4alwaysofferingprayer with joy in 1my everyprayer for you all,
in view of your a2participation in the 3gospel4from the firstdayuntilnow.
For I am confident of thisverything, that He who began a goodwork in you will perfect it until5the day of ChristJesus.
7bFor 6it is onlyright for me to feelthiswayabout you all, because I 7have you in my heart, since both in my c8imprisonment and in the 9defense and confirmation of the 10gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me.
For 11God is my witness, how I long for you all with the daffection of 12ChristJesus.
And this I pray, that 13your love may aboundstillmore and more in 14realknowledge and alldiscernment,
10so that you may e15approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blamelessfuntil16the day of Christ;
having been filled with the 17fruit of righteousness which comes throughJesusChrist, to the glory and praise of God.
12Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances18have turned out for the greaterprogress of the 19gospel,
13so that my g20imprisonment in the cause of Christ has becomewellknownthroughout the wholehpraetorianguard and to 21everyoneelse,
and that most of the ibrethren, trusting in the Lord because of my j22imprisonment, have23farmorecourage to speak the word of Godwithoutfear.