Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi…
The word in the original use of it means that which binds together. There thus lies in the very term a testimony to eternal truth, that man can be at peace only when all his varied interests are "bound by gold chains about the feet of God." The multitude of the angelic host praising God at Jesus' birth sang of "peace on earth." The multitude of human worshippers at Jesus' triumphal entry into the city of David sang responsive of "peace in heaven." Peace, then, is the sign and seal of Christ's kingdom, both in its state of patience here and in its state of glory hereafter.
(J. Hutchison, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: