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Philippians 1 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, together with the overseers 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 give thanks to my God upon my every remembrance of you, 3 I thank my God every time I remember you.
4 always in my every prayer for all of you, making the prayer with joy, 4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy
5 because of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,
6 convinced of this same [thing], that the one who began a good work in you will finish [it] until the day of Christ Jesus, 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 just as it is right for me to think this about all of you, because I have you in my heart, [since] both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel all of you are sharers of grace with me. 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, that I long for all of you 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 this I pray: that your love may abound still more and more in 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 superior, in order that you may be sincere and blameless in 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 having been filled [with the] fruit of righteousness which [comes] 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 I want you to know, brothers, that {my circumstances} have happened instead for the progress of 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 my imprisonment in Christ has become known in the whole praetorium and to all the rest, 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, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, dare [even] more to speak the word 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 even because of envy and strife preach Christ, but some also because of good will. 15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.
16 The latter [do so] from love, knowing that I am appointed 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 from selfish ambition, not sincerely, thinking to raise up affliction 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 is the result?} Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in this I rejoice. But also I will 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 for I know that this will turn out to me for deliverance through your prayer and the support 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 according to my eager expectation and hope, that I will be put to shame in nothing, but with all boldness, even now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether through life or through 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 But if [it is] to live in the flesh, this [is] fruitful work for me, and which I will prefer [I do] not know. 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 But I am hard pressed {between the two options}, having the desire to depart and to be with Christ, {for this 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 But to stay on in the flesh [is] more necessary for your sake. 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
25 And because I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you 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 [what] you can be proud of may increase in Christ Jesus because of me through my return again to you. 26 so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.
27 Only lead your lives in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent I hear {your circumstances}, that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one soul contending 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 letting yourselves be intimidated in anything by your opponents, which is a sign of destruction to them, but of your salvation, and this 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 has been graciously granted on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on behalf of him, 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 having the same struggle which you saw in me and now hear about in me. 30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.