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Philippians 3:19

    Philippians 3:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    whose end is perdition, whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Whose end is destruction, whose god is the stomach, and whose glory is in their shame, whose minds are fixed on the things of the earth.

    Webster's Revision

    whose end is perdition, whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.

    World English Bible

    whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who think about earthly things.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    whose end is perdition, whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.

    Clarke's Commentary on Philippians 3:19

    Whose end is destruction - This is the issue of their doctrine and of their conduct. They are here described by three characters:

    1. Their god is their belly - they live not in any reference to eternity; their religion is for time; they make a gain of godliness; and live only to eat, drink, and be merry.

    2. Their glory is in their shame - they lay it down as a proof of their address, that they can fare sumptuously every day, in consequence of preaching a doctrine which flatters the passions of their hearers.

    3. They mind earthly things - their whole study and attention are taken up with earthly matters; they are given to the flesh and its lusts; they have no spirituality, nor do they believe that there is or can be any intercourse between God and the souls of men. But their lasciviousness and uncleanness seem to be principally intended. See Kypke.

    Despicable as these men were, the apostle's heart was deeply pained on their account:

    1. Because they held and taught a false creed;

    2. Because they perverted many by that teaching; and,

    3. Because they themselves were perishing through it.

    Barnes' Notes on Philippians 3:19

    Whose end is destruction - That is, as they have no true religion, they must perish in the same manner as all sinners. A mere profession will not save them. Unless they are converted, and become the true friends of the cross, they cannot enter heaven.

    Whose God is their belly - Who worship their own appetites; or who live not to adore and honor God, but for self-indulgence and sensual gratifications; see Romans 16:18.

    And whose glory is in their shame - That is, they glory in things of which they ought to be ashamed. They indulge in modes of living which ought to cover them with confusion.

    Who mind earthly things - That is, whose hearts are set on earthly things, or who live to obtain them. Their attention is directed to honor, gain, or pleasure, and their chief anxiety is that they may secure these objects. This is mentioned as one of the characteristics of enmity to the cross of Christ; and if this be so, how many are there in the church now who are the real enemies of the cross! How many professing Christians are there who regard little else than worldly things! How many who live only to acquire wealth. to gain honor, or to enjoy the pleasures of the world! How many are there who have no interest in a prayer meeting, in a Sunday school, in religious conversation, and in the advancement of true religion on the earth! These are the real enemies of the cross. It is not so much those who deny the doctrines of the cross, as it is those who oppose its influence on their hearts; not so much those who live to scoff and deride religion, as it is those who "mind earthly things," that injure this holy cause in the world.

    Wesley's Notes on Philippians 3:19

    3:19 Whose end is destruction - This is placed in the front, that what follows may be read with the greater horror. Whose god is their belly - Whose supreme happiness lies in gratifying their sensual appetites. Who mind - Relish, desire, seek, earthly things.