Philippians 1:16
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New International Version
The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.

New Living Translation
They preach because they love me, for they know I have been appointed to defend the Good News.

English Standard Version
The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.

Berean Study Bible
The latter do so in love, knowing that I am appointed for defense of the gospel.

Berean Literal Bible
the ones indeed out of love, knowing that I am appointed for defense of the gospel;

New American Standard Bible
the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;

King James Bible
The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These do so out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;

International Standard Version
The latter are motivated by love, because they know that I have been appointed to defend the gospel.

NET Bible
The latter do so from love because they know that I am placed here for the defense of the gospel.

New Heart English Bible
The former insincerely proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because they know that I am appointed to defend The Gospel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who tell the message about Christ out of love know that God has put me here to defend the Good News.

New American Standard 1977
the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Some preach the Christ out of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add tribulation to my bonds,

King James 2000 Bible
The one preach Christ out of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

American King James Version
The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

American Standard Version
the one do it of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Some out of charity, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.

Darby Bible Translation
These indeed out of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the glad tidings;

English Revised Version
the one do it of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel:

Webster's Bible Translation
The one preach Christ from contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

Weymouth New Testament
These latter preach Him from love to me, knowing that I am here for the defence of the Good News;

World English Bible
The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;

Young's Literal Translation
the one, indeed, of rivalry the Christ do proclaim, not purely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds,
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
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 defense of the gospel. 17The former, however, preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing they can add to the distress of my chains.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 9:17
If my preaching is voluntary, I have a reward. But if it is not voluntary, I am still entrusted with a responsibility.

Philippians 1:5
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.

Philippians 1:7
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart. For in my chains and in my defense and confirmation of the gospel, you are all partners in grace with me.

Philippians 2:22
But you know Timothy's proven worth, that as a child with his father he has served with me to advance the gospel.

Philippians 4:3
Yes, and I ask you, my true yokefellow, to help these women who have labored with me for the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Philippians 4:15
And as you Philippians know, in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church but you partnered with me in the matter of giving and receiving.
Treasury of Scripture

The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

not sincerely. See on ver.

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2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of …

2 Corinthians 4:1,2 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, …

supposing.

Job 6:14 To him that is afflicted pity should be showed from his friend; but …

Job 16:4 I also could speak as you do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, …

Psalm 69:26 For they persecute him whom you have smitten; and they talk to the …

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