New Living Translation
I'm torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me.
King James Bible
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
Darby Bible Translation
But I am pressed by both, having the desire for departure and being with Christ, for it is very much better,
World English Bible
But I am in a dilemma between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.
Young's Literal Translation
for I am pressed by the two, having the desire to depart, and to be with Christ, for it is far better,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:23 To depart - Out of bonds, flesh, the world. And to be with Christ - In a nearer and fuller union. It is better to depart; it is far better to be with Christ.
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. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Citizens of Heaven
A Comprehensive Prayer
The Good Man's Life and Death
Anyone who wants to be my disciple must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me.
2 Corinthians 5:8
Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord.
But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live.
2 Timothy 4:6
As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near.
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