Philippians 1:17

Of faction (ex eriqeia). Out of partisanship. From eriqeuw, to spin wool, and that from eriqo, a hireling. The papyri examples suit the idea of selfish ambition (Moulton and Milligan's Vocabulary). See 2 Corinthians 12:20 ; Galatians 5:20 . Not sincerely (ouc agnw). "Not purely," that is with mixed and impure motives. To raise up affliction for my bonds (qlipsin egeirein toi desmoi mou). Now that Paul is down they jump on him in mean and nagging ways. Dative case in desmoi. "To make my chains gall me" (Lightfoot).