Philippians 3:10

“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable vnto his death,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed unto his death;
- American Standard Version (1901)

That I may have knowledge of him, and of the power of his coming back from the dead, and a part with him in his pains, becoming like him in his death;
- Basic English Bible

to know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death,
- Darby Bible

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable to his death;
- Webster's Bible

I long to know Christ and the power which is in His resurrection, and to share in His sufferings and die even as He died;
- Weymouth Bible

that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed to his death;
- World English Bible

to knowe hym, and the vertu of his risyng ayen, and the felouschipe of his passioun, and be maad lijk to his deeth,
- Wycliffe Bible

to know him, and the power of his rising again, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 3:10


3:10 The knowledge of Christ, mentioned in the eighth verse, is here more largely explained. That I may know him - As my complete Saviour. And the power of his resurrection - Raising me from the death of sin, into all the life of love. And the fellowship of his sufferings - Being crucified with him. And made conformable to his death - So as to be dead to all things here below.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 3:10


Php 3:10 That I may know him. By enjoying his presence in the soul; an experimental knowledge. And the power of his resurrection. The resurrection demonstrated him to be the Son of God with power (Ro 1:4). The mighty power that worked in his resurrection works in the saints (1) in their resurrection from spiritual death to a new life (Col 2:13 Eph 1:19-23). It is therefore a present power. (2) It works also when they are lifted from the dead to eternal life. Consciousness of the victory over sin is the earnest of the ultimate triumph over death. And the fellowship of his sufferings. Christ's life is the plan of that of the saint. Like him, we take the cross, are crucified with him (Ro 6:6), are baptized into his death (Ro 6:3), are planted in the likeness of his death, and are risen with him (Col 3:1). In all these we look to the suffering Savior, and are conformable to his death. Not only do we take the "form" of his sufferings, but we sympathize with him. If the obedience is from the heart, there is a partaking of his sufferings.

Discussion for Philippians 3

  • BK
    As a believer in Christ we are to set all the things we do on Christ and Heaven and leave alone the petty stuff of what we call daily living
  • Olajide
    Phillipians 3 clearly explained how to forgo those things that dear to us for the Excellency of Christ.
  • Olajide
    Phillipians 3 is one of the most important chapter that explained the issue of denying yourself daily and take up the cross to follow Christ.
  • Olajide
    Phillippians 3:8 teaches about sacrificing those things that are precious to us for the attainment of the Excellency of Christ Jesus.
  • Jim
    It is funny sometimes how the Lord will teach you. I used to read straight through verse 1 and miss the deeper meaning. It means much more in this chapter than it does standing alone. Paul was emphasizing how it is so important to rejoice in Christ alone and not in our "achievements, accomplishments etc".
  • BSP
    We must continue stretching forward to the things ahead in order to continue to make progress as verse 13 shows.