Philippians 1:3-13 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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              Paul’s Chains Advance the Gospel

              12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters,a that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.

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                • 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.
                  13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guardb and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.

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                    • c 1:13 - Or "whole palace"