Philippians 1:24
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New International Version
but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.

New Living Translation
But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live.

English Standard Version
But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.

Berean Study Bible
But it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.

Berean Literal Bible
but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.

New American Standard Bible
yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.

King James Bible
Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you.

International Standard Version
But for your sake it is better that I remain alive.

NET Bible
but it is more vital for your sake that I remain in the body.

New Heart English Bible
Yet, to remain in the flesh is more needful for your sake.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But also to remain in my body is pressing business for me because of you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But for your sake it's better that I remain in this life.

New American Standard 1977
yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.

Jubilee Bible 2000
nevertheless, to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

King James 2000 Bible
Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

American King James Version
Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

American Standard Version
yet to abide in the flesh is more needful for your sake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But to abide still in the flesh, is needful for you.

Darby Bible Translation
but remaining in the flesh [is] more necessary for your sakes;

English Revised Version
yet to abide in the flesh is more needful for your sake.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nevertheless, to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

Weymouth New Testament
But for your sakes it is more important that I should still remain in the body.

World English Bible
Yet, to remain in the flesh is more needful for your sake.

Young's Literal Translation
and to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account,
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
23I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better indeed. 24But it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 25Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,…
Cross References
Philippians 1:23
I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better indeed.

Philippians 1:25
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,
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