Philippians 1:17
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New International Version
The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.

New Living Translation
Those others do not have pure motives as they preach about Christ. They preach with selfish ambition, not sincerely, intending to make my chains more painful to me.

English Standard Version
The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.

Berean Study Bible
The former, however, preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing they can add to the distress of my chains.

Berean Literal Bible
but the others are proclaiming Christ out of selfish ambition, not purely, supposing to add tribulation to my chains.

New American Standard Bible
the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.

King James Bible
But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the others proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely, seeking to cause me anxiety in my imprisonment.

International Standard Version
The former proclaim the Messiah because they are selfishly ambitious and insincere, thinking that they will stir up trouble for me during my imprisonment.

NET Bible
The former proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, because they think they can cause trouble for me in my imprisonment.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But those who preach The Messiah by contention, insincerely, only hope to add suffering to my imprisonment.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the others are insincere. They tell the message about Christ out of selfish ambition in order to stir up trouble for me while I'm in prison.

New American Standard 1977
the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but the others out of charity, knowing that I am placed here for the defense of the gospel.

King James 2000 Bible
But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel.

American King James Version
But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel.

American Standard Version
but the other proclaim Christ of faction, not sincerely, thinking to raise up affliction for me in my bonds.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And some out of contention preach Christ not sincerely: supposing that they raise affliction to my bands.

Darby Bible Translation
but those out of contention, announce the Christ, not purely, supposing to arouse tribulation for my bonds.

English Revised Version
but the other proclaim Christ of faction, not sincerely, thinking to raise up affliction for me in my bonds.

Webster's Bible Translation
But the other from love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel.

Weymouth New Testament
while the others proclaim Him from motives of rivalry, and insincerely, supposing that by this they are embittering my imprisonment.

World English Bible
but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Good News.

Young's Literal Translation
and the other out of love, having known that for defence of the good news I am set:
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
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. 18What, then, is the issue? Only that in every way, whether by false motives or true, Christ is preached. And in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,…
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.

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 1:18
What, then, is the issue? Only that in every way, whether by false motives or true, Christ is preached. And in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,

Philippians 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves.

2 Timothy 2:9
for which I suffer to the extent of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained!
Treasury of Scripture

But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel.

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Philippians 1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have …

Romans 1:13-17 Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that oftentimes I purposed …

1 Corinthians 9:16,17 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity …

Galatians 2:7,8 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision …

1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the …

2 Timothy 1:11,12 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher …

2 Timothy 4:6,7 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand…

Luke 21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what you …

Acts 22:1 Men, brothers, and fathers, hear you my defense which I make now to you.

Acts 26:1,24 Then Agrippa said to Paul, You are permitted to speak for yourself. …

2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: …

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