Philippians 1:22
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New International Version
If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!

New Living Translation
But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don't know which is better.

English Standard Version
If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.

Berean Study Bible
But if I go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. So what shall I choose? I do not know.

Berean Literal Bible
But if I am to live in flesh, this is the fruit of labor for me. And what shall I choose? I do not know.

New American Standard Bible
But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose.

King James Bible
But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now if I live on in the flesh, this means fruitful work for me; and I don't know which one I should choose.

International Standard Version
Now if I continue living, fruitful labor is the result, so I do not know which I would prefer.

NET Bible
Now if I am to go on living in the body, this will mean productive work for me, yet I don't know which I prefer:

New Heart English Bible
But if I live on in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; yet I do not make known what I will choose.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But if also in this life of the flesh I have fruit in my work, I do not know what I shall choose for myself.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I continue to live in this life, my work will produce more results. I don't know which I would prefer.

New American Standard 1977
But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour, yet I do not know what to choose.

King James 2000 Bible
But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I know not.

American King James Version
But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I know not.

American Standard Version
But if to live in the flesh, -- if this shall bring fruit from my work, then what I shall choose I know not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if to live in the flesh, that is to me the fruit of labour, and what I shall choose I know not.

Darby Bible Translation
but if to live in flesh [is my lot], this is for me worth the while: and what I shall choose I cannot tell.

English Revised Version
But if to live in the flesh,--if this is the fruit of my work, then what I shall choose I wot not.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I know not.

Weymouth New Testament
But since to live means a longer stay on earth, that implies more labour for me--and not unsuccessful labour; and which I am to choose I cannot tell.

World English Bible
But if I live on in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; yet I don't know what I will choose.

Young's Literal Translation
And if to live in the flesh is to me a fruit of work, then what shall I choose? I know not;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:21-26 Death is a great loss to a carnal, worldly man, for he loses all his earthly comforts and all his hopes; but to a true believer it is gain, for it is the end of all his weakness and misery. It delivers him from all the evils of life, and brings him to possess the chief good. The apostle's difficulty was not between living in this world and living in heaven; between these two there is no comparison; but between serving Christ in this world and enjoying him in another. Not between two evil things, but between two good things; living to Christ and being with him. See the power of faith and of Divine grace; it can make us willing to die. In this world we are compassed with sin; but when with Christ, we shall escape sin and temptation, sorrow and death, for ever. But those who have most reason to desire to depart, should be willing to remain in the world as long as God has any work for them to do. And the more unexpected mercies are before they come, the more of God will be seen in them.
Study Bible
To Live is Christ
21For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22But if I go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. So what shall I choose? I do not know. 23I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better indeed.…
Cross References
Romans 1:13
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, how often I planned to come to you (but have been prevented from visiting until now), in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

Philippians 1:23
I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better indeed.
Treasury of Scripture

But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I know not.

live.

Philippians 1:24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ …

Colossians 2:1 For I would that you knew what great conflict I have for you, and …

1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to …

this.

Psalm 71:18 Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until …

Isaiah 38:18,19 For the grave cannot praise you, death can not celebrate you: they …

I wot.

Genesis 21:26 And Abimelech said, I know not who has done this thing; neither did …

Genesis 39:8 But he refused, and said to his master's wife, Behold, my master …

Exodus 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the …

Acts 3:17 And now, brothers, I know that through ignorance you did it, as did …

Romans 11:2 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not …

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