From Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus. To all those in Philippi who are God's people in Christ Jesus, along with your supervisorsa and servants.b2
May the grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
I thank my God every time I mention you in my prayers.
I'm thankful for all of you every time I pray, and it's always a prayer full of joy.
I'm glad because of the way you have been my partners in the ministry of the gospel from the time you first believed it until now.
I'm sure about this: the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus.
I have good reason to think this way about all of you because I keep you in my heart. You are all my partners in God's grace, both during my time in prison and in the defense and support of the gospel.
God is my witness that I feel affection for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus.