Philippians 1:21-30 NAS

To Live Is Christ

21 For to me, 1to live is Christ and to die is gain.

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22 aBut if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean 2fruitful labor for me; and I do not know bwhich 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 3desire to depart and 4be 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 5Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy cin the faith,

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      26 so that your 6proud 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 7worthy of the 8gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are 9standing firm in 10one spirit, with one dmind 11striving together for the faith of the gospel;

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      28 in no way alarmed by your opponents -which is a 12sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.

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      29 For to you 13it has been granted for Christ's sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to 14suffer for His sake,

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      30 experiencing the same 15conflict which 16you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

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