Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

Amplified

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

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 I rejoice because I eagerly expect and hope that I will have nothing to be ashamed of, because through my boldness the Messiah will be exalted through me, now as always, whether I live or die. 21 For to me, to go on living is the Messiah, and to die is gain. 22 Now if I continue living, fruitful labor is the result, so I do not know which I would prefer.



Cross References

Galatians 2:20

I no longer live, but the Messiah lives in me, and the life that I am now living in this body I live by the faithfulness of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Philippians 1:20

I rejoice because I eagerly expect and hope that I will have nothing to be ashamed of, because through my boldness the Messiah will be exalted through me, now as always, whether I live or die.

Colossians 3:4

When the Messiah, who is your life, is revealed, then you, too, will be revealed with him in glory.

Isaiah 57:1-2

"Also the righteous are perishing, but no one takes it to heart; devout people are taken away, while no one understands that the righteous person is taken away from calamity.

Romans 8:35-39

Who will separate us from the Messiah's love? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or a violent death do this?

1 Corinthians 1:30

It is because of God that you are in union with the Messiah Jesus, who for us has become wisdom from God, as well as our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

1 Corinthians 3:22

whether Paul, Apollos, Cephas, the world, life, death, the present, or the future everything belongs to you,

2 Corinthians 5:1

We know that if the earthly tent we live in is torn down, we have a building in heaven that comes from God, an eternal house not built by human hands.

2 Corinthians 5:6

Therefore, we are always confident, and we know that as long as we are at home in this body we are away from the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:8

We are confident, then, and would prefer to be away from this body and to live with the Lord.

Galatians 6:14

But may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world!

Philippians 1:23

Indeed, I cannot decide between the two. I have the desire to leave this life and be with the Messiah, for that is far better.

Philippians 2:21

For all the others look after their own interests, not after those of Jesus the Messiah.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-15

But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve like other people who have no hope.

Revelation 14:13

I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write this: How blessed are the dead, that is, those who die in the Lord from now on!" "Yes," says the Spirit. "Let them rest from their labors, for their actions follow them."

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