World Wide Study Bible


a Bible passage

Click a verse to see commentary

Paul’s Present Circumstances

12 I want you to know, beloved, that what has happened to me has actually helped to spread the gospel,

Select a resource above

12. understandGreek, "know." The Philippians probably had feared that his imprisonment would hinder the spread of the Gospel; he therefore removes this fear.

the things which happened unto meGreek, "the things concerning me."

rather—so far is my imprisonment from hindering the Gospel. Faith takes in a favorable light even what seems adverse [Bengel] (Php 1:19, 28; Php 2:17).