Philippians 1 NAS

Thanksgiving

1 1Paul and 2Timothy, 3bond-servants of 4Christ Jesus, To 5all the a6saints in Christ Jesus who are in 7Philippi, bincluding the 8overseers and 9deacons:

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2 10Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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3 11I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

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4 always offering prayer with joy in 12my every prayer for you all,

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5 in view of your c13participation in the 14gospel 15from the first day until now.

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    • c 1:5 - Or "sharing in the preaching of the gospel"
      6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until 16the day of Christ Jesus.

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      7 dFor 17it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I 18have you in my heart, since both in my e19imprisonment and in the 20defense and confirmation of the 21gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me.

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        • d 1:7 - Lit "Just as it is right"
        • e 1:7 - Lit "bonds"
          8 For 22God is my witness, how I long for you all with the faffection of 23Christ Jesus.

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            • f 1:8 - Lit "inward parts"
              9 And this I pray, that 24your love may abound still more and more in 25real knowledge and all discernment,

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              10 so that you may g26approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless huntil 27the day of Christ;

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                • g 1:10 - Or "discover;" or "distinguish between the things which differ"
                • h 1:10 - Or "for"
                  11 having been filled with the 28fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

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                  The Gospel Is Preached

                  12 Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances * 29have turned out for the greater progress of the 30gospel,

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                  13 so that my i31imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole jpraetorian guard and to 32everyone else,

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                    • i 1:13 - Lit "bonds"
                    • j 1:13 - Or "governor's palace"
                      14 and that most of the kbrethren, trusting in the Lord because of my l33imprisonment, have 34far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.

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                        • k 1:14 - Or "brethren in the Lord, trusting because of my bonds"
                        • l 1:14 - Lit "bonds"
                          15 35Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even mfrom envy and strife, but some also nfrom good will;

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                            • m 1:15 - Lit "because of"
                            • n 1:15 - Lit "because of"
                              16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the 36gospel;

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                              17 the former * proclaim Christ 37out of selfish ambition orather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my p38imprisonment.

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                                • o 1:17 - Lit "not sincerely"
                                • p 1:17 - Lit "bonds"
                                  18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,
                                  19 for I know that this will turn out for my qdeliverance 39through your rprayers and the provision of 40the Spirit of Jesus Christ,

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                                    • q 1:19 - Or "salvation"
                                    • r 1:19 - Lit "supplication"
                                      20 according to my 41earnest expectation and 42hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with 43all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be 44exalted in my body, 45whether by life or by death.

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                                      To Live Is Christ

                                      21 For to me, 46to live is Christ and to die is gain.

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                                      22 sBut if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean 47fruitful labor for me; and I do not know twhich to choose.

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                                        • s 1:22 - Or "But if to live in the flesh, this will be fruitful labor for me, then I"
                                        • t 1:22 - Lit "what I shall choose"
                                          23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the 48desire to depart and 49be with Christ, for that is very much better;

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                                          24 yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.
                                          25 50Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy uin the faith,

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                                          26 so that your 51proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.

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                                          27 Only conduct yourselves in a manner 52worthy of the 53gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are 54standing firm in 55one spirit, with one vmind 56striving together for the faith of the gospel;

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                                          28 in no way alarmed by your opponents -which is a 57sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.

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                                          29 For to you 58it has been granted for Christ's sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to 59suffer for His sake,

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                                          30 experiencing the same 60conflict which 61you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

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