Philippians 1:23
Parallel Strong's
Berean Study Bible
I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better indeed.

Young's Literal Translation
for I am pressed by the two, having the desire to depart, and to be with Christ, for it is far better,

King James Bible
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:

I am torn
συνέχομαι (synechomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 4912: From sun and echo; to hold together, i.e. To compress or arrest; figuratively, to compel, perplex, afflict, preoccupy.

ἐκ (ek)
Strong's 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

I desire
ἐπιθυμίαν (epithymian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1939: Desire, eagerness for, inordinate desire, lust. From epithumeo; a longing.

to depart
ἀναλῦσαι (analysai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 360: To unloose, unloose for departure, depart, return. From ana and luo; to break up, i.e. Depart.

καὶ (kai)
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

εἶναι (einai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

σὺν (syn)
Strong's 4862: With. A primary preposition denoting union; with or together.

Χριστῷ (Christō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

[which is] far
πολλῷ (pollō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

κρεῖσσον (kreisson)
Adjective - Nominative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's 2908: Stronger, more excellent. Neuter of an alternate form of kreitton; better, i.e. Greater advantage.

γὰρ (gar)
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.


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