Philippians 1:21

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For to me to liue is Christ, and to die is gaine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For to me life is Christ and death is profit.
- Basic English Bible

For for me to live [is] Christ, and to die gain;
- Darby Bible

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
- Webster's Bible

For, with me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
- Weymouth Bible

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
- World English Bible

For me to lyue is Crist, and to die is wynnyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

for to me to live [is] Christ, and to die gain.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:21


1:21 To me to live is Christ - To know, to love, to follow Christ, is my life, my glory, my joy.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:21


Php 1:21 For to me to live [is] Christ. Should he be suffered to live, his life would be for extending the kingdom of Christ, but personally, to die [is] gain. To die would be gain; a release from sufferings and an entrance upon eternal joys.

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! :)
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX. Verse six ! That to which HE is able to do HE is also able to perform. Simply ask Abba Dad and He will give it to you through Christ our Blessed Lord. Each and every one of us have been given gifts for the restoration of the Kingdom of God in these latter days of His Holy Church indeed. You are a Divine Soldier in His Army. Manafest the Word and do it. Pray for one another and encourage.
  • 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!

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