Philippians 1:22

“But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if I liue in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shal chuse, I wote not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if {I am} to live {on} in the flesh, this {will mean} fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if to live in the flesh, --`if' this shall bring fruit from my work, then what I shall choose I know not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if I go on living in the flesh--if this is the fruit of my work--then I do not see what decision to make.
- Basic English Bible

but if to live in flesh [is my lot], this is for me worth the while: and what I shall choose I cannot tell.
- Darby Bible

But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I know not.
- Webster's Bible

But since to live means a longer stay on earth, that implies more labour for me--and not unsuccessful labour; and which I am to choose I cannot tell.
- Weymouth Bible

But if I live on in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; yet I don't know what I will choose.
- World English Bible

That if to lyue in fleisch, is fruyt of werk to me, lo! what Y schal chese, Y knowe not.
- Wycliffe Bible

And if to live in the flesh [is] to me a fruit of work, then what shall I choose? I know not;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:22


1:22 Here he begins to treat of the former clause of the preceding verse. Of the latter he treats, #Php 2:17|. But if I am to live is the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour - This is the fruit of my living longer, that I can labour more. Glorious labour! desirable fruit! in this view, long life is indeed a blessing. And what I should choose I know not - That is, if it were left to my choice.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:22


Php 1:22 But if I live in the flesh. In the body, i.e., on earth. This [is] the fruit of my labour. In this state the fruit of his labor is Christ. See Php 1:21. Yet what I shall choose I wot not. He can hardly tell whether he would choose the gain of death, or to continue to live in order that he may work for Christ.

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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