10/16/13

From Mark Copeland... Conduct Worthy Of The Gospel (Philippians 1:27-30)

                    "THE EPISTLE TO THE PHILIPPIANS"

                 Conduct Worthy Of The Gospel (1:27-30)

INTRODUCTION

1. Up to this point in his epistle, Paul has been informing the church at
   Philippi concerning his situation

2. We have seen that his attitude was one of joy and confidence

3. With verse 27, Paul begins a series of practical exhortations
   concerning the Christian life

4. The first exhortation is found in verses 27-30, and it pertains to
   "Conduct Worthy Of The Gospel" (please read)

[As we examine these verses, let's first notice some...]

I. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING OUR "CONDUCT"

   A. LOOKING AT THE WORD "CONDUCT" ITSELF...
      1. The KJV translates this word as "conversation"
      2. In the Greek, it literally means "behave as citizens"
      3. To those at Philippi, this word would likely have special
         meaning...
         a. For the city at Philippi was a Roman colony
         b. Most of its citizens were actually transplanted citizens of
            Rome, retired soldiers who had been encouraged to settle
            there
         c. So though they were living in Philippi, they were expected to
            "behave as citizens" of Rome
      4. Paul applies this term to the life of a Christian...
         a. Whose "citizenship" is actually in heaven - cf. Php 3:20
         b. So though we may live on earth, we are to "behave as
            citizens" of heaven!
      5. This leads us to our next observation...

   B. OUR "BEHAVIOR AS CITIZENS" IS TO BE "WORTHY" OF THE GOSPEL...
      1. This implies that there is behavior that is NOT worthy of the
         gospel!
      2. And to act unworthy of the gospel would bring shame upon the
         gospel!
         a. Just as an American citizen who misbehaves in a foreign
            country sheds a bad reflection on his home country
         b. The apostle Peter would have us remember the importance of
            proper conduct as we "sojourn" here in a country not our own
            - 1Pe 2:11-12
      3. If we are NOT "behaving as citizens" in a manner "worthy" of the
         gospel, then the only alternative is behaving in an "UNworthy"
         manner!

   C. OUR "BEHAVIOR AS CITIZENS" IS TO BE WORTHY "WITH OR WITHOUT" THE
      PRESENCE OF OTHER CHRISTIANS...
      1. Note that Paul said "whether I come and see you or am absent"
      2. Paul evidently did not want their faith to be simply an
         "environmental faith"
      3. What is an "environmental faith?"
         a. A faith totally dependent upon the environment
            1) E.g., remaining faithful while under the positive
               influences of one's home, church, or "Christian" college
            2) But take that person out of such an environment, and his
               or her faith is lost!
         b. Some signs of an "environmental" faith
            1) Praying in public, but not in private
            2) Studying the Bible when at church, but not in private
            3) A lack of personal closeness and dependence upon God and
               Jesus Christ
      4. Paul's hope was that the Philippians' "behavior as citizens" was
         not dependent upon his presence
      5. Likewise, our behavior should not be dependent upon the presence
         of other Christians, but upon the presence of Christ alone!

[Having considered these "general" observations about "Conduct Worthy Of
The Gospel", let's now look at...]

II. SPECIFIC OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING OUR "CONDUCT"

   A. IT INVOLVES "STANDING FAST IN ONE SPIRIT" (27)
      1. "Behaving as citizens" involves "standing fast" against those
         things which would beset us:
         a. The lure of the world in which we live, with its immorality
            and materialism
         b. The sin of unbelief, which can strike at even the most mature
            Christians, during crises of doubt
         c. The deceitfulness of false doctrines, showing great promise
            but leading us away from Christ
         -- All such things we must "stand fast" against!
      2. Note also that we must stand fast "in one spirit"
         a. We are not to stand strong by ourselves, in isolation from
            one another, but in UNITY!
         b. Unworthy conduct usually begins when we neglect the blessings
            of fellowship and togetherness
         c. The importance of UNITY in our conduct will be developed
            further in this epistle

   B. IT INVOLVES "WITH ONE MIND STRIVING TOGETHER FOR THE FAITH OF THE
      GOSPEL" (27)
      1. "Behaving as citizens" includes:
         a. Aggressively promoting the gospel of Jesus Christ ("striving")
         b. Doing this in unity with other Christians ("together with one
            mind")
      2. Our conduct is unbecoming the gospel if we are:
         a. NOT striving for the faith of the gospel
         b. NOT doing it in unity with other brethren
      3. Do we not see here the need for "identifying with a
         congregation" and closely working together with them?
      4. Are those who drift around from church to church, never "placing
         membership", truly behaving in a conduct worthy of the gospel?

   C. IT INVOLVES "NOT IN ANY WAY TERRIFIED BY YOUR ADVERSARIES" (28-30)
      1. Christians walking in a manner worthy of the gospel will not be
         troubled by those who may ridicule or even persecute them!
         a. For even though the world may consider such "fearlessness" as
            evidence that we are crazy...
         b. Such courage is actually evidence of our salvation! - cf. Mt 5:10-12
      2. There may come times when we who have been "granted to believe
         in Jesus" are also "privileged to suffer for His sake"
         a. Such was the case with Paul, and evidently the Philippians as
            well
         b. Should it ever be our "lot" to suffer for Christ, remember
            that it will be a "privilege"
         c. Therefore our attitude should be like that of the apostles in
            Ac 5:41-42

CONCLUSION

1. So here are some of the things involved as "behaving as citizens"
   of the kingdom of heaven, and having a "conduct worthy of the gospel
   of Christ":
   a. Standing fast in one spirit
   b. With one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel
   c. Not in any way terrified by our adversaries
   -- And this being the case, no matter what the "environment" (moral
      climate) might be!

