Philippians 1:9-19 NIV

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"
              14 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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                  15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill.
                  16 The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.

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                    • 25 1:16 - ver 7,12
                      17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.

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                          18 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,
                          19 for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.c

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                            • d 1:19 - Or "vindication" ; or "salvation"