Phil. 3:20 KJV (With Strong’s)

gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
hemon (Greek #2257)
of (or from) us
KJV usage: our (company), us, we.
Pronounce: hay-mone'
Origin: genitive case plural of 1473
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
politeuma (Greek #4175)
a community, i.e. (abstractly) citizenship (figuratively)
KJV usage: conversa tion.
Pronounce: pol-it'-yoo-mah
Origin: from 4176
p is
huparcho (Greek #5225)
to begin under (quietly), i.e. come into existence (be present or at hand); expletively, to exist (as copula or subordinate to an adjective, participle, adverb or preposition, or as an auxiliary to a principal (verb)
KJV usage: after, behave, live.
Pronounce: hoop-ar'-kho
Origin: from 5259 and 756
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
ouranos (Greek #3772)
the sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity)
KJV usage: air, heaven(-ly), sky.
Pronounce: oo-ran-os'
Origin: perhaps from the same as 3735 (through the idea of elevation)
; from
ek (Greek #1537)
or ἐξ (ex) a primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause; literal or figurative; direct or remote)
KJV usage: after, among, X are, at, betwixt(-yond), by (the means of), exceedingly, (+ abundantly above), for(- th), from (among, forth, up), + grudgingly, + heartily, X heavenly, X hereby, + very highly, in,, (because, by reason) of, off (from), on, out among (from, of), over, since, X thenceforth, through, X unto, X vehemently, with(-out). Often used in composition, with the same general import; often of completion.
Pronounce: ek
hos (Greek #3739)
the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that
KJV usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc. See also 3757.
Pronounce: hos
Origin: ἥ (hay), and neuter ὅ (ho) probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article 3588)
hou (Greek #3757)
at which place, i.e. where
KJV usage: where(-in), whither(-soever).
Pronounce: hoo
Origin: genitive case of 3739 as adverb
kai (Greek #2532)
and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words
KJV usage: and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.
Pronounce: kahee
Origin: apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force
we look
apekdechomai (Greek #553)
to expect fully
KJV usage: look (wait) foreign
Pronounce: ap-ek-dekh'-om-ahee
Origin: from 575 and 1551
q for the Saviour
soter (Greek #4990)
a deliverer, i.e. God or Christ
KJV usage: saviour.
Pronounce: so-tare'
Origin: from 4982
, the Lord
kurios (Greek #2962)
supreme in authority, i.e. (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title)
KJV usage: God, Lord, master, Sir.
Pronounce: koo'-ree-os
Origin: from κῦρος (supremacy)
Iesous (Greek #2424)
Jesus (i.e. Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites
KJV usage: Jesus.
Pronounce: ee-ay-sooce'
Origin: of Hebrew origin (03091)
Christos (Greek #5547)
anointed, i.e. the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus
KJV usage: Christ.
Pronounce: khris-tos'
Origin: from 5548

