Philippians 1:9

“And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And this I pray, that your loue may abound yet more & more in knowledge, and in all iudgment.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And my prayer is that you may be increased more and more in knowledge and experience;
- Basic English Bible

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in full knowledge and all intelligence,
- Darby Bible

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
- Webster's Bible

And it is my prayer that your love may be more and more accompanied by clear knowledge and keen perception, for testing things that differ,
- Weymouth Bible

This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;
- World English Bible

And this thing Y preie, that youre charite be plenteuouse more and more in kunnyng, and in al wit;
- Wycliffe Bible

and this I pray, that your love yet more and more may abound in full knowledge, and all judgment,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:9


1:9 And this I pray, that your love - Which they had already shown. May abound yet more and more - The fire which burned in the apostle never says, It is enough. In knowledge and in all spiritual sense - Which is the ground of all spiritual knowledge. We must be inwardly sensible of divine peace, joy, love; otherwise, we cannot know what they are.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:9


Php 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more. Not that their love for him should abound more, but in knowledge and [in] all judgment. With the increase of their love there might be fuller knowledge and wiser judgment.

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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