New American Standard Bible
For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
King James Bible
For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
Darby Bible Translation
For God is my witness how I long after you all in the bowels of Christ Jesus.
World English Bible
For God is my witness, how I long after all of you in the tender mercies of Christ Jesus.
Young's Literal Translation
For God is my witness, how I long for you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For God is my record - My witness; I can solemnly appeal to him.
How greatly I long after you all - To see you; and how much I desire your welfare.
In the bowels of Jesus Christ - The word "bowels," in the Scriptures denotes the upper viscera - the region of the heart and lungs: see the notes at Isaiah 16:11. That region was regarded as the seat of affection, sympathy, and compassion, as the heart is with us. The allusion here is to the sympathy, tenderness, and love of the Redeemer; and probably the meaning is, that Paul regarded them with something of the affection which the Lord Jesus had for them. This was the tenderest and strongest expression which he could find to denote the ardor of his attachment.
LibraryTwenty Second Sunday after Trinity Paul's Thanks and Prayers for Churches.
Text: Philippians 1, 3-11. 3 I thank my God upon all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every supplication of mine on behalf of you all making my supplication with joy, 5 for your fellowship in furtherance of the gospel from the first day until now; 6 being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7 even as it is right for me to be thus minded on behalf of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as, both in my bonds …
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"Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And my advocate is on high.
For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you,
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.
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