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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Philippians 1:5

    CHAPTERS: Philippians 1, 2, 3, 4     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30




    King James Bible - Philippians 1:5

    For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;

    World English Bible

    for your partnership in furtherance of the Good News from the first
    day until now;

    Douay-Rheims - Philippians 1:5

    For your
    communication in the gospel of Christ from the first day until now.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    For your fellowship in the gospel from the first
    day until now;

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    VERSE (5) -
    :7; 4:14 Ac 16:15 Ro 11:17; 12:13; 15:26 1Co 1:9 2Co 8:1 Eph 2:19-22

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:5

    por vuestra comunin en el Evangelio, desde el primer día hasta ahora.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Philippians 1:5

    Verse 5. For your
    fellowship in the Gospel] if we consider koinwnia as implying spiritual fellowship or communion, then it signifies, not only their attention to the Gospel, their readiness to continue it, and perseverance in it, but also their unity and affection among themselves.

    Some understand the word as expressing their liberality to the apostle, and to the Gospel in general; for the term may not only be applied to communion among themselves, but to communications to others. This sense, though followed by Chrysostom and Theophylact, does not appear to be the best; though we know it to be a fact that they were liberal in supplying the apostle's necessities, and, no doubt, in ministering to the support of others.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 5. For your fellowship in the Gospel , etc.] Or for your communication unto the Gospel; that is, to the support of it. These Philippians were one of the churches of Macedonia the apostle so highly commends for their liberality in ( 2 Corinthians 8:1-3); they had been very communicative to him, and those that were with him, from the beginning of the Gospel being preached to them: as the instances of Lydia and the jailer show, and which are taken notice of in this epistle, ( Philippians 4:15,16); And this same generous spirit still continued, of which their present by Epaphroditus was an evidence; and for this the apostle gives thanks, not only that they had an ability to support the Gospel, and assist Gospel ministers, but that they were willing to communicate, and did communicate, readily and cheerfully, largely and liberally; or this may intend their participation in the Gospel, as the Arabic version renders it. The Gospel was in a very wonderful and providential manner brought unto them, and it was attended with mighty power to the conversion of them; they received it with joy and gladness, and cheerfully submitted to the ordinances of it; they had much light into it, and spiritual knowledge of it; and were made partakers of the blessings of grace, which are revealed and exhibited in it, and of the exceeding great and precious promises of it, for which the apostle gives thanks to God; for all this was from him, and a wonderful instance of his grace it was.

    Moreover, through the Gospel being thus brought unto them, and succeeded among them, they became a Gospel church, and had, through the Gospel, and the ordinances of it, fellowship one with another; yea, they had fellowship with the Father, and his Son Jesus Christ, unto which they were called by the Gospel; and in this they remained from the first day until now ; they continued in the Gospel which they were made partakers of, and in fellowship with one another, in breaking of bread, and in prayer, and in hearing the word, which they constantly attended to, and were blessed with communion with Father, Son, and Spirit, to that time; and therefore the apostle continued from the first of their receiving the Gospel, to that moment, to give thanks to God for them on that account: for this last clause may be connected with the words in ( Philippians 1:3), I thank my God, as well as with those immediately preceding, your fellowship in the Gospel; and shows not only their perseverance in the Gospel, from the first to the present time, as the Ethiopic version renders it, for which he was abundantly thankful; but the continuance of his thankfulness on that account, from his first acquaintance with them to that time.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-7 - The highest honour of the most eminent ministers is, to be servants of Christ. And those who are not really saints on earth, never will be saints in heaven. Out of Christ, the best saints are sinners, an unable to stand before God. There is no peace without grace. Inwar peace springs from a sense of Divine favour. And there is no grace an peace but from God our Father, the fountain and origin of all blessings. At Philippi the apostle was evil entreated, and saw littl fruit of his labour; yet he remembers Philippi with joy. We must than our God for the graces and comforts, gifts and usefulness of others, a we receive the benefit, and God receives the glory. The work of grac will never be perfected till the day of Jesus Christ, the day of his appearance. But we may always be confident God will perform his goo work, in every soul wherein he has really begun it by regeneration though we must not trust in outward appearances, nor in any thing but new creation to holiness. People are dear to their ministers, when the receive benefit by their ministry. Fellow-sufferers in the cause of God should be dear one to another.

    Greek Textus Receptus

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    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    5. For your
    fellowship (epi th koinwnia umwn). Connect with I thank God. For fellowship, see on 1 John i. 3. The word sometimes has the meaning of almsgiving, contributions, as Rom. xv. 26; Heb. xiii. 16. Though here it is used in the larger sense of sympathetic cooperation, yet it is no doubt colored by the other idea, in view of the Philippians' pecuniary contributions to Paul. See ch. iv. 10, 15, 16.

    In the Gospel (eijv to eujaggelion). Lit., unto the Gospel: Rev., in furtherance of.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    1:5 {For your fellowship} (epi ti koin"niai humwn). "On the basis of your contribution" as in #2Co 8:4; 9:13; Ac 2:42. The particular kind of "partnership" or "fellowship" involved is the contribution made by the Philippians for the spread of the gospel (#1:7 sugkoin"nous and #4:14 where sugkoin"nsantes occurs). {In furtherance of the gospel} (eis to euaggelion). "For the gospel." {From the first day until now} (apo ts pr"ts hemeras acri tou nun). As when in Thessalonica (#Php 4:15f.), in Corinth (#Ac 18:5; 2Co 11:7-10), and now in Rome.

    CHAPTERS: 1, 2, 3, 4
    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30


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