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Philippians 1:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For God is my witness, how I long after you all in the tender mercies of Christ Jesus.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For God is my witness, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For God is my witness how I long after you all in [the] bowels of Christ Jesus.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For God is, my witness, how I long for you all in the tender affections of Christ Jesus.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For God is my witness, how I long for you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For God is my witness how I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all, in the bowels of Iesus Christ.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For Aloha is my witness how I love you with the bowels of Jeshu Meshiha.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For God is my witness, how I love you in the bowels of Jesus the Messiah.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 1063
{1063} Prime
γάρ
gar
{gar}
A primary particle; properly assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles).
God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
record, 3144
{3144} Prime
μάρτυς
martus
{mar'-toos}
Of uncertain affinity; a witness (literally [judicially] or figuratively [generally]); by analogy a 'martyr'.
how 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
greatly I long after 1971
{1971} Prime
ἐπιποθέω
epipotheo
{ep-ee-poth-eh'-o}
From G1909 and ποθέω [[potheo]] (to yearn); to dote upon, that is, intensely crave possession (lawfully or wrongfully).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
you 5209
{5209} Prime
ὑμᾶς
humas
{hoo-mas'}
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
all 3956
{3956} Prime
πᾶς
pas
{pas}
Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
in 1722
{1722} Prime
ἐν
en
{en}
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the bowels 4698
{4698} Prime
σπλάγχνον
splagchnon
{splangkh'-non}
Probably strengthened from σπλήν [[splen]] (the 'spleen'); an intestine (plural); figuratively pity or sympathy.
of Jesus 2424
{2424} Prime
Ἰησοῦς
Iesous
{ee-ay-sooce'}
Of Hebrew origin [H3091]; Jesus (that is, Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites.
Christ. 5547
{5547} Prime
Χριστός
Christos
{khris-tos'}
From G5548; anointed, that is, the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Philippians 1:8

_ _ Confirmation of Philippians 1:7.

_ _ record — that is, witness.

_ _ in the bowels of Jesus Christ — “Christ Jesus” is the order in the oldest manuscripts. My yearning love (so the Greek implies) to you is not merely from natural affection, but from devotedness to Christ Jesus. “Not Paul, but Jesus Christ lives in Paul; wherefore Paul is not moved in the bowels (that is, the tender love, Jeremiah 31:20) of Paul, but of Jesus Christ” [Bengel]. All real spiritual love is but a portion of Christ’s love which yearns in all who are united to Him [Alford].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Philippians 1:7-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Philippians 1:8

I long for you with the bowels of Jesus Christ — In Paul, not Paul lives, but Jesus Christ. Therefore he longs for them with the bowels, the tenderness, not of Paul, but of Jesus Christ.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Philippians 1:8

(2) For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

(2) He declares his good will towards them, in addition showing by what means they may chiefly be strengthened and encouraged, that is, by continual prayer.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
God:

Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;
Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
Galatians 1:20 Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I lie not.
1 Thessalonians 2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God [is] witness:

how:

Philippians 2:26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.
Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, [my] dearly beloved.
2 Corinthians 13:9 For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, [even] your perfection.
Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
Colossians 2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and [for] them at Laodicea, and [for] as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
1 Thessalonians 2:8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
2 Timothy 1:4 Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;

in:

Philippians 2:1 If [there be] therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,
Isaiah 16:11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.
Isaiah 63:15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where [is] thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?
Jeremiah 31:20 [Is] Ephraim my dear son? [is he] a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
*marg.
2 Corinthians 6:12 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
2 Corinthians 7:15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.
*marg.
Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
Philemon 1:12 Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:
Philemon 1:20 Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.
1 John 3:17 But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels [of compassion] from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
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Is 16:11; 63:15. Jr 31:20. Lk 1:78. Ro 1:9; 9:1. 2Co 6:12; 7:15; 13:9. Ga 1:20; 4:19. Php 2:1, 26; 4:1. Col 2:1; 3:12. 1Th 2:5, 8. 2Ti 1:4. Phm 1:12, 20. 1Jn 3:17.

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