4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, 'rejoice.'
5 Let your forbearance be known to everyone; the Lord is at hand.
6 Never be anxious, but always make your requests known to God in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving;
7 so shall God's peace, that surpasses all our dreams, keep guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, keep in mind whatever is true, whatever is worthy, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is attractive, whatever is high-toned, all excellence, all merit.
9 Practise also what you have learned and received from me, what you heard me say and what you saw me do; then the God of peace will be with you.