Cross References


Ministry on This Verse

Phil. 1:18‑21• 18What is it then? at any rate, in every way, whether in pretext or in truth, Christ is announced; and in this I rejoice, yea, also I will rejoice;
19for I know that this shall turn out for me to salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ;
20according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but in all boldness, as always, now also Christ shall be magnified in my body whether by life or by death.
21For for me to live is Christ, and to die gain;
(Phil. 1:18‑21)
Psa. 16:11• 11Thou wilt make known to me the path of life: thy countenance is fulness of joy; at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore. (Psa. 16:11)
Psa. 17:15• 15As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. (Psa. 17:15)
Psa. 73:24‑26• 24Thou wilt guide me by thy counsel, and after the glory, thou wilt receive me.
25Whom have I in the heavens? and there is none upon earth I desire beside thee.
26My flesh and my heart faileth: God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.
(Psa. 73:24‑26)
Prov. 15:24• 24The path of life is upwards for the wise, that he may depart from Sheol beneath. (Prov. 15:24)
Matt. 6:19‑21• 19Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust spoils, and where thieves dig through and steal;
20but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust spoils, and where thieves do not dig through nor steal;
21for where thy treasure is, there will be also thy heart.
(Matt. 6:19‑21)
Matt. 19:21• 21Jesus said to him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell what thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. (Matt. 19:21)
Luke 12:21,32‑34• 21Thus is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
32Fear not, little flock, for it has been the good pleasure of your Father to give you the kingdom.
33Sell what ye possess and give alms; make to yourselves purses which do not grow old, a treasure which does not fail in the heavens, where thief does not draw near nor moth destroy.
34For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.
(Luke 12:21,32‑34)
Luke 14:14• 14and thou shalt be blessed; for they have not the means to recompense thee; for it shall be recompensed thee in the resurrection of the just. (Luke 14:14)
2 Cor. 4:18• 18while we look not at the things that are seen, but at the things that are not seen; for the things that are seen are for a time, but those that are not seen eternal. (2 Cor. 4:18)
2 Cor. 5:1,8• 1For we know that if our earthly tabernacle house be destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
8we are confident, I say, and pleased rather to be absent from the body and present with the Lord.
(2 Cor. 5:1,8)
Eph. 2:6,19• 6and has raised us up together, and has made us sit down together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus,
19So then ye are no longer strangers and foreigners, but ye are fellow-citizens of the saints, and of the household of God,
(Eph. 2:6,19)
Col. 1:5• 5on account of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens; of which ye heard before in the word of the truth of the glad tidings, (Col. 1:5)
Col. 3:1‑3• 1If therefore ye have been raised with the Christ, seek the things which are above, where the Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God:
2have your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth;
3for ye have died, and your life is hid with the Christ in God.
(Col. 3:1‑3)
Heb. 10:34‑35• 34For ye both sympathised with prisoners and accepted with joy the plunder of your goods, knowing that ye have for yourselves a better substance, and an abiding one.
35Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense.
(Heb. 10:34‑35)
1 Peter 1:3‑4• 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to his great mercy, has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from among the dead,
4to an incorruptible and undefiled and unfading inheritance, reserved in the heavens for you,
(1 Peter 1:3‑4)
Isa. 26:1‑2• 1In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; salvation doth he appoint for walls and bulwarks.
2Open ye the gates, and the righteous nation which keepeth faithfulness shall enter in.
(Isa. 26:1‑2)
Gal. 4:26• 26but the Jerusalem above is free, which is our mother. (Gal. 4:26)
Eph. 2:19• 19So then ye are no longer strangers and foreigners, but ye are fellow-citizens of the saints, and of the household of God, (Eph. 2:19)
Heb. 12:22• 22but ye have come to mount Zion; and to the city of the living God, heavenly Jerusalem; and to myriads of angels, (Heb. 12:22)
Rev. 21:10‑27• 10And he carried me away in the Spirit, and set me on a great and high mountain, and shewed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of the heaven from God,
11having the glory of God. Her shining was like a most precious stone, as a crystal-like jasper stone;
12having a great and high wall; having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names inscribed, which are those of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.
13On the east three gates; and on the north three gates; and on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15And he that spoke with me had a golden reed as a measure, that he might measure the city, and its gates, and its wall.
16And the city lies four-square, and its length is as much as the breadth. And he measured the city with the reed--twelve thousand stadia: the length and the breadth and height of it are equal.
17And he measured its wall, a hundred and forty-four cubits, a man's measure, that is, the angel's.
18And the building of its wall was jasper; and the city pure gold, like pure glass:
19the foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every precious stone: the first foundation, jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;
20the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
21And the twelve gates, twelve pearls; each one of the gates, respectively, was of one pearl; and the street of the city pure gold, as transparent glass.
22And I saw no temple in it; for the Lord God Almighty is its temple, and the Lamb.
23And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon, that they should shine for it; for the glory of God has enlightened it, and the lamp thereof is the Lamb.
24And the nations shall walk by its light; and the kings of the earth bring their glory to it.
25And its gates shall not be shut at all by day, for night shall not be there.
26And they shall bring the glory and the honour of the nations to it.
27And nothing common, nor that maketh an abomination and a lie, shall at all enter into it; but those only who are written in the book of life of the Lamb.
(Rev. 21:10‑27)
we look.
 Salvation is always viewed in this epistle as the final result of the conflict, the result due to the almighty power of the Lord. (Philippians 3 by J.N. Darby)

J. N. Darby Translation

for *our* commonwealthh has its existence in the heavens, from which also we await the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour,

JND Translation Notes

"Commonwealth" does not satisfy me, but "citizenship" gives a different idea. "Conversation" is wrong, though it be a practical consequence. It is "associations of life," as, "I am born an Englishman."

W. Kelly Translation

aFor our commonwealth has its being in [the] heavens, from whence also we await [as] Saviour [the] Lord Jesus Christ,

WK Translation Notes

commonwealth: Or, "conversation." (Lect. on Phil. and Col., p.5)
heavens: [See note to Matt. 16:2]
[as] Savior: The version of verse 20 [in the RV] is an improvement on the Authorized Version, but is it not feeble? We await as Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. Salvation in this epistle is regarded as incomplete till the body of our humiliation has its fashion changed into conformity with the body of His glory. (Bible Treasury 13:380)