Philippians 1:21
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English Standard Version
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

King James Bible
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

American Standard Version
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For to me, to live is Christ; and to die is gain.

English Revised Version
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Webster's Bible Translation
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Weymouth New Testament
For, with me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

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Vincent's Word Studies

To me

Emphatic. Whatever life may be to others, to me, etc

To live is Christ (τὸ ζῆν Χριστὸς)

Lit, the living is Christ. Compare Galatians 2:20. He has no thought of life apart from Christ.


As consummating the union with Christ. Compare Colossians 3:4; 2 Corinthians 5:1-8.

"Declare unto him if the light wherewith

Blossoms your substance shall remain with you

Eternally the same that it is now,

And if it do remain, say in what manner,

After ye are again made visible,

It can be that it injure not your sight.

As by a greater gladness urged and drawn

They who are dancing in a ring sometimes


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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to live. See on ver.

Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always...

Philippians 2:21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified to me...

Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall you also appear with him in glory.

to die.

Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

Isaiah 57:1,2 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away...

Romans 8:35-39 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril...

1 Corinthians 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

2 Corinthians 5:1,6,8 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands...

1 Thessalonians 4:13-15 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not...

Revelation 14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from now on: Yes, said the Spirit...

Cross References
Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Philippians 1:22
If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.

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