Philippians 1:15
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New International Version
It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.

New Living Translation
It's true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives.

English Standard Version
Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will.

Berean Study Bible
It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.

Berean Literal Bible
For some, even from envy and strife, are proclaiming Christ, but some also from goodwill--

New American Standard Bible
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

King James Bible
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
To be sure, some preach Christ out of envy and strife, but others out of good will.

International Standard Version
Some are preaching the Messiah because of jealousy and dissension, while others do so because of their good will.

NET Bible
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill.

New Heart English Bible
Some indeed proclaim Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And some men are preaching The Messiah out of envy and contention, and some in good will and in love,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some people tell the message about Christ because of their jealousy and envy. Others tell the message about him because of their good will.

New American Standard 1977
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Some indeed preach the Christ even out of envy and strife, but others also out of good will.

King James 2000 Bible
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

American King James Version
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

American Standard Version
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Some indeed, even out of envy and contention; but some also for good will preach Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
Some indeed also for envy and strife, but some also for good will, preach the Christ.

English Revised Version
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

Webster's Bible Translation
Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife; and some also from good will.

Weymouth New Testament
Some indeed actually preach Christ out of envy and contentiousness but there are also others who do it from good will.

World English Bible
Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.

Young's Literal Translation
Certain, indeed, even through envy and contention, and certain also through good-will, do preach the Christ;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:12-20 The apostle was a prisoner at Rome; and to take off the offence of the cross, he shows the wisdom and goodness of God in his sufferings. These things made him known, where he would never have otherwise been known; and led some to inquire after the gospel. He suffered from false friends, as well as from enemies. How wretched the temper of those who preached Christ out of envy and contention, and to add affliction to the bonds that oppressed this best of men! The apostle was easy in the midst of all. Since our troubles may tend to the good of many, we ought to rejoice. Whatever turns to our salvation, is by the Spirit of Christ; and prayer is the appointed means of seeking for it. Our earnest expectation and hope should not be to be honoured of men, or to escape the cross, but to be upheld amidst temptation, contempt, and affliction. Let us leave it to Christ, which way he will make us serviceable to his glory, whether by labour or suffering, by diligence or patience, by living to his honour in working for him, or dying to his honour in suffering for him.
Study Bible
Paul's Trials Advance the Gospel
14And most of the brothers, confident in the Lord by my chains, now dare more greatly to speak the word without fear. 15It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16The latter do so in love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.…
Cross References
Romans 2:8
But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow wickedness, there will be wrath and anger.

2 Corinthians 11:13
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

preach.

Philippians 1:16,18 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to …

Acts 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach …

Acts 8:5,35 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ to them…

Acts 9:20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace …

Acts 11:20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they …

1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and …

2 Corinthians 1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, …

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves …

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was …

even.

Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness …

Matthew 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad …

Romans 16:17,18 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and …

1 Corinthians 3:3,4 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and …

1 Corinthians 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give …

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, …

Galatians 2:4 And that because of false brothers unawares brought in, who came …

James 4:5,6 Do you think that the scripture said in vain, The spirit that dwells …

and.

Philippians 1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel.

1 Peter 5:2-4 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, …

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