Philippians 2:21

For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.
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Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
For our conversation is in heaven, whence also we expect the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall transform the body of our humiliation conformed to the body of His glory."

Gaius Marius Victorinus

AD 400
To the charge being given to Timothy as one “who is faithfully anxious on your behalf” he adds this explanation: The others “seek after their own interests”; that is, they are anxious to protect and keep what is theirs and in this are not Christians. For what is it to be a Christian? To seek rather in every companion and brother that which is Christ’s. ...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
All seek the things that are their own; i.e. many do so. (Witham)

John Chrysostom

AD 407
their own comfort, their own safety. This too he writes to Timothy. But why does he lament such things as these? To teach us his hearers not to fall in like sort, to teach his hearers not to seek for remission from toil; for he who seeks remission from toil, seeks not the things that are Christ's, but his own. We ought to be prepared against every toil, against every distress. ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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