2. This is certainly not all that is involved, for in chapter two we will
   learn more of what is expected of Christians

3. But in view of these things...
   a. Is our conduct worthy of the gospel of Christ?
   b. Are we behaving as citizens of heaven while sojourning on this
      earth?

If not...could it be that we have forgotten the privileges we enjoy by
"believing in Jesus" and even "suffering for Jesus"?

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011


From Gary... Hymns, humor and inspirational singing




























This past Lord's day I actually led singing, and much to my surprise, it wasn't too bad.  However, I have no illusions, I only "read" music a very little and sometimes my voice gives out (too many thyroid operations) and at other times I just don't hit the right key. But, on a positive note, sometimes things work out- and Sunday; it did.  The picture is somewhat humorous and made me think of all the times songleaders mess up; in all the various ways that can happen.  Sunday evening our Preacher-in-training (who just happens to have a degree in music and is our main song-leader) and I had a small discussion about our favorite hymns (which is all I am capable of leading) and I asked him if the congregation could try "The New Song", which is very difficult indeed.  I can't wait to see if he will try, as it is very beautiful due to its intertwining harmonies. This song is inspired by many Scriptures, here are but a few of them...


Isaiah, Chapter 42

10 Sing to Yahweh a new song,
and his praise from the end of the earth,
you who go down to the sea,
and all that is therein,
the islands and their inhabitants.


Revelation, Chapter 5
9 They sang a new song, saying, 
“You are worthy to take the book,
and to open its seals:
for you were killed,
and bought us for God with your blood,
out of every tribe, language, people, and nation,
  10 and made us kings and priests to our God,
and we will reign on earth.”
 
Revelation, Chapter 15
3 They sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, 
“Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God, the Almighty!
Righteous and true are your ways, you King of the nations.
  4 Who wouldn’t fear you, Lord,
and glorify your name?
For you only are holy.
For all the nations will come and worship before you.
For your righteous acts have been revealed.”

I have no idea what your favorite hymn might be; mine is Ivory Palaces by Henry Barraclough (page 356 in the hymnal "songs of the church" Howard Publishing Company).

Here are the Lyrics:
  1. My Lord has garments so wondrous fine,
    And myrrh their texture fills;
    Its fragrance reached to this heart of mine
    With joy my being thrills.
    • Refrain:
      Out of the ivory palaces,
      Into a world of woe,
      Only His great eternal love
      Made my Savior go.
  2. His life had also its sorrows sore,
    For aloes had a part;
    And when I think of the cross He bore,
    My eyes with teardrops start.
  3. His garments, too, were in cassia dipped,
    With healing in a touch;
    In paths of sin had my feet e’er slipped—
    He’s saved me from its clutch.
  4. In garments glorious He will come,
    To open wide the door;
    And I shall enter my heav’nly home,
    To dwell forevermore.
For those of you who might like to hear it sung by a congregation....



Since all our tastes differ, send me your favorite hymn title-- I would love to hear from you!!!!

