Thanksgiving1 a Paul and b Timothy c bond-servants of d Christ Jesus, To e all the ▼
▼ Or holy ones, g saints in Christ Jesus who are in h Philippi ▼
▼ Lit withincluding the j overseers and k deacons: 2 l Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 m I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always offering prayer with joy in n my every prayer for you all, 5 in view of your ▼
▼ Or sharing in the preaching of the gospel, p participation in the q gospel r from the first day until now. 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until s the day of Christ Jesus. 7 ▼
▼ Lit Just as it is rightFor u it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I v have you in my heart, since both in my ▼ , x imprisonment and in the y defense and confirmation of the z gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me. 8 For aa God is my witness, how I long for you all with the ▼
▼ Lit inward partsaffection of ac Christ Jesus. 9 And this I pray, that ad your love may abound still more and more in ae real knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may ▼
▼ Or discover; or distinguish between the things which differ, ag approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless ▼
▼ Or foruntil ai the day of Christ; 11 having been filled with the aj fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
The Gospel Is Preached12 Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances ak have turned out for the greater progress of the al gospel, 13 so that my ▼ , an imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole ▼
▼ Or governor’s palacepraetorian guard and to ap everyone else, 14 and that most of the ▼
▼ Or brethren in the Lord, trusting because of my bondsbrethren, trusting in the Lord because of my ▼ , as imprisonment, have at far more courage to speak the word of God without fear. 15 au Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even ▼
▼ Lit because offrom envy and strife, but some also ▼
▼ Lit because offrom good will; 16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the ax gospel; 17 the former proclaim Christ ay out of selfish ambition ▼
▼ Lit not sincerelyrather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my ▼ , bb imprisonment. 18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice, 19 for I know that this will turn out for my ▼
▼ Or salvationdeliverance bd through your ▼
▼ Lit supplicationprayers and the provision of bf the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my bg earnest expectation and bh hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with bi all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be bj exalted in my body bk whether by life or by death.
To Live Is Christ21 For to me, bl to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 ▼
▼ Or But if to live in the flesh, this will be fruitful labor for me, then IBut if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean bn fruitful labor for me; and I do not know ▼
▼ Lit what I shall choosewhich to choose. 23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the bp desire to depart and bq be with Christ, for that is very much better; 24 yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. 25 br Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy ▼
▼ Lit ofin the faith, 26 so that your bt proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again. 27 Only conduct yourselves in a manner bu worthy of the bv gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are bw standing firm in bx one spirit, with one ▼
▼ Lit soulmind bz striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28 in no way alarmed by your opponents— which is a ca sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God. 29 For to you cb it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to cc suffer for His sake, 30 experiencing the same cd conflict which ce you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
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