Parallel Verses

Weymouth New Testament

But since to live means a longer stay on earth, that implies more labour for me--and not unsuccessful labour; and which I am to choose I cannot tell.

New American Standard Bible

But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose.

King James Version

But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.

Holman Bible

Now if I live on in the flesh, this means fruitful work for me; and I don’t know which one I should choose.

International Standard Version

Now if I continue living, fruitful labor is the result, so I do not know which I would prefer.

A Conservative Version

But if to live in flesh, this is fruit of labor to me, then what I will choose I know not.

American Standard Version

But if to live in the flesh, -- if this shall bring fruit from my work, then what I shall choose I know not.

Amplified

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],

An Understandable Version

But if [continuing] to live in my body means accomplishing more work [for Christ], then I do not know which to choose.

Anderson New Testament

But if this, my life in the flesh, would be profitable for my work in the ministry, verily, what I should choose I know not.

Bible in Basic English

But if I go on living in the flesh--if this is the fruit of my work--then I do not see what decision to make.

Common New Testament

But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I do not know.

Daniel Mace New Testament

whether it be an advantage to me or not still to lead this mortal life, what to chuse I cannot tell.

Darby Translation

but if to live in flesh is my lot, this is for me worth the while: and what I shall choose I cannot tell.

Godbey New Testament

But if to live in the flesh, this shall be to me the fruit of the work, indeed I know not what I shall ask.

Goodspeed New Testament

But if living on here means having my labor bear fruit, I cannot tell which to choose.

John Wesley New Testament

But if I am to live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour, and what I should chuse, I know not.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour, yet I do not know what to choose.

Julia Smith Translation

And if to live in the flesh, this to me the fruit of work: and whether I shall be taken away I know not

King James 2000

But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I know not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But if [it is] to live in the flesh, this [is] fruitful work for me, and which I will prefer [I do] not know.

Modern King James verseion

But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor. Yet I do not know what I shall choose.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If it chance me to live in the flesh, that is to me fruitful for to work, and what to choose I know not.

Moffatt New Testament

But then, if it is to be life here below, that means fruitful work for me. So ??well, I cannot tell which to choose;

Montgomery New Testament

But now, if life in the flesh, if this be the fruit of my toil??hat to choose I do not know,

NET Bible

Now if I am to go on living in the body, this will mean productive work for me, yet I don't know which I prefer:

New Heart English Bible

But if I live on in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; yet I do not make known what I will choose.

Noyes New Testament

But if to live in the flesh, if this is to me the fruit of my labor, then what I should choose, I cannot say;

Sawyer New Testament

But if to live in the flesh [is allowed me], I have this fruit of my work, and which I shall choose I know not.

The Emphasized Bible

But, if living in flesh, is Christ , this, unto me, is a fruit of work, - and, what I shall choose, I make not known:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But if it be his will, that I should live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my travail: and what to chuse I know not.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But what if the life here in the body--if this brings me fruit from my labors? Then which to choose I cannot tell! I am sorely perplexed either way!

Webster

But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I know not.

Williams New Testament

But if to keep on living here means fruit from my labor, I cannot tell which to choose.

World English Bible

But if I live on in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; yet I don't know what I will choose.

Worrell New Testament

But if it be to live in flesh, this is to me a fruit of labor; and what I shall choose I know not;

Worsley New Testament

so that I know not what to chuse;

Youngs Literal Translation

And if to live in the flesh is to me a fruit of work, then what shall I choose? I know not;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

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

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the flesh
σάρξ 
Sarx 
Usage: 130

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

is the fruit
καρπός 
Karpos 
Usage: 25

of
ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

my
μοί 
Moi 
me, my, I, mine
Usage: 152

ἔργον 
Ergon 
Usage: 130

yet

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

τίς 
Tis 
Usage: 344

αἱρέομαι 
Haireomai 
Usage: 3

I wot
γνωρίζω 
Gnorizo 
Usage: 21

Devotionals

Devotionals about Philippians 1:22

Images Philippians 1:22

Prayers for Philippians 1:22

Context Readings

Living Is Christ

21 For, with me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 But since to live means a longer stay on earth, that implies more labour for me--and not unsuccessful labour; and which I am to choose I cannot tell. 23 I am in a dilemma, my earnest desire being to depart and be with Christ, for that is far, far better.



Cross References

Acts 3:17

"And now, brethren, I know that it was in ignorance that you did it, as was the case with your rulers also.

Romans 11:2

God has not cast off His People whom He knew beforehand. Or are you ignorant of what Scripture says in speaking of Elijah--how he pleaded with God against Israel, saying,

2 Corinthians 10:3

For, though we are still living in the world, it is no worldly warfare that we are waging.

Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I that live, but Christ that lives in me; and the life which I now live in the body I live through faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself up to death on my behalf.

Philippians 1:24

But for your sakes it is more important that I should still remain in the body.

Colossians 2:1

For I would have you know in how severe a struggle I am engaged on behalf of you and the brethren in Laodicea and of all who have not known me personally,

1 Peter 4:2

that in future you may spend the rest of your earthly lives, governed not by human passions, but by the will of God.

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