Philippians 1


1:1 Paul and Timothy, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the
 saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the bishops
 and deacons:
1:2 Grace [be] to you, and peace, from God our Father and [from]
 the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
1:4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request
 with joy,
1:5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until
 now;
1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he who hath begun a
 good work in you, will perform [it] until the day of Jesus
 Christ:
1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because
 I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in
 the defense and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are
 partakers of my grace.
1:8 For God is my witness, how greatly I long after you all in
 the bowels of Jesus Christ.
1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more
 in knowledge and [in] all judgment;
1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may
 be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ;
1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by
 Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
1:12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things
 [which happened] to me have fallen out rather to the
 furtherance of the gospel;
1:13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace,
 and in all other [places];
1:14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, becoming confident by
 my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife; and
 some also from good will.
1:16 The one preach Christ from contention, not sincerely,
 supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
1:17 But the other from love, knowing that I am set for the
 defense of the gospel.
1:18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretense
 or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yes,
 and will rejoice.
1:19 For I know that this will turn to my salvation through your
 prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
1:20 According to my earnest expectation and hope, that in
 nothing I shall be ashamed, but [that] with all boldness, as
 always, [so] now also, Christ will be magnified in my body,
 whether by life, or by death.
1:21 For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die [is] gain.
1:22 But if I live in the flesh, this [is] the fruit of my
 labor: yet what I shall choose I know not.
1:23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to
 depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
1:24 Nevertheless, to abide in the flesh [is] more needful for
 you.
1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and
 continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
1:26 That your rejoicing for me may be more abundant in Jesus
 Christ by my coming to you again.
1:27 Only let your manner of life be as it becometh the gospel
 of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent,
 I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit,
 with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to
 them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation,
 and that from God.
1:29 For to you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to
 believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
1:30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, [and] now hear
 [to be] in me.
 
 

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