Philippians 1:14
New International Version
And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.

New Living Translation
And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers here have gained confidence and boldly speak God's message without fear.

English Standard Version
And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Berean Study Bible
And most of the brothers, confident in the Lord by my chains, now dare more greatly to speak the word without fear.

Berean Literal Bible
and most of the brothers, trusting in the Lord by my chains, to dare more abundantly to speak fearlessly the word.

New American Standard Bible
and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.

King James Bible
And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Christian Standard Bible
Most of the brothers have gained confidence in the Lord from my imprisonment and dare even more to speak the word fearlessly.

Contemporary English Version
Now most of the Lord's followers have become brave and are fearlessly telling the message.

Good News Translation
And my being in prison has given most of the believers more confidence in the Lord, so that they grow bolder all the time to preach the message fearlessly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Most of the brothers in the Lord have gained confidence from my imprisonment and dare even more to speak the message fearlessly.

International Standard Version
Moreover, because of my imprisonment the Lord has caused most of the brothers to become confident to speak God's word more boldly and courageously than ever before.

NET Bible
and most of the brothers and sisters, having confidence in the Lord because of my imprisonment, now more than ever dare to speak the word fearlessly.

New Heart English Bible
and that most of the brothers in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word without fear.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A multitude of the brethren who are in our Lord have been confident because of my chains and have been all the more defiant without fear to speak the word of God;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So through my being in prison, the Lord has given most of our brothers and sisters confidence to speak God's word more boldly and fearlessly than ever.

New American Standard 1977
and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

King James 2000 Bible
And many of the brethren in the Lord, becoming confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

American King James Version
And many of the brothers in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

American Standard Version
and that most of the brethren in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And many of the brethren in the Lord, growing confident by my bands, are much more bold to speak the word of God without fear.

Darby Bible Translation
and that the most of the brethren, trusting in [the] Lord through my bonds, dare more abundantly to speak the word of God fearlessly.

English Revised Version
and that most of the brethren in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear.

Webster's Bible Translation
And many of the brethren in the Lord, becoming confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

Weymouth New Testament
and the greater part of the brethren, made confident in the Lord through my imprisonment, now speak of God's Message without fear, more boldly than ever.

World English Bible
and that most of the brothers in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear.

Young's Literal Translation
and the greater part of the brethren in the Lord, having confidence by my bonds, are more abundantly bold -- fearlessly to speak the word.
Study Bible
Paul's Trials Advance the Gospel
13As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14And most of the brothers, confident in the Lord by my chains, now dare more greatly to speak the word without fear. 15It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.…
Cross References
Acts 4:29
And now, Lord, consider their threats, and enable Your servants to speak Your word with complete boldness,

Acts 4:31
After they had prayed, their meeting place was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.

2 Corinthians 3:12
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.

2 Corinthians 7:4
Great is my confidence in you; great is my pride in you; I am filled with encouragement; in all our troubles my joy overflows.

Philippians 1:7
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart. For in my chains and in my defense and confirmation of the gospel, you are all partners in grace with me.

Philippians 1:20
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have complete boldness, so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

2 Timothy 2:9
for which I suffer to the extent of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained!

Treasury of Scripture

And many of the brothers in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

brethren.

Philippians 4:1
Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

Colossians 4:7
All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, who is a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:

waxing.

Acts 4:23-31
And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them…

2 Corinthians 1:3-7
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; …

Ephesians 3:13
Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

without.

Luke 1:74
That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,

Luke 12:5-7
But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him…







Lexicon
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

most
πλείονας (pleionas)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4119: Or neuter pleion, or pleon comparative of polus; more in quantity, number, or quality; also the major portion.

of the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

brothers,
ἀδελφῶν (adelphōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

confident
πεποιθότας (pepoithotas)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3982: A primary verb; to convince; by analogy, to pacify or conciliate; reflexively or passively, to assent, to rely.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] Lord
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

by
τοῖς (tois)
Article - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

my
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

chains,
δεσμοῖς (desmois)
Noun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1199: Or desmos des-mos' neuter and masculine respectively from deo; a band, i.e. Ligament or shackle; figuratively, an impediment or disability.

[now] dare
τολμᾶν (tolman)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 5111: To dare, endure, be bold, have courage, make up the mind. From tolma; to venture; by implication, to be courageous.

more greatly
περισσοτέρως (perissoterōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4057: Greatly, exceedingly, abundantly, vehemently. Adverb from perissos; superabundantly.

to speak
λαλεῖν (lalein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

word
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

without fear.
ἀφόβως (aphobōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 870: Fearlessly, shamelessly, securely, tranquilly. Adverb from a compound of a and phobos; fearlessly.
(14) And many (properly, the greater number) of the brethren in the Lord.--The words "in the Lord" should be connected with "trusting," as in Philippians 2:24; Galatians 5:10; 2Thessalonians 3:4. As connected with the word "brethren," they are unmeaning; whereas St. Paul constantly uses them (especially in these Epistles), generally with a verb or verbal adjective, and always to convey some distinct idea. That the words "in my bonds" follow constitutes no difficulty. "In the Lord" expresses the ground of confidence; "in my bonds" simply the occasion and circumstances.

Waxing confident by my bonds.--There is a two-fold sense here, corresponding to the two-fold division of preachers made below. Those who preached Christ "of contention" trusted in St. Paul's captivity as giving them scope; those who preached "of good will" found in it a striking example of evil overruled to good, and so gained from it fresh encouragement.

Verse 14. - And many of the brethren in the Lord; rather, and that most. Most of the brethren took courage; there were exceptions. Waxing confident by my bonds. The words, "in the Lord," are perhaps better taken with being "confident." Their confidence rests upon St. Paul's bonds, but it is in the Lord. St. Paul's example gives them courage, because they know that he is suffering for the love of Christ, and is supported in his sufferings by the grace of Christ. Are much more bold to speak the word without fear; better, more abundantly, as R.V. The best manuscripts read here, "the Word of God." 1:12-20 The apostle was a prisoner at Rome; and to take off the offence of the cross, he shows the wisdom and goodness of God in his sufferings. These things made him known, where he would never have otherwise been known; and led some to inquire after the gospel. He suffered from false friends, as well as from enemies. How wretched the temper of those who preached Christ out of envy and contention, and to add affliction to the bonds that oppressed this best of men! The apostle was easy in the midst of all. Since our troubles may tend to the good of many, we ought to rejoice. Whatever turns to our salvation, is by the Spirit of Christ; and prayer is the appointed means of seeking for it. Our earnest expectation and hope should not be to be honoured of men, or to escape the cross, but to be upheld amidst temptation, contempt, and affliction. Let us leave it to Christ, which way he will make us serviceable to his glory, whether by labour or suffering, by diligence or patience, by living to his honour in working for him, or dying to his honour in suffering for him.
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