12But I wouldye should understand , brethren,that the things which happened untome have fallen outratherunto the furtherance of the gospel;13
So thatmybondsinChristaaremanifestinall the palace,and in allother places;
14Andmany of the brethrenin the Lord, waxing confident by mybonds, are much morebold to speak the word without fear.15SomeindeedpreachChristevenofenvyandstrife;andsomealsoof good will:16
The onepreachChristofcontention,notsincerely,supposing to addaffliction to mybonds:17But the other oflove,knowingthat I am setfor the defence of the gospel.18Whatthen?notwithstanding,everyway,whether in pretence,or in truth,Christ is preached ; andIthereindorejoice , yea,and will rejoice .
19For I knowthatthis shall turntomysalvationthroughyourprayer,and the supply of the Spirit of JesusChrist,20According to my earnest expectationand my hope,thatinnothing I shall be ashamed , but that withallboldness,asalways, so nowalsoChrist shall be magnifiedinmybody,whether it be bylife,orbydeath.21For to me to live is Christ,and to die is gain.22Butif I livein the flesh,this is the fruit of my labour : yetwhat I shall choose I wotnot.23For I am in a straitbetwixttwo,having a desiretodepart , and to bewithChrist; which is farbetter:24Nevertheless to abidein the flesh is more needfulforyou.25And having thisconfidence , I knowthat I shall abideandcontinue with youallforyourfurtheranceandjoy of faith;26Thatyourrejoicing may be more abundantinJesusChristformebymycomingtoyouagain.