm 2:8.

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