Philippians 2:13

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For it is God which worketh in you, both to will, and to doe, of his good pleasure.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for {His} good pleasure.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for it is God who worketh in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is God who is the cause of your desires and of your acts, for his good pleasure.
- Basic English Bible

for it is God who works in you both the willing and the working according to [his] good pleasure.
- Darby Bible

For it is God who worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
- Webster's Bible

For it is God Himself whose power creates within you the desire to do His gracious will and also brings about the accomplishment of the desire.
- Weymouth Bible

For it is God who works in you both to will and to work, for his good pleasure.
- World English Bible

For it is God that worchith in you, bothe to wilne, and to performe, for good wille.
- Wycliffe Bible

for God it is who is working in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 2:13


2:13 For it is God - God alone, who is with you, though I am not. That worketh in you according to his good pleasure - Not for any merit of yours. Yet his influences are not to supersede, but to encourage, our own efforts. Work out your own salvation - Here is our duty. For it is God that worketh in you - Here is our encouragement. And O, what a glorious encouragement, to have the arm of Omnipotence stretched out for our support and our succour!


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 2:13


Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you. God works in the converted person by his word and Spirit. His Spirit is a helper. It does not destroy our free will, for we may resist it (1Th 5:19). Both to will and to do. God shows his will by his word and spirit and work in us. We ought to heed it. We can work in harmony with the divine will, or we may reject to our damnation. For [his] good pleasure. As seemeth best to him.

Discussion for Philippians 2:13

  • Saint Herbert for verse 13
    The pleasure of God is to bring all those whom Christ has died for into the kingdom of God To this purpose are we called to bring the good news of the Gospel to the world We cannot do the will of God without knowing the will of God To do that we must stay at the feet of God We stay at the feet of God by studying his word and more importantly obeying his word
  • Wilson powers for verse 13
    It is God that gives good gifts to men, and by His will we by faith seek to do all He has called us into,that by His grace we will work out our salvation experience with the hope set before us! For it is Him who gives us the both ,to will and to do! Out of His good pleasure.

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