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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Philippians 1:18


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    King James Bible - Philippians 1:18

    What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.

    World English Bible

    What does it matter? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed. I rejoice in this, yes, and will rejoice.

    Douay-Rheims - Philippians 1:18

    But what then? So that by all means, whether by occasion, or by truth, Christ be preached: in this also I rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (18) -
    Ro 3:9; 6:15 1Co 10:19; 14:15

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:18

    ¿Qu pues? Que no obstante, en todas maneras, o por pretexto o por verdad, es anunciado el Cristo; y en esto tambin me gozo, y aun me gozar.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Philippians 1:18

    Verse 18. What then?] It is a matter of little importance to me how
    Christ is preached, provided he be preached. I rejoice that any thing is known of him; and am truly glad that the Gospel is even made partially known, for this will lead to farther inquiries, and in the end be of service to the truth.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 18. What then? notwithstanding every way , etc.] What follows from hence? what is to be concluded from all this? what is to be thought or said in this
    case? this, that notwithstanding these brethren acted on those different principles, and with those different views: whether in pretence : of love to Christ, zeal for the Gospel, and concern for the good of souls; though their real views were their own applause, and detriment to the apostle's character; or atl[b , by occasion, as the Syriac version renders the word, and as many interpreters think is the sense of it; occasionally preaching Christ, and making a handle of this to gain some other points, and get, advantages to themselves as some: or in truth ; as the hearty friends of Christ and the apostle did; they not only preached Christ who is the truth, and the truth as it is in Jesus, and every truth of the Gospel; and especially that fundamental one, salvation alone by a crucified Christ, and that without any adulteration or concealing any part of it; but with great purity of mind, with integrity of heart, and in the uprightness of their souls; as of sincerity, and in the sight of God; without selfish and sinister ends, and any ambitious views and evil designs: whether it was now in the one or the other way, upon the one or the other principles and views, the apostle stood thus affected; and these were his sentiments, reflections, and resolutions, that inasmuch as Christ is preached ; in the glory of his person, in the fulness of his grace, in the suitableness of his offices and great salvation, in the excellency of his righteousness, and the virtue of his blood, and the efficacy of his sacrifice; and therein I do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice ; not that it was an indifferent thing with him, whether Christ was sincerely or hypocritically preached; or that he could take any pleasure in the manner of preaching, and in the principles and views of one sort of these preachers; for nothing was more disagreeable to him than envy and ambition, strife and contention, hypocrisy and insincerity; but he rejoiced in the subject matter of their ministry, which was Christ Jesus the Lord, whom he dearly loved, and whose interest, if served by any means, or any sort of persons, was a pleasure to him; and also in the effects and consequences of their ministry, the establishing of the saints, the conversion of sinners, the spread of the Gospel, and the enlargement of the interest of Christ: all which may be answered through the preaching of Christ, by evil designing men; for Christ and his Gospel are the same by whomsoever preached, and God may make use of his own truths to answer his ends and purposes, whoever are the dispensers of them, and though they themselves may be cast away, as Judas and others.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 12-20 - The
    apostle was a prisoner at Rome; and to take off the offence of the cross, he shows the wisdom and goodness of God in his sufferings. Thes things made him known, where he would never have otherwise been known and led some to inquire after the gospel. He suffered from fals friends, as well as from enemies. How wretched the temper of those wh preached Christ out of envy and contention, and to add affliction to the bonds that oppressed this best of men! The apostle was easy in the midst of all. Since our troubles may tend to the good of many, we ough to rejoice. Whatever turns to our salvation, is by the Spirit of Christ; and prayer is the appointed means of seeking for it. Ou earnest expectation and hope should not be to be honoured of men, or to escape the cross, but to be upheld amidst temptation, contempt, an affliction. Let us leave it to Christ, which way he will make u serviceable to his glory, whether by labour or suffering, by diligenc or patience, by living to his honour in working for him, or dying to his honour in suffering for him.


    Greek Textus Receptus


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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    18. What then? Such being the
    case, how does it affect me?

    Notwithstanding (plhn). Read plhn oti except that. Rev., only that. What is my feeling in view of these things? Only that I rejoice that Christ is preached.

    In pretense. With a spirit of envy and faction, possibly with a counterfeited zeal for truth.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    1:18 {What qen?} (ti gar?). Sharp problem put up to Paul by the conduct of the Judaizers. {Only that} (plen hoti). Same idiom in #Ac 20:23. plen is adverb pleon (more besides). As a preposition plen means "except." this essential thing Paul sees in spite of all their envy and selfishness that Christ is preached. {Whether in pretence} (eite profasei). Either from profainw, to shew forth, or profemi, to speak forth, the ostensible presentation often untrue. See #Ac 27:30. Paul sees clearly through the pious pretence of these Judaizers and rejoices that people get some knowledge of Christ. Some Christ is better than no Christ. {Yea, and will rejoice} (alla kai charsomai). Note affirmative, not adversative, use of alla. Volitive use of the future (second future passive) indicative (charsomai) of cairw. Paul is determined to rejoice in spite of the efforts of the Judaizers to prod him to anger.


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