From Gary.... Bible Reading and Study October 16




Bible Reading and Study   



October 16



The World English Bible



Oct. 16
Proverbs 21-23

Pro 21:1 The king's heart is in Yahweh's hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires.
Pro 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but Yahweh weighs the hearts.
Pro 21:3 To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.
Pro 21:4 A high look, and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
Pro 21:5 The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.
Pro 21:6 Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.
Pro 21:7 The violence of the wicked will drive them away, because they refuse to do what is right.
Pro 21:8 The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
Pro 21:9 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman.
Pro 21:10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.
Pro 21:11 When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
Pro 21:12 The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked, and brings the wicked to ruin.
Pro 21:13 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he will also cry out, but shall not be heard.
Pro 21:14 A gift in secret pacifies anger; and a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath.
Pro 21:15 It is joy to the righteous to do justice; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.
Pro 21:16 The man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall rest in the assembly of the dead.
Pro 21:17 He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man. He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
Pro 21:18 The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; the treacherous for the upright.
Pro 21:19 It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman.
Pro 21:20 There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up.
Pro 21:21 He who follows after righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness, and honor.
Pro 21:22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the strength of its confidence.
Pro 21:23 Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
Pro 21:24 The proud and haughty man, "scoffer" is his name; he works in the arrogance of pride.
Pro 21:25 The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.
Pro 21:26 There are those who covet greedily all day long; but the righteous give and don't withhold.
Pro 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind!
Pro 21:28 A false witness will perish, and a man who listens speaks to eternity.
Pro 21:29 A wicked man hardens his face; but as for the upright, he establishes his ways.
Pro 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against Yahweh.
Pro 21:31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle; but victory is with Yahweh.
Pro 22:1 A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.
Pro 22:2 The rich and the poor have this in common: Yahweh is the maker of them all.
Pro 22:3 A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.
Pro 22:4 The result of humility and the fear of Yahweh is wealth, honor, and life.
Pro 22:5 Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked: whoever guards his soul stays from them.
Pro 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Pro 22:7 The rich rule over the poor. The borrower is servant to the lender.
Pro 22:8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
Pro 22:9 He who has a generous eye will be blessed; for he shares his food with the poor.
Pro 22:10 Drive out the mocker, and strife will go out; yes, quarrels and insults will stop.
Pro 22:11 He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.
Pro 22:12 The eyes of Yahweh watch over knowledge; but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
Pro 22:13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the streets!"
Pro 22:14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit: he who is under Yahweh's wrath will fall into it.
Pro 22:15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
Pro 22:16 Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.
Pro 22:17 Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.
Pro 22:18 For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.
Pro 22:19 That your trust may be in Yahweh, I teach you today, even you.
Pro 22:20 Haven't I written to you thirty excellent things of counsel and knowledge,
Pro 22:21 To teach you truth, reliable words, to give sound answers to the ones who sent you?
Pro 22:22 Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court;
Pro 22:23 for Yahweh will plead their case, and plunder the life of those who plunder them.
Pro 22:24 Don't befriend a hot-tempered man, and don't associate with one who harbors anger:
Pro 22:25 lest you learn his ways, and ensnare your soul.
Pro 22:26 Don't you be one of those who strike hands, of those who are collateral for debts.
Pro 22:27 If you don't have means to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?
Pro 22:28 Don't move the ancient boundary stone, which your fathers have set up.
Pro 22:29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.
Pro 23:1 When you sit to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before you;
Pro 23:2 put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite.
Pro 23:3 Don't be desirous of his dainties, seeing they are deceitful food.
Pro 23:4 Don't weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint.
Pro 23:5 Why do you set your eyes on that which is not? For it certainly sprouts wings like an eagle and flies in the sky.
Pro 23:6 Don't eat the food of him who has a stingy eye, and don't crave his delicacies:
Pro 23:7 for as he thinks about the cost, so he is. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, but his heart is not with you.
Pro 23:8 The morsel which you have eaten you shall vomit up, and lose your good words.
Pro 23:9 Don't speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Pro 23:10 Don't move the ancient boundary stone. Don't encroach on the fields of the fatherless:
Pro 23:11 for their Defender is strong. He will plead their case against you.
Pro 23:12 Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to the words of knowledge.
Pro 23:13 Don't withhold correction from a child. If you punish him with the rod, he will not die.
Pro 23:14 Punish him with the rod, and save his soul from Sheol.
Pro 23:15 My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad, even mine:
Pro 23:16 yes, my heart will rejoice, when your lips speak what is right.
Pro 23:17 Don't let your heart envy sinners; but rather fear Yahweh all the day long.
Pro 23:18 Indeed surely there is a future hope, and your hope will not be cut off.
Pro 23:19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path!
Pro 23:20 Don't be among ones drinking too much wine, or those who gorge themselves on meat:
Pro 23:21 for the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor; and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
Pro 23:22 Listen to your father who gave you life, and don't despise your mother when she is old.
Pro 23:23 Buy the truth, and don't sell it. Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.
Pro 23:24 The father of the righteous has great joy. Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him.
Pro 23:25 Let your father and your mother be glad! Let her who bore you rejoice!
Pro 23:26 My son, give me your heart; and let your eyes keep in my ways.
Pro 23:27 For a prostitute is a deep pit; and a wayward wife is a narrow well.
Pro 23:28 Yes, she lies in wait like a robber, and increases the unfaithful among men.
Pro 23:29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?
Pro 23:30 Those who stay long at the wine; those who go to seek out mixed wine.
Pro 23:31 Don't look at the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly.
Pro 23:32 In the end, it bites like a snake, and poisons like a viper.
Pro 23:33 Your eyes will see strange things, and your mind will imagine confusing things.
Pro 23:34 Yes, you will be as he who lies down in the midst of the sea, or as he who lies on top of the rigging:
Pro 23:35 "They hit me, and I was not hurt! They beat me, and I don't feel it! When will I wake up? I can do it again. I can find another." 




 
The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

The Composite Bible is a effort to understand the Bible by considering it from different perspectives and different levels of literalcy. First, read the World English Bible (the least literal-black text) for comprehension of the text. Next, read both the World English Bible with the Darby Translation (more literal-blue text)to make comparisons and lastly, read all three versions (Young's is the most literal translation- red text) at one time to obtain an overview of the text. Doing this will make you think about what the Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.
Proverbs

 
Proverbs 21 1
The king`s heart is in Yahweh`s hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires.
The king`s heart in the hand of Jehovah is [as] brooks of water: he turneth it
whithersoever he will.
Rivulets of waters [is] the heart of a king in the hand of Jehovah, Wherever He
pleaseth He inclineth it.
Proverbs 21 2
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But Yahweh weighs the hearts.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the hearts.
Every way of a man [is] right in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering hearts.
Proverbs 21 3
To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.
To exercise justice and judgment is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.
To do righteousness and judgment, Is chosen of Jehovah rather than sacrifice.
Proverbs 21 4
A high look, and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.
Lofty eyes, and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
Loftiness of eyes, and breadth of heart, Tillage of the wicked [is] sin.
Proverbs 21 5
The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; And everyone who is hasty surely rushes to
poverty.
The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty,
only to want.
The purposes of the diligent [are] only to advantage, And of every hasty one, only to want.
Proverbs 21 6
Getting treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting breath of them that seek death.
The making of treasures by a lying tongue, [Is] a vanity driven away of those seeking death.
Proverbs 21 7
The violence of the wicked will drive them away, Because they refuse to do what is right.
The devastation of the wicked sweepeth them away, because they refuse to do what is
right.
The spoil of the wicked catcheth them, Because they have refused to do judgment.
Proverbs 21 8
The way of the guilty is devious, But the conduct of the innocent is upright.
Very crooked is the way of a guilty man; but as for the pure, his work is upright.
Froward [is] the way of a man who is vile, And the pure -- upright [is] his work.
Proverbs 21 9
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than to share a house with a contentious
woman.
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman, and a
house in common.
Better to sit on a corner of the roof, Than [with] a woman of contentions and a house of company.
Proverbs 21 10
The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.
The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
The soul of the wicked hath desired evil, Not gracious in his eyes is his neighbour.
Proverbs 21 11
When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom; When the wise is instructed, he
receives knowledge.
When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise; and when the wise is
instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise, And in giving
understanding to the wise He receiveth knowledge.
Proverbs 21 12
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked, And brings the wicked to ruin.
One that is righteous wisely considereth the house of the wicked: he overthroweth the
wicked to [their] ruin.
The Righteous One is acting wisely Towards the house of the wicked, He is
overthrowing the wicked for wickedness.
Proverbs 21 13
Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, He will also cry out, but shall not be heard.
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also himself shall cry, and shall not be
heard.
Whoso is shutting his ear from the cry of the poor, He also doth cry, and is not answered.
Proverbs 21 14
A gift in secret pacifies anger; And a bribe in the cloak, strong wrath.
A gift in secret pacifieth anger; and a present in the bosom, vehement fury.
A gift in secret pacifieth anger, And a bribe in the bosom strong fury.
Proverbs 21 15
It is joy to the righteous to do justice; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.
It is joy to a righteous [man] to do what is right; but it is ruin for the workers of
To do justice [is] joy to the righteous, But ruin to workers of iniquity.
Proverbs 21 16
The man who wanders out of the way of understanding Shall rest in the assembly of the dead.
The man that wandereth out of the way of wisdom shall abide in the congregation of the
dead.
A man who is wandering from the way of understanding, In an assembly of Rephaim resteth.
Proverbs 21 17
He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man: He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
He that loveth mirth shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
Whoso [is] loving mirth [is] a poor man, Whoso is loving wine and oil maketh no wealth.
Proverbs 21 18
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; The treacherous for the upright.
The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and a treacherous [man] in the stead of the
upright.
The wicked [is] an atonement for the righteous, And for the upright the treacherous dealer.
Proverbs 21 19
It is better to dwell in a desert land, Than with a contentious and fretful woman.
It is better to dwell in a desert land. than with a contentious and irritable woman.
Better to dwell in a wilderness land, Than [with] a woman of contentions and anger.
Proverbs 21 20
There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; But a foolish man swallows it up.
There is costly store and oil in the dwelling of a wise [man]; but a foolish man swalloweth
it up.
A treasure to be desired, and oil, [Is] in the habitation of the wise, And a foolish man swalloweth it up.
Proverbs 21 21
He who follows after righteousness and kindness Finds life, righteousness, and honor.
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Whoso is pursuing righteousness and kindness, Findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Proverbs 21 22
A wise man scales the city of the mighty, And brings down the strength of its confidence.
A wise [man] scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the
confidence thereof.
A city of the mighty hath the wise gone up, And bringeth down the strength of its confidence.
Proverbs 21 23
Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Whoso is keeping his mouth and his tongue, Is keeping from adversities his soul.
Proverbs 21 24
The proud and haughty man, "scoffer" is his name; He works in the arrogance of pride.
Proud, arrogant, scorner is his name who dealeth in proud wrath.
Proud, haughty, scorner [is] his name, Who is working in the wrath of pride.
Proverbs 21 25
The desire of the sluggard kills him, For his hands refuse to labor.
The desire of the sluggard killeth him; for his hands refuse to work:
The desire of the slothful slayeth him, For his hands have refused to work.
Proverbs 21 26
There are those who covet greedily all the day long; But the righteous gives and doesn`t
withhold.
He coveteth greedily all the day long; but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
All the day desiring he hath desired, And the righteous giveth and withholdeth not.
Proverbs 21 27
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: How much more, when he brings it with a
wicked mind!
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more when they bring it with a
wicked purpose!
The sacrifice of the wicked [is] abomination, Much more when in wickedness he bringeth it.
Proverbs 21 28
A false witness will perish, And a man who listens speaks to eternity.
A lying witness shall perish; and a man that heareth shall speak constantly.
A false witness doth perish, And an attentive man for ever speaketh.
Proverbs 21 29
A wicked man hardens his face; But as for the upright, he establishes his ways.
A wicked man hardeneth his face; but as for the upright, he establisheth his way.
A wicked man hath hardened by his face, And the upright -- he prepareth his way.
Proverbs 21 30
There is no wisdom nor understanding Nor counsel against Yahweh.
There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel against Jehovah.
There is no wisdom, nor understanding, Nor counsel, over-against Jehovah.
Proverbs 21 31
The horse is prepared for the day of battle; But victory is with Yahweh.
The horse is prepared for the day of battle; but safety is of Jehovah.
A horse is prepared for a day of battle, And the deliverance [is] of Jehovah!
Proverbs 22 1
A good name is more desirable than great riches; Loving favor rather than silver and gold.
