I give thanks to my God upon all the remembrance of you,
always, in every supplication of mine for you all, with joy making the supplication,
for your contribution to the good news from the first day till now,
having been confident of this very thing, that He who did begin in you a good work, will perform [it] till a day of Jesus Christ,
according as it is righteous for me to think this in behalf of you all, because of my having you in the heart, both in my bonds, and [in] the defence and confirmation of the good news, all of you being fellow-partakers with me of grace.
For God is my witness, how I long for you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ,
and this I pray, that your love yet more and more may abound in full knowledge, and all judgment,
for your proving the things that differ, that ye may be pure and offenceless -- to a day of Christ,
being filled with the fruit of righteousness, that [is] through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.