Philippians 1:27
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New International Version
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel

King James Bible
Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

Darby Bible Translation
Only conduct yourselves worthily of the glad tidings of the Christ, in order that whether coming and seeing you, or absent, I may hear of what concerns you, that ye stand firm in one spirit, with one soul, labouring together in the same conflict with the faith of the glad tidings;

World English Bible
Only let your way of life be worthy of the Good News of Christ, that, whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your state, that you stand firm in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the Good News;

Young's Literal Translation
Only worthily of the good news of the Christ conduct ye yourselves, that, whether having come and seen you, whether being absent I may hear of the things concerning you, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul, striving together for the faith of the good news,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let your conversation be as it becometh the Gospel - The apostle considers the Church at Philippi as a free or imperial city, which possesses great honors, dignities, and privileges; and he exhorts them to act, αξιως, worthy of or suitably to those honors and privileges. This is the idea that is expressed by the word πολιτευεσθε, act according to the nature of your political situation, the citizenship and privileges which you possess in consequence of your being free inhabitants of Christ's imperial city, the Church. The apostle resumes the same metaphor, Philippians 3:20 : ἡμων - το πολιτευμα εν ουρανοις ὑπαρχει· For our citizenship is in heaven; but in this last verse he puts heaven in the place of the Church, and this is all right; for he, who is not a member of the Church of Christ on earth, can have no right to the kingdom of heaven, and he who does not walk worthy of the Gospel of Christ cannot be counted worthy to enter through the gates into the city of the eternal King.

Whether I come and see you - Leaving the matter still in doubt as to them, whether he should again visit them.

In one spirit - Being all of one mind under the influence of the Holy Ghost.

Striving together - Συναθλουντες· Wrestling together, not in contention with each other, but in union against the enemies of the Gospel faith - the doctrine of Christ crucified, and freedom from all Mosaic rites and ceremonies, as well as from sin and perdition, through his passion and sacrifice.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

let.

Philippians 3:18-21 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ...

Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation with which you are called,

Colossians 1:10 That you might walk worthy of the Lord to all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

1 Thessalonians 2:11,12 As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children...

1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus...

Titus 2:10 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things.

2 Peter 1:4-9 Whereby are given to us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature...

2 Peter 3:11,14 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness...

the gospel.

Romans 1:9,16 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son...

Romans 15:16,29 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God...

2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ...

2 Corinthians 9:13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection to the gospel of Christ...

Galatians 1:7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

whether.

Philippians 2:12,24 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence...

I may.

Ephesians 1:15 Why I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints,

Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which you have to all the saints,

1 Thessalonians 3:6 But now when Timotheus came from you to us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity...

Philemon 1:5 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints;

3 John 1:3,4 For I rejoiced greatly, when the brothers came and testified of the truth that is in you, even as you walk in the truth...

that ye.

Philippians 2:1,2 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies...

Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brothers dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

Psalm 122:3 Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together:

Psalm 133:1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!

Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation...

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing...

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

1 Corinthians 16:13,14 Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong...

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace...

in one.

Jeremiah 32:39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:

John 17:20,21 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word...

Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house...

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul...

Romans 12:4,5 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office...

1 Corinthians 12:12 For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

*etc:

Ephesians 4:3-6 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace...

James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write to you...

the faith.

Proverbs 22:23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

Acts 24:24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul...

Romans 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

Romans 10:8 But what said it? The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

Ephesians 1:13 In whom you also trusted, after that you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that you believed...

1 Timothy 1:11,19 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust...

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Library
February 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

Walking Worthily
'Walk worthy of God.'--1 THESS. ii. 12. Here we have the whole law of Christian conduct in a nutshell. There may be many detailed commandments, but they can all be deduced from this one. We are lifted up above the region of petty prescriptions, and breathe a bracing mountain air. Instead of regulations, very many and very dry, we have a principle which needs thought and sympathy in order to apply it, and is to be carried out by the free action of our own judgments. Now it is to be noticed that there
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

7Th Day. Sanctifying Grace.
"He is Faithful that Promised." "He which hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."--PHIL. i. 6. Sanctifying Grace. Reader! is the good work begun in thee? Art thou holy? Is sin crucifying? Are thy heart's idols, one by one abolished? Is the world less to thee, and eternity more to thee? Is more of thy Saviour's image impressed on thy character, and thy Saviour's love more enthroned in thy heart? Is "Salvation" to thee more "the one thing needful?" Oh! take heed!
John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser

Love and Discernment.
"And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all judgment: that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God."--PHIL. i. 9-11. One of the most beautiful elements in the Pauline Epistles is the intimate relation which evidently existed between the Apostle and his converts. This is especially the
W. H. Griffith Thomas—The Prayers of St. Paul

Cross References
Acts 4:32
All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.

1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.

1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Ephesians 4:1
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.

Philippians 1:5
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,

Philippians 3:20
But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,

Philippians 4:1
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!

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