For 1God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of 2Christ Jesus.
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And this I pray, that 3your love may abound still more and more in 4real knowledge and all discernment,
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so that you may 5approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until 6the day of Christ;
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having been filled with the 7fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
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Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances 8have turned out for the greater progress of the 9gospel,
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so that my 10imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole praetorian guard and to 11everyone else,
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and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my 12imprisonment, have 13far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.
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14Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will;
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the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the 15gospel;
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the former proclaim Christ 16out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my 17imprisonment.
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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,