Philippians 2:10

“That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That at the Name of Iesus euery knee should bow, of things in heauen, and things in earth, and things vnder the earth:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of `things' in heaven and `things' on earth and `things' under the earth,
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that at the name of Jesus every knee may be bent, of those in heaven and those on earth and those in the underworld,
- Basic English Bible

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly and earthly and infernal [beings],
- Darby Bible

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth;
- Webster's Bible

in order that in the Name of JESUS every knee should bow, of beings in Heaven, of those on the earth, and of those in the underworld,
- Weymouth Bible

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on earth, and those under the earth,
- World English Bible

that in the name of Jhesu ech kne be bowid, of heuenli thingis, of ertheli thingis, and of hellis;
- Wycliffe Bible

that in the name of Jesus every knee may bow -- of heavenlies, and earthlies, and what are under the earth --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 2:10


2:10 That every knee - That divine honour might be paid in every possible manner by every creature. Might bow - Either with love or trembling. Of those in heaven, earth, under the earth - That is, through the whole universe.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 2:10


Php 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow. That name, by the exaltation, has become the name of the King of kings. It is supreme. Hence, "every knee" in all the universe bows to its majesty. Under the earth. In the underworld, hades, the abode of the dead.

Discussion for Philippians 2

  • Ray321
    Galatians 5:22-23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. The fruits of the Spirit is good and healthy . Let's not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.
  • Steve morrow
    1 JOHN 2:9 HE THAT SAITH HE IS IN THE LIGHT AND HATETH HIS BROTHER IS IN DARKNESS EVEN UNTO NOW --2:10-- HE THAT LOVETH HIS BROTHER ABIDETH IN THE LIGHT AND THERE IS --- NONE OCCASSION --- OF STUMBLING IN HIM PSALM 119:130 THE ENTRANCE OF THY WORDS GIVETH LIGHT IT GIVETH UNDERSTANDING UNTO THE SIMPLE JOHN 14:15 --IF-- YOU LOVE ME KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS
  • Ray321
    8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail whether there be tongues, they shall cease whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. We can have all the gifts from God to heal, speaking tongues and laying of hands, but it don't mean nothing if we don't have LOVE . let's spread the GOSPEL of Love. 1 Corinth 15:1-4
  • A disciple
    Hello Ray; It doesn't say anywhere, that Paul couldn't heal his friend, and certainly not that the Holy Spirit in him was "fading" or he couldn't speak in tongues any more. Epaphroditus was exhausted from working himself out! By answer to PRAYERS God raised him back up, and he recovered health. There's too many that don't carry their weight in the Lord's work! So others have unfairly heavy loads.
  • Ray321
    Now Apostle Paul couldn't heal with the gift of the Holy Ghost because Epaphroditus was very sick to death. Paul had the Holy Spirit inside him, but the gift of Holy Ghost must of faded away. Epaphroditus may have died with out getting heal. Food for thought and very interesting to know why Paul couldn't heal or speak in tongues later in his ministry. His epistles speak for its self.
  • A disciple
    "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus...being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." This word, "LET THIS MIND..." makes me wonder at the possibilities God has provided, and the things He has planned for us, that we as yet can only vaguely see. How did Jesus look at His life here, and all He had to encounter?

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