Philippians 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;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For vnto you it is giuen in the behalfe of Christ, not onely to beleeue on him, but also to suffer for his sake,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For to you it has been granted for Christ's sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

because to you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer in his behalf:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Because to you it has been given in the cause of Christ not only to have faith in him, but to undergo pain on his account:
- Basic English Bible

because to you has been given, as regards Christ, not only the believing on him but the suffering for him also,
- Darby Bible

For to you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
- Webster's Bible

For you have had the privilege granted you on behalf of Christ--not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer on His behalf;
- Weymouth Bible

Because it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on his behalf,
- World English Bible

but to you cause of heelthe. And this thing is of God. For it is youun to you for Crist, that not oneli ye bileuen in hym, but also that ye suffren for hym;
- Wycliffe Bible

because to you it was granted, on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also on behalf of him to suffer;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:29


1:29 For to you it is given - As a special token of God's love, and of your being in the way of salvation.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:29


Php 1:29 For to you it is given. Two things were granted: To believe on him. The privilege of believing in Christ. To suffer for his sake. That of suffering for Christ. Such was the lot of all ancient Christians. See Heb 12:3,4 1Pe 4:16.

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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