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Philippians 2:18

    Philippians 2:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the same cause also do you joy, and rejoice with me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and in the same manner do ye also joy, and rejoice with me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And in the same way do you be glad and have a part in my joy.

    Webster's Revision

    and in the same manner do ye also joy, and rejoice with me.

    World English Bible

    In the same way, you also rejoice, and rejoice with me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and in the same manner do ye also joy, and rejoice with me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Philippians 2:18

    For the same cause also do ye joy - Should I be thus offered, as I shall rejoice in it, do ye also rejoice that I am counted worthy of this high honor.

    Barnes' Notes on Philippians 2:18

    For the same cause - Because we are united, and what affects one of us should affect both.

    Do ye joy, and rejoice with me - That is, "do not grieve at my death. Be not overwhelmed with sorrow, but let your hearts be filled with congratulation. It will be a privilege and a pleasure thus to die." This is a noble sentiment, and one that could have been uttered only by a heroic and generous mind - by a man who will not dread death, and who felt that it was honorable thus to die Doddridge has illustrated the sentiment by an appropriate reference to a fact stated by Plutarch. A brave Athenian returned from the battle of Marathon, bleeding with wounds and exhausted, and rushed into the presence of the magistrates, and uttered only these two words - χαιρετε chairete, χαιρομεν chairomen - "rejoice, we rejoice," and immediately expired. So Paul felt that there was occasion for him, and for all whom he loved, to rejoice, if he was permitted to die in the cause of others, and in such a manner that his death would benefit the world.

    Wesley's Notes on Philippians 2:18

    2:18 Congratulate me - When I am offered up.