And I wish you to know, brethren, that the things concerning me, rather to an advancement of the good news have come,
so that my bonds have become manifest in Christ in the whole praetorium, and to the other places -- all,
and the greater part of the brethren in the Lord, having confidence by my bonds, are more abundantly bold -- fearlessly to speak the word.
Certain, indeed, even through envy and contention, and certain also through good-will, do preach the Christ;
the one, indeed, of rivalry the Christ do proclaim, not purely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds,
and the other out of love, having known that for defence of the good news I am set:
what then? in every way, whether in pretence or in truth, Christ is proclaimed -- and in this I rejoice, yea, and shall rejoice.
For I have known that this shall fall out to me for salvation, through your supplication, and the supply of the Spirit of Christ Jesus,
according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, and in all freedom, as always, also now Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death,
for to me to live [is] Christ, and to die gain.
And if to live in the flesh [is] to me a fruit of work, then what shall I choose? I know not;
for I am pressed by the two, having the desire to depart, and to be with Christ, for it is far better,
and to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account,
and of this being persuaded, I have known that I shall remain and continue with you all, to your advancement and joy of the faith,
that your boasting may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence again to you.