Philippians 1:21-30 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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 I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. 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 from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that 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 yet to remain 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 Convinced of this, I know that I will 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 your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through 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 conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together 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 in no way alarmed by your opponents -which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, 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 to you it has been granted for Christ's sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to 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 experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me. 30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.