31I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,
4alwaysofferingprayer with joy in 2my everyprayer for you all,
in view of your a3participation in the 4gospel5from the firstdayuntilnow.
For I am confident of thisverything, that He who began a goodwork in you will perfect it until6the day of ChristJesus.
7bFor 7it is onlyright for me to feelthiswayabout you all, because I 8have you in my heart, since both in my c9imprisonment and in the 10defense and confirmation of the 11gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me.
For 12God is my witness, how I long for you all with the daffection of 13ChristJesus.
And this I pray, that 14your love may aboundstillmore and more in 15realknowledge and alldiscernment,
10so that you may e16approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blamelessfuntil17the day of Christ ;
having been filled with the 18fruit of righteousness which comes throughJesusChrist, to the glory and praise of God.