Parallel Verses

Amplified

For me to live is Christ [His life in me], and to die is gain [the gain of the glory of eternity].

New American Standard Bible

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

King James Version

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Holman Bible

For me, living is Christ and dying is gain.

International Standard Version

For to me, to go on living is the Messiah, and to die is gain.

A Conservative Version

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

American Standard Version

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

An Understandable Version

For life to me is Christ, and if I die, it would be gain.

Anderson New Testament

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Bible in Basic English

For to me life is Christ and death is profit.

Common New Testament

For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Daniel Mace New Testament

and if I die, I gain.

Darby Translation

For for me to live is Christ, and to die gain;

Godbey New Testament

For Christ is my life, and death is my gain.

Goodspeed New Testament

For, as I see it, living means Christ and dying something even better.

John Wesley New Testament

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Julia Smith Translation

For me to live is Christ, and to die gain.

King James 2000

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For to me to live [is] Christ and to die [is] gain.

Modern King James verseion

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For Christ is to me life, and death is to me advantage.

Moffatt New Testament

As life means Christ to me, so death means gain.

Montgomery New Testament

For, with me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

NET Bible

For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain.

New Heart English Bible

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Noyes New Testament

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Sawyer New Testament

Because for me to live is Christ and to die is gain.

The Emphasized Bible

For, unto me - living, is Christ, and, dying, gain.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For to me life is Christ, and death is gain.

Webster

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Weymouth New Testament

For, with me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Williams New Testament

For to me living means Christ and dying brings gain.

World English Bible

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Worrell New Testament

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Worsley New Testament

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain: and if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor:

Youngs Literal Translation

for to me to live is Christ, and to die gain.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

to me
ἐμοί 
Emoi 
me, I, mine, my, 9
Usage: 58

to live
ζάω 
Zao 
live, be alive, alive, quick, lively, not tr, , vr live
Usage: 115

is Christ
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

to die
ἀποθνήσκω 
Apothnesko 
die, be dead, be at the point of death +9, perish, lie a dying, be slain +, vr dead
Usage: 93

Devotionals

Devotionals about Philippians 1:21

Devotionals containing Philippians 1:21

Images Philippians 1:21

Context Readings

Living Is Christ

20 This is in keeping with my own eager desire and persistent expectation and hope, that I shall not disgrace myself nor be put to shame in anything; but that with the utmost freedom of speech and unfailing courage, now as always heretofore, Christ (the Messiah) will be magnified and get glory and praise in this body of mine and be boldly exalted in my person, whether through (by) life or through (by) death. 21 For me to live is Christ [His life in me], and to die is gain [the gain of the glory of eternity]. 22 If, however, it is to be life in the flesh and I am to live on here, that means fruitful service for me; so I can say nothing as to my personal preference [I cannot choose],



Cross References

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

Philippians 1:20

This is in keeping with my own eager desire and persistent expectation and hope, that I shall not disgrace myself nor be put to shame in anything; but that with the utmost freedom of speech and unfailing courage, now as always heretofore, Christ (the Messiah) will be magnified and get glory and praise in this body of mine and be boldly exalted in my person, whether through (by) life or through (by) death.

Colossians 3:4

When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory.

Isaiah 57:1-2

The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; and merciful and devout men are taken away, with no one considering that the uncompromisingly upright and godly person is taken away from the calamity and evil to come [even through wickedness].

Romans 8:35-39

Who shall ever separate us from Christ's love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?

1 Corinthians 1:30

But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].

1 Corinthians 3:22

Whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas (Peter), or the universe or life or death, or the immediate and threatening present or the [subsequent and uncertain] future -- "all are yours,

2 Corinthians 5:1

For we know that if the tent which is our earthly home is destroyed (dissolved), we have from God a building, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

2 Corinthians 5:6

So then, we are always full of good and hopeful and confident courage; we know that while we are at home in the body, we are abroad from the home with the Lord [that is promised us].

2 Corinthians 5:8

[Yes] we have confident and hopeful courage and are pleased rather to be away from home out of the body and be at home with the Lord.

Galatians 6:14

But far be it from me to glory [in anything or anyone] except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) through Whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world!

Philippians 1:23

But I am hard pressed between the two. My yearning desire is to depart (to be free of this world, to set forth) and be with Christ, for that is far, far better;

Philippians 2:21

For the others all seek [to advance] their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

1 Thessalonians 4:13-15

Now also we would not have you ignorant, brethren, about those who fall asleep [ in death], that you may not grieve [for them] as the rest do who have no hope [beyond the grave].

Revelation 14:13

Then I heard further [ perceiving the distinct words of] a voice from heaven, saying, Write this: Blessed (happy, to be envied) are the dead from now on who die in the Lord! Yes, blessed (happy, to be envied indeed), says the Spirit, [in] that they may rest from their labors, for their works (deeds) do follow (attend, accompany) them!

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