Philippians 1:1-8 CEB


1 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.b

References for Philippians 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Or <i>overseers, bishops</i>
    • b 1:1 - Or <i>deacons</i>
      2 May the grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

      Thanksgiving and prayer

      3 I thank my God every time I mention you in my prayers.

      References for Philippians 1:3

          4 I'm thankful for all of you every time I pray, and it's always a prayer full of joy.
          5 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.
          6 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.
          7 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.
          8 God is my witness that I feel affection for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus.