251Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joyain the faith,
26so that your 2proudconfidence in me may abound in ChristJesusthrough my coming to you again.
27Onlyconduct yourselves in a manner3worthy of the 4gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you orremainabsent, I will hear of you that you are 5standingfirm in 6onespirit, with onebmind7strivingtogether for the faith of the gospel;
in nowayalarmed by your opponents-which is a 8sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.
For to you 9it has been granted for Christ'ssake, not only to believe in Him, but also to 10suffer for His sake,
30experiencing the same11conflictwhich12you saw in me, and nowhear to be in me.