Philippians 1:15
New International Version
It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.

New Living Translation
It's true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives.

English Standard Version
Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will.

Berean Study Bible
It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.

Berean Literal Bible
For some, even from envy and strife, are proclaiming Christ, but some also from goodwill--

New American Standard Bible
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

King James Bible
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

Christian Standard Bible
To be sure, some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of good will.

Contemporary English Version
Some are preaching about Christ because they are jealous and envious of us. Others are preaching because they want to help.

Good News Translation
Of course some of them preach Christ because they are jealous and quarrelsome, but others from genuine good will.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
To be sure, some preach Christ out of envy and strife, but others out of good will.

International Standard Version
Some are preaching the Messiah because of jealousy and dissension, while others do so because of their good will.

NET Bible
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from goodwill.

New Heart English Bible
Some indeed proclaim Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And some men are preaching The Messiah out of envy and contention, and some in good will and in love,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some people tell the message about Christ because of their jealousy and envy. Others tell the message about him because of their good will.

New American Standard 1977
Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Some indeed preach the Christ even out of envy and strife, but others also out of good will.

King James 2000 Bible
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

American King James Version
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

American Standard Version
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Some indeed, even out of envy and contention; but some also for good will preach Christ.

Darby Bible Translation
Some indeed also for envy and strife, but some also for good will, preach the Christ.

English Revised Version
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

Webster's Bible Translation
Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife; and some also from good will.

Weymouth New Testament
Some indeed actually preach Christ out of envy and contentiousness but there are also others who do it from good will.

World English Bible
Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.

Young's Literal Translation
Certain, indeed, even through envy and contention, and certain also through good-will, do preach the Christ;
Study Bible
Paul's Trials Advance the Gospel
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. 16The latter do so in love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.…
Cross References
Romans 2:8
But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow wickedness, there will be wrath and anger.

2 Corinthians 11:13
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

Treasury of Scripture

Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:

preach.

Philippians 1:16,18
The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: …

Acts 5:42
And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

Acts 8:5,35
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them…

even.

Philippians 2:3
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Matthew 23:5
But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

Romans 16:17,18
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them…

and.

Philippians 1:17
But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.

1 Peter 5:2-4
Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; …







Lexicon
It is true that
μὲν (men)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3303: A primary particle; properly, indicative of affirmation or concession; usually followed by a contrasted clause with de.

some
Τινὲς (Tines)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

preach
κηρύσσουσιν (kēryssousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2784: To proclaim, herald, preach. Of uncertain affinity; to herald, especially divine truth.

Christ
Χριστὸν (Christon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

out of
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

envy
φθόνον (phthonon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5355: Envy, a grudge, spite. Probably akin to the base of phtheiro; ill-will, i.e. Jealousy.

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

rivalry,
ἔριν (erin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2054: Contention, strife, wrangling. Of uncertain affinity; a quarrel, i.e. wrangling.

but
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

[others]
τινὲς (tines)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

out of
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

goodwill.
εὐδοκίαν (eudokian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2107: From a presumed compound of eu and the base of dokeo; satisfaction, i.e. delight, or kindness, wish, purpose.
(15) Of envy and strife.--Explained below as of "contention," or, more properly (as in Philippians 2:3, and in Romans 2:8; 2Corinthians 12:20; Galatians 5:20), of factiousness, or "party spirit." It seems impossible to doubt that this refers to the Judaising party, St. Paul's old antagonists. The whole tenor of the Epistle to the Romans shows how strong a Judaic element there was in Roman Christianity. Even in approaching Rome, we may gather from Acts 28:15, that the Apostle had felt doubtful of his reception there by the Church. His formal renunciation of the obstinate Jews, and proclamation that the Gentiles would hear what they had rejected, might excite against him not only the unbelieving Jews, but the Jewish and still more the Judaising Christians. The party "of Cephas" and the party "of Paul" might be placed in strong antagonism more easily than even at Corinth.

Verse 15. - Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife. The Judaizing party, whom St. Paul censures in Philippians 3:2, preached Christ, but not from pure motives. Like the writers of the pseudo-Clementines, they envied St. Paul, and in the wicked madness of the odium theologicum, they wished to distress St. Paul, to depreciate his preaching, and to exalt their own. And some also of good will. The word generally means God's good pleasure, as in Philippians 2:13, but here simply good will, benevolence towards St. Paul. 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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