for to me to live [is] Christ, and to die gain.
And if to live in the flesh [is] to me a fruit of work, then what shall I choose? I know not;
for I am pressed by the two, having the desire to depart, and to be with Christ, for it is far better,
and to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account,
and of this being persuaded, I have known that I shall remain and continue with you all, to your advancement and joy of the faith,
that your boasting may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence again to you.