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 1:21

  • Arowosafe Oluwasanmi for verse 21
    To live is Christ could mean that him fulfilling the will of Christ that if not for Christ he would not have anything to live for. The gospel commited to him was the only thing keeping him alive if he should live. To die is gain means that he will certainly put a permanent stop to his gospel suffering and also enable meet with Jesus whose gospel he has been defending and receive the crown of glory.
  • Let the church say Amen for verse 21
    In totally agreement, these are my favorite verses! Should by death occur before the Lord 's return Rapture of the Body of Christ , I 've told my children that if they do nothing else, they absolutely have to have these verses read aloud! Each time I read these verses I 'm so thrilled I get goose-bumps! Love to all the sisters and brother in Christ. World without end.
  • Von Pitts for verse 21
    To the BROWN FAMILY, AND the State of Missouri. I extend scripture Romans 8 35 39 who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? as it is written, for thy sake we are KILLED all day long we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. nay in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that LOVE us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor principalities, nor power, nor things present, nor things to come.
  • Owuno daniel enenche for verse 21
    its purely an expression of total submission to GOD...... an expression of faith in GOD
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