Philippians 2:22
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New Living Translation
But you know how Timothy has proved himself. Like a son with his father, he has served with me in preaching the Good News.

King James Bible
But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.

Darby Bible Translation
But ye know the proof of him, that, as a child a father, he has served with me in the work of the glad tidings.

World English Bible
But you know the proof of him, that, as a child serves a father, so he served with me in furtherance of the Good News.

Young's Literal Translation
and the proof of him ye know, that as a child serveth a father, with me he did serve in regard to the good news;

Philippians 2:22 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

2:22 As a son with his father - He uses an elegant peculiarity of phrase, speaking partly as of a son, partly as of a fellowlabourer.

Philippians 2:22 Parallel Commentaries

Library
June 6. "He Emptied Himself" (Phil. Ii. 8, R. V. ).
"He emptied Himself" (Phil. ii. 8, R. V.). The first step to the righteousness of the kingdom is "poor in spirit." Then the next is a little deeper, "they that mourn." Because now you must get plastic, you must get broken, you must get like the metal in the fire, which the Master can mould; and so, it is not enough to see your unrighteousness, but deeply to feel it, deeply to regret it, deeply to mourn over it, to own it not a little thing that sin has come into your life. And so God leads a soul
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Palm Sunday
Text: Philippians 2, 5-11. 5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men; 8 and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient even unto death, yea, the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name; 10 that
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Work Out Your Own Salvation
Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.'--PHIL. ii. 12, 13. 'What God hath joined together, let no man put asunder!' Here are, joined together, in the compass of one practical exhortation, the truths which, put asunder, have been the war-cries and shibboleths of contending sects ever since. Faith in a finished salvation, and yet work; God working all in me, and yet I able and bound to work likewise;
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A Willing Sacrifice
'That I may have whereof to glory in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain neither labour in vain. 17. Yea, and if I am offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all. 18. And in the same manner do ye also joy, and rejoice with me.'--PHIL. ii. 16-18 (R.V.). We come here to another of the passages in which the Apostle pours out all his heart to his beloved Church. Perhaps there never was a Christian teacher (always excepting Christ) who spoke more about
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Acts 16:2
Timothy was well thought of by the believers in Lystra and Iconium,

Acts 16:3
so Paul wanted him to join them on their journey. In deference to the Jews of the area, he arranged for Timothy to be circumcised before they left, for everyone knew that his father was a Greek.

Romans 5:4
And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.

1 Corinthians 4:17
That's why I have sent Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you of how I follow Christ Jesus, just as I teach in all the churches wherever I go.

1 Corinthians 16:10
When Timothy comes, don't intimidate him. He is doing the Lord's work, just as I am.

2 Corinthians 2:9
I wrote to you as I did to test you and see if you would fully comply with my instructions.

Philippians 1:5
for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now.

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