Philippians 2:13

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For it is God which worketh in you, both to will, and to doe, of his good pleasure.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for {His} good pleasure.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for it is God who worketh in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is God who is the cause of your desires and of your acts, for his good pleasure.
- Basic English Bible

for it is God who works in you both the willing and the working according to [his] good pleasure.
- Darby Bible

For it is God who worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
- Webster's Bible

For it is God Himself whose power creates within you the desire to do His gracious will and also brings about the accomplishment of the desire.
- Weymouth Bible

For it is God who works in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.
- World English Bible

For it is God that worchith in you, bothe to wilne, and to performe, for good wille.
- Wycliffe Bible

for God it is who is working in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 2:13

2:13 For it is God - God alone, who is with you, though I am not. That worketh in you according to his good pleasure - Not for any merit of yours. Yet his influences are not to supersede, but to encourage, our own efforts. Work out your own salvation - Here is our duty. For it is God that worketh in you - Here is our encouragement. And O, what a glorious encouragement, to have the arm of Omnipotence stretched out for our support and our succour!

People's Bible Notes for Philippians 2:13

Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you. God works in the converted person by his word and Spirit. His Spirit is a helper. It does not destroy our free will, for we may resist it (1Th 5:19). Both to will and to do. God shows his will by his word and spirit and work in us. We ought to heed it. We can work in harmony with the divine will, or we may reject to our damnation. For [his] good pleasure. As seemeth best to him.

Discussion for Philippians 2

  • Joey Brown
    You continue with good you'll be blessed
  • Jacquelyne Booher
    I think this is the very best advice for living that man can get. If we all took this to heart then the world would be entirely different. Christ gave up so much for us but we worry so much about ourselves that we are willing to give up nothing but want everything. Christ will return soon and there is no way that we can be ready unless we submit to the will of God.
  • Lopez garvin
    We have to strive for the mind of Jesus Christ this will not be easy. The carnal man is always trying to pull us down but with the Holy Spirit we can overcome the the fleshly thoughts that is in direct opposition to the will of Jesus Christ.
  • Ronnie Bray for verse 6
    The Gospel according to John takes great pains to record the words of Jesus telling his disciples and other hearers that not only was he not God, but also that he was dependent on God, and was doing the will of the Father and not acting according to his own will. See Jn 17 . Philippians 2:6 is a difficult passage and exegetes keep to both sides of the argument. The passage is referred to as the 'kenotic' passage, meaning that Jesus in human form emptied himself or divested himself of his glory, the glory he had with the father prior to his birth as Mary's child. We read in the New testament that after Jesus sacrificed himself on the cross, he was raised incorruptible, meaning that he would never die again. It was no mere phantom that appeared to the eleven apostles and let then feel his wounds and ate with then, "Handle me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye see me have." This appearance and the resurrected Liord's interaction with his apostles is proof to them and proof to us today that the resurrection was a real physical event and that the body with which Jesus was raised could never die again, so he still has it to this very day and eternally, and when we see him we also shall be clothed in the body we had as mortals and that body of flesh and bones will be incorruptible. What a glorious future in eternity for those that Know God and love him and his Son our Saviour, for we shall be, as Paul said, 'joint heirs with Christ.'
  • John madden for verse 12
    Seek the lord while he can be found its him who works within .to work out our salvation only we can seek god for our own salvation no one else can do it for us not the church not the preacher.but you work it out live it.for itis him who lives in us to accomplish and make our callingand election for it express it our great salvation
  • Katherine leeks for verse 5

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