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Philippians 1

Darby's Synopsis of the New TestamentDarby's Synopsis

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Verse 1

1:1 ministers; (c-23) Or 'deacons' ( diakonos ), see Note. Romans 16:1 .

Verse 5

1:5 fellowship (d-4) 'fellowship,' as 1 Corinthians 1:9 . gospel, (e-7) Or 'glad tidings,' as elsewhere.

Verse 7

1:7 righteous (f-4) Or 'I feel it righteous,' 'it is right.' see Ephesians 6:1 . grace. (g-43) Or 'fellow-partakers ( sun-koinonos , as Revelation 1:9 ) with me of grace.'

Verse 9

1:9 abound (h-9) It is a question how far the abounding applies to the love itself; or, supposing the love, that it should grow in these qualities. It is, I think, determined to be the latter by Ephesians 1:8 . It means 'grow in these,' yet love that would grow in them.

Verse 13

1:13 Christ (i-11) I apprehend 'manifested to be because of Christ,' not to be those of a malefactor. others; (k-19) Or 'in all other [places].' The praetorium was the Imperial guard or its headquarters.

Verse 20

1:20 earnest (a-4) Or 'constant.' see Romans 8:19 . but 'earnest' gives this idea here. 'the constant looking out that it should be so.

Verse 22

1:22 while. (b-16) Or 'the fruit of labour.'

Verse 25

1:25 in (c-23) Lit. 'of.' 'Progress and joy' go together, not 'progress, -- and joy in faith.'

Verse 26

1:26 me (d-10) Or 'as to me.'

Verse 27

1:27 in (e-41) That is, the faith of the gospel being in conflict, they identified themselves with it, and entered into the struggle, 'striving in favour of it.'

Verse 29

1:29 Christ, (f-9) Or 'in behalf of Christ,' the sentence being broken in upon and resumed.

Bibliographical Information
Darby, John. "Commentary on Philippians 1". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/philippians-1.html. 1857-67.
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