Philippians 1:25
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New International Version
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,

New Living Translation
Knowing this, I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your faith.

English Standard Version
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,

Berean Study Bible
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,

Berean Literal Bible
And having been persuaded of this, I know that I will remain and will continue with all of you for your progress and joy of the faith,

New American Standard Bible
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith,

King James Bible
And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Since I am persuaded of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,

International Standard Version
Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will continue to live and be with all of you, so you will mature in the faith and know joy in it.

NET Bible
And since I am sure of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for the sake of your progress and joy in the faith,

New Heart English Bible
Having this confidence, I know that I will remain, yes, and remain with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And this I know confidently, that I remain and continue for your joy and for the growth of your faith.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Since I'm convinced of this, I know that I will continue to live and be with all of you. This will help you to grow and be joyful in your faith.

New American Standard 1977
And convinced of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith,

King James 2000 Bible
And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;

American King James Version
And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;

American Standard Version
And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide, yea, and abide with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide, and continue with you all, for your furtherance and joy of faith:

Darby Bible Translation
and having confidence of this, I know that I shall remain and abide along with you all, for your progress and joy in faith;

English Revised Version
And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide, yea, and abide with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith;

Webster's Bible Translation
And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;

Weymouth New Testament
I am convinced of this, and I know that I shall remain, and shall go on working side by side with you all, to promote your progress and joy in the faith;

World English Bible
Having this confidence, I know that I will remain, yes, and remain with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,

Young's Literal Translation
and of this being persuaded, I have known that I shall remain and continue with you all, to your advancement and joy of the faith,
Study Bible
To Live is Christ
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, 26so that through my coming to you again, your exultation in Christ Jesus will resound on account of me.…
Cross References
Philippians 1:24
But it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.

Philippians 2:24
And I trust in the Lord that I myself will come soon.

Philemon 1:22
In the meantime, prepare a guest room for me, because I hope that through your prayers, I will be restored to you.
Treasury of Scripture

And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;

confidence.

Philippians 2:24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.

Acts 20:25 And now, behold, I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching …

for.

Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not: and when you …

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of …

Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted …

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue …

Romans 1:11,12 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, …

Romans 15:18,29 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ …

2 Corinthians 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of …

Ephesians 4:11-13 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; …

joy.

Psalm 60:6 God has spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, …

Romans 5:2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, …

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, …

1 Peter 1:8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, …

(25) I know.--The word is not to be pressed too far. It is simply, "I feel certain;" and it is obvious to remark that in Acts 20:25 it is used by St. Paul of a conviction (that he would "see the face" of the Ephesians "no more") which, so far as we can follow out the history, was not verified. The apostolic inspiration, like the apostolic power of miracle, was a gift relative to the apostolic work, not necessarily extending beyond it.

Abide and continue with you.--The latter verb is in the original a compound of the former, "I shall abide," and "shall abide side by side with you." It was for their sakes that it was needful for him to live. Hence to the simple idea "I shall abide," it was natural to add at once the phrase "with you," or "for you," as explaining the very object of his abiding in the flesh.

For your furtherance and joy of faith.--In these words St. Paul's presence with them is spoken of, first, as in some degree necessary for their spiritual advance; next, as being to them a gift of God for their joy and comfort, even beyond what was actually necessary. (See the next verse.)

Verse 25. - And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all. Being persuaded of this, that my life is needful for you; or, as others render, "And this I certainly, confidently know." The first translation seems preferable, for St. Paul's assurance does not seem to rest on direct inspiration, but on a calculation of probabilities. The apostles could not always foresee their own future (Acts 20:22). Bishop Lightfoot says, "The same word οϊδα is used Acts 20:25, where he expresses his belief that he shall not see his Asiatic converts again. Viewed as infallible presentiments, the two are hardly reconcilable; for the one assumes, the other negatives, his release. The assurance here recorded was fulfilled (1 Timothy 1:3); while the presentiment there expressed was overruled by events (2 Timothy 1:15, 18; 2 Timothy 4:20)." For your furtherance and joy of faith; for the progress and joy of your faith, that you may continually increase in faith and take delight in it. Joy is the key-note of this Epistle. And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide,.... In the flesh, in the body, live a little longer in the world. These words must be understood either of a certain infallible knowledge, arising from a divine revelation, and a firm persuasion and confidence founded upon that which the apostle had, of his being delivered from his bonds, and spared a little longer for further usefulness among the churches; and accordingly some have thought that he was after this set at liberty, and travelled through several countries preaching the Gospel, and after that was committed to prison and suffered death; but of this there is no sufficient proof: or rather therefore of a conjectural knowledge arising from the present state of things, and his view of it; being willing to hope, and persuade himself that he should be delivered from his confinement, and his life be spared for the good of the interest of Christ, and the glory of his name; it being what his heart was set upon, and he was very desirous of:

and continue with you all; not only with the Philippians, but other saints, and other churches, who were dear to him, and he to them; though he may mean more especially these believers:

for your furtherance, or "profiting"; in divine and spiritual things, in the knowledge of Christ, and the truths of the Gospel:

and joy of faith; for the furtherance, or increase of that joy which faith is attended with, and which springs from it; for true solid joy springs from faith in the person, blood, righteousness, and atonement of Christ; and is what may be increased, and is often done by and through the ministry of the word, and the ministers of the Gospel; who do not pretend to a dominion over the faith of men, only to be helpers of their joy, as they sometimes are, as also of their faith, which as it comes by hearing is increased the same way. The phrase is Jewish; mention is made in the writings of the Jews (f) of , "the joy of faith",

(f) Zohar in Gen. fol. 113. 4. & in Exod. fol. 36. 4. 25. Translate, "And being confident of this."

I know, etc.—by prophetical intimations of the Spirit. He did not yet know the issue, as far as human appearances were concerned (Php 2:23). He doubtless returned from his first captivity to Philippi (Heb 13:19; Phm 22).

joy of faith—Greek, "joy in your faith."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.
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