Philippians 1:17

“But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the other of loue, knowing that I am set for the defence of the Gospel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my imprisonment.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but the other proclaim Christ of faction, not sincerely, thinking to raise up affliction for me in my bonds.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But those are preaching Christ in a spirit of competition, not from their hearts, but with the purpose of giving me pain in my prison.
- Basic English Bible

but those out of contention, announce the Christ, not purely, supposing to arouse tribulation for my bonds.
- Darby Bible

But the other from love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel.
- Webster's Bible

while the others proclaim Him from motives of rivalry, and insincerely, supposing that by this they are embittering my imprisonment.
- Weymouth Bible

but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Good News.
- World English Bible

But summe of strijf schewen Crist not cleneli, gessynge hem to reise tribulacioun to my boondis.
- Wycliffe Bible

and the other out of love, having known that for defence of the good news I am set:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:17


1:17 But the others out of love - To Christ and me. Knowing - Not barely, supposing. That I am set - Literally, I lie; yet still going forward in his work. He remained at Rome as an ambassador in a place where he is employed on an important embassy.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:17


Php 1:17 The other of love. These are the true and earnest preachers. They knew that Paul was not sent to Rome because he was an evil doer, but because he was set for the defence of the gospel. God had sent him there to preach it.

Discussion for Philippians 1:17

  • Paul has no worries because he knows Jesus is behind him He is set for defense of the gospel With Jesus behind him who can be against him He is victorious

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