A [good] name is rather to be chosen than great riches; loving favour rather than silver
and gold.
A name is chosen rather than much wealth, Than silver and than gold -- good grace.
Proverbs 22 2
The rich and the poor have this in common: Yahweh is the maker of them all.
The rich and poor meet together; Jehovah is the maker of them all.
Rich and poor have met together, The Maker of them all [is] Jehovah.
Proverbs 22 3
A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it.
A prudent [man] seeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are
punished.
The prudent hath seen the evil, and is hidden, And the simple have passed on, and are punished.
Proverbs 22 4
The result of humility and the fear of Yahweh Is wealth, honor, and life.
The reward of humility [and] the fear of Jehovah is riches, and honour, and life.
The end of humility [is] the fear of Jehovah, Riches, and honour, and life.
Proverbs 22 5
Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked: Whoever guards his soul stays from them.
Thorns [and] snares are in the way of the perverse: he that keepeth his soul holdeth
himself far from them.
Thorns -- snares [are] in the way of the perverse, Whoso is keeping his soul is far from them.
Proverbs 22 6
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Train up the child according to the tenor of his way, and when he is old he will not
depart from it.
Give instruction to a youth about his way, Even when he is old he turneth not from it.
Proverbs 22 7
The rich rules over the poor. The borrower is servant to the lender.
The rich ruleth over the poor; and the borrower is servant to the lender.
The rich over the poor ruleth, And a servant [is] the borrower to the lender.
Proverbs 22 8
He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, And the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
He that soweth unrighteousness shall reap iniquity, and the rod of his wrath shall have
an end.
Whoso is sowing perverseness reapeth sorrow, And the rod of his anger weareth out.
Proverbs 22 9
He who has a generous eye will be blessed; For he shares his food with the poor.
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
The good of eye -- he is blessed, For he hath given of his bread to the poor.
Proverbs 22 10
Drive out the mocker, and strife will go out; Yes, quarrels and insults will stop.
Cast out the scorner, and contention will depart, and strife and ignominy shall cease.
Cast out a scorner -- and contention goeth out, And strife and shame cease.
Proverbs 22 11
He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully Is the king`s friend.
He that loveth pureness of heart, upon whose lips is grace, the king is his friend.
Whoso is loving cleanness of heart, Grace [are] his lips, a king [is] his friend.
Proverbs 22 12
The eyes of Yahweh watch over knowledge; But he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
The eyes of Jehovah preserve knowledge; but he overthroweth the words of the unfaithful.
The eyes of Jehovah have kept knowledge, And He overthroweth the words of the treacherous.
Proverbs 22 13
The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the streets!"
The sluggard saith, There is a lion without, I shall be killed in the streets!
The slothful hath said, `A lion [is] without, In the midst of the broad places I am
slain.`
Proverbs 22 14
The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit: He who is under Yahweh`s wrath will fall into it.
The mouth of strange women is a deep ditch: he with whom Jehovah is displeased shall
fall therein.
A deep pit [is] the mouth of strange women, The abhorred of Jehovah falleth there.
Proverbs 22 15
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: The rod of discipline drives it far from him.
Folly is bound in the heart of a child; the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
Folly is bound up in the heart of a youth, The rod of chastisement putteth it far from him.
Proverbs 22 16
Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, Both come to poverty.
He that oppresseth the poor, it is to enrich him; he that giveth to the rich, [bringeth]
only to want.
He is oppressing the poor to multiply to him, He is giving to the rich -- only to
want.
Proverbs 22 17
Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.
Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart unto my knowledge.
Incline thine ear, and hear words of the wise, And thy heart set to my knowledge,
Proverbs 22 18
For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you, If all of them are ready on your lips.
For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee: they shall be together fitted on
thy lips.
For they are pleasant when thou dost keep them in thy heart, They are prepared together for thy lips.
Proverbs 22 19
That your trust may be in Yahweh, I teach you today, even you.
That thy confidence may be in Jehovah, I have made [them] known to thee this day, even
to thee.
That thy trust may be in Jehovah, I caused thee to know to-day, even thou.
Proverbs 22 20
Haven`t I written to you thirty excellent things Of counsel and knowledge,
Have not I written to thee excellent things, in counsels and knowledge,
Have I not written to thee three times With counsels and knowledge?
Proverbs 22 21
To teach you truth, reliable words, To give sound answers to the ones who sent you?
that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest
carry back words of truth to them that send thee?
To cause thee to know the certainty of sayings of truth, To return sayings of truth
to those sending thee.
Proverbs 22 22
Don`t exploit the poor, because he is poor; And don`t crush the needy in court;
Rob not the poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted in the gate;
Rob not the poor because he [is] poor, And bruise not the afflicted in the gate.
Proverbs 22 23
For Yahweh will plead their case, And plunder the life of those who plunder them.
for Jehovah will plead their cause, and despoil the soul of those that despoil them.
For Jehovah pleadeth their cause, And hath spoiled the soul of their spoilers.
Proverbs 22 24
Don`t befriend a hot-tempered man, And don`t associate with one who harbors anger:
Make no friendship with an angry man, and go not with a furious man;
Shew not thyself friendly with an angry man, And with a man of fury go not in,
Proverbs 22 25
Lest you learn his ways, And ensnare your soul.
lest thou learn his paths, and get a snare to thy soul.
Lest thou learn his paths, And have received a snare to thy soul.
Proverbs 22 26
Don`t you be one of those who strike hands, Of those who are collateral for debts.
Be not of them that strike hands, of them that are sureties for debts:
Be not thou among those striking hands, Among sureties [for] burdens.
Proverbs 22 27
If you don`t have means to pay, Why should he take away your bed from under you?
if thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
If thou hast nothing to pay, Why doth he take thy bed from under thee?
Proverbs 22 28
Don`t move the ancient boundary stone, Which your fathers have set up.
Remove not the ancient landmark which thy fathers have set.
Remove not a border of olden times, That thy fathers have made.
Proverbs 22 29
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings; He won`t serve obscure men.
Hast thou seen a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand
before the mean.
Hast thou seen a man speedy in his business? Before kings he doth station himself,
He stations not himself before obscure men!
Proverbs 23 1
When you sit to eat with a ruler, Consider diligently what is before you;
When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider well who is before thee;
When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, Thou considerest diligently that which [is]
before thee,
Proverbs 23 2
Put a knife to your throat, If you are a man given to appetite.
and put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
And thou hast put a knife to thy throat, If thou [art] a man of appetite.
Proverbs 23 3
Don`t be desirous of his dainties, Seeing they are deceitful food.
Be not desirous of his dainties; for they are deceitful food.
Have no desire to his dainties, seeing it [is] lying food.
Proverbs 23 4
Don`t weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint.
