Philippians 2:1

“If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If there bee therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of loue, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels, & mercies;
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions,
- American Standard Version (1901)

If then there is any comfort in Christ, any help given by love, any uniting of hearts in the Spirit, any loving mercies and pity,
- Basic English Bible

If then [there be] any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of [the] Spirit, if any bowels and compassions,
- Darby Bible

If there is therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
- Webster's Bible

If then I can appeal to you as the followers of Christ, if there is any persuasive power in love and any common sharing of the Spirit, or if you have any tender-heartedness and compassion, make my joy complete by being of one mind,
- Weymouth Bible

If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassion,
- World English Bible

Therfor if ony coumfort is in Crist, if ony solace of charite, if ony felouschipe of spirit, if ony inwardnesse of merci doyng,
- Wycliffe Bible

If, then, any exhortation [is] in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 2:1


2:1 If there be therefore any consolation - In the grace of Christ. If any comfort - In the love of God. If any fellowship of the Holy Ghost; if any bowels of mercies - Resulting therefrom; any tender affection towards each other.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 2:1


Php 2:1 Exhortation to a Holy Life SUMMARY OF PHILIPPIANS 2: Like-mindedness Commended. Lowliness Enjoined. The Lowliness and the Exaltation of Christ. Working Out Their Own Salvation. Becoming Lights in the World. The Relations of Paul and Timothy. Epaphroditus and His Sickness. If [there be] therefore any consolation, etc. The apostle does not doubt that there is consolation, comfort, spiritual fellowship, etc., in Christ, but bases an exhortation on what the Philippians knew to be the case. Bowels and mercies. "Tender mercies and compassion", as in the Revised Version.

Discussion for Philippians 2

  • Irene123
    V.2 - being likeminded, of one accord, of one mind. Paul's speaking to ALL the churches, even the ones of today. Have you ever really thought about how that one accord, one mind can be brought about in even just one church with the different ethnic, thought patterns, etc.? It can only be done through prayer AND fasting, with tears of supplication to God. He's not coming for a church-scattered.
  • Irene123
    In noticing the name Epaphroditus, I remembered ALL the many people Paul named in Rom. 16. All those precious souls!! I hope to see ALL of them in the rapture. What a GLORIOUS day!!! To see them all; can you just imagine??
  • Ufuoma
    We must be humble in all our dealings in life.
  • Wayne
    V. 6. Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Also, Christ states, I and the Father are one.
  • HAPPINESS
    JESUS LOVES EVERYBODY THAT WHY HE SET SO LOW TO DIE FOR A POOR AND WICKED SOUL . HIS LOVE HAS EXALTED AND GIVEN HIM A NAME ABOVE EVERY OTHER NAME THAT AT THE MENTION OF HIS NAME EVERY KNEE, POWER AND OCCUILT BOW
  • Joey Brown
    You continue with good you'll be blessed

Bible Options