1PaulandTimotheus, the servants of JesusChrist, to all the saintsinChristJesus which areatPhilippi,with the bishopsanddeacons:2Grace be unto you,andpeace,fromGodourFather,and from the LordJesusChrist.3
I thankmyGoduponeveryremembrancea of you,4Alwaysineveryprayer of mineforyouallmakingrequestwithjoy,5Foryourfellowshipin the gospelfrom the firstdayuntilnow;6
Being confident of this very thing,that he which hath begun a goodworkinyou will performb it until the day of JesusChrist:7
Even as it ismeet for me to thinkthisofyouall,because I havecyouinmyheart; inasmuch as bothinmybonds,and in the defenceandconfirmation of the gospel,yeallarepartakers of mygrace.8ForGodismyrecord,how greatly I long afteryouallin the bowels of JesusChrist.9Andthis I pray , thatyourlove may aboundyetmoreandmoreinknowledgeand in alljudgment;d10Thatye may approvee things that are excellent ; that ye may besincereand without offencetill the day of Christ;11
Being filled with the fruits of righteousness,which are byJesusChrist,unto the gloryandpraise of God.12But I wouldye should understand , brethren,that the things which happened untome have fallen outratherunto the furtherance of the gospel;13
So thatmybondsinChristfaremanifestinall the palace,and in allother places;
14Andmany of the brethrenin the Lord, waxing confident by mybonds, are much morebold to speak the word without fear.15SomeindeedpreachChristevenofenvyandstrife;andsomealsoof good will:16
The onepreachChristofcontention,notsincerely,supposing to addaffliction to mybonds:17But the other oflove,knowingthat I am setfor the defence of the gospel.18Whatthen?notwithstanding,everyway,whether in pretence,or in truth,Christ is preached ; andIthereindorejoice , yea,and will rejoice .
19For I knowthatthis shall turntomysalvationthroughyourprayer,and the supply of the Spirit of JesusChrist,20According to my earnest expectationand my hope,thatinnothing I shall be ashamed , but that withallboldness,asalways, so nowalsoChrist shall be magnifiedinmybody,whether it be bylife,orbydeath.21For to me to live is Christ,and to die is gain.22Butif I livein the flesh,this is the fruit of my labour : yetwhat I shall choose I wotnot.23For I am in a straitbetwixttwo,having a desiretodepart , and to bewithChrist; which is farbetter:24Nevertheless to abidein the flesh is more needfulforyou.25And having thisconfidence , I knowthat I shall abideandcontinue with youallforyourfurtheranceandjoy of faith;26Thatyourrejoicing may be more abundantinJesusChristformebymycomingtoyouagain.27Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ:thatwhether I comeandseeyou,or else be absent , I may hear of youraffairs,that ye stand fastinonespirit, with onemind striving together for the faith of the gospel;28Andinnothingterrifiedby your adversaries : whichis to theman evident token of perdition,but to you of salvation,andthatofGod.29For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ,notonly to believeonhim,butalso to sufferfor his sake ;
30Having the sameconflictwhich ye sawinme,andnowhear to be inme.