Philippians 1:22
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New International Version
If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!

King James Bible
But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.

Darby Bible Translation
but if to live in flesh [is my lot], this is for me worth the while: and what I shall choose I cannot tell.

World English Bible
But if I live on in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; yet I don't know what I will choose.

Young's Literal Translation
And if to live in the flesh is to me a fruit of work, then what shall I choose? I know not;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But if I live in the flesh - Should I be spared longer, I shall labor for Christ as I have done; and this is the fruit of my labor, that Christ shall be magnified by my longer life, Philippians 1:20.

Yet what I shall choose I wot not - Had I the two conditions left to my own choice, whether to die now and go to glory, or whether to live longer in persecutions and affliction, (glorifying Christ by spreading the Gospel), I could not tell which to prefer.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

live.

Philippians 1:24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me...

Colossians 2:1 For I would that you knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea...

1 Peter 4:2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

this.

Psalm 71:18 Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have showed your strength to this generation...

Isaiah 38:18,19 For the grave cannot praise you, death can not celebrate you: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for your truth...

I wot.

Genesis 21:26 And Abimelech said, I know not who has done this thing; neither did you tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to day.

Genesis 39:8 But he refused, and said to his master's wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house...

Exodus 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron...

Acts 3:17 And now, brothers, I know that through ignorance you did it, as did also your rulers.

Romans 11:2 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not what the scripture said of Elias?...

Library
February 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
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Walking Worthily
'Walk worthy of God.'--1 THESS. ii. 12. Here we have the whole law of Christian conduct in a nutshell. There may be many detailed commandments, but they can all be deduced from this one. We are lifted up above the region of petty prescriptions, and breathe a bracing mountain air. Instead of regulations, very many and very dry, we have a principle which needs thought and sympathy in order to apply it, and is to be carried out by the free action of our own judgments. Now it is to be noticed that there
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

7Th Day. Sanctifying Grace.
"He is Faithful that Promised." "He which hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."--PHIL. i. 6. Sanctifying Grace. Reader! is the good work begun in thee? Art thou holy? Is sin crucifying? Are thy heart's idols, one by one abolished? Is the world less to thee, and eternity more to thee? Is more of thy Saviour's image impressed on thy character, and thy Saviour's love more enthroned in thy heart? Is "Salvation" to thee more "the one thing needful?" Oh! take heed!
John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser

Love and Discernment.
"And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all judgment: that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God."--PHIL. i. 9-11. One of the most beautiful elements in the Pauline Epistles is the intimate relation which evidently existed between the Apostle and his converts. This is especially the
W. H. Griffith Thomas—The Prayers of St. Paul

Cross References
Romans 1:13
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.

Philippians 1:23
I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;

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