Biblical Commentary

  • Philippians 1:3-11

    Paul gives thanks for the Philippian Christians. He prays for them joyfully, and invites their prayers for himself. He prays that their love might overflow.

  • Philippians 1:21-30

    Paul considers life to be Christ and death to be gain. In life, he can serve Christ. In death, he will be with the risen Christ.

  • Philippians 2:1-13

    Imitate the humility of Christ, who didn't consider equality with the Father to be something to be grasped, but who instead emptied himself to be born as a man and became obedient even unto death on a cross.

  • Philippians 2:5-11

    Imitate the humility of Christ, who didn't consider equality with the Father to be something to be grasped, but who instead emptied himself to be born as a man and became obedient even unto death on a cross.

  • Philippians 3:4b-14

    Paul outlines his credentials as a faithful Jew. However, he now regards these as nothing in comparison to what he has gained in Christ.

  • Philippians 3:17-4:1

    Paul encourages the Philippian Christians to emulate his example of faith. The end of those who live as enemies of Christ is destruction.

  • Philippians 3:17-4:1

    Paul encourages the Philippian Christians to emulate his example of faith. The end of those who live as enemies of Christ is destruction.

  • Philippians 4:1-9

    Rejoice in the Lord always. Let your gentleness be known. Think about things that are honorable, pure, pleasing, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise.