Philippians 1:21-25 NIV

21 For to me, to live is Christ1 and to die is gain.

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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 torn between the two: I desire to depart2 and be with Christ,3 which is better by far;

References for Philippians 1:23

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 I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith,