New Living Translation
But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.
King James Bible
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
Darby Bible Translation
for our commonwealth has its existence in the heavens, from which also we await the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour,
World English Bible
For our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;
Young's Literal Translation
For our citizenship is in the heavens, whence also a Saviour we await -- the Lord Jesus Christ --
Philippians 3:20 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:20 Our conversation - The Greek word is of a very extenslve meaning: our citizenship, our thoughts, our affections, are already in heaven.
LibraryThe Rule of the Road
'Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule.'--PHIL. iii. 16. Paul has just been laying down a great principle--viz. that if the main direction of a life be right, God will reveal to a man the points in which he is wrong. But that principle is untrue and dangerous, unless carefully guarded. It may lead to a lazy tolerance of evil, and to drawing such inferences as, 'Well! it does not much matter about strenuous effort, if we are right at bottom it will all come …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Soul's Perfection
Warnings and Hopes
Preparing to End
1 Corinthians 1:7
Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:48
Earthly people are like the earthly man, and heavenly people are like the heavenly man.
So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God's holy people. You are members of God's family.
Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand.
Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.
No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering.
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