Philippians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Philippians 1:22

“But if I liue in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shal chuse, I wote not.”

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Other Translations

But if I live in the flesh, this [is] the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
- King James Version

But if {I am} to live {on} in the flesh, this {will mean} fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if to live in the flesh, --`if' this shall bring fruit from my work, then what I shall choose I know not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if I go on living in the flesh--if this is the fruit of my work--then I do not see what decision to make.
- Basic English Bible

but if to live in flesh [is my lot], this is for me worth the while: and what I shall choose I cannot tell.
- Darby Bible

But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I know not.
- Webster's Bible

But since to live means a longer stay on earth, that implies more labour for me--and not unsuccessful labour; and which I am to choose I cannot tell.
- Weymouth Bible

But if I live on in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; yet I don't know what I will choose.
- World English Bible

That if to lyue in fleisch, is fruyt of werk to me, lo! what Y schal chese, Y knowe not.
- Wycliffe Bible

And if to live in the flesh [is] to me a fruit of work, then what shall I choose? I know not;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:22


1:22 Here he begins to treat of the former clause of the preceding verse. Of the latter he treats, #Php 2:17|. But if I am to live is the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour - This is the fruit of my living longer, that I can labour more. Glorious labour! desirable fruit! in this view, long life is indeed a blessing. And what I should choose I know not - That is, if it were left to my choice.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:22


Php 1:22 But if I live in the flesh. In the body, i.e., on earth. This [is] the fruit of my labour. In this state the fruit of his labor is Christ. See Php 1:21. Yet what I shall choose I wot not. He can hardly tell whether he would choose the gain of death, or to continue to live in order that he may work for Christ.

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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