13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

Other Translations of Philippians 2:13

King James Version

13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

English Standard Version

13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

The Message

13 That energy is God's energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.

New King James Version

13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

New Living Translation

13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Philippians 2:13

Commentary on Philippians 2:12-18

(Read Philippians 2:12-18)

We must be diligent in the use of all the means which lead to our salvation, persevering therein to the end. With great care, lest, with all our advantages, we should come short. Work out your salvation, for it is God who worketh in you. This encourages us to do our utmost, because our labour shall not be in vain: we must still depend on the grace of God. The working of God's grace in us, is to quicken and engage our endeavours. God's good-will to us, is the cause of his good work in us. Do your duty without murmurings. Do it, and do not find fault with it. Mind your work, and do not quarrel with it. By peaceableness; give no just occasion of offence. The children of God should differ from the sons of men. The more perverse others are, the more careful we should be to keep ourselves blameless and harmless. The doctrine and example of consistent believers will enlighten others, and direct their way to Christ and holiness, even as the light-house warns mariners to avoid rocks, and directs their course into the harbour. Let us try thus to shine. The gospel is the word of life, it makes known to us eternal life through Jesus Christ. Running, denotes earnestness and vigour, continual pressing forward; labouring, denotes constancy, and close application. It is the will of God that believers should be much in rejoicing; and those who are so happy as to have good ministers, have great reason to rejoice with them.