New International Version
The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.
King James Bible
But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
Darby Bible Translation
but those out of contention, announce the Christ, not purely, supposing to arouse tribulation for my bonds.
World English Bible
but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Good News.
Young's Literal Translation
and the other out of love, having known that for defence of the good news I am set:
Philippians 1:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The other of love - Through a sincere desire, not only to make known the way of salvation to the people, but also to vindicate and help the apostle, because they considered him as appointed by God to preach and defend the Gospel. The 16th and 17th verses are transposed by ABDEFG, and several others; the Syriac, Arabic of Erpen, Coptic, Sahidic, Ethiopic, Armenian, Vulgate, Itala, and several of the fathers. On this evidence Griesbach transposed them in his edition.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
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 what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
2 Timothy 2:9
for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained.
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