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Philippians 1:15-25 (Lexham English Bible)

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15 Some even because of envy and strife preach Christ, but some also because of good will. 16 The latter [do so] from love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, thinking to raise up affliction in my imprisonment. 18 {What is the result?}a Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in this I rejoice. But also I will rejoice, 19 for I know that this will turn out to me for deliverance through your prayer and the support of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my eager expectation and hope, that I will be put to shame in nothing, but with all boldness, even now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether through life or through death. 21 For to me to live [is] Christ and to die [is] gain. 22 But if [it is] to live in the flesh, this [is] fruitful work for me, and which I will prefer [I do] not know. 23 But I am hard pressed {between the two options}b, having the desire to depart and to be with Christ, {for this is very much better}c. 24 But to stay on in the flesh [is] more necessary for your sake. 25 And because I amd convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,
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