Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 aI thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
5 bFor your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun ca good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in dmy bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, eye all are partakers of my grace.
8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
9 And this I pray, fthat your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
10 That gye may approve things that are excellent; hthat ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, iwhich are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; 13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest jin all the palace, and in all other places; 14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. 15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and kstrife; and some also of good will: 16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: 17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. 18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation mthrough your prayer, and the supply of lthe Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that nin nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. 23 For oI am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to pdepart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: 24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; 26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again. 27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with qone mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28 And in nothing terrified by your radversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, sbut to you of salvation, and that of God. 29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, tnot only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; 30 uHaving the same conflict vwhich ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
|5||b||2 Cor 8:1|
|19||l||1 Pet 1:11|
|m||2 Cor 1:11|
|23||o||2 Cor 5:8|