for your contribution to the good news from the first day till now,
having been confident of this very thing, that He who did begin in you a good work, will perform [it] till a day of Jesus Christ,
according as it is righteous for me to think this in behalf of you all, because of my having you in the heart, both in my bonds, and [in] the defence and confirmation of the good news, all of you being fellow-partakers with me of grace.
For God is my witness, how I long for you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ,
and this I pray, that your love yet more and more may abound in full knowledge, and all judgment,
for your proving the things that differ, that ye may be pure and offenceless -- to a day of Christ,
being filled with the fruit of righteousness, that [is] through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
And I wish you to know, brethren, that the things concerning me, rather to an advancement of the good news have come,
so that my bonds have become manifest in Christ in the whole praetorium, and to the other places -- all,
and the greater part of the brethren in the Lord, having confidence by my bonds, are more abundantly bold -- fearlessly to speak the word.
Certain, indeed, even through envy and contention, and certain also through good-will, do preach the Christ;