New Living Translation
But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don't know which is better.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:22 Here he begins to treat of the former clause of the preceding verse . Of the latter he treats, Php 2:17. But if I am to live is the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour - This is the fruit of my living longer, that I can labour more. Glorious labour! desirable fruit! in this view, long life is indeed a blessing. And what I should choose I know not - That is, if it were left to my choice.
LibraryA Strait Betwixt Two
'To me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. 23. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: 24. Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. 25. And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith.'--PHIL. i. 21-25. A preacher may well shrink from such a text. …
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A Comprehensive Prayer
The Good Man's Life and Death
I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to visit you, but I was prevented until now. I want to work among you and see spiritual fruit, just as I have seen among other Gentiles.
I'm torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me.
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