Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Philippians 1:23 in English Standard Version "I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better." Joh 12:26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. 2Co 5:8 Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 2Ti 4:6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.