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

  • Janet
    Ray, The near death of Paul's friend in this chapter verse 30 should be a lesson that even in the vineyard of working for God, we need to find time to rest. Even God rested on the 7th day. He is a God of principle. If we go against his principle of rest we shall fall sick and die. Don't take his mercy for granted. Not all will be fortunate like Paul friend in this chapter.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Jesus, I adore you. Wherefore God has highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
  • BSP
    Verse 3: We are urged to consider others superior to ourselves and this will help us to develop humility. We should strive to find the good in everyone.
  • Allisonjohnson
    I'm in love with this on chapter it's so amazing and it teaches me so much I have been wondering and God finally spoke to me I was happy that he taught me a lesson every since my mother has died I have lost my mind but someone spoke to me in a stern voice and said Allison you have won the victory in me i love my Jesus.
  • 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

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