Philippians 1

CHAPTER 1

Paul's Greeting

Paul and Timothy, bondmen of Jesus Christ, to all the holy ones in Christ Jesus, to the ones being in Philippi, with the overseers and servants. Favor to you and peace from God our father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God for [4all 1the 2memory 3of you], at all times in every supplication of mine for all of you, [3with 4joy 2supplication 1making], for your fellowship in the good news from the first day until the present; being persuaded in this same thing, that the one commencing in you [2work 1a good], will complete it as far as the day of Jesus Christ; as is just for me to think this as to you all, because of [2having 3me 4in 5your heart 1you], both in my bonds, and in the defense and security of the good news, [4fellow-partakers 5of my 6favor 2all 1you 3being]. [5witness 1For 4my 3is 2God], how I long after you all in feelings of compassion of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that the love of yours still more and more should abound in full knowledge, and in all perception, 10 for you to approve the things differing, that you might be honest and without cause to stumble in the day of Christ, 11 being filled with fruits of righteousness, of the ones by Jesus Christ, to glory and praise of God.

Paul's Motives

12 [4to know 1But 3you 2I want], brethren, that the things concerning me rather in progression of the good news have come, 13 so as my bonds [2apparent 3in 4Christ 1to become] in the whole praetorium, and to all the rest; 14 and the more of the brethren [2in 3the Lord 1relying], [3in my bonds 2more exceedingly 1dare] [4fearlessly 2the 3word 1to speak]. 15 Some indeed also through envy and strife; but some also through good-pleasure [2the 3Christ 1proclaim]. 16 The ones indeed from out of contention [2the 3Christ 1announce], not purely, imagining [2affliction 1to add] to my bonds. 17 But the ones from out of love, knowing that for a defense of the good news I am situated. 18 For what? Only in every manner, whether an excuse, whether truth, Christ is announced; and in this I rejoice, but, also I will rejoice. 19 For I know that this to me shall result in deliverance through your supplication, and the supplying of the spirit of Jesus Christ; 20 according to [2earnest expectation 3and 4hope 1my], that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but in every open manner, as at all times, and now [2shall be magnified 1Christ] in my body, whether through life, whether through death. 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die gain. 22 But if to live in flesh, this to me is fruit of work; and what I shall take up I know not. 23 But I am constrained by the two, [2the 3desire 1having] for disengaging, and [2with 3Christ 1to be 5much 4is rather] better; 24  but to remain in the flesh is more important for you. 25 And this being persuaded of, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all in your progression and joy of the belief; 26 that your boasting should abound in Christ Jesus in me through my arrival again with you. 27 Only [2worthily 3of the 4good news 5of the 6Christ 1conduct yourselves in public]! that whether having come and having seen you, or whether being absent, I should hear the things concerning you, that you stand firmly in one spirit, one soul, fighting together in the belief of the good news; 28 and not being terrified in anything by the ones being an adversary, which to them indeed is a demonstration of destruction, but to you deliverance -- and this from God. 29 For to you it was granted concerning Christ, not only the [2in 3him 1trusting], but also the [2for 3him 1suffering], 30 [2the 3same 4struggle 1having] as you saw in me, and now hear of by me.
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