Philippians 1:12

The things which happened unto me (ta kat eme). "The things concerning me" = "my affairs" as common in Josephus. Have fallen out rather (mallon elhluqen). "Have come rather." Second perfect active indicative of ercomai. Unto the progress (ei prokophn). Late word from prokoptw, common verb, to cut or strike forward, but this late substantive does not occur in classical Greek. It is a technical term in Stoic philosophy for "progress toward wisdom" and it appears also in the papyri and the LXX. In N.T. only here, verse 1 Corinthians 25 ; 1 Timothy 4:15 .