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

  • Steve morrow
    PHILIPPIANS 1:28 and in nothing terrified by your adversaries which is to them an evident token of perdition but to you of salvation and that of GOD--1:29--FOR UNTO YOU IT IS GIVEN IN THE BEHALF OF CHRIST NOT ONLY TO BELIEVE ON HIM BUT ALSO TO SUFFER FOR HIS SAKE MARK 8:35 for whosoever will save his life shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his for MY sake and the gospels the same shall save it
  • 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.

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