Philippians 1:15-25 ESV

15 1Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will.

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16 The latter do it out of love, 2knowing that I am put here for 3the defense of the gospel.

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      17 The former proclaim Christ 4out of rivalry, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.

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      18 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,
      19 for I know that 5through your prayers and 6the help of 7the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,

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      20 as it is my eager expectation and hope 8that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full 9courage now as always Christ 10will be honored in my body, 11whether by life or by death.

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      21 For to me 12to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

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      22 If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.
      23 13I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is 14to depart and 15be with Christ, for that is far better.

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      24 But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.
      25 16Convinced of this, 17I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your 18progress and 19joy in the faith,

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