Philippians 1:26

26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me.

Philippians 1:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
ESV
26 so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.
NLT
26 And when I come to you again, you will have even more reason to take pride in Christ Jesus because of what he is doing through me.
MSG
26 You can start looking forward to a great reunion when I come visit you again. We'll be praising Christ, enjoying each other.
CSB
26 so that, because of me, your confidence may grow in Christ Jesus when I come to you again.

Philippians 1:26 Meaning and Commentary

Philippians 1:26

That your rejoicing may be more abundant
They had rejoiced greatly on his account already, blessing God that ever they had seen his face, or heard his voice; as they had great reason to do, he being the happy instrument of first bringing the Gospel to them, and of their conversion; and now he hoped he should be delivered out of prison, and see them again, that their joy might be increased and abound yet more and more, upon his deliverance, they had so earnestly prayed and so much longed for, and at the sight of him they so dearly loved: and yet to show that this their joy was not looked upon by him as a carnal one, or as arising from a natural affection, he observes that it was

in Jesus Christ;
though they rejoiced in him as an instrument, and therefore he adds,

for me;
yet it was on account of Jesus Christ, the subject of his ministry; their joy did not centre in the apostle, but had Christ for its object, whose person, righteousness, and salvation were held forth by him to their view and comfort; and though they would still more and more rejoice should he return to them once more,

by my coming to you again;
yet still it would he in Christ, and because of the fulness of the blessing of the Gospel of Christ, in which he should come to them.

Philippians 1:26 In-Context

24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,
26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me.
27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel
28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God.