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Philippians 1:1

Context
NET ©

From Paul 1  and Timothy, slaves 2  of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, 3  with the overseers 4  and deacons.

NIV ©

Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:

NASB ©

Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and deacons:

NLT ©

This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus. It is written to all of God’s people in Philippi, who believe in Christ Jesus, and to the elders and deacons.

MSG ©

Paul and Timothy, both of us committed servants of Christ Jesus, write this letter to all the Christians in Philippi, pastors and ministers included.

BBE ©

Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, with the Bishops and Deacons of the church:

NRSV ©

Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

NKJV ©

Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:


KJV
Paul
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and
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Timotheus
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the servants
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of Jesus
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Christ
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to all
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the saints
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in
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Christ
<5547>
Jesus
<2424>
which are
<5607> (5752)
at
<1722>
Philippi
<5375>_,
with
<4862>
the bishops
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and
<2532>
deacons
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NASB ©
Paul
<3972>
and Timothy
<5095>
, bond-servants
<1401>
of Christ
<5547>
Jesus
<2424>
, To all
<3956>
the saints
<40>
in Christ
<5547>
Jesus
<2424>
who are in Philippi
<5375>
, including
<4862>
the overseers
<1985>
and deacons
<1249>
:
GREEK
paulov
<3972>
N-NSM
kai
<2532>
CONJ
timoyeov
<5095>
N-NSM
douloi
<1401>
N-NPM
cristou
<5547>
N-GSM
ihsou
<2424>
N-GSM
pasin
<3956>
A-DPM
toiv
<3588>
T-DPM
agioiv
<40>
A-DPM
en
<1722>
PREP
cristw
<5547>
N-DSM
ihsou
<2424>
N-DSM
toiv
<3588>
T-DPM
ousin
<1510> (5752)
V-PXP-DPM
en
<1722>
PREP
filippoiv
<5375>
N-DPM
sun
<4862>
PREP
episkopoiv
<1985>
N-DPM
kai
<2532>
CONJ
diakonoiv
<1249>
N-DPM
NET © [draft] ITL
From Paul
<3972>
and
<2532>
Timothy
<5095>
, slaves
<1401>
of Christ
<5547>
Jesus
<2424>
, to all
<3956>
the saints
<40>
in
<1722>
Christ
<5547>
Jesus
<2424>
who are
<1510>
in
<1722>
Philippi
<5375>
, with
<4862>
the overseers
<1985>
and
<2532>
deacons
<1249>
.
NET ©

From Paul 1  and Timothy, slaves 2  of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, 3  with the overseers 4  and deacons.

NET © Notes

tn Grk “Paul.” The word “from” is not in the Greek text, but has been supplied to indicate the sender of the letter.

tn Traditionally, “servants” or “bondservants.” Though δοῦλος (doulos) is normally translated “servant,” the word does not bear the connotation of a free individual serving another. BDAG notes that “‘servant’ for ‘slave’ is largely confined to Biblical transl. and early American times…in normal usage at the present time the two words are carefully distinguished” (BDAG 260 s.v.). The most accurate translation is “bondservant” (sometimes found in the ASV for δοῦλος), in that it often indicates one who sells himself into slavery to another. But as this is archaic, few today understand its force.

sn Undoubtedly the background for the concept of being the Lord’s slave or servant is to be found in the Old Testament scriptures. For a Jew this concept did not connote drudgery, but honor and privilege. It was used of national Israel at times (Isa 43:10), but was especially associated with famous OT personalities, including such great men as Moses (Josh 14:7), David (Ps 89:3; cf. 2 Sam 7:5, 8) and Elijah (2 Kgs 10:10); all these men were “servants (or slaves) of the Lord.”

map For location see JP1 C1; JP2 C1; JP3 C1; JP4 C1.

sn The overseers (or “church leaders,” L&N 53.71) is another term for the same official position of leadership as the “elder.” This is seen in the interchange of the two terms in Titus 1:6-7 and in Acts 20:17, 28, as well as in the parallels between Titus 1:6-7 and 1 Tim 3:1-7.



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