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Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:27 conversation. See note on Philippians 3:20. It is a different word from that translated “conversation” in II Corinthians 1:12 (q.v.).

1:27 becometh. A more modern way of saying this is: “Let your civic behavior be becomingly appropriate to your allegiance to the gospel.” One who professes salvation from sin and has received imputed righteousness should live in a victoriously godly life style.

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