Weary not thyself to become rich; cease from thine own intelligence:
Labour not to make wealth, From thine own understanding cease, Dost thou cause
thine eyes to fly upon it? Then it is not.
Proverbs 23 5
Why do you set your eyes on that which is not? For it certainly sprouts wings like an eagle and flies in the sky.
wilt thou set thine eyes upon it, it is gone; for indeed it maketh itself wings and it flieth
away as an eagle towards the heavens.
For wealth maketh to itself wings, As an eagle it flieth to the heavens.
Proverbs 23 6
Don`t eat the food of him who has a stingy eye, And don`t crave his delicacies:
Eat thou not the food of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainties.
Eat not the bread of an evil eye, And have no desire to his dainties,
Proverbs 23 7
For as he thinks about the cost, so he is. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, But his heart is not
with you.
For as he thinketh in his soul, so is he. Eat and drink! will he say unto thee; but his heart
is not with thee.
For as he hath thought in his soul, so [is] he, `Eat and drink,` saith he to thee, And
his heart [is] not with thee.
Proverbs 23 8
The morsel which you have eaten you shall vomit up, And lose your good words.
Thy morsel which thou hast eaten must thou vomit up, and thou wilt have wasted thy
sweet words.
Thy morsel thou hast eaten thou dost vomit up, And hast marred thy words that [are] sweet.
Proverbs 23 9
Don`t speak in the ears of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Speak not in the ears of a foolish [man], for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
In the ears of a fool speak not, For he treadeth on the wisdom of thy words.
Proverbs 23 10
Don`t move the ancient boundary stone. Don`t encroach on the fields of the fatherless:
Remove not the ancient landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
Remove not a border of olden times, And into fields of the fatherless enter not,
Proverbs 23 11
For their Defender is strong. He will plead their case against you.
for their redeemer is mighty; he will plead their cause against thee.
For their Redeemer [is] strong, He doth plead their cause with thee.
Proverbs 23 12
Apply your heart to instruction, And your ears to the words of knowledge.
Apply thy heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
Bring in to instruction thy heart, And thine ear to sayings of knowledge.
Proverbs 23 13
Don`t withhold correction from a child. If you punish him with the rod, he will not die.
Withhold not correction from the child; for [if] thou beatest him with the rod, he shall
not die:
Withhold not from a youth chastisement, When thou smitest him with a rod he dieth not.
Proverbs 23 14
Punish him with the rod, And save his soul from Sheol.
thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from Sheol.
Thou with a rod smitest him, And his soul from Sheol thou deliverest.
Proverbs 23 15
My son, if your heart is wise, Then my heart will be glad, even mine:
My son, if thy heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine;
My son, if thy heart hath been wise, My heart rejoiceth, even mine,
Proverbs 23 16
Yes, my heart will rejoice, When your lips speak what is right.
and my reins shall exult, when thy lips speak right things.
And my reins exult when thy lips speak uprightly.
Proverbs 23 17
Don`t let your heart envy sinners; But rather fear Yahweh all the day long.
Let not thy heart envy sinners, but [be thou] in the fear of Jehovah all the day;
Let not thy heart be envious at sinners, But -- in the fear of Jehovah all the day.
Proverbs 23 18
Indeed surely there is a future hope, And your hope will not be cut off.
for surely there is a result, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
For, is there a posterity? Then thy hope is not cut off.
Proverbs 23 19
Listen, my son, and be wise, And keep your heart on the right path!
Thou, my son, hear and be wise, and direct thy heart in the way.
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, And make happy in the way thy heart,
Proverbs 23 20
Don`t be among ones drinking too much wine, Or those who gorge themselves on meat:
Be not among winebibbers, among riotous eaters of flesh.
Be not thou among quaffers of wine, Among gluttonous ones of flesh,
Proverbs 23 21
For the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor; And drowsiness clothes them in rags.
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty; and drowsiness clotheth with rags.
For the quaffer and glutton become poor, And drowsiness clotheth with rags.
Proverbs 23 22
Listen to your father who gave you life, And don`t despise your mother when she is old.
Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
Hearken to thy father, who begat thee, And despise not thy mother when she hath
become old.
Proverbs 23 23
Buy the truth, and don`t sell it: Get wisdom, discipline, and understanding.
Buy the truth, and sell it not; wisdom, and instruction, and intelligence.
Truth buy, and sell not, Wisdom, and instruction, and understanding,
Proverbs 23 24
The father of the righteous has great joy. Whoever fathers a wise child delights in him.
The father of a righteous [man] shall greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a wise [son]
shall have joy of him:
The father of the righteous rejoiceth greatly, The begetter of the wise rejoiceth in him.
Proverbs 23 25
Let your father and your mother be glad! Let her who bore you rejoice!
let thy father and thy mother have joy, and let her that bore thee rejoice.
Rejoice doth thy father and thy mother, Yea, she that bare thee is joyful.
Proverbs 23 26
My son, give me your heart; And let your eyes keep in my ways.
My son, give me thy heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
Give, my son, thy heart to me, And let thine eyes watch my ways.
Proverbs 23 27
For a prostitute is a deep pit; And a wayward wife is a narrow well.
For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
For a harlot [is] a deep ditch, And a strange woman [is] a strait pit.
Proverbs 23 28
Yes, she lies in wait like a robber, And increases the unfaithful among men.
She also lieth in wait as a robber, and increaseth the treacherous among men.
She also, as catching prey, lieth in wait, And the treacherous among men she increaseth.
Proverbs 23 29
Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises?  Who has bloodshot eyes?
Who hath woe? Who hath sorrow? Who contentions? Who complaining? Who wounds
without cause? Who redness of eyes?
Who hath wo? who hath sorrow? Who hath contentions? who hath plaint? Who
hath wounds without cause? Who hath redness of eyes?
Proverbs 23 30
Those who stay long at the wine; Those who go to seek out mixed wine.
-- They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to try mixed wine.
Those tarrying by the wine, Those going in to search out mixed wine.
Proverbs 23 31
Don`t look at the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down
smoothly:
Look not upon the wine when it is red, when it sparkleth in the cup, and goeth down
smoothly:
See not wine when it showeth itself red, When it giveth in the cup its colour, It goeth up and down through the upright.
Proverbs 23 32
At the last it bites like a snake, And poisons like a viper.
at the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Its latter end -- as a serpent it biteth, And as a basilisk it stingeth.
Proverbs 23 33
Your eyes will see strange things, And your mind will imagine confusing things.
Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thy heart shall speak froward things;
Thine eyes see strange women, And thy heart speaketh perverse things.
Proverbs 23 34
Yes, you will be as he who lies down in the midst of the sea, Or as he who lies on top of the
rigging:
and thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, and as he that lieth down
upon the top of a mast:
And thou hast been as one lying down in the heart of the sea, And as one lying
down on the top of a mast.
Proverbs 23 35
"They hit me, and I was not hurt; They beat me, and I don`t feel it! When will I wake up? I can do it again. I can find another."
-- ``They have smitten me, [and] I am not sore; they have beaten me, [and] I knew it not.
When shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.``
`They smote me, I have not been sick, They beat me, I have not known. When I
awake -- I seek it yet again!`


