Whatsoever things are honest - Ὁσα σεμνα· Whatever is grave, decent, and venerable. The Vulgate Latin and Arabic versions render it, "whatsoever things are holy"; which are agreeable to the holy nature, law, and will of God, and which tend to promote holiness of heart and life: whatsoever are lovely; which are amiable in themselves, and to be found even among mere moral men, as in the young man whom Christ as man is said to love, Mark 10:21; and which serve to cultivate and increase love, friendship, and amity among men; and which things also are grateful to God and lovely in his sight, in opposition to all contention, strife, wrath, and hatred: whatsoever things are of good report; are well spoken of, and tend to get and establish a good name, which is better than precious ointment, Ecclesiastes 7:1; for though a good name, credit, and reputation among men, are to be sacrificed for the sake of Christ when called for; yet care is to be taken to preserve them by doing things which may secure them, and cause professors of religion to be well reported of; and which beautiful in all, and absolutely necessary in some: if there be any virtue; anywhere, among any persons whatever, in opposition to vice: and if there be any praise; that is praiseworthy among men, and deserves commendation, even though in an unjust steward, Luke 16:8, it should be regarded. to loipon- or as a final counsel or exhortation. Prenons courage, la victoire est à notre portée! It is to be remembered that the people of the world, in estimating a person‘s character, affix much more importance to the virtues of justice and honesty than they do to regularity in observing the ordinances of religion; and therefore if a Christian would make an impression on his fellow-men favorable to religion, it is indispensable that he manifest uncorrupted integrity in his dealings.Whatsoever things are pure - Chaste - in thought, in feeling, and in the conversation between the sexes; compare the notes at 1 Timothy 5:2.Whatsoever things are lovely - The word used here means properly what is dear to anyone; then what is pleasing. ν πᾶσʼ ἀρετή ἐστι, Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Ce sont des paroles de toute beauté. Go to. Php 4:8-9. In the New Testament it is rendered “grave” in, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Text and Manuscripts of the New Testament. courtesy, urbanity, kindness, respect for parents, purity between brothers and sisters, are among those virtues, and the Christian should be a pattern and an example in them all. A. Godly Thinking (v. 7) And yet it is to be regretted that there are many persons who make no pretensions to piety, who far surpass many professors of religion in the virtue here commended. Si nous lisons Sa Parole et la méditons, nous aurons la pensée de Christ. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Here it means what is amiable - such a temper of mind that one can love it; or such as to be agreeable to others. As applied to people, it commonly means grave, dignified, worthy of veneration or regard. Instead of ει τις επαινος, if there be any praise, several eminent MSS., as D*EFG, add επιστημης, of knowledge; and the Vulgate and the Itala have disciplinae, of discipline; but none of these appear to be an original reading. Philippians 4:8-9 MSG. Il est véritablement le secret d’une vie remplie de joie !