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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God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
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And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,
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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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filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
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Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel.
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As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ.
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And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.
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It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.
The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
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