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Philippians 1:19

    Philippians 1:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For I know that this shall turn out to my salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For I am conscious that this will be for my salvation, through your prayer and the giving out of the stored wealth of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

    Webster's Revision

    For I know that this shall turn out to my salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

    World English Bible

    For I know that this will turn out to my salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For I know that this shall turn to my salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

    Clarke's Commentary on Philippians 1:19

    This shall turn to my salvation - That is: It will be the means of my temporal safety; of my deliverance; for so the word σωτηρια is here to be understood. The Jews had denounced the apostle as an enemy to Caesar; but he knew that, when the nature of the Gospel should be fully known, the Romans would see that he could be no enemy to Caesar who proclaimed a prince whose kingdom was not of this world; and who had taught, in the most unequivocal manner, that all Christians were to give tribute to whom tribute was due, and while they feared God to honor also the king, though that king was Nero.

    Through your prayer - Knowing them to be genuine followers of Christ, he was satisfied that their prayers would be very available in his behalf; and under God he places much dependence upon them.

    The supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ - The word επιχορηγια, which we translate supply, signifies also furnishing whatever is necessary. The Spirit of God he expected to help all his infirmities, and to furnish him with all the wisdom, prudence, strength of reason, and argument, which might be necessary for him in the different trials he had to pass through with his persecutors, and the civil powers, at whose judgment-seat he stood.

    Barnes' Notes on Philippians 1:19

    For I know that this shall turn to my salvation - Will be a means of my salvation. Whether the effect shall be to turn public favor toward the Christian religion, and secure my release; or whether it shall be to instigate my enemies more, so as to lead to my death; I am satisfied that the result, so far as I am concerned, will be well. The word "salvation," here, does not refer to his release from captivity, as Koppe, Rosenmuller, Clarke, and others, suppose; for he was not absolutely certain of that, and could not expect that to be effected by "the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ" But the meaning is, that all these dealings, including his imprisonment, and especially the conduct of those who thought to add affliction to his bonds, would be among the means of his salvation. Trying and painful as all this was, yet trial and pain Paul reckoned among the means of grace; and he had no doubt that this would prove so.

    Through your prayer - See the notes at 2 Corinthians 1:11.

    And the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ - To sustain me, and to cause those happy results to come out of these trials. He needed the same spirit which Jesus Christ had, to enable him to bear his trials with patience, and to impart to him the consolations which he required. He had no idea that these trials would produce these effects of their own accord, nor that it could be by any strength of his own.

    Wesley's Notes on Philippians 1:19

    1:19 This shall turn to my salvation - Shall procure me an higher degree of glory. Through your prayer - Obtaining for me a larger supply of the Spirit.