Philippians 1:27

“Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Philippians 1:27

Onely let your conuersation bee as it becommeth the Gospel of Christ, that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may heare of your affaires, that yee stand fast in one spirit, with one minde, striuing together for the faith of the Gospel,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you and be absent, I may hear of your state, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the gospel;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Only let your behaviour do credit to the good news of Christ, so that if I come and see you or if I am away from you, I may have news of you that you are strong in one spirit, working together with one soul for the faith of the good news;
- Basic English Bible

Only conduct yourselves worthily of the glad tidings of the Christ, in order that whether coming and seeing you, or absent, I may hear of what concerns you, that ye stand firm in one spirit, with one soul, labouring together in the same conflict with the faith of the glad tidings;
- Darby Bible

Only let your manner of life be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
- Webster's Bible

Only let the lives you live be worthy of the Good News of the Christ, in order that, whether I come and see you or, being absent, only hear of you, I may know that you are standing fast in one spirit and with one mind, fighting shoulder to shoulder for the faith of the Good News.
- Weymouth Bible

Only let your way of life be worthy of the Good News of Christ, that, whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your state, that you stand firm in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the Good News;
- World English Bible

Oneli lyue ye worthili to the gospel of Crist, that whether whanne Y come and se you, ethir absent Y here of you, that ye stonden in o spirit of o wille, trauelinge togidere to the feith of the gospel.
- Wycliffe Bible

Only worthily of the good news of the Christ conduct ye yourselves, that, whether having come and seen you, whether being absent I may hear of the things concerning you, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul, striving together for the faith of the good news,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Philippians 1:27

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:27


1:27 Only - Be careful for this, and nothing else. Stand fast in one spirit - With the most perfect unanimity. Striving together - With united strength and endeavours. For the faith of the gospel - For all the blessings revealed and promised therein.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:27


Php 1:27 That I may hear of your affairs, etc. Whether absent, or present, he wishes to know that they are perfectly united.

Discussion for Philippians 1:27

  • Angela on Philippians 1:27
    Hello as being a save Christian, do we have to strive to be perfect, or are we already perfect according to the word of God, for the Word of God says be ye therefore perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect?
  • Growing in Grace - in Reply on Philippians 1:27
    These are things that the Lord wants His believers to be involved in. Some are personal growth as a believer.

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    Matthew 25:

    41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

    42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

    43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

    44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

    45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye DID IT NOT to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

    46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

    There's lots of groups that have outreaches. I helped another lady run the Benevolence ministry: distributing food and clothing to people in need. I loved it. Met many nice, but hurting people.

    We do this as unto the Lord. It's like an offering of your time and love.

    Choose what is agreeable you.

    Here's some scriptures on personal growth. The hardest one to learn is patience, for me

    2 Peter 1:5-7

    Galatians 5:22-25

    Proverbs 31
  • Hi Angela,

    Good question and I can understand why one would ask.

    The answer is: NO!

    No man(or woman) can or will ever be perfect. The Bible clearly teaches us that we all have sinned and have fallen short.

    Striving to be perfect will bring anxiety and condemnation. We can't be perfect for it is literally impossible. We can't be Jesus, but we can strive to follow in his footsteps. When we slip we must confess it to Him and repent.

    We must learn from our mistakes and strive to be better. Be the best version that we can be and improving when we see the opportunity.

    I hope that helps!

    God Bless
  • Wanda McCullough on Philippians 1:27
    These wonderful words of life are so inspiring.
    Beautiful encourgement to the christian individual as well as the church as a whole.
    Troubled times are comming, yes are here. We must be in agreement with each other,strengthen one another, present the gospel of Jesus Christ to others in the spirit of love.


 

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