Philippians 3:10

“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable vnto his death,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed unto his death;
- American Standard Version (1901)

That I may have knowledge of him, and of the power of his coming back from the dead, and a part with him in his pains, becoming like him in his death;
- Basic English Bible

to know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death,
- Darby Bible

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable to his death;
- Webster's Bible

I long to know Christ and the power which is in His resurrection, and to share in His sufferings and die even as He died;
- Weymouth Bible

that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed to his death;
- World English Bible

to knowe hym, and the vertu of his risyng ayen, and the felouschipe of his passioun, and be maad lijk to his deeth,
- Wycliffe Bible

to know him, and the power of his rising again, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being conformed to his death,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 3:10


3:10 The knowledge of Christ, mentioned in the eighth verse, is here more largely explained. That I may know him - As my complete Saviour. And the power of his resurrection - Raising me from the death of sin, into all the life of love. And the fellowship of his sufferings - Being crucified with him. And made conformable to his death - So as to be dead to all things here below.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 3:10


Php 3:10 That I may know him. By enjoying his presence in the soul; an experimental knowledge. And the power of his resurrection. The resurrection demonstrated him to be the Son of God with power (Ro 1:4). The mighty power that worked in his resurrection works in the saints (1) in their resurrection from spiritual death to a new life (Col 2:13 Eph 1:19-23). It is therefore a present power. (2) It works also when they are lifted from the dead to eternal life. Consciousness of the victory over sin is the earnest of the ultimate triumph over death. And the fellowship of his sufferings. Christ's life is the plan of that of the saint. Like him, we take the cross, are crucified with him (Ro 6:6), are baptized into his death (Ro 6:3), are planted in the likeness of his death, and are risen with him (Col 3:1). In all these we look to the suffering Savior, and are conformable to his death. Not only do we take the "form" of his sufferings, but we sympathize with him. If the obedience is from the heart, there is a partaking of his sufferings.

Discussion for Philippians 3

  • William Wynn
    If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

    Paul knew that his temporal life in Adam was to be dealt with through the Holy Spirit and that he would all of his earthlyAdamic life be subject to the weakness of the mind and the flesh. In this, he pressed toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.That I may know him, and the power of His return
  • Ray321
    Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death Who taught Paul all these Words, Jesus. 1 Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. I follow Paul, because he follow Jesus. LEARN
  • Steve morrow
    EVANGELIST ?? ROMANS 15:18 FOR I WILL NOT DARE TO SPEAK OF ANY OF THOSE THINGS WHICH CHRIST HATH NOT WROUGHT BY ME TO MAKE THE GENTILES OBEDIENT BY WORD AND DEED --- 1 CORIN 11:1 BE YOU FOLLOWERS OF ME EVEN AS I ALSO AM OF CHRIST --- JOHN 12:49 FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MYSELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME -- HE -- GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 13:11 AND I WILL PUNISH THE WORLD FOR THEIR EVIL AND THE WICKED FOR THEIR INIQUITY AND I WILL CAUSE THE ARROGANCY OF THE PROUD TO CEASE AND WILL LAY LOW THE HAUGHTINESS OF THE TERRIBLE---PROVERBS 21:24 PROUD AND HAUGHTY SCORNER IS HIS NAME WHO DEALETH IN PROUD WRATH
    PROVERBS 18:12 BEFORE DESTRUCTION THE HEART OF MAN IS HAUGHTY AND BEFORE HONOR --- IS HUMILITY ---
  • Ray321
    Matthew 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. If we follow Jesus, we must becarefull not to let our eyes or hands offend us, that why Jesus use Paul for the Church age of Grace, so we can follow him. Paul said follow ME.
  • Evangelist Andrew Kelly
    Steve: all sin is of the devil period 1st John 3:8, I am an ex-sinner saved by grace. Is Christ your leader to do the devil's dirty work to sin? God forbid. Galations 2:17] But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.