New Living Translation
I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.
King James Bible
And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
Darby Bible Translation
And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in full knowledge and all intelligence,
World English Bible
This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;
Young's Literal Translation
and this I pray, that your love yet more and more may abound in full knowledge, and all judgment,
Philippians 1:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:9 And this I pray, that your love - Which they had already shown. May abound yet more and more - The fire which burned in the apostle never says, It is enough. In knowledge and in all spiritual sense - Which is the ground of all spiritual knowledge. We must be inwardly sensible of divine peace, joy, love; otherwise, we cannot know what they are.
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
I believe in your commands; now teach me good judgment and knowledge.
So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.
1 Thessalonians 3:12
And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows.
1 Thessalonians 4:1
Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more.
And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.
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