For to me 1to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.
2I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is 3to depart and 4be with Christ, for that is far better.
But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.
5Convinced of this, 6I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your 7progress and 8joy in the faith,