Some indeed, even out of envy and contention: but some also for good will preach Christ.
Some out of charity, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
And some out of contention preach Christ not sincerely: supposing that they raise affliction to my bands.
But what then? So that by all means, whether by occasion or by truth, Christ be preached: in this also I rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
For I know that this shall fall out to me unto salvation, through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
According to my expectation and hope; that in nothing I shall be confounded: but with all confidence, as always, so now also, shall Christ be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death.
For to me, to live is Christ: and to die is gain.
And if to live in the flesh: this is to me the fruit of labour. And what I shall choose I know not.
But I am straitened between two: having a desire to be dissolved and to be with Christ, a thing by far the better.
But to abide still in the flesh is needful for you.
And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all, for your furtherance and joy of faith: