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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

Philippians 2


1:1 ministers; (c-23) Or 'deacons' ( diakonos ), see Note. Romans 16:1 .

Verse 1

2:1 comfort (g-6) 'Encouragement,' by word or any way. The apostle beautifully alludes to what he felt by their sending supply to him from so far; and adds, If you want me to be fully happy, be at one among yourselves.

Verse 2

2:2 that (h-4) 'That' depends on an understood exhortation.

Verse 3

2:3 nothing (i-2) Or 'nothing' may be joined with 'thinking,' leaving out 'let,' and 'be.'

Verse 4

2:4 [qualities], (k-6) Or 'advantages.'

Verse 5

2:5 you (l-7) Or 'be found amongst you.'

Verse 6

2:6 rapine (m-15) Or 'esteem it rapine.'

Verse 7

2:7 himself, (n-3) I have no doubt all this is in contrast with the first Adam. The history of the second man is that he made himself of no reputation (or emptied himself) in becoming a man. place (o-10) Genomenos , aorist participle, the same word as is translated 'becoming' in v. 8. 'Being made' is wrong; it is becoming what he was not before.

Verse 9

2:9 highly (a-4) Or 'has highly exalted him, and given him.'

Verse 12

2:12 out (b-25) 'To work out into result,' as Romans 7:8 ,Romans 7:13 ,Romans 7:15 .

Verse 13

2:13 works (c-6) working (c-14) Internal operation of power, though seen in results, as Matthew 14:2 ; Colossians 1:29 . Not as 'work out' in ver. 12.

Verse 15

2:15 generation; (d-20) See Deuteronomy 32:5 , LXX. appear (e-24) 'Appear;' used in the middle voice for the rising or appearing of the heavenly bodies; so here with 'lights,' i.e. 'luminaries,' as Revelation 21:11 .

Verse 16

2:16 vain. (f-28) This is the other alternative to 'coming and finding them walking well,' as he had said in ch. 1.27.

Verse 25

2:25 minister (g-22) Leitourgos . as Romans 15:16 . A kind of official person in service.

Verse 27

2:27 death, (h-8) 'Almost the same as dead,' or 'in like manner;' as Hebrews 2:14 , where the object is not the essential sameness, but the similarity of the form and manner .

Verse 28

2:28 rejoice, (i-15) Or 'seeing him again ye might rejoice.'

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Darby, John. "Commentary on Philippians 2". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.