New International Version
but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
King James Bible
Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
Darby Bible Translation
but remaining in the flesh [is] more necessary for your sakes;
World English Bible
Yet, to remain in the flesh is more needful for your sake.
Young's Literal Translation
and to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To abide in the flesh - It would certainly be gain to myself to die, but it will be a gain to you if I live. If I die I shall go immediately to glory; if I live I shall continue to minister to you, and strengthen you in the faith.
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 …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
7Th Day. Sanctifying Grace.
Love and Discernment.
I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,
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