Philippians 1:17
New International Version
The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.

New Living Translation
Those others do not have pure motives as they preach about Christ. They preach with selfish ambition, not sincerely, intending to make my chains more painful to me.

English Standard Version
The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.

Berean Study Bible
The former, however, preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can add to the distress of my chains.

Berean Literal Bible
but the others are proclaiming Christ out of selfish ambition, not purely, supposing to add tribulation to my chains.

King James Bible
But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.

New King James Version
but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.

New American Standard Bible
the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking that they are causing me distress in my imprisonment.

NASB 1995
the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.

NASB 1977
the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.

Amplified Bible
but the former preach Christ [insincerely] out of selfish ambition [just self-promotion], thinking that they are causing me distress in my imprisonment.

Christian Standard Bible
the others proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, thinking that they will cause me trouble in my imprisonment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the others proclaim Christ out of rivalry, not sincerely, seeking to cause me anxiety in my imprisonment.

American Standard Version
but the other proclaim Christ of faction, not sincerely, thinking to raise up affliction for me in my bonds.

Contemporary English Version
But the ones who are jealous of us are not sincere. They just want to cause trouble for me while I am in jail.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And some out of contention preach Christ not sincerely: supposing that they raise affliction to my bands.

English Revised Version
but the other proclaim Christ of faction, not sincerely, thinking to raise up affliction for me in my bonds.

Good News Translation
The others do not proclaim Christ sincerely, but from a spirit of selfish ambition; they think that they will make more trouble for me while I am in prison.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the others are insincere. They tell the message about Christ out of selfish ambition in order to stir up trouble for me while I'm in prison.

International Standard Version
The former proclaim the Messiah because they are selfishly ambitious and insincere, thinking that they will stir up trouble for me during my imprisonment.

Literal Standard Version
and the other out of love, having known that I am set for defense of the good news:

NET Bible
The former proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, because they think they can cause trouble for me in my imprisonment.

New Heart English Bible
The former insincerely proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains.

Weymouth New Testament
while the others proclaim Him from motives of rivalry, and insincerely, supposing that by this they are embittering my imprisonment.

World English Bible
but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Good News.

Young's Literal Translation
and the other out of love, having known that for defence of the good news I am set:

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Paul's Trials Advance the Gospel
16The latter do so in love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel. 17The former, however, preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can add to the distress of my chains. 18What then is the issue? Just this: that in every way, whether by false motives or true, Christ is preached. And in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,…

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.

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 1:18
What then is the issue? Just this: that in every way, whether by false motives or true, Christ is preached. And in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,

Philippians 2:3
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves.

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

But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel.

that.

Philippians 1:7
Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.

Romans 1:13-17
Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles…

1 Corinthians 9:16,17
For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! …











Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
The [former],
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative 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.

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

preach
καταγγέλλουσιν (katangellousin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2605: To declare openly, proclaim, preach, laud, celebrate. From kata and the base of aggelos; to proclaim, promulgate.

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
ἐξ (ex)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

selfish ambition,
ἐριθείας (eritheias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2052: Perhaps as the same as erethizo; properly, intrigue, i.e. faction.

not
οὐχ (ouch)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

sincerely,
ἁγνῶς (hagnōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 55: Purely, sincerely, with pure motives, honestly. Adverb from hagnos; purely, i.e. Honestly.

supposing
οἰόμενοι (oiomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3633: To think, suppose, expect, imagine. Or oimai middle voice apparently from hoios; to make like, i.e. Imagine.

they can add to
ἐγείρειν (egeirein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1453: (a) I wake, arouse, (b) I raise up. Probably akin to the base of agora; to waken, i.e. Rouse.

[the] distress
θλῖψιν (thlipsin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2347: Persecution, affliction, distress, tribulation. From thlibo; pressure.

of 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.


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