Philippians 1:21

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For to me to liue is Christ, and to die is gaine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For to me life is Christ and death is profit.
- Basic English Bible

For for me to live [is] Christ, and to die gain;
- Darby Bible

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
- Webster's Bible

For, with me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
- Weymouth Bible

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
- World English Bible

For me to lyue is Crist, and to die is wynnyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

for to me to live [is] Christ, and to die gain.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:21


1:21 To me to live is Christ - To know, to love, to follow Christ, is my life, my glory, my joy.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:21


Php 1:21 For to me to live [is] Christ. Should he be suffered to live, his life would be for extending the kingdom of Christ, but personally, to die [is] gain. To die would be gain; a release from sufferings and an entrance upon eternal joys.

Discussion for Philippians 1

  • 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
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 1:13 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise. We must BELIEVE gospel of Salvation 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 and be saved and God will sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. Amen
  • A disciple
    There are plenty of examples in the New Testament about the need to continue in the grace of God and the need to hold fast that which we have that we lose not the things we have wrought. Look at Ephesus for example; first and chief of the seven chosen from Asia: yet with all their great success they were in danger of their Candlestick being removed out of its place for forgetting their First Love!

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