Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the 1saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the 2overseers and 3deacons:
References for Philippians 1:1
4Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
References for Philippians 1:2
5I thank my God 6in all my remembrance of you,
References for Philippians 1:3
always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,
7because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.
References for Philippians 1:5
And I am sure of this, that he who began 8a good work in you 9will bring it to completion at 10the day of Jesus Christ.
References for Philippians 1:6
It is right for me to feel this way about you all, because I hold you 11in my heart, for you are all 12partakers with me of grace, both 13in my imprisonment and in 14the defense and confirmation of the gospel.
References for Philippians 1:7
For 15God is my witness, 16how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.
References for Philippians 1:8
And it is my prayer that 17your love may abound more and more, 18with knowledge and all discernment,
References for Philippians 1:9
so that you may approve what is excellent, 19and so be pure and blameless 20for the day of Christ,
References for Philippians 1:10
filled 21with the fruit of righteousness that comes 22through Jesus Christ, 23to the glory and praise of God.
References for Philippians 1:11
I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really 24served to advance the gospel,
References for Philippians 1:12
so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and 25to all the rest that 26my imprisonment is for Christ.
References for Philippians 1:13
And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold 27to speak the word without fear.
References for Philippians 1:14
28Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will.
References for Philippians 1:15
The latter do it out of love, 29knowing that I am put here for 30the defense of the gospel.
References for Philippians 1:16
The former proclaim Christ 31out of rivalry, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
References for Philippians 1:17
What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,
for I know that 32through your prayers and 33the help of 34the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,
References for Philippians 1:19
as it is my eager expectation and hope 35that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full 36courage now as always Christ 37will be honored in my body, 38whether by life or by death.
References for Philippians 1:20
For to me 39to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
References for Philippians 1:21
If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.
40I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is 41to depart and 42be with Christ, for that is far better.
References for Philippians 1:23
But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.
43Convinced of this, 44I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your 45progress and 46joy in the faith,
References for Philippians 1:25
so that in me 47you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.
References for Philippians 1:26
Only 48let your manner of life be 49worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you 50that you are standing firm in one spirit, with 51one mind 52striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
References for Philippians 1:27
and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is 53a clear sign to them of their destruction, but 54of your salvation, and that from God.
References for Philippians 1:28
For 55it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also 56suffer for his sake,
References for Philippians 1:29
engaged in the same 57conflict that 58you saw I had and now hear that I still have.
References for Philippians 1:30