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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

Philippians 4:15

In the beginning of the gospel (en arxhi tou euaggeliou).
After he had wrought in Philippi (2 Thessalonians 2:13).

Had fellowship (ekoinwnhsen).
"Had partnership" (first aorist active indicative).

In the matter (eiv logon).
"As to an account." No other church opened an account with Paul.

Of giving and receiving (dosewv kai lhmpsewv).
Credit and debit. A mercantile metaphor repeated in verse 17 by eiv logon umwn (to your account). Paul had to keep books then with no other church, though later Thessalonica and Beroea joined Philippi in support of Paul's work in Corinth (2 Corinthians 11:8).

But ye only (ei mh umeiv monoi).
Not even Antioch contributed anything but good wishes and prayers for Paul's work (Acts 13:1-3).


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Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on Philippians 4:15". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=php&chapter=004&verse=015>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.