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Philippians 1:3-11 NIV

Thanksgiving and Prayer

3 I thank my God every time I remember you.

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

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5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day 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 completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

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      7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.

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          8 God can testify 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 love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,

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

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

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              • a 1:1 - The word "deacons" refers here to Christians designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in Romans 16:1 and 1 Tim. 3:8,12.
              • b 1:12 - The Greek word for "brothers and sisters" ("adelphoi" ) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verse 14; and in 3:1, 13, 17; 4:1, 8, 21.
              • c 1:13 - Or "whole palace"
              • d 1:19 - Or "vindication" ; or "salvation"
              • e 1:27 - Or "in one spirit"