I give thanks to my God upon my every remembrance of you,a4
always in my every prayer for all of you, making the prayer with joy,
because of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now,
convinced of this same [thing], that the one who began a good work in you will finish [it]b until the day of Christ Jesus,
just as it is right for me to think this about all of you, because I have you in my heart, [since]c both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel all of you are sharers of grace with me.
For God [is] my witness, that I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.