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 profit 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 the gift itself, but I do seek the profit which increases to your [heavenly] account [the blessing which is accumulating for you].

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.

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
Not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

I desire
ἐπιζητέω 
Epizeteo 
ἐπιζητέω 
Epizeteo 
Usage: 8
Usage: 8

a gift
δόμα 
Doma 
Usage: 2

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
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 ye sent once and again unto my necessity. 17 Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account. 18 But I have all and abound; I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.


Cross References

Malachi 1:10

Who is there even among you that would shut the doors or tend the fire on my altar for free? I have no pleasure in you, said the LORD of the hosts, neither will the offering from your hand be agreeable unto me.

Titus 3:14

And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they not be unfruitful.

Proverbs 19:17

He that gives unto the poor lends unto the LORD, and he will give him his reward.

Micah 7:1

Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.

Matthew 10:40-42

He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.

Matthew 25:34-40

Then shall the King say unto those on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;

Luke 14:12-14

Then said he also to him that invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen nor thy rich neighbours, lest they also invite thee again, and a recompense be made thee.

John 15:8

In this is my Father clarified, in that ye bear much fruit; and in this manner ye shall be my disciples.

John 15:16

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it unto you.

Acts 20:33-34

I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel.

Romans 15:28

So that, when I have concluded this and have delivered unto them this fruit, I will come by you unto Spain.

1 Corinthians 9:11-15

If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap material things from you?

2 Corinthians 9:5

Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would first go unto you and prepare beforehand your blessing, of which ye had given notice before that the same might be ready as a blessing, and not as of covetousness.

2 Corinthians 9:9-13

As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor; his righteousness remains for ever.

2 Corinthians 11:16

I say again, Let no one think me a fool if otherwise, receive me as a fool, that I may yet glory a little.

Philippians 1:11

being filled with fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 4:11

Not that I speak in respect of want, for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we were never flatterers in the word, as ye know, nor tainted with covetousness, God is witness,

1 Timothy 3:3

not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain, but gentle, not contentious, not covetous;

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is the root of all evil, which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Titus 1:7

For the bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God; not arrogant, not quick to anger, not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain,

Hebrews 6:10

For God is not unjust to forget your work and labour of charity which ye have showed in his name, having helped the saints and helping them.

1 Peter 5:2

Feed the flock of God which is among you, caring for her, not by force, but willingly; not for shameful lucre, but with willing desire;

2 Peter 2:3

and in covetousness they shall make merchandise of you with feigned words, upon whom the condemnation from a long time ago does not delay, and their perdition does not sleep.

2 Peter 2:15

who forsaking the right way have erred, having followed the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,

Jude 1:11

Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

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