New International Version
Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.
King James Bible
But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;
Darby Bible Translation
But I would have you know, brethren, that the circumstances in which I am have turned out rather to the furtherance of the glad tidings,
World English Bible
Now I desire to have you know, brothers, that the things which happened to me have turned out rather to the progress of the Good News;
Young's Literal Translation
And I wish you to know, brethren, that the things concerning me, rather to an advancement of the good news have come,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That the things which happened unto me - St. Paul was at this time a prisoner at Rome, and it appears probable that he had already been called to make a defense for himself, and to vindicate the doctrines of the Gospel; and this he had been enabled to do in such a manner that the honor of the Gospel had been greatly promoted by it. As the Philippians loved him greatly, he felt it right to give them this information relative to his state, and how God had turned his bonds to the advantage of that cause on account of which he was bound.
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And so you will bear testimony to me.
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,
It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me.
But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel.
Yes, and I ask you, my true companion, help these women since they have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
Moreover, as you Philippians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only;
1 Timothy 2:8
Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.
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