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13 The[a] whole imperial guard[b] and everyone else knows[c] that I am in prison[d] for the sake of Christ,

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  1. Philippians 1:13 tn Grk “so that the whole imperial guard.” The ὥστε (hōste) clause that begins v. 13 indicates two results of the spread of the gospel: Outsiders know why Paul is imprisoned (v. 13) and believers are emboldened by his imprisonment (v. 14).
  2. Philippians 1:13 sn The whole imperial guard (Grk “praetorium”) can refer to the elite troops stationed in Rome or the headquarters of administrators in the provinces (cf. Matt 27:27; Mark 15:16; John 18:28, 33; 19:9; Acts 23:35). In either case a metonymy is involved, with the place (the praetorium) put for those (soldiers or government officials) who were connected with it or stationed in it.
  3. Philippians 1:13 tn Grk “it has become known by the whole imperial guard and all the rest.”
  4. Philippians 1:13 tn Grk “my bonds [are].”

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