Only conduct yourselves worthily of the glad tidings of the Christ, in order that whether coming and seeing you, or absent, I may hear of what concerns you, that ye stand firm in one spirit, with one soul, labouring together in a the same conflict with the faith of the glad tidings;
Or 'I feel it righteous,' 'it is right:' see Eph. 6.1.
Or 'fellow-partakers (sun-koinonos, as Rev. 1.9) with me of grace.'
It is a question how far the abounding applies to the love itself; or, supposing the love, that it should grow in these qualities. It is, I think, determined to be the latter by Eph. 1.8. It means 'grow in these,' yet love that would grow in them.
I apprehend 'manifested to be because of Christ,' not to be those of a malefactor.
Or 'in all other [places].' The praetorium was the Imperial guard or its headquarters.
Or 'constant:' see Rom. 8.19: but 'earnest' gives this idea here: 'the constant looking out that it should be so.