Philippians 1:8

“For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all, in the bowels of Iesus Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For God is my witness, how I long after you all in the tender mercies of Christ Jesus.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For God is my witness, how my love goes out to you all in the loving mercies of Christ Jesus.
- Basic English Bible

For God is my witness how I long after you all in [the] bowels of Christ Jesus.
- Darby Bible

For God is my witness, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
- Webster's Bible

For God is my witness how I yearn over all of you with tender Christian affection.
- Weymouth Bible

For God is my witness, how I long after all of you in the tender mercies of Christ Jesus.
- World English Bible

For God is a witnesse to me, hou Y coueyte alle you in the bowelis of Jhesu Crist.
- Wycliffe Bible

For God is my witness, how I long for you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:8


1:8 I long for you with the bowels of Jesus Christ - In Paul, not Paul lives, but Jesus Christ. Therefore he longs for them with the bowels, the tenderness, not of Paul, but of Jesus Christ.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:8


Php 1:8 How greatly I long after you. Love you and long for your presence. In the bowels of Jesus Christ. "In the tender mercies of Jesus Christ" (Revised Version). With a tender love like that of Christ.

Discussion for Philippians 1

  • 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.
  • 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

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