Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Philippians 1:12-20 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
New American Standard (NAS) New International Version (NIV)
12 Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater 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 the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole praetorian guard and to everyone else, 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 that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage 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, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also 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 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 out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress 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 this I rejoice. Yes, and 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 for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision 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 earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted 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.