Philippians 1:15

“Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Some in deed preach Christ, euen of enuie and strife, and some also of good will.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • 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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