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Philippians 1:12

    Philippians 1:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But I would you should understand, brothers, that the things which happened to me have fallen out rather to the furtherance of the gospel;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now I would have you know, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the progress of the gospel;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now it is my purpose to make clear to you, brothers, that the cause of the good news has been helped by my experiences;

    Webster's Revision

    Now I would have you know, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the progress of the gospel;

    World English Bible

    Now I desire to have you know, brothers, that the things which happened to me have turned out rather to the progress of the Good News;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now I would have you know, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the progress of the gospel;

    Definitions for Philippians 1:12

    Gospel - Good news.

    Clarke's Commentary on Philippians 1:12

    That the things which happened unto me - St. Paul was at this time a prisoner at Rome, and it appears probable that he had already been called to make a defense for himself, and to vindicate the doctrines of the Gospel; and this he had been enabled to do in such a manner that the honor of the Gospel had been greatly promoted by it. As the Philippians loved him greatly, he felt it right to give them this information relative to his state, and how God had turned his bonds to the advantage of that cause on account of which he was bound.

    Barnes' Notes on Philippians 1:12

    But I would ye should understand - Paul here turns to himself, and goes into a somewhat extended account of his own feelings in his trials, and of the effects of his imprisonment at Rome he wished them to understand what his circumstances were, and what had been the effect of his imprisonment, probably, for such reasons as these:

    (1) They were tenderly attached to him, and would feel an interest in all that pertained to him.

    (2) it was possible that they might hear unfounded rumors about the manner of his treatment, and he wished that they should understand the exact truth.

    (3) he had real intelligence to communicate to them that would be joyful to them, about the effect of his imprisonment, and his treatment there; and he wished them to rejoice with him.

    That the things which happened unto me - The accusations against him, and his imprisonment at Rome. He had been falsely accused, and had been constrained to appeal to Caesar, and had been taken to Rome as a prisoner; Acts 25-28. This arrest and imprisonment would seem to have been against his success as a preacher; but he now says that the contrary had been the fact.

    Have fallen out - Have resulted in. Literally, "have come." Tyndale. "My business is happened."

    The furtherance - The increase, the promotion of the gospel. Instead of being a hindrance, they have been rather an advantage.

    Wesley's Notes on Philippians 1:12

    1:12 The things concerning me - My sufferings. Have fallen out rather to the furtherance, than, as you feared, the hinderance, of the gospel.