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Philippians 4:13


I am able to do all things 1  through the one 2  who strengthens me.


Isa 40:29-31; Isa 41:10; Isa 45:24; Joh 15:4,5,7; 2Co 3:4,5; 2Co 12:9,10; Eph 3:16; Eph 6:10; Col 1:11

NET © Notes

tn The Greek word translated “all things” is in emphatic position at the beginning of the Greek sentence.

tc Although some excellent witnesses lack explicit reference to the one strengthening Paul (so א* A B D* I 33 1739 lat co Cl), the majority of witnesses (א2 D2 [F G] Ψ 075 1881 Ï sy) add Χριστῷ (Cristw) here (thus, “through Christ who strengthens me”). But this kind of reading is patently secondary, and is a predictable variant. Further, the shorter reading is much harder, for it leaves the agent unspecified.

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