Philippians 2:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Philippians 2:11, NIV: "and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Philippians 2:11, ESV: "and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Philippians 2:11, KJV: "And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Philippians 2:11, NASB: "and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Philippians 2:11, NLT: "and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Philippians 2:11, CSB: "and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

What does Philippians 2:11 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This concludes the hymn of verses 6–11. Paul touches on one final aspect of the exaltation of Jesus, with a focus on the glory of God. In addition to every knee bowing before Jesus (Philippians 2:10), all people will, one day, admit that He is God and Messiah. God's preference is that this happens in life, while there is a chance for salvation (2 Peter 3:9), rather than after death, when it is too late (Revelation 20:15).

This inevitable victory will bring glory to God the Father. The glory of God is a common scriptural theme, seen both in the Old Testament (Psalm 19:1; 106:20; Proverbs 25:2) as well as several times in the New Testament. Jesus spoke of God's glory (John 11:4, 40). Stephen saw the glory of God before his death (Acts 7:55). All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Believers rejoice in the hope of the "glory of God" (Romans 5:2). In fact, believers are to do all things for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). Revelation notes the glory of God on three occasions (15:8; 21:11, 23), with the glory of God ultimately giving light to the new heavens and earth.