New Living Translation
God knows how much I love you and long for you with the tender compassion 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,
Philippians 1:8 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
1:8 I long for you with the bowels of Jesus Christ - In Paul, not Paul lives, but Jesus Christ. Therefore he longs for them with the bowels, the tenderness, not of Paul, but of Jesus Christ.
LibraryA Strait Betwixt Two
'To me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. 23. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: 24. Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. 25. And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith.'--PHIL. i. 21-25. A preacher may well shrink from such a text. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Citizens of Heaven
A Comprehensive Prayer
The Good Man's Life and Death
Even now my witness is in heaven. My advocate is there on high.
God knows how often I pray for you. Day and night I bring you and your needs in prayer to God, whom I serve with all my heart by spreading the Good News about his Son.
For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my joy and the crown I receive for my work.
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