Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.
As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guarda and to everyone else that I am in chains1 for Christ.
Because of my chains,2 most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.315
It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.
The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.417
The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition,5 not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.b618
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,