New International Version
For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him,
King James Bible
For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
Darby Bible Translation
because to you has been given, as regards Christ, not only the believing on him but the suffering for him also,
World English Bible
Because it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on his behalf,
Young's Literal Translation
because to you it was granted, on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also on behalf of him to suffer;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ - Ὑμιν εχαρισθη· To you it is graciously given; it is no small privilege that God has so far honored you as to permit you to suffer on Christ's account. It is only his most faithful servants that he thus honors. Be not therefore terrified by your enemies; they can do nothing to you which God will not turn to your eternal advantage. We learn from this that it is as great a privilege to suffer for Christ as to believe on him; and the former in certain cases (as far as the latter in all cases) becomes the means of salvation to them who are thus exercised.
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.
"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. "We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.
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