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1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philip'pi, with the bishops and deacons: 1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 3 I thank my God every time I remember you.
4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
5 thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,
6 And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. 6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
7 It is right for me to feel thus about you all, because I hold you in my heart, for you are all partakers with me of grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. 7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart; for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me.
8 For God is my witness, how I yearn for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. 8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,
10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,
11 filled with the fruits of righteousness which come through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ--to the glory and praise of God.
12 I want you to know, brethren, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, 12 Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.
13 so that it has become known throughout the whole praetorian guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ; 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.
14 and most of the brethren have been made confident in the Lord because of my imprisonment, and are much more bold to speak the word of God without fear. 14 Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.
15 Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. 15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.
16 The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel; 16 The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
17 the former proclaim Christ out of partisanship, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. 17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.
18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in that I rejoice. 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,
19 Yes, and I shall rejoice. For I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, 19 for I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.
20 as it is my eager expectation and hope that I shall not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. 20 I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
22 If it is to be life in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. 22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!
23 I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
24 But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
25 Convinced of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,
26 so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again. 26 so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.
27 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you stand firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 27 Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel
28 and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear omen to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. 28 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved--and that by God.
29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him,
30 engaged in the same conflict which you saw and now hear to be mine. 30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.