Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Christ Jesus: To all God's people in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the ministers of the Church and their assistants.
May grace and peace be granted to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God at my every remembrance of you--
always when offering any prayer on behalf of you all, finding a joy in offering it.
I thank my God, I say, for your cooperation in spreading the Good News, from the time it first came to you even until now.
For of this I am confident, that He who has begun a good work within you will go on to perfect it in preparation for the day of Jesus Christ.
And I am justified in having this confidence about you all, because, both during my imprisonment and when I stand up in defence of the Good News or to confirm its truth, I have you in my heart, sharers as you all are in the same grace as myself.
For God is my witness how I yearn over all of you with tender Christian affection.