Philippians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Philippians 1:15

“Some in deed preach Christ, euen of enuie and strife, and some also of good will.”

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Other Translations

Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:
- King James Version

Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Though some are preaching Christ out of envy and competition, others do it out of a good heart:
- Basic English Bible

Some indeed also for envy and strife, but some also for good will, preach the Christ.
- Darby Bible

Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife; and some also from good will.
- Webster's Bible

Some indeed actually preach Christ out of envy and contentiousness but there are also others who do it from good will.
- Weymouth Bible

Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.
- World English Bible

But summe for enuye and strijf, summe for good wille, prechen Crist;
- Wycliffe Bible

Certain, indeed, even through envy and contention, and certain also through good-will, do preach the Christ;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:15


1:15-16 Some indeed preach Christ out of contention - Envying St. Paul's success, and striving to hurt him thereby. Not sincerely - From a real desire to glorify God. But supposing - Though they were disappointed. To add more affliction to my bonds - By enraging the Romans against me.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:15


Php 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife. The motives of all preachers are not pure. Some still preach Christ, full of envy for other preachers, and some from a love of strife. Those envious of Paul were probably Judaizing Christians. See Php 1:16.

Discussion for Philippians 1

  • Dianne
    I certainly am blessed by the whole chapter, especially by verse 6!! Apostle Paul is my favorite writer and apostle in the Bible!! Thanks GOD BLESS!!!
  • I, even I, am that Michael Isaac Dale:
    Concerning this Sabbath: shall the woman, the fatherless and the widow be condemned for their work if GOD giveth their sleep? Nay. For GOD gave nor sent his Son to condemn the world but to save the world: in which, as in the days of Noah, the like figure of eight souls remain. Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does IT not, to him it is sin. For the Son of man IS Lord even of the Sabbath.
  • Glenn
    I am looking for the verse that says rejoicing in the lord defeats Satan.
  • Adam
    Philippians is my favorite book of the Bible. Dense with spiritual nourishment.
  • Vanessa
    Walk in Christ be bold for the word and never be ashamed for it. If we speak the gospel in truth not make anything up , most suffer for it even today we are called crazy. I feel sorry for them, they are going to miss the joy of meeting our creator. This is the oldest written history and yet they wont teach it or read it God bless them and God Bless you all, walk in faith, trust in God always
  • Shajin Hashemi
    I know why I suffer now. I agree. Suffer for the Lord!!!

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