New International Version
God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
King James Bible
For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
Darby Bible Translation
For God is my witness how I long after you all in the bowels of Christ Jesus.
World English Bible
For God is my witness, how I long after all of you in the tender mercies of Christ Jesus.
Young's Literal Translation
For God is my witness, how I long for you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For God is my record - I call God to witness that I have the strongest affection for you, and that I love you with that same kind of tender concern with which Christ loved the world when he gave himself for it; for I am even ready to be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, Philippians 2:17.
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LibraryFebruary 23. "For Me to Live is Christ and to Die is Gain" (Phil. I. 21).
"For me to live is Christ and to die is gain" (Phil. i. 21). The secret of a sound body is a sound heart, and the prayer of the Holy Ghost for us is, that we "may be in health and prosper even as our soul prospers." We find Paul in the Epistles to the Philippians expressing a sublime and holy indifference to the question of life or death. Indeed he is in a real strait, whether he would prefer "to depart and be with Christ," or to remain still in the flesh. The former would indeed be his sweetest …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
7Th Day. Sanctifying Grace.
Love and Discernment.
Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is on high.
God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!
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