English Standard Version
for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
King James Bible
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
American Standard Version
for it is God who worketh in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.
For it is God who worketh in you, both to will and to accomplish, according to his good will.
English Revised Version
for it is God which worketh in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.
Webster's Bible Translation
For it is God who worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
Weymouth New Testament
For it is God Himself whose power creates within you the desire to do His gracious will and also brings about the accomplishment of the desire.
Philippians 2:13 Parallel
CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
For it is God which worketh in you
Completing and guarding the previous statement. In you, not among you. Worketh (ἐνεργῶν). See on Mark 6:14; see on James 5:16. The verb means effectual working. In the active voice, to be at work. In the middle voice, as here (used only by James and Paul, and only of things), to display one's activity; show one's self-operative. Compare Ephesians 3:20.
To will and to do (τὸ θέλειν καὶ τὸ ἐνεργεῖν)
Lit., the willing and the doing. Both are from God, and are of one piece, so that he who wills inevitably does. The willing which is wrought by God, by its own nature and pressure, works out into action. "We will, but God works the will in us. We work, therefore, but God works the working in us" (Augustine). For to do, Rev. substitutes to work, thus preserving the harmony in the Greek between "God which worketh" and "to work."
Of His good pleasure (ὑπὲρ τῆς εὐδοκίας)
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Chronicles 30:12
The hand of God was also on Judah to give them one heart to do what the king and the princes commanded by the word of the LORD.
"Behold, God does all these things, twice, three times, with a man,
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!"
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
1 Corinthians 12:6
and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.
1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
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