Thursday, January 24, 2013

"Think on these things"


"Think on these things"
Originally uploaded by gwilmore

Sometimes the news or personal stuff can get me down, and then one of my favorite Bible verses, Philippians 4:8, gives me timely and timeless advice on what to think about.

I like different Bible translations and find them fascinating in the words they use, and the subtle differences the choice of words gives. The meaning remains true, in each case.

Here is one:

"Whatsoever things are true,

Whatsoever things are honest,

Whatsoever things are pure,

Whatsoever things are lovely,

Whatsoever things are of good report,

If there be any virtue and if there be any praise, think on these things." KJV

This is also Philippians 4:8 from the NIV.

"Finally brothers, whatever is true

Whatever is noble,

Whatever is right,

Whatever is pure,

Whatever is lovely,

Whatever is admirable,

If anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things."

26 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Amen! xo

It's Just Dottie said...

So lovely to read today. Our God is so good.

Simone said...

Love those verses! I also like reading different translations.

Denise said...

Amen, amen.

Crystal Mary said...

They are all good words aren't they. So in the end they come to the same conclusion. BE BEYOND REPROACH.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

One of my favorite scripture verses. I love the KJV of the Bible.

May I 'think on those things' all the day long.

FlowerLady

Chatty Crone said...

I love those particular verses in the Bible. So true.

High Heeled Life said...

Wonderful reminders ... thank you my friend. Wishing you a great week-end..xo HHL

Wanda said...

One of my favorite memory verses too. What a great way to cleanse our minds...words like that. And to really dwell on them. Camp on them. Make them your own.

Thanks!

Carol Z said...

(I believe) St. Augustine said, "We become that which we love." There are days I just have to turn off the news, and focus on more positive things. Have a bright and blessed day!

Amrita said...

Blessings for you Terra

myletterstoemily said...

this is fun that we both posted about
the king james today! yours was, of
course, better!

Debbie said...

This is one of my all time favorite verses in the Bible no matter what translation you quote it from! Love it! And it just proves to be so true. IF we set our minds on THESE things, THEN the peace of God is ours! Just doesn't get any better!

Have a lovely day! Blessings!

Pondside said...

Those words are timeless - anywhere, anytime, any circumstance. I'm glad they are helping you through a bad patch - you couldn't have better support!

Lady Jane said...

Thanks for the reminder to reflect on the good and not all the bad we have coming at us all the time.

S. Etole said...

I keep this verse posted on my frig. It's so easy to let our minds wander.

Teri Casper said...

Wise thoughtful words indeed
Thanks for the visit.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

One of my own very favorite passages. blessings to you for reminding us!

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing those words of wisdom....Scripture brings words of comfort and healing and so much more. God has provided all we will need....

Regine Karpel said...

Wonderful!
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Susan said...

Hi Terra...Thanks so much for your visit and comment on my blog! Love your visits. Liked the verse, too. So true. Susan

Jennifer Beaudet said...

This is interesting and very beautiful. Thank you for visiting the other day! Have a great day!:)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey I need to come by here more often.
Such wisdom to remember
Love
Maggie

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

God is Good...both tranlations are beautiful...and True!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Thank you for these lovely verses. I guess I am one of the few who have definite preferences in translations. I do not mind those which use more words...more reflection opportunities...more chance to apply the thought to situations...but I love the idea that a sentiment can be expressed in so many ways and still have the power of God's voice. Linda

David C Brown said...

Each one is a description of Christ!