Philippians 1:13
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English Standard Version
so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ.

King James Bible
So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;

American Standard Version
so that my bonds became manifest in Christ throughout the whole praetorian guard, and to all the rest;

Douay-Rheims Bible
So that my bands are made manifest in Christ, in all the court, and in all other places;

English Revised Version
so that my bonds became manifest in Christ throughout the whole praetorian guard, and to all the rest;

Webster's Bible Translation
So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places;

Weymouth New Testament
And thus it has become notorious among all the Imperial Guards, and everywhere, that it is for the sake of Christ that I am a prisoner;

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Vincent's Word Studies

My bonds in Christ are manifest (τοὺς δεσμούς μου φανεροὺς ἐν Χριστῷ γενέσθαι)

Bonds and Christ, in the Greek, are too far apart to be construed together. Better, as Rev., my bonds became manifest in Christ. His imprisonment became known as connected with Christ. It was understood to be for Christ's sake. His bonds were not hidden as though he were an ordinary prisoner. His very captivity proclaimed Christ.

In all the palace (ἐν ὅλῳ τῷ πραιτωρίῳ)

Rev., throughout the whole praetorian guard. So Lightfoot, Dwight, Farrar. This appears to be the correct rendering. The other explanations are, the imperial residence on the Palatine, so A.V.; the praetorian barracks attached to the palace, so Eadie, Ellicott, Lumby, and Alford; the praetortan camp on the east of the city, so Meyer.

The first explanation leaves the place of Paul's confinement uncertain. It may have been in the camp of the Praetorians, which was large enough to contain within its precincts lodgings for prisoners under military custody, so that Paul could dwell "in his own hired house," Acts 28:30. This would be difficult to explain on the assumption that Paul was confined in the barracks or within the palace precincts.

The Praetorians, forming the imperial guard, were picked men, ten thousand in number, and all of Italian birth. The body was instituted by Augustus and was called by him praetoriae cohortes, praetorian cohorts, in imitation of the select troop which attended the person of the praetor or Roman general. Augustus originally stationed only three thousand of them, three cohorts, at Rome, and dispersed the remainder in the adjacent Italian towns. Under Tiberius they were all assembled at Rome in a fortified camp. They were distinguished by double pay and special privileges. Their term of service was originally twelve years, afterward increased to sixteen. On completing his term, each soldier received a little over eight hundred dollars. They all seem to have had the same rank as centurions in the regular legions. They became the most powerful body in the state; the emperors were obliged to court their favor, and each emperor on his accession was expected to bestow on them a liberal donative. After the death of Pertinax (a.d. 193) they put up the empire at public sale, and knocked it down to Didius Julianus. They were disbanded the same year on the accession of Severus, and were banished; but were restored by that emperor on a new plan, and increased to four times their original number. They were finally suppressed by Constantine.

The apostle was under the charge of these troops, the soldiers relieving each other in mounting guard over the prisoner, who was attached to his guard's hand by a chain. In the allusion to his bonds, Ephesians 6:20, he uses the specific word for the coupling-chain. His contact with the different members of the corps in succession, explains the statement that his bonds had become manifest throughout the praetorian guard.

In all other places (τοῖς λοιποῖς πᾶσιν)

Rev., correctly, to all the rest; that is, to all others besides the Praetorians.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Acts 20:23,24 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me...

Acts 21:11-13 And when he was come to us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus said the Holy Ghost...

Acts 26:29,31 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only you, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am...

Acts 28:17,20 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said to them...

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called,

Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Colossians 4:3-18 With praying also for us, that God would open to us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds...

in Christ. or, for Christ.

1 Peter 4:12-16 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you...

the palace. or, Caesar's court.

Philippians 4:22 All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.

in all other places. or, to all others.

1 Thessalonians 1:8,9 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia...

Cross References
Acts 28:30
He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him,

Philippians 1:7
It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel.

Philippians 1:30
engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

2 Timothy 2:9
for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound!

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