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.

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