Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus: To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi,a including the overseers and deacons.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you,b4
always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer,
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.
I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in youc will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because I have you in my heart,d and you are all partners with me in grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and establishment of the gospel.
For God is my witness, how I deeply miss all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.