Philippians 1:12

“But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But I would yee should vnderstand brethren, that the things which happened vnto mee, haue fallen out rather vnto the furtherance of the Gospel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now I would have you know, brethren, that the things `which happened' unto me have fallen out rather unto the progress of the gospel;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now it is my purpose to make clear to you, brothers, that the cause of the good news has been helped by my experiences;
- Basic English Bible

But I would have you know, brethren, that the circumstances in which I am have turned out rather to the furtherance of the glad tidings,
- Darby Bible

But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened to me have fallen out rather to the furtherance of the gospel;
- Webster's Bible

Now I would have you know, brethren, that what I have gone through has turned out to the furtherance of the Good News rather than otherwise.
- Weymouth Bible

Now I desire to have you know, brothers, that the things which happened to me have turned out rather to the progress of the Good News;
- World English Bible

For, britheren, Y wole that ye wite, that the thingis that ben aboute me han comun more to the profit of the gospel,
- Wycliffe Bible

And I wish you to know, brethren, that the things concerning me, rather to an advancement of the good news have come,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:12


1:12 The things concerning me - My sufferings. Have fallen out rather to the furtherance, than, as you feared, the hinderance, of the gospel.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:12


Php 1:12 I would ye should understand. No doubt the Philippians grieved greatly that he was a prisoner, but he assures them that all things have turned to the furtherance of the gospel. He has been given an opportunity to reach those whom otherwise he never could have had access to.

Discussion for Philippians 1

  • BSP
    Verse 10~We live in a world full of distractions and we must make sure of important things and make sure that we prioritize spiritual things and things that will be of lasting value.
  • Al
    The verse where it says that to live is serving following loving Christ
  • Mark R
    I believe the Apostle Paul is telling his readers to never retire in the faith. Always preach the Gospel in some sort of way that reflects the love of Jesus Christ. We as Christians should never put down our tools of faith that God has given to us. We should remain focus on the call that God has ordained us to have. The easy chair and house coat Christian need not apply in this letter!
  • Edna
    Phil 1/27 Walk eworthly of the gospel of Christ,there is no peace without Grace.also unity in the spirit in Love Be of good courage we will be afflicted but Jesus never leaves us Always remembering all things works together for our good according to Our Lord. My Brothers and sister in Christ let live it talk the walk and prise Lord Savoir and King of Kings
  • Ray321
    Philippians 1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. Apostle Paul will defend his gospel that Jesus reveal to him.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:27 LABOR NOT FOR THAT MEAT WHICH PERISHETH BUT FOR THAT MEAT WHICH ENDURETH UNTO EVERLASTING LIFE WHICH THE SON OF MAN SHALL GIVE UNTO YOU FOR HIM HATH GOD THE FATHER SEALED 2 TIMOTHY 2:19 NEVERTHELESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE HAVING THIS SEAL THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS AND LET EVERYONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST DEPART FROM INIQUITY

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