Philippians 4:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Philippians 4:19, NIV: "And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:19, ESV: "And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:19, KJV: "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:19, NASB: "And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:19, NLT: "And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:19, CSB: "And my God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus."

What does Philippians 4:19 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

In his conclusion of thanks to his readers, Paul encourages them. Paul was confident that God would meet their needs because they were generous in their giving. This is not a promise of wealth, or even an easy life. Rather, the concept of "need" has to be considered according to God's will. What we "need" and what we "want" are not always the same thing. That being said, God tends to bless those who will use the resources they have according to His purposes. This is something Paul observed specifically happening with the Philippians.

Their needs would be met through Christ, the one who made and controlled all things. They would never lack with Christ as their provider. From the earliest pages of Scripture, God has been known as the Lord who will provide (Genesis 22:14), affirmed by Peter as well (2 Peter 1:11). As Paul noted in 2 Corinthians 9:10, "He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness."