I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
always in my every prayer for you all making request with joy,
for your fellowship in the Gospel from the first day until now,
being confident of this very thing, that He who hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the Day of Jesus Christ.
It is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the Gospel, ye are all partakers of my grace.
For God is my record how greatly I long for you all in the compassion of Jesus Christ.
And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment,
that ye may approve things that are excellent, and that ye may be sincere and without offense until the Day of Christ,
being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which have happened unto me have turned out unto the furtherance of the Gospel,
so that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace and in all other places;