Only 1let your manner of life be 2worthya of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you 3that you are standing firm in one spirit, with 4one mind 5striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is 6a clear sign to them of their destruction, but 7of your salvation, and that from God.
For 8it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also 9suffer for his sake,
engaged in the same 10conflict that 11you saw I had and now hear that I still have.