Philippians 1:1

“Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Paul and Timotheus the seruants of Iesus Christ, to all the Saints in Christ Iesus, which are at Philippi, with the Bishops and Deacons:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons:
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus that are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, with the Bishops and Deacons of the church:
- Basic English Bible

Paul and Timotheus, bondmen of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with [the] overseers and ministers;
- Darby Bible

Paul and Timothy, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
- Webster's Bible

Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Christ Jesus: To all God's people in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the ministers of the Church and their assistants.
- Weymouth Bible

Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ; To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and servants:
- World English Bible

Poul and Tymothe, seruauntis of Jhesu Crist, to alle the hooli men in Crist Jhesu, that ben at Filippis, with bischopis and dekenes,
- Wycliffe Bible

Paul and Timotheus, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with overseers and ministrants;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:1


1:1 Servants - St. Paul, writing familiarly to the Philippians, does not style himself an apostle. And under the common title of servants, he tenderly and modestly joins with himself his son Timotheus, who had come to Philippi not long after St. Paul had received him, #Acts 16:3|,12. To all the saints - The apostolic epistles were sent more directly to the churches, than to the pastors of them. With the bishops and deacons - The former properly took care of the internal state, the latter, of the externals, of the church, #1Tim 3:2 |- 8; although these were not wholly confined to the one, neither those to the other. The word bishops here includes all the presbyters at Philippi, as well as the ruling presbyters: the names bishop and presbyter, or elder, being promiscuously used in the first ages.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:1


Php 1:1 Greetings from a Roman Prison SUMMARY OF PHILIPPIANS 1: Greetings to the Church and Its Officers. Reasons for Thanksgiving. The Progress of the Gospel in Rome. Different Motives for Preaching the Gospel. The Apostle's Desire to Depart and Be with Christ. Exhortations to Unity and Fortitude. Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ. The beloved Timothy was attending and aiding Paul at Rome. The name of Timothy appears at the head of several Epistles (2Co 1:1 Col 1:1 1Th 1:1 2Th 1:1 Phm 1:1). In this letter to be a beloved church, so devoted to him, Paul does not refer to his apostleship in his greeting, as in preceding Epistles (Ro 1:1 1Co 1:1 2Co 1:1 Ga 1:1 Eph 1:1), as one speaking with authority, but exhorts them as a fellow-servant of Christ. To all the saints in Christ Jesus. Every one in Christ, i.e., every Christian was and is a saint. With the bishops and deacons. We find two classes of officers in this church organized by an apostle. There was a plurality of each class. All commentators agree that "the bishops" and "the elders" of the primitive church are the same, only different names of the same office. Paul calls the "elders" of Ephesus "bishops" (see Ac 20:17 in the Revised Version). Also in Tit 1:5,7 he calls an "elder" a "bishop". For the duties of this office, see notes on 1Ti 3:2-7 Tit 1:5-9. The word "overseer", which is a literal translation of the Greek word "episkopos", suggests the nature of the office. The duties of the deacons are supposed to be explained by the work of the "Seven Deacons" ordained in the church at Jerusalem. See Ac 6:1,2. See PNT "1Ti 3:8".

Discussion for Philippians 1

  • Irene123
    V. 18 - Paul KNEW something; He knew that those truly hungry for the truth would search it out (Acts 17:11) even if they heard a lie (pretence) they'd discover it and know the 'freedom' truth. Paul studied under Gamaliel, was a 'Pharisee of the Pharisees'; a SMART, wise man. that's why God chose him: God knew He could use all this for HIS kingdom, instead of satan's.
  • Steve morrow
    psalm 33:4 for the word of the LORD is right all HIS works are done in truth 33:10 the LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to naught HE maketh the devices of the people of none effect Isaiah 2:22cease ye from man whose breath is in his nostrils for wherein is he to be accounted of john 12:49for I have not spoken of myself but the FATHER which sent ME HE gave ME a commandment what I should say and what I should speak12:50 and I know that HIS commandment is life everlasting whatsoever I speak therefore even as the FATHER said unto ME so I speak 1 Corinthians 11:1 be ye followers of me even as I also am of CHRIST romans 15:18 for I will not dare to speak of any of those things which CHRIST hath not wrought by me to make the gentiles obedient by word and deed philippians 2:21 for all seek there own not the things which are JESUS CHRISTS O LORD GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD
  • Joan
    THAT IS THE TRUE MEANING OF LOVE. THE LORD IS SO VERY GRACIOUS AND MERCIFUL TO HIS CHILDREN.
  • Robert
    The Love and Grace of God which surpasses human understanding is there till His work is done in our lives. He'll take us to the end and fulfill His Good in us
  • Julia
    this verse gives me hope, and reminds me that God The Father is working all things for our good in the right time and manner of his choosing, and that those of us that are called out of the world into fellowship with jesus and the holy spirit, for the glory of the father, need only do what is right and good in his sight.i will trust in Jesus for the strength to do what is right
  • Marcy
    I think when we go through trials in our life, we should have confident in knowing that our Most High God is able and willing to do the impossible. if we just hold on to our faith. he will do and perform in our lives miraculous works if we stay obedient to his word. so lets all stay encourage until that day when the Most High God comes..

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