6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition
([a]definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
7 And God’s peace [shall be yours, that [b]tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ,
and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is,
that peace] which transcends all understanding shall [c]garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
14 And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony].
15 And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule act as umpire continually in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always].
16 Let the word spoken by Christ the Messiah have its home in your hearts and minds and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insightand intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with His grace in your hearts.
17 And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.