Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.
The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;
but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.
What does it matter? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed. I rejoice in this, yes, and will rejoice.
For I know that this will turn out to my salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will in no way be put to shame, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death.
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
But if to live in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; then I don't make known what I will choose.
But I am in a dilemma between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.
Yet, to remain in the flesh is more needful for your sake.
Having this confidence, I know that I will remain, yes, and remain with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,