Philippians 1:28
New International Version
without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God.

New Living Translation
Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself.

English Standard Version
and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.

Berean Study Bible
without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a clear sign of their destruction but of your salvation, and it is from God.

Berean Literal Bible
and not being frightened in anything by those opposing you, which is a demonstration of destruction to them, but of salvation to you--and this from God.

King James Bible
And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

New King James Version
and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.

New American Standard Bible
and in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and this too, from God.

NASB 1995
in no way alarmed by your opponents— which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.

NASB 1977
in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.

Amplified Bible
And in no way be alarmed or intimidated [in anything] by your opponents, for such [constancy and fearlessness on your part] is a [clear] sign [a proof and a seal] for them of [their impending] destruction, but [a clear sign] for you of deliverance and salvation, and that too, from God.

Christian Standard Bible
not being frightened in any way by your opponents. This is a sign of destruction for them, but of your salvation —and this is from God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
not being frightened in any way by your opponents. This is a sign of destruction for them, but of your deliverance—and this is from God.

American Standard Version
and in nothing affrighted by the adversaries: which is for them an evident token of perdition, but of your salvation, and that from God;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And do not be shaken in anything by those who oppose us, as a demonstration of their destruction and of your life.

Contemporary English Version
Be brave when you face your enemies. Your courage will show them that they are going to be destroyed, and it will show you that you will be saved. God will make all of this happen,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in nothing be ye terrified by the adversaries: which to them is a cause of perdition, but to you of salvation, and this from God:

English Revised Version
and in nothing affrighted by the adversaries: which is for them an evident token of perdition, but of your salvation, and that from God;

Good News Translation
Don't be afraid of your enemies; always be courageous, and this will prove to them that they will lose and that you will win, because it is God who gives you the victory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So don't let your opponents intimidate you in any way. This is God's way of showing them that they will be destroyed and that you will be saved.

International Standard Version
and that you are not intimidated by your opponents in any way. This is evidence that they will be destroyed and that you will be saved—and all because of God.

Literal Standard Version
and not be terrified in anything by those opposing, which is indeed a token of destruction to them, and to you of salvation, and that from God;

NET Bible
and by not being intimidated in any way by your opponents. This is a sign of their destruction, but of your salvation--a sign which is from God.

New Heart English Bible
and in nothing frightened by the adversaries, which is for them a proof of destruction, but to you of salvation, and that from God.

Weymouth New Testament
Never for a moment quail before your antagonists. Your fearlessness will be to them a sure token of impending destruction, but to you it will be a sure token of your salvation--a token coming from God.

World English Bible
and in nothing frightened by the adversaries, which is for them a proof of destruction, but to you of salvation, and that from God.

Young's Literal Translation
and not terrified in anything by those opposing, which to them indeed is a token of destruction, and to you of salvation, and that from God;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Worthy of the Gospel
27Nevertheless, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a clear sign of their destruction but of your salvation, and it is from God. 29For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for Him,…

Cross References
John 16:8
And when He comes, He will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:

2 Thessalonians 1:5
All this is clear evidence of God's righteous judgment. And so you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.


Treasury of Scripture

And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

in.

Isaiah 51:7,12
Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings…

Matthew 10:28
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Luke 12:4-7
And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do…

an.

2 Thessalonians 1:5,6
Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: …

1 Peter 4:12-14
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: …

but.

Matthew 5:10-12
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…

Romans 8:17
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

2 Timothy 2:11,12
It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: …

and that.

Genesis 49:18
I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD.

Psalm 50:23
Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.

Psalm 68:19,20
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah…









(28) Terrified.--The original word is strong--starting, or flinching, like a scared animal.

Which (that is, your fearlessness) is . . .--This fearlessness, in the absence of all earthly means of protection or victory, is a sign of a divine "strength made perfect in weakness" (2Corinthians 13:9)--not a complete and infallible sign (for it has often accompanied mere fanatic delusion), but a sign real as far as it goes, having its right force in harmony with others. The effect which it had on the heathen themselves is shown even by the affected contempt with which the Stoics spoke of it, as a kind of "madness," a morbid "habit," a sheer "obstinacy." (See Epictetus, iv. 7; Marc. Aurelius, Med. xi. 3.)

And that of God.--These words apply to the word "token," and so derivatively both to "perdition" and "salvation." The sign is of God, because the gift of spiritual strength is of God, but it may be read by both sides. Like the pillar of God's presence, it is "a cloud and darkness" to the one, but "light by night" to the other.

Verse 28. - And in nothing terrified by your adversaries; literally, snared, as a frightened horse. Which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation; translate, seeing that it (your courage) is to them an evident token of perdition, but (with the best manuscripts) of your salvation. And that of God. These words are to be taken with "an evident token." The courage of God's saints in the midst of dangers is a proof of his presence and favor, a token of final victory (comp. 2 Thessalonians 1:5).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
without being frightened
πτυρόμενοι (ptyromenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 4426: To frighten, terrify. From a presumed derivative of ptuo; to frighten.

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.

[any way]
μηδενὶ (mēdeni)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3367: No one, none, nothing.

by
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

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

oppose [you].
ἀντικειμένων (antikeimenōn)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 480: To resist, oppose, withstand, lie opposite to. From anti and keimai; to lie opposite, i.e. Be adverse to.

[This]
ἥτις (hētis)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3748: Whosoever, whichsoever, whatsoever.

is
ἐστὶν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

a clear sign
ἔνδειξις (endeixis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1732: A showing, proof, demonstration, sign, token. From endeiknumi; indication.

of their
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

destruction
ἀπωλείας (apōleias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 684: Destruction, ruin, loss, perishing; eternal ruin. From a presumed derivative of apollumi; ruin or loss.

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

of your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

salvation,
σωτηρίας (sōtērias)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 4991: Feminine of a derivative of soter as noun; rescue or safety.

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

[it]
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

[is] from
ἀπὸ (apo)
Preposition
Strong's 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

God.
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.


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