From Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus. To all of God's holy people in Christ Jesus who live in Philippi, including your elders and deacons:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God every time I remember you,
always praying with joy for all of you.
I thank God for the help you gave me while I preached the Good News -- help you gave from the first day you believed until now.
God began doing a good work in you, and I am sure he will continue it until it is finished when Jesus Christ comes again.
And I know that I am right to think like this about all of you, because I have you in my heart. All of you share in God's grace with me while I am in prison and while I am defending and proving the truth of the Good News.
God knows that I want to see you very much, because I love all of you with the love of Christ Jesus.