For to me, to live is Christ1 and to die is gain.
References for Philippians 1:21
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!
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
but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.
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,