New International Version
The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
King James Bible
The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
Darby Bible Translation
These indeed out of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the glad tidings;
World English Bible
The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;
Young's Literal Translation
the one, indeed, of rivalry the Christ do proclaim, not purely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds,
Philippians 1:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Preach Christ of contention - The Judaizing teachers, they also preach Christ; they acknowledge that Jesus is the Christ or promised Messiah, and preach him as such.
Not sincerely - Ουχ ἁγνως· Not chastely, garbling the Gospel; not speaking the whole truth, but just what served their purpose; and at the same time they denounced the apostle as an enemy to the Divine institutions, because he spoke against circumcision.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryFebruary 23. "For Me to Live is Christ and to Die is Gain" (Phil. I. 21).
"For me to live is Christ and to die is gain" (Phil. i. 21). The secret of a sound body is a sound heart, and the prayer of the Holy Ghost for us is, that we "may be in health and prosper even as our soul prospers." We find Paul in the Epistles to the Philippians expressing a sublime and holy indifference to the question of life or death. Indeed he is in a real strait, whether he would prefer "to depart and be with Christ," or to remain still in the flesh. The former would indeed be his sweetest …
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7Th Day. Sanctifying Grace.
Love and Discernment.
1 Corinthians 9:17
If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me.
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me.
But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel.
Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;
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