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

  • Kenneth Zimba
    I love the of Paul to Philippians
  • Jefferson
    lots to say, but will only point out what was said in verse nineteen. that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the spirit of Jesus. Paul had sense to know that though forgiven, his salvation would only come when his mortal put on immortality. as Jesus said, he that endure till the end the same shall be saved. we have to live it everyday, till the end.
  • Sonya
    I love reading Philippians. Apostle St.Paul, is so compassionate about every word he speaks. He speaks a lot about joy and peace. He stands strong in what he believes in. I love the fact the way He reminds us of the Laws; he explains the difference in the graces and the mercies. When reading Philippians I get more and more out of it each time!!! The verses are all so powerful to me!
  • Althea Smith
    Paul expressing the love of Christ and releasing the grace to the Philippians so that they would know,experience and walk has examples of JESUS CHRIST IN HIS LOVE FOR MANKIND.FOR GOD IS LOVE,HAS WE RECEIVE HIS LOVE THIS IS HOW WE SHOULD STAND AND WALK!SMILES
  • my failures seem to outway my sucesses which makes me feel unworthy. The Lord has his hands full if he wants to complete a work in me.
  • Geraldine cole
    Amen

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