God can testify1 how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.
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And this is my prayer: that your love2 may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,3
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so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,4
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filled with the fruit of righteousness5 that comes through Jesus Christ--to the glory and praise of God.
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Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really 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 chains6 for Christ.
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Because of my chains,7 most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the word of God more courageously and fearlessly.8
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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 in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.9
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The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition,10 not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.11
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But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,