Philippians 1
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1Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: 2Grace and peace be to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3I thank my God on every remembrance of you, 4Always making supplication with joy in my every prayer for you all, 5For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 6Being confident of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. 7It is indeed right for me to think this of you all because you have me in your hearts, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, and you are all fellow partakers of my grace. 8For God is my witness, how I long after you all with the deep affections of Jesus Christ. 9And this I pray: that your love may abound yet more and more in all knowledge and understanding 10In order that you may approve the things that are excellent, so that you may be pure and without offense unto the day of Christ, 11Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the praise and glory of God.

12Brethren, I want you to know that the things befalling me have turned out rather unto the advancement of the gospel; 13So that my bonds in Christ have become manifest in the whole palace, and to all others; 14And most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord, have been emboldened by my bonds to speak the Word more abundantly without fear. 15Indeed, some are proclaiming Christ out of envy and strife, but some with good intentions. 16On the one hand, those who are preaching out of a contentious spirit, and not purely, are thinking to add grief to my bonds. 17But on the other hand, those who are preaching out of love know that I am set for the defense of the gospel. 18What then shall I say? Nevertheless, in every way, whether in pretext or in truth, Christ is being proclaimed; and I rejoice in this, yes, and will also continue to rejoice. 19For I know that this shall turn out for my salvation through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ; 20According to my earnest expectation and hope, that in no way shall I be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, Christ shall also be magnified now in my body, whether by life or by death.

21For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22Now if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor. But I do not know what I should choose. 23For I am hard pressed to choose between the two. I desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better; 24But to remain in the flesh is more necessary for your sakes. 25And being persuaded of this, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your advancement and joy in the faith; 26So that through my presence with you again, your rejoicing for me may abound in Christ Jesus.

27Only conduct yourselves worthily of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you, or am absent, I may hear the reports about you; that you are standing fast in one spirit, striving together with one soul for the faith of the gospel, 28And not being intimidated in any way by those who oppose the gospel; which to them is a demonstration of destruction, but to you of salvation, and this from God; 29Because it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His name's sake; 30Experiencing the same conflict that you saw in me, and now hear of concerning me.

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