Parallel Verses

Weymouth New Testament

I am in a dilemma, my earnest desire being to depart and be with Christ, for that is far, far better.

New American Standard Bible

But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;

King James Version

For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

Holman Bible

I am pressured by both. I have the desire to depart and be with Christ—which is far better

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

And I am constrained by the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, being far better.

American Standard Version

But I am in a strait betwixt the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ; for it is very far better:

Amplified

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;

An Understandable Version

So, I am in a dilemma between the two choices. [On the one hand] I have the desire to depart [from this life] and be with Christ [in heaven], which would be far better.

Anderson New Testament

I am in a strait between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better:

Bible in Basic English

I am in a hard position between the two, having a desire to go away and be with Christ, which is very much better:

Common New Testament

I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better;

Daniel Mace New Testament

I am doubly press'd between my desire to depart, in order to be with Christ, which is by far the best for ME;

Darby Translation

But I am pressed by both, having the desire for departure and being with Christ, for it is very much better,

Godbey New Testament

But I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart and to be with Christ; for this is far better:

Goodspeed New Testament

I am undecided between the two, for I long to depart and be with Christ, for that is far, far better,

John Wesley New Testament

For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart and to be with Christ, for it is far better.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For I am in a strait between the two, having a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better:

Julia Smith Translation

For I am pressed together from two, having one eager desire to be loosed, and be with Christ (rather much better:)

King James 2000

For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I am hard pressed {between the two options}, having the desire to depart and to be with Christ, {for this is very much better}.

Modern King James verseion

For I am pressed together by the two: having a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I am constrained of two things. I desire to be loosed, and to be with Christ, which thing is best of all:

Moffatt New Testament

I am in a dilemma between the two. My strong desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far the best.

Montgomery New Testament

but am in a quandary between the two. I am perplexed. I have a strong desire to break camp and to be with Christ, which is far better;

NET Bible

I feel torn between the two, because I have a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far,

New Heart English Bible

But I am in a dilemma between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.

Noyes New Testament

but I am held in a strait by the two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; for it is far better;

Sawyer New Testament

But I am in a strait between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ; for this is far better;

The Emphasized Bible

I am held in constraint, however, by reason of the two, - having, the coveting, to be released, and to be with, Christ, for it were far better!

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For I am in a strait between the two, having an earnest longing to be dissolved, and to be with Christ, for this is far, far better:

Twentieth Century New Testament

My own desire is to depart and be with Christ, for this would be far better.

Webster

For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

Williams New Testament

I am hesitating between two desires, for I long to depart and to be with Christ, for that is far, far better,

World English Bible

But I am in a dilemma between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.

Worrell New Testament

but I am constrained by the two; having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for it is far better;

Worsley New Testament

for I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is much preferable:

Youngs Literal Translation

for I am pressed by the two, having the desire to depart, and to be with Christ, for it is far better,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

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

I am in a strait
συνέχω 
sunecho 
be taken with, throng, straiten, keep in, hold, stop, press, lie sick of, constrain, be in a strait
Usage: 10

ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709

two
δύο 
Duo 
two, twain, both, two and two
Usage: 92

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

a desire
ἐπιθυμία 
Epithumia 
Usage: 35

to
εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

ἀναλύω 
Analuo 
Usage: 1

and

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

to be
εἶναι 
Einai 
to be, be, was, is, am, are, were, not tr,
Usage: 97

with
σύν 
sun 
Usage: 120

Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

which is
πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

far
μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66

Devotionals

Devotionals about Philippians 1:23

Devotionals containing Philippians 1:23

Images Philippians 1:23

Prayers for Philippians 1:23

Context Readings

Living Is Christ

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



Cross References

2 Corinthians 5:8

So we have a cheerful confidence, and we anticipate with greater delight being banished from the body and going home to the Lord.

2 Timothy 4:6

I for my part am like a drink-offering which is already being poured out; and the time for my departure is now close at hand.

Luke 23:43

"I tell you in solemn truth," replied Jesus, "that this very day you shall be with me in Paradise."

John 12:26

If a man wishes to be my servant, let him follow me; and where I am, there too shall my servant be. If a man wishes to be my servant, the Father will honour him.

John 12:26

If a man wishes to be my servant, let him follow me; and where I am, there too shall my servant be. If a man wishes to be my servant, the Father will honour him.

John 12:26-27

If a man wishes to be my servant, let him follow me; and where I am, there too shall my servant be. If a man wishes to be my servant, the Father will honour him.

John 12:26-11

If a man wishes to be my servant, let him follow me; and where I am, there too shall my servant be. If a man wishes to be my servant, the Father will honour him.

John 12:26

If a man wishes to be my servant, let him follow me; and where I am, there too shall my servant be. If a man wishes to be my servant, the Father will honour him.

John 12:26

If a man wishes to be my servant, let him follow me; and where I am, there too shall my servant be. If a man wishes to be my servant, the Father will honour him.

John 12:26-26

If a man wishes to be my servant, let him follow me; and where I am, there too shall my servant be. If a man wishes to be my servant, the Father will honour him.

Luke 2:29-30

"Now, O Sovereign Lord, Thou dost send Thy servant away in peace, in fulfilment of Thy word,

Luke 8:38

But the man from whom the demons had gone out earnestly asked permission to go with Him; but He sent him away.

Luke 12:50

But I have a baptism to undergo; and how am I pent up till it is accomplished!

John 13:1

Now just before the Feast of the Passover this incident took place. Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father; and having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.

John 14:3

And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will return and take you to be with me, that where I am you also may be.

John 17:24

"Father, those whom Thou hast given me--I desire that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see the glory--my glory--my gift from Thee, which Thou hast given me because Thou didst love me before the creation of the world.

Acts 7:59

So they stoned Stephen, while he prayed, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit."

2 Corinthians 6:12

There is no narrowness in our love to you: the narrowness is in your own feelings.

1 Thessalonians 2:1

For you yourselves, brethren, know that our visit to you did not fail of its purpose.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

And for this further reason we render unceasing thanks to God, that when you received God's Message from our lips, it was as no mere message from men that you embraced it, but as--what it really is--God's Message, which also does its work in the hearts of you who believe.

1 Thessalonians 4:17

Afterwards we who are alive and are still on earth will be caught up in their company amid clouds to meet the Lord in the air.

Revelation 7:14-17

"My lord, you know," I replied. "They are those," he said, "who have just passed through the great distress, and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Revelation 14:13

And I heard a voice speaking from Heaven. It said, "Write as follows: "'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from this time onward. Yes, says the Spirit, let them rest from their sorrowful labours; for what they have done goes with them.'"

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