PHILIPPIANS 1:27

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;”

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Philippians 1:27 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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Only Μόνον Merely Only
let your conversation be πολιτεύεσθε To behave as a citizen (figuratively) let conversation
as it becometh ἀξίως Appropriately becometh
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
gospel εὐαγγελίου A good message, i.e., the gospel gospel
of Χριστοῦ Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus of
Christ: Χριστοῦ Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus Christ
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
whether εἴτε If too whether
I come ἐλθὼν To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) come
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
see ἰδὼν Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know see
you, ὑμᾶς You (as the objective of a verb or preposition) you
or else εἴτε If too else
be absent, ἀπὼν To be away absent
I may hear ἀκούσω To hear (in various senses) hear
of your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you of your
affairs, περὶ Properly, through (all over), i.e., around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period) affairs
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
ye stand fast στήκετε To be stationary, i.e., (figuratively) to persevere stand fast
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
one ἑνὶ One one
spirit, πνεύματι A current of air, i.e., breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively, a spirit, i.e., (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, demon, or (divine) God, Christ's spirit, the Holy Spirit spirit
with ψυχῇ Breath, i.e., (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew H5315, H7307 and H2416) with
one μιᾷ One one
mind ψυχῇ Breath, i.e., (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew H5315, H7307 and H2416) mind
striving together συναθλοῦντες To wrestle in company with, i.e., (figuratively) to seek jointly striving together
for the τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) for the
faith πίστει Persuasion, i.e., credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself faith
of εὐαγγελίου A good message, i.e., the gospel of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
gospel; εὐαγγελίου A good message, i.e., the gospel gospel

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  • 25  And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;

  • 26  That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.

  • 27  Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

  • 28  And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.

  • 29  For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;




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