New International Version
If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!
King James Bible
But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
Darby Bible Translation
but if to live in flesh [is my lot], this is for me worth the while: and what I shall choose I cannot tell.
World English Bible
But if I live on in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; yet I don't know what I will choose.
Young's Literal Translation
And if to live in the flesh is to me a fruit of work, then what shall I choose? I know not;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But if I live in the flesh - Should I be spared longer, I shall labor for Christ as I have done; and this is the fruit of my labor, that Christ shall be magnified by my longer life, Philippians 1:20.
Yet what I shall choose I wot not - Had I the two conditions left to my own choice, whether to die now and go to glory, or whether to live longer in persecutions and affliction, (glorifying Christ by spreading the Gospel), I could not tell which to prefer.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryFebruary 23. "For Me to Live is Christ and to Die is Gain" (Phil. I. 21).
"For me to live is Christ and to die is gain" (Phil. i. 21). The secret of a sound body is a sound heart, and the prayer of the Holy Ghost for us is, that we "may be in health and prosper even as our soul prospers." We find Paul in the Epistles to the Philippians expressing a sublime and holy indifference to the question of life or death. Indeed he is in a real strait, whether he would prefer "to depart and be with Christ," or to remain still in the flesh. The former would indeed be his sweetest …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
7Th Day. Sanctifying Grace.
Love and Discernment.
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that I planned many times to come to you (but have been prevented from doing so until now) in order that I might have a harvest among you, just as I have had among the other Gentiles.
I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
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