Philippians 1:2-12 NIV

2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.1

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Thanksgiving and Prayer

3 I thank my God every time I remember you.2

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4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray3 with joy

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5 because of your partnership4 in the gospel from the first day5 until now,

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6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion6 until the day of Christ Jesus.7

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      7 It is right8 for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart;9 for whether I am in chains10 or defending11 and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me.

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          8 God can testify12 how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

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          9 And this is my prayer: that your love13 may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,14

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          10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,15

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              11 filled with the fruit of righteousness16 that comes through Jesus Christ--to the glory and praise of God.

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              Paul's Chains Advance the Gospel

              12 Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.

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