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

  • Steve morrow
    PHILLIPIANS 2:12 WHEREFORE MY BELOVED AS YOU HAVE ALWAYS OBEYED NOT AS IN MY PRESENCE ONLY BUT NOW MUCH MORE IN MY ABSENCE WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING MATTHEW 10:22 AND YOU SHALL BE HATED OF ALL MEN FOR MY NAMES SAKE BUT HE THAT ENDURETH TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED JOHN 17:17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY WORD THY WORD IS TRUTH
  • Steve morrow
    PHILIPPIANS 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS***LUKE 6:46 AND WHY CALL YOU ME LORD LORD AND DO NOT THE THINGS WHICH --- I SAY --- 2 CORINTHIANS 1:19 FOR THE SON OF GOD JESUS CHRIST WHO WAS PREACHED AMONG YOU BY US EVEN BY ME AND SILVANUS AND TIMOTHEUS WAS NOT YEA AND NAY ----- BUT IN HIM WAS YEA -----
  • Irene Magallanez
    Everyday I always read Ephesians 6 before leaving for the day I always put the full armor of God ready for battle
  • Steve morrow
    philippians 2:4 look not every man on his own things but every man also on the things of others 2:5 let this mind be in you which was also in CHRIST JESUS 2:6 WHO BEING IN THE FORM OF GOD THOUGHT IT NOT ROBBERY TO BE EQUAL WITH GOD 2:11 AND THAT EVERY TONGUE SHOULD CONFESS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD TO THE GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER 2:21 FOR ALL SEEK THEIR OWN NOT THE THINGS WHICH ARE JESUS CHRISTS
  • Wayne
    Vv . 14-16. Do all things without murmurings and disputing, that you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God without rebuke in the midst if a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world, holding forth the word of life. Amazing scripture that fits our time on this earth. Let not our love grow cold because iniquity abounds. Jesus is our strength!
  • Irene123
    In noticing the name Epaphroditus, I remembered ALL the many people Paul named in Rom. 16. All those precious souls!! I hope to see ALL of them in the rapture. What a GLORIOUS day!!! To see them all; can you just imagine??

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