Philippians 1:14
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English Standard Version
And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

King James Bible
And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

American Standard Version
and that most of the brethren in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And many of the brethren in the Lord, growing confident by my bands, are much more bold to speak the word of God without fear.

English Revised Version
and that most of the brethren in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear.

Webster's Bible Translation
And many of the brethren in the Lord, becoming confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Weymouth New Testament
and the greater part of the brethren, made confident in the Lord through my imprisonment, now speak of God's Message without fear, more boldly than ever.

Philippians 1:14 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Many (τοὺς πλείονας)

Rev., correctly, the most. Lit., the more. Implying that there were a few who held back.

Brethren in the Lord

In the Lord should be rather connected with being confident. The expression brethren in the Lord does not occur in the New Testament; while to have confidence in one in the Lord is found Galatians 5:10; 2 Thessalonians 3:4; compare Philippians 2:24. In the Lord is thus emphatic. It may be correlative with in Christ, Philippians 1:13; but this is not certain. In the Lord trusting my bonds, signifies that the bonds awaken confidence as being the practical testimony to the power of the Gospel for which Paul is imprisoned, and therefore an encouragement to their faith.

Are much more bold (περισσοτέρως τολμᾶν)

Rev., more abundantly bold, thus holding more closely to the literal meaning of the adverb. For are bold, see on 2 Corinthians 10:2. The boldness required to profess Christ within the precincts of the palace is illustrated by the graffito or wall-scribble discovered in 1857 among the ruins on the Palatine. It is a caricature of Christ on the cross, with an ass's head, while on the left appears a christian youth in an attitude of adoration. Underneath are scrawled the words Alexamenos worships God.

To speak (λαλεῖν)

The verb denotes the fact rather than the substance of speaking. See on Matthew 28:18. They have broken silence.

Philippians 1:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

brethren.

Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brothers dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

Colossians 4:7 All my state shall Tychicus declare to you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellow servant in the Lord:

waxing.

Acts 4:23-31 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them...

2 Corinthians 1:3-7 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort...

Ephesians 3:13 Why I desire that you faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Ephesians 6:19,20 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel...

Colossians 4:4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as you know, at Philippi...

without.

Luke 1:74 That he would grant to us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,

Luke 12:5-7 But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear him, which after he has killed has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you...

Cross References
Acts 4:29
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,

Acts 4:31
And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

2 Corinthians 3:12
Since we have such a hope, we are very bold,

2 Corinthians 7:4
I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.

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 1:20
as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.

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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