New International Version
without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved--and that by 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.
Darby Bible Translation
and not frightened in anything by the opposers, which is to them a demonstration of destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God;
World English Bible
and in nothing frightened by the adversaries, which is for them a proof of destruction, but to you of salvation, and that from God.
Young's Literal Translation
and not terrified in anything by those opposing, which to them indeed is a token of destruction, and to you of salvation, and that from God;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
In nothing terrified by your adversaries - So it appears that the Church at Philippi was then under persecution.
Which is to them - Ἡτις αυτοις εστιν. Some very judicious critics consider ἡτις as referring to πιστις, the faith of the Gospel, which they, the heathen, considered to be a token of perdition to all them who embraced it; but, as the apostle says, it was to them the Philippians, on the contrary, the most evident token of salvation; for, having embraced the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, they were incontestably in the way to eternal blessedness.
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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 …
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7Th Day. Sanctifying Grace.
Love and Discernment.
When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment:
2 Thessalonians 1:5
All this is evidence that God's judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.
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