Philippians 1:14

“And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident, by my bonds, are much more bold to speake the word without feare.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and that most of the brethren in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And most of the brothers in the Lord, taking heart because of my chains, are all the stronger to give the word of God without fear.
- Basic English Bible

and that the most of the brethren, trusting in [the] Lord through my bonds, dare more abundantly to speak the word of God fearlessly.
- Darby Bible

And many of the brethren in the Lord, becoming confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
- Webster's Bible

and the greater part of the brethren, made confident in the Lord through my imprisonment, now speak of God's Message without fear, more boldly than ever.
- Weymouth Bible

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.
- World English Bible

that mo of britheren tristinge in the Lord more plenteuously for my boondis, dursten without drede speke the word of God.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the greater part of the brethren in the Lord, having confidence by my bonds, are more abundantly bold -- fearlessly to speak the word.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:14


1:14 And many - Who were before afraid. Trusting in the Lord through my bonds - When they observed my constancy, and safety not withstanding, are more bold.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:14


Php 1:14 Many of the brethren . . . are much more bold to speak the word without fear. Taking courage from his boldness, though in bonds, the brethren were engaged in preaching the gospel with greater zeal than ever before. See Php 4:22 for some of the results of this preaching.

Discussion for Philippians 1

  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Take a good long look at verse 6 !
  • Carl
    Billy for Verse 6@ "For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things." Your/our worth is in Him and if we are true to the calling He has placed upon our/your heart He will finish that which He has started! :)
  • 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

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