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Philippians 4:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Now unto our God and Father [be] the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Now unto God and our Father [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Now to our God and Father [be] the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Now to God and our Father [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But to our God and Father [be] glory to the ages of ages. Amen.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Now, unto our God and Father, be the glory—unto the ages of ages. Amen!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and to God, even our Father, [is] the glory—to the ages of the ages. Amen.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Now to God and our Father be glory, world without end. Amen.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Now vnto God and our Father be glory for euer and euer. Amen.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— To Aloha our Father be praise and glory to the age of ages. Amen.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And to God our Father, be glory and honor, for ever and ever. Amen.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Now 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
unto God 2316
{2316} Prime
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
and 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.
our 2257
{2257} Prime
Genitive plural of G1473; of (or from) us.
Father 3962
{3962} Prime
Apparently a primary word; a 'father' (literally or figuratively, near or more remote).
[be] glory 1391
{1391} Prime
From the base of G1380; glory (as very apparent), in a wide application (literally or figuratively, objectively or subjectively).
for y1519
[1519] Standard
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
ever y165
[0165] Standard
From the same as G0104; properly an age; by extension perpetuity (also past); by implication the world; specifically (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future).
and ever. 165
{0165} Prime
From the same as G0104; properly an age; by extension perpetuity (also past); by implication the world; specifically (Jewish) a Messianic period (present or future).
(1519) Complement
A primary preposition; to or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases.
Amen. 281
{0281} Prime
Of Hebrew origin [H0543]; properly firm, that is, (figuratively) trustworthy; adverbially surely (often as interjection so be it).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Philippians 4:20

_ _ God and our Father — Translate, “Unto our God and Father.

_ _ be glory — rather as the Greek, “be the glory.” Not to us, but to Him be “the glory” alike of your gift, and of His gracious recompense to you.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Philippians 4:20-23

_ _ The apostle concludes the epistle in these verses,

_ _ 1. With praises to God: Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever, Amen, Philippians 4:20. Observe, (1.) God is to be considered by us as our Father: Now unto God and our Father. It is a great condescension and favour in God to own the relation of Father to sinners, and allow us to say to him, Our Father; and it is a title peculiar to the gospel dispensation. It is also a great privilege and encouragement to us to consider him as our Father, as one so nearly related and who bears so tender an affection towards us. We should look upon God, under all our weaknesses and fears, not as a tyrant or an enemy, but as a Father, who is disposed to pity us and help us. (2.) We must ascribe glory to God as a Father, the glory of his own excellence and of all his mercy unto us. We must thankfully own the receipt of all from him, and give the praise of all to him. And our praise must be constant and perpetual; it must be glory for ever and ever.

_ _ 2. With salutations to his friends at Philippi: “Salute every saint in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:21); give my hearty love to all the Christians in your parts.” He desires remembrances not only to the bishops and deacons, and the church in general, but to every particular saint. Paul had a kind affection to all good Christians.

_ _ 3. He sends salutations from those who were at Rome: “The brethren who are with me salute you; the ministers, and all the saints here, send their affectionate remembrances to you. Chiefly those who are of Caesar's household; the Christian converts who belonged to the emperor's court.” Observe, (1.) There were saints in Caesar's household. Though Paul was imprisoned at Rome, for preaching the gospel, by the emperor's command, yet there were some Christians in his own family. The gospel early obtained among some of the rich and great. Perhaps the apostle fared the better, and received some favour, by means of his friends at court. (2.) Chiefly those, etc. Observe, They, being bred at court, were more complaisant than the rest. See what an ornament to religion sanctified civility is.

_ _ 4. The apostolical benediction, as usual: “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all, Amen. The free favour and good will of Christ be your portion and happiness.”

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Psalms 72:19 And blessed [be] his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled [with] his glory; Amen, and Amen.
Psalms 115:1 Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, [and] for thy truth's sake.
Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Romans 11:36 For of him, and through him, and to him, [are] all things: to whom [be] glory for ever. Amen.
Romans 16:27 To God only wise, [be] glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. [[[Written to the Romans from Corinthus, [and sent] by Phebe servant of the church at Cenchrea.]]]
Galatians 1:5 To whom [be] glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 3:21 Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
1 Timothy 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, [be] honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
Revelation 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 4:9-11 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, ... Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Revelation 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
Revelation 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, [be] unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.


Philippians 4:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [be] with you all. Amen. [[[To [the] Philippians written from Rome, by Epaphroditus.]]]
Matthew 6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.
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