John Calvin Complete Commentary - Philippians 4:19 - 4:19

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John Calvin Complete Commentary - Philippians 4:19 - 4:19


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19My God will supply Some read impleat — in the optative May he supply. (258) While I do not reject this reading, I approve more of the other. He expressly makes mention of God as his, because he owns and acknowledges as done to himself whatever kindness is shewn to his servants. They had therefore been truly sowing in the Lord’ field, from which a sure and abundant harvest might be expected. Nor does he promise them merely a reward in the future life, but even in respect of the necessities of the present life: Do not think that you have impoverished yourselves; God, whom I serve, will abundantly furnish you with everything necessary for you.” The phrase, in glory, ought to be taken in place of the adverb gloriously, as meaning magnificently, or splendidly. He adds, however, by Christ, in whose name everything that we do is acceptable to God.



(258) “Comme si c’ vn souhait que sainct Paul feist;As if it were a wish that St. Paul expressed.”