 Study Questions

The LORD ponders the ______________________? 21:2

Why does God overthrow the wicked? 21:12

 Where is safety? 21:31

Humility and the fear of the LORD result in __________________________________________? 22:4

A diligent man will? 22:29

Do not envy ____________________________________? 23:17


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Oct. 16
Philippians 1

Php 1:1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ; To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and servants:
Php 1:2 Grace to you, and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Php 1:3 I thank my God whenever I remember you,
Php 1:4 always in every request of mine on behalf of you all making my requests with joy,
Php 1:5 for your partnership in furtherance of the Good News from the first day until now;
Php 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
Php 1:7 It is even right for me to think this way on behalf of all of you, because I have you in my heart, because, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the Good News, you all are partakers with me of grace.
Php 1:8 For God is my witness, how I long after all of you in the tender mercies of Christ Jesus.
Php 1:9 This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;
Php 1:10 so that you may approve the things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense to the day of Christ;
Php 1:11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Php 1:12 Now I desire to have you know, brothers, that the things which happened to me have turned out rather to the progress of the Good News;
Php 1:13 so that it became evident to the whole praetorian guard, and to all the rest, that my bonds are in Christ;
Php 1:14 and that most of the brothers in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear.
Php 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.
Php 1:16 The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;
Php 1:17 but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Good News.
Php 1:18 What does it matter? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed. I rejoice in this, yes, and will rejoice.
Php 1:19 For I know that this will turn out to my salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
Php 1:20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will in no way be disappointed, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death.
Php 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Php 1:22 But if I live on in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; yet I don't make known what I will choose.
Php 1:23 But I am in a dilemma between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.
Php 1:24 Yet, to remain in the flesh is more needful for your sake.
Php 1:25 Having this confidence, I know that I will remain, yes, and remain with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,
Php 1:26 that your rejoicing may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence with you again.
Php 1:27 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the Good News of Christ, that, whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your state, that you stand firm in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the Good News;
Php 1:28 and in nothing frightened by the adversaries, which is for them a proof of destruction, but to you of salvation, and that from God.
Php 1:29 Because it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on his behalf,
Php 1:30 having the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear is in me. 


 
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Philippians
Philippians 1 1
Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus; To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at
Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:
Paul and Timotheus, bondmen of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in
Philippi, with [the] overseers and ministers;
Paul and Timotheus, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who
are in Philippi, with overseers and ministrants;
Philippians 1 2
Grace to you, and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord, Jesus Christ.
grace to you, and peace from God our Father and [the] Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1 3
I thank my God whenever I remember you,
I thank my God for my whole remembrance of you,
I give thanks to my God upon all the remembrance of you,
Philippians 1 4
always in every request of mine on behalf of you all making my requests with joy,
constantly in my every supplication, making the supplication for you all with joy,
always, in every supplication of mine for you all, with joy making the
Philippians 1 5
for your fellowship in furtherance of the gospel from the first day until now;
because of your fellowship with the gospel, from the first day until now;
for your contribution to the good news from the first day till now,
Philippians 1 6
being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
having confidence of this very thing, that he who has begun in you a good work will
complete it unto Jesus Christ`s day:
having been confident of this very thing, that He who did begin in you a good
work, will perform [it] till a day of Jesus Christ,
Philippians 1 7
It is even right for me to think this way on behalf of all of you, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace.
as it is righteous for me to think this as to you all, because ye have *me* in your hearts,
and that both in my bonds and in the defence and confirmation of the glad tidings ye are
all participators in my grace.
according as it is righteous for me to think this in behalf of you all, because of my
having you in the heart, both in my bonds, and [in] the defence and confirmation
of the good news, all of you being fellow-partakers with me of grace.
Philippians 1 8
For God is my witness, how I long after all of you in the tender mercies of Christ Jesus.
For God is my witness how I long after you all in [the] bowels of Christ Jesus.
For God is my witness, how I long for you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ,
Philippians 1 9
This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;
And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in full knowledge and all
intelligence,
and this I pray, that your love yet more and more may abound in full knowledge, and all judgment,
Philippians 1 10
so that you may approve the things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without
offense to the day of Christ;
that ye may judge of and approve the things that are more excellent, in order that ye may
be pure and without offence for Christ`s day,
for your proving the things that differ, that ye may be pure and offenceless -- to a day of Christ,
Philippians 1 11
being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
being complete as regards the fruit of righteousness, which [is] by Jesus Christ, to God`s
glory and praise.
being filled with the fruit of righteousness, that [is] through Jesus Christ, to the
glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1 12
Now I desire to have you know, brothers, that the things which happened to me have turned out rather to the progress of the gospel;
But I would have you know, brethren, that the circumstances in which I am have turned
out rather to the furtherance of the glad tidings,
And I wish you to know, brethren, that the things concerning me, rather to an
advancement of the good news have come,
Philippians 1 13
so that my bonds became revealed in Christ throughout the whole praetorian guard, and to all the rest;
so that my bonds have become manifest [as being] in Christ in all the praetorium and to
all others;
so that my bonds have become manifest in Christ in the whole praetorium, and to
the other places -- all,
Philippians 1 14
and that most of the brothers in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more
abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear.
and that the most of the brethren, trusting in [the] Lord through my bonds, dare more
abundantly to speak the word of God fearlessly.
and the greater part of the brethren in the Lord, having confidence by my bonds,
are more abundantly bold -- fearlessly to speak the word.
Philippians 1 15
Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.
Some indeed also for envy and strife, but some also for good will, preach the Christ.
Certain, indeed, even through envy and contention, and certain also through
good-will, do preach the Christ;
Philippians 1 16
The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;
These indeed out of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the glad tidings;
the one, indeed, of rivalry the Christ do proclaim, not purely, supposing to add
affliction to my bonds,
Philippians 1 17
but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.
but those out of contention, announce the Christ, not purely, supposing to arouse
tribulation for my bonds.
and the other out of love, having known that for defence of the good news I am set:
Philippians 1 18
What does it matter? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is
proclaimed. I rejoice in this, yes, and will rejoice.
What is it then? at any rate, in every way, whether in pretext or in truth, Christ is
announced; and in this I rejoice, yea, also I will rejoice;
what then? in every way, whether in pretence or in truth, Christ is proclaimed --
and in this I rejoice, yea, and shall rejoice.
Philippians 1 19
For I know that this will turn out to my salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
for I know that this shall turn out for me to salvation, through your supplication and
[the] supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ;
For I have known that this shall fall out to me for salvation, through your
supplication, and the supply of the Spirit of Christ Jesus,
Philippians 1 20
according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will in no way be put to shame, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death.
according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but in
all boldness, as always, now also Christ shall be magnified in my body whether by life or
by death.
according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed,
and in all freedom, as always, also now Christ shall be magnified in my body,
whether through life or through death,
Philippians 1 21
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
For for me to live [is] Christ, and to die gain;
for to me to live [is] Christ, and to die gain.
Philippians 1 22
But if to live in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; then I don`t make known what I will choose.
but if to live in flesh [is my lot], this is for me worth the while: and what I shall choose I
cannot tell.
And if to live in the flesh [is] to me a fruit of work, then what shall I choose? I
know not;
Philippians 1 23
But I am in a dilemma between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very far better.
But I am pressed by both, having the desire for departure and being with Christ, [for] [it
is] very much better,
for I am pressed by the two, having the desire to depart, and to be with Christ, for
it is far better,
Philippians 1 24
Yet, to remain in the flesh is more needful for your sake.
but remaining in the flesh [is] more necessary for your sakes;
and to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account,
Philippians 1 25
Having this confidence, I know that I will remain, yes, and remain with you all, for your
progress and joy in the faith,
and having confidence of this, I know that I shall remain and abide along with you all, for
your progress and joy in faith;
and of this being persuaded, I have known that I shall remain and continue with
you all, to your advancement and joy of the faith,
Philippians 1 26
that your rejoicing may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence with you again.
that your boasting may abound in Christ Jesus through me by my presence again with
that your boasting may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence again
to you.
Philippians 1 27
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, that, whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your state, that you stand firm in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the gospel;
Only conduct yourselves worthily of the glad tidings of the Christ, in order that whether
coming and seeing you, or absent, I may hear of what concerns you, that ye stand firm in
one spirit, with one soul, labouring together in the same conflict with the faith of the
glad tidings;
Only worthily of the good news of the Christ conduct ye yourselves, that, whether having come and seen you, whether being absent I may hear of the things concerning you, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul, striving together for the faith of the good news,
Philippians 1 28
and in nothing frightened by the adversaries, which is for them a proof of destruction, but to you of salvation, and that from God.
and not frightened in anything by the opposers, which is to them a demonstration of
destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God;
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;
Philippians 1 29
Because it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on his behalf,
because to you has been given, as regards Christ, not only the believing on him but the
suffering for him also,
because to you it was granted, on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but
also on behalf of him to suffer;
Philippians 1 30
having the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear is in me.
having the same conflict which ye have seen in me, and now hear of in me.
the same conflict having, such as ye saw in me, and now hear of in me.


 Study Questions

 What does Paul rejoice in? 1:18