New Living Translation
for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now.
King James Bible
For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
Darby Bible Translation
because of your fellowship with the gospel, from the first day until now;
World English Bible
for your partnership in furtherance of the Good News from the first day until now;
Young's Literal Translation
for your contribution to the good news from the first day till now,
Philippians 1:5 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:5 The sense is, I thank God for your fellowship with us in all the blessings of the gospel, which I have done from the first day of your receiving it until now.
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
All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord's Supper), and to prayer.
From there we reached Philippi, a major city of that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. And we stayed there several days.
So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart. You share with me the special favor of God, both in my imprisonment and in defending and confirming the truth of the Good News.
And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News.
They preach because they love me, for they know I have been appointed to defend the Good News.
Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.
Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear.
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