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1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, with the Bishops and Deacons of the church: 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 give praise to my God at every memory of you, 3 I thank my God every time I remember you.
4 And in all my prayers for you all, making my request with joy, 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
5 Because of your help in giving the good news from the first day till now; 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,
6 For I am certain of this very thing, that he by whom the good work was started in you will make it complete till 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 So it is right for me to take thought for you all in this way, because I have you in my heart; for in my chains, and in my arguments before the judges in support of the good news, making clear that it is true, you all have your part with me in grace. 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 my love goes out to you all in the loving mercies of Christ Jesus. 8 God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
9 And my prayer is that you may be increased more and more in knowledge and experience; 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 give your approval to the best things; that you may be true and without wrongdoing till 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 Being full of the fruits of righteousness, which are 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 Now it is my purpose to make clear to you, brothers, that the cause of the good news has been helped by my experiences; 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 became clear through all the Praetorium, and to all the rest, that I was a prisoner on account of 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 brothers in the Lord, taking heart because of my chains, are all the stronger to give 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 Though some are preaching Christ out of envy and competition, others do it out of a good heart: 15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.
16 These do it from love, conscious that I am responsible for the cause of the good news: 16 The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
17 But those are preaching Christ in a spirit of competition, not from their hearts, but with the purpose of giving me pain in my prison. 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, falsely or truly, the preaching of Christ goes on; and in this I am glad, and will be glad. 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 For I am conscious that this will be for my salvation, through your prayer and the giving out of the stored wealth of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 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 In the measure of my strong hope and belief that in nothing will I be put to shame, but that without fear, as at all times, so now will Christ have glory in my body, 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 life is Christ and death is profit. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
22 But if I go on living in the flesh--if this is the fruit of my work--then I do not see what decision to make. 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 in a hard position between the two, having a desire to go away and be with Christ, which is very much better: 23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far;
24 Still, to go on in the flesh is more necessary because of you. 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
25 And being certain of this, I am conscious that I will go on, yes, and go on with you all, for your growth 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 your pride in me may be increased in Christ Jesus through my being present with 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 behaviour do credit to the good news of Christ, so that if I come and see you or if I am away from you, I may have news of you that you are strong in one spirit, working together with one soul for the faith of the good news; 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 Having no fear of those who are against you; which is a clear sign 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 Because to you it has been given in the cause of Christ not only to have faith in him, but to undergo pain on his account: 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 Fighting the same fight which you saw in me, and now have word of in me. 30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.