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 1:15

  • Marian moel for verse 15
    Want to comment on R.L.collins. 21.3.2014 No murder had taken place in the garden of Eden it all happen out of the garden when the lord banished them out.Genesis 3 23
  • Marian moel for verse 15
    Want to comment on R.L.collins. 21.3.2014 No murder had taken place in the garden of Eden it all happen out of the garden when the lord banished them out.Genesis 3 23
  • Victor Omondi Odhiambo for verse 15
    As we remain in love,we shall have wisdom,be pure and innocent when Christ come. 1 9
  • Ronald l. collins for verse 15
    It all started in the garden of Eden Cain murdered his brother Able no doubt in a jealous rage because his sacrifice was rejected and Abel s was excepted Cain tried to do it man s way his self by his good works Abel followed his father s instruction and gave a blood sacrifice
  • how can you preach the word full envy and strife and know-one see the spirit.the question is how long a person can preach in that evil spirit and be hid

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