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

  • 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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