Philippians 1
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Greetings from Paul and Timothy
(Colossians 1:1–2; Philemon 1:1–3)

1PAUL and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus that are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: 2grace be to you, and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanksgiving and Prayer
(1 Corinthians 1:4–9; Colossians 1:3–14)

3I thank my God on every remembrance of you? 4always in every supplication of mine for you all, making my supplication with joy? 5for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day till now: 6being confident of this very thing, that he who has begun a good work in you, will carry it on till the day of Jesus Christ; 7as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; both in my bonds and in my defense and confirmation of the gospel, I say I have you all in my heart as being joint partakers of my grace. 8For God is my witness how ardently I love you with the affection of Christ Jesus. 9I also pray for this, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all understanding, 10in order that you may distinguish things that differ, to the end that you may be pure and blameless till the day of Christ, 11being filled with the fruit of righteousness, which fruit is by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

Paul’s Trials Advance the Gospel
(James 1:2–12)

12But I wish you to know, brethren, that the things which have befallen me have turned out rather to the advancement of the gospel; 13so that my bonds which are for Christ have become known to be such in all the palace, and in all other places; 14and most of the brethren in the Lord, having confidence in my bonds, are more bold to speak the word without fear. 15Some, indeed, preach the Christ, because of envy and a contentious disposition, and some because of good-will. 16These do it from love, because they know that I am set for the defense of the gospel; 17those preach Christ from a contentious disposition, not sincerely, thinking that they will add affliction to my bonds. 18What difference does this make? Christ is, nevertheless, preached in every way, whether in pretense or in truth; and in this I rejoice, yes, and I will rejoice: 19for I know that this will result in my benefit through your supplication, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing shall I be ashamed, but with all boldness, as at all times, so even now, Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.

To Live Is Christ

21For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22But if this, my life in the flesh, would be profitable for my work in the ministry, verily, what I should choose I know not. 23I am in a strait between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better: 24yet to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. 25And of this I feel assured, that I shall remain and continue among you all for your advancement and joy in the faith, 26that your rejoicing in Christ Jesus may be come more abundant through me by my being present among you again.

Worthy of the Gospel

27Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of the Christ, that, whether I come and see you, or be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving together for the faith of the gospel, 28and in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of destruction, but to you of salvation, and that from God. 29For to you it is given in behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but, also, to suffer for him, 30since you have the same conflict that you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

Anderson's New Testament (1865)

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