Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account.

King James Version

Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Holman Bible

Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that is increasing to your account.

International Standard Version

It is not that I am looking for a gift. No, I want to see that you receive the fruit that increases to your benefit.

A Conservative Version

Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.

American Standard Version

Not that I seek for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that increaseth to your account.

Amplified

Not that I seek or am eager for [your] gift, but I do seek and am eager for the fruit which increases to your credit [the harvest of blessing that is accumulating to your account].

An Understandable Version

[Now] it is not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for the benefit that [such a gift] will add to your [spiritual] account [with God].

Anderson New Testament

Not that I seek a gift; but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Bible in Basic English

Not that I am looking for an offering, but for fruit which may be put to your credit.

Common New Testament

Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account.

Daniel Mace New Testament

not that I desire a present; but what I desire is, that the fruits of your liberality may greatly redound to your own account.

Darby Translation

Not that I seek gift, but I seek fruit abounding to your account.

Godbey New Testament

Not that I seek a gift; but I seek fruit abounding to your credit.

Goodspeed New Testament

Not that I want your gifts, but I want you to have the profits that will accumulate to your credit.

John Wesley New Testament

Not that I desire a gift, but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Not because I desire a gift, but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Julia Smith Translation

Not that I covet a gift: but I covet fruit abounding to your word.

King James 2000

Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Not that I seek the gift, but I seek for the profit that increases to your account.

Modern King James verseion

I do not say this because I desire a gift, but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

not that I desire gifts: but I desire abundant fruit on your part.

Moffatt New Testament

It is not the money I am anxious for; what I am anxious for is the interest that accumulates in this way to your divine credit!

Montgomery New Testament

It is not your gifts I am eager for, but I am eager for the abundant profit that accrues to your divine account.

NET Bible

I do not say this because I am seeking a gift. Rather, I seek the credit that abounds to your account.

New Heart English Bible

Not that I seek for the gift, but I seek for the fruit that increases to your account.

Noyes New Testament

Not that I seek for such a gift, but I do seek for fruit that may abound to your account.

Sawyer New Testament

Not that I desire a gift, but I desire the fruit which abounds to your account.

The Emphasized Bible

Not that I seek after the gift, but I seek after the fruit that is to abound unto your account.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Not that I am anxious for a gift; but I am anxious to see fruit abounding on your account.

Twentieth Century New Testament

It is not that I am anxious for your gifts, but I am anxious to see the abundant return that will be placed to your account. I have enough of everything, and to spare.

Webster

Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Weymouth New Testament

Not that I crave for gifts from you, but I do want to see abundant fruit bring you honour.

Williams New Testament

It is not your gift that I want, but I do want the profits to pile up to your credit.

World English Bible

Not that I seek for the gift, but I seek for the fruit that increases to your account.

Worrell New Testament

Not that I am seeking for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that abounds to your account.

Worsley New Testament

Not that I desire a gift, but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

Youngs Literal Translation

not that I seek after the gift, but I seek after the fruit that is overflowing to your account;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

ἐπιζητέω 
Epizeteo 
ἐπιζητέω 
Epizeteo 
Usage: 8
Usage: 8

a gift
δόμα 
Doma 
Usage: 2

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
Usage: 461

καρπός 
Karpos 
Usage: 25

πλεονάζω 
Pleonazo 
Usage: 9

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

Devotionals

Devotionals about Philippians 4:17

Context Readings

Support For Paul's Ministry

16 for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. 17 Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account. 18 But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.


Cross References

Malachi 1:10

"Oh that there were one among you who would shut the gates, that you might not uselessly kindle fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you," says the LORD of hosts, "nor will I accept an offering from you.

Titus 3:14

Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.

Proverbs 19:17

One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.

Micah 7:1

Woe is me! For I am Like the fruit pickers, like the grape gatherers There is not a cluster of grapes to eat, Or a first-ripe fig which I crave.

Matthew 10:40-42

"He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.

Matthew 25:34-40

"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Luke 14:12-14

And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment.

John 15:8

"My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.

John 15:16

"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.

Acts 20:33-34

"I have coveted no one's silver or gold or clothes.

Romans 15:28

Therefore, when I have finished this, and have put my seal on this fruit of theirs, I will go on by way of you to Spain.

1 Corinthians 9:11-15

If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you?

2 Corinthians 9:5

So I thought it necessary to urge the brethren that they would go on ahead to you and arrange beforehand your previously promised bountiful gift, so that the same would be ready as a bountiful gift and not affected by covetousness.

2 Corinthians 9:9-13

as it is written, "HE SCATTERED ABROAD, HE GAVE TO THE POOR, HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES FOREVER."

2 Corinthians 11:16

Again I say, let no one think me foolish; but if you do, receive me even as foolish, so that I also may boast a little.

Philippians 1:11

having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 4:11

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed--God is witness--

1 Timothy 3:3

not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Titus 1:7

For the overseer must be above reproach as God's steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,

Hebrews 6:10

For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.

1 Peter 5:2

shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;

2 Peter 2:3

and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

2 Peter 2:15

forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

Jude 1:11

Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for pay they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.



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