Philippians 1:27
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English Standard Version
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,

King James Bible
Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

American Standard Version
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you and be absent, I may hear of your state, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the gospel;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Only let your conversation be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you, or, being absent, may hear of you, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind labouring together for the faith of the gospel.

English Revised Version
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you or be absent, I may hear of your state, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the gospel;

Webster's Bible Translation
Only let your manner of life be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

Weymouth New Testament
Only let the lives you live be worthy of the Good News of the Christ, in order that, whether I come and see you or, being absent, only hear of you, I may know that you are standing fast in one spirit and with one mind, fighting shoulder to shoulder for the faith of the Good News.

Philippians 1:27 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Only

This one thing I urge as the only thing needful.

Let your conversation be (πολιτεύεσθε)

Only here in Paul's writings, and elsewhere only Acts 23:1. The verb means to be a citizen. Lit., Be citizens worthily of the Gospel. Rev., Let your manner of life be. Margin, Behave as citizens. Compare Ephesians 3:19, and see on Philippians 3:20. The exhortation contemplates the Philippians as members of the christian commonwealth. The figure would be naturally suggested to Paul by his residence in Rome, and would appeal to the Philippians as a Roman colony, which was a reproduction of the parent commonwealth on a smaller scale.

Ye stand fast (στήκετε)

Compare Ephesians 6:13; 2 Thessalonians 2:15. For the verb, see on John 1:26; see on John 8:44.

Spirit - mind (πνεύματι - ψυχῇ)

See on Romans 8:4; see on Romans 11:3.

Striving together for the faith (συναθλοῦντες τῇ πίστει)

The verb occurs only here and Philippians 4:3. The figure is that of an athletic contest, and is in keeping with standfast. Not to be rendered striving in concert with the faith, thus personifying faith, and making the faith signify the gospel teaching. For the faith as christian doctrine, see on Acts 6:7. Faith is to be taken in its usual subjective sense of trust in Christ or in the Gospel. Together refers to the mutual striving of the Philippians; not to their striving in concert with Paul.

Philippians 1:27 Parallel Commentaries

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let.

Philippians 3:18-21 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ...

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

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

1 Thessalonians 2:11,12 As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children...

1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus...

Titus 2:10 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.

2 Peter 1:4-9 Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature...

2 Peter 3:11,14 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness...

the gospel.

Romans 1:9,16 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son...

Romans 15:16,29 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God...

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

2 Corinthians 9:13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection to the gospel of Christ...

Galatians 1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

whether.

Philippians 2:12,24 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence...

I may.

Ephesians 1:15 Why I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints,

Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have to all the saints,

1 Thessalonians 3:6 But now when Timotheus came from you to us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity...

Philemon 1:5 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;

3 John 1:3,4 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth...

that ye.

Philippians 2:1,2 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies...

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

Psalm 122:3 Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together:

Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!

Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation...

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing...

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

1 Corinthians 16:13,14 Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong...

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace...

in one.

Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:

John 17:20,21 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word...

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house...

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul...

Romans 12:4,5 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office...

1 Corinthians 12:12 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

*etc:

Ephesians 4:3-6 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace...

James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you...

the faith.

Proverbs 22:23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

Acts 24:24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul...

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

Romans 10:8 But what said it? The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

Ephesians 1:13 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed...

1 Timothy 1:11,19 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust...

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Cross References
Acts 4:32
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.

1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

1 Corinthians 16:13
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

Ephesians 4:1
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,

Philippians 1:5
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.

Philippians 3:20
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Philippians 4:1
Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

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