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Philippians 1:11

    Philippians 1:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Being full of the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

    Webster's Revision

    being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

    World English Bible

    being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

    Clarke's Commentary on Philippians 1:11

    Being filled with the fruits of righteousness - By righteousness we may understand, here, the whole work of the Spirit of God, in the soul of a believer; and by the fruits of righteousness, all holy tempers, holy words, and right actions. And with these they are to be filled, πεπληρωμενοι, filled up, filled full; the whole soul and life occupied with them, ever doing something by which glory is brought to God, or good done to man.

    By Jesus Christ - That is, according to his doctrine, through the power of his grace, and by the agency of his Spirit.

    Unto the glory and praise of God - God being honored when the work of his grace thus appears to men in the fruits of righteousness; and God is praised by all the faithful when his work thus appears. Every genuine follower of God has his glory in view by all that he does, says, or intends. He loves to glorify God, and he glorifies him by showing forth in his conversion the glorious working of the glorious power of the Lord.

    Barnes' Notes on Philippians 1:11

    Being filled with the fruits of righteousness - That which righteousness in the heart produces. The fruits, or results, will be seen in the life; and those fruits are - honesty, truth, charity, kindness, meekness, goodness. The wish of the apostle is, that they might show abundantly by their lives that they were truly righteous. He does not refer to liberality merely, but to everything which true piety in the heart is fitted to produce in the life.

    Which are by Jesus Christ -

    (1) Which his religion is fitted to produce.

    (2) which result from endeavoring to follow his example.

    (3) which are produced by his agency on the heart.

    Unto the glory and praise of God - His honor is never more promoted than by the eminent holiness of his friends; see the notes at John 15:8. If we wish, therefore, to honor God, it should not be merely with the lips, or by acts of prayer and praise; it should be by a life devoted to him. It is easy to render the service of the lips; it is far more difficult to render that service which consists in a life of patient and consistent piety; and in proportion to the difficulty of it, is its value in his sight.

    Wesley's Notes on Philippians 1:11

    1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God - Here are three properties of that sincerity which is acceptable to God: It must bear fruits, the fruits of righteousness, all inward and outward holiness, all good tempers, words, and works; and that so abundantly, that we may be filled with them. The branch and the fruits must derive both their virtue and their very being from the all - supporting, all - supplying root, Jesus Christ. As all these flow from the grace of Christ, so they must issue in the glory and praise of God.