PHILIPPIANS 1:28

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Philippians 1:28 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
nothing μηδενὶ Not even one (man, woman, thing) nothing
terrified πτυρόμενοι To frighten terrified
by ὑπὸ Under, i.e., (with the genitive case) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative case) of place (whither (underneath) or where (below) or time (when (at)) by
your adversaries: ἀντικειμένων To lie opposite, i.e., be adverse (figuratively, repugnant) to adversaries
which ἥτις Which some, i.e., any that; also (definite) which same which
is ἐστὶν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
to them αὐτοῖς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons to them
an evident token ἔνδειξις Indication (abstractly) evident token
of perdition, ἀπωλείας Ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal) perdition
but δὲ But, and, etc but
to you ὑμῖν To (with or by) you to you
of salvation, σωτηρίας Rescue or safety (physically or morally) salvation
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
that τοῦτο That thing that
of ἀπὸ "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) of
God. θεοῦ· A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God

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  • 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;

  • 30  Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.




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