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

  • 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
  • Elois crowell for verse 3
    What an uplifting verse. We should all strive to be more thankful for all things at all times as Paul

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