Philippians 1:24
New International Version
but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.

New Living Translation
But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live.

English Standard Version
But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.

Berean Study Bible
But it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.

Berean Literal Bible
but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.

King James Bible
Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

New King James Version
Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.

New American Standard Bible
yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sakes.

NASB 1995
yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.

NASB 1977
yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.

Amplified Bible
yet to remain in my body is more necessary and essential for your sake.

Christian Standard Bible
but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you.

American Standard Version
yet to abide in the flesh is more needful for your sake.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But also to remain in my body is pressing business for me because of you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But to abide still in the flesh, is needful for you.

English Revised Version
yet to abide in the flesh is more needful for your sake.

Good News Translation
but for your sake it is much more important that I remain alive.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But for your sake it's better that I remain in this life.

International Standard Version
But for your sake it is better that I remain alive.

Literal Standard Version
and to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account,

NET Bible
but it is more vital for your sake that I remain in the body.

New Heart English Bible
Yet, to remain in the flesh is more needful for your sake.

Weymouth New Testament
But for your sakes it is more important that I should still remain in the body.

World English Bible
Yet, to remain in the flesh is more needful for your sake.

Young's Literal Translation
and to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account,

Additional Translations ...
Context
To Live is Christ
23I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better indeed. 24But it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 25Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,…

Cross References
Philippians 1:23
I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better indeed.

Philippians 1:25
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,


Treasury of Scripture

Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.

Philippians 1:22,25,26
But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not…

John 16:7
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

Acts 20:29-31
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock…









Verse 24. - Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. To abide by the flesh (if with some authorities the preposition is omitted), to hold to this human life with all its trials, is more needful for your sake. Meyer quotes Seneca, 'Epist.' 98, "Vitae suae adjici nihil desiderat sua causa, sed eorum, quibus utilis est."

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

[it is] more necessary
ἀναγκαιότερον (anankaioteron)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's 316: Necessary, essential, intimate, right, proper. From anagke; necessary; by implication, close.

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

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

that I remain
ἐπιμένειν (epimenein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 1961: (a) I remain, tarry, (b) I remain in, persist in. From epi and meno; to stay over, i.e. Remain.

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

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

body.
σαρκὶ (sarki)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.


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