15so that you will aprove yourselves to be 2blameless and innocent, 3children of Godabovereproach in the midst of a 4crooked and perversegeneration, amongwhom you b5appear as clights in the world,
16holdingdfast the word of life, so that in 6the day of Christ I will have reason to glorybecause I did not 7run in vainnor8toil in vain.
But evenif I am being 9poured out as a drinkoffering upon 10the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.
You too, I urge you, rejoice in the sameway and share your joy with me.
But I hopeein the LordJesus to 11send12Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition .
For I havenoone else 13of kindredspiritwho will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.
For they all14seekafter their own interests, not those of ChristJesus.
But you know15of his provenworth, that 16he served with me in the furtherance of the gospel17like a child serving his father.
2318Therefore I hope to send him immediately, as soon as I seehowthings go with me;
and 19I trust in the Lord that I myselfalso will be comingshortly.