New International Version
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,
King James Bible
And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
Darby Bible Translation
and having confidence of this, I know that I shall remain and abide along with you all, for your progress and joy in faith;
World English Bible
Having this confidence, I know that I will remain, yes, and remain with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,
Young's Literal Translation
and of this being persuaded, I have known that I shall remain and continue with you all, to your advancement and joy of the faith,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Having this confidence, I know that I shall abide - Convinced that it is necessary that I should live longer, for the spreading and defense of the Gospel, I am persuaded that I shall now be liberated. This was in fact the case, for, after having been two years in bonds at Rome, he was released.
For your furtherance - In the way of righteousness.
And joy of faith - And happiness in that way. The farther a man proceeds in the way of truth, the stronger his faith will be; and the stronger his faith, the greater his joy or happiness.
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"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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but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
And I am confident in the Lord that I myself will come soon.
And one thing more: Prepare a guest room for me, because I hope to be restored to you in answer to your prayers.
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