[ fi-lip-ee-uhnz ]

noun(used with a singular verb)
  1. an Epistle written by Paul to the Christian community in Philippi. Abbreviation: Phil.

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How to use Philippians in a sentence

  • For he had received from the Philippians, what they had sent by Epaphroditus unto him: and yet I perceive why he rejoiced.

  • He used, as a kind of text for his discourse, the famous passage from the Philippians.

    Matthew Arnold | G. W. E. Russell
  • He takes up the same subject in Philippians 2, 4, teaching that every man should look on the things of others.

    Epistle Sermons, Vol. II | Martin Luther
  • Paul commends the Philippians for being a light in the world, among an evil and untoward generation.

    Epistle Sermons, Vol. II | Martin Luther
  • The Epistle to the Philippians was probably written later than the other Epistles of the first captivity.

    A Brief Bible History | James Oscar Boyd

British Dictionary definitions for Philippians


/ (fɪˈlɪpɪəns) /

  1. (functioning as singular) a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians)

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