1 Paul and Timothy bondmen of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus that are at Philippi, with overseers and deacons: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I thank my :God upon all my :remembrance of you 4 always in every supplication of mine on behalf of you all making my supplication with joy, 5 for your :fellowship unto the gospel from the first day until :now; 6 confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until Jesus Christ’s day: 7 even as it is right for me to think thus on behalf of you all, because †I have you in my :heart; as, both in my :bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers with me of :grace. 8 For :God is my witness, how I long after you all in tender mercies of Christ Jesus. 9 And this I pray, that your :love abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment; 10 so that ye may approve the things excellent; that ye be sincere and void of offense unto Christ’s day; 11 filled with fruit of righteousness, which is through Jesus Christ, unto God’s praise and glory.
12 Now I would have you know, brethren, that the happenings unto me have come out rather unto progress of the gospel; 13 so that my bonds became manifest in Christ in the whole Prætorium, and to all the rest; 14 and that the more part of the brethren in the Lord, †confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of :God without fear. 15 Some indeed preach the Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: 16 the ones do it of love, knowing that I am set for the gospel’s defense; 17 but the others proclaim the Christ of faction, not sincerely, thinking to raise up affliction for me in my :bonds. 18 What then? only that in every way, whether in pretence or in truth, Christ is pro claimed; and therein I rejoice, yea, and will rejoice; 19 for I know that this shall turn out to my salvation, through your supplication and supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my earnest :expectation and hope, that in nothing shall I be shamed, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ shall be magnified in my :body, whether by life, or by death. 21 For to me :to live is Christ, and to :die gain. 22 But if :to live in the flesh,— if †this bring fruit from my work,— and what I shall choose I know not. 23 But I am in a strait betwixt the two, having the desire :to depart and be with Christ; for it is very far better: 24 yet to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. 25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide, yea, and abide with you all, for your :progress and joy of the faith; 26 that your :glorying abound in Christ Jesus in me through my :presence with you again. 27 Only †let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of the Christ: that, whether I come and see you or be absent, I may hear †of your state, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28 and in nothing affrighted by the adversaries: (which is for them evidence of destruc tion, but of your salvation, and that from God; 29 because to you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only :to believe unto him, but also :to suffer in his behalf): 30 having the same conflict, such as ye saw in me, and now hear in me.