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12 Now I want you to know, brothers, that ⌊my circumstances⌋c have happened instead for the progress of the gospel, 13 so that my imprisonment in Christ has become known in the whole praetoriumd and to all the rest, 14 and most of the brothers, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, dare even more to speak the word without fear. 15 Some even because of envy and strife preach Christ, but some also because of good will. 16 The latter do so from love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, thinking to raise up affliction in my imