Philippians 1:28
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English Standard Version
and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God.

King James Bible
And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

American Standard Version
and in nothing affrighted by the adversaries: which is for them an evident token of perdition, but of your salvation, and that from God;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in nothing be ye terrified by the adversaries: which to them is a cause of perdition, but to you of salvation, and this from God:

English Revised Version
and in nothing affrighted by the adversaries: which is for them an evident token of perdition, but of your salvation, and that from God;

Webster's Bible Translation
And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God.

Weymouth New Testament
Never for a moment quail before your antagonists. Your fearlessness will be to them a sure token of impending destruction, but to you it will be a sure token of your salvation--a token coming from God.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Terrified (πτυρόμενοι)

Only here in the New Testament. Properly of the terror of a startled horse. Thus Diodorus Siculus, speaking of the chariot-horses of Darius at the battle of Issus: "Frightened (πτυρόμενοι) by reason of the multitude of the dead heaped round them, they shook off their reins" (xvii. 34). Plutarch says: "The multitude is not easy to handle so that it is safe for any one to take the reins; but it should be held sufficient, if, not being scared by sight or sound, like a shy and fickle animal, it accept mastery."

Which is (ἥτις ἐστὶν)

Seeing that it is.

An evident token (ἔνδειξις)

Only here, Romans 3:25, Romans 3:26; 2 Corinthians 8:24. Lit., a pointing out. Used in Attic law of a writ of indictment. A demonstration or proof.

To you of salvation (ὑμῖν)

Read ὑμῶν of you. Rev., of your salvation.

And that of God

Rev., from God (ἀπό). Lightfoot finds here an allusion, in accord with striving together, to the sign of life or death given by the populace in the amphitheater when a gladiator was vanquished, by turning the thumbs up or down. "The christian gladiator does not anxiously await the signal of life or death from the fickle crowd. The great Director of the contest Himself has given him a sure token of deliverance."

Philippians 1:28 Parallel Commentaries

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in.

Isaiah 51:7,12 Listen to me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear you not the reproach of men...

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul...

Luke 12:4-7 And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do...

Luke 21:12-19 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons...

Acts 4:19-31 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, judge you...

Acts 5:40-42 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them...

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as you know, at Philippi...

2 Timothy 1:7,8 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind...

Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried...

an.

2 Thessalonians 1:5,6 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God...

1 Peter 4:12-14 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you...

but.

Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven...

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him...

2 Timothy 2:11,12 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him...

and that.

Genesis 49:18 I have waited for your salvation, O LORD.

Psalm 50:23 Whoever offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God.

Psalm 68:19,20 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah...

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song...

Luke 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Acts 28:28 Be it known therefore to you, that the salvation of God is sent to the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

Cross References
John 16:8
And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment:

2 Thessalonians 1:5
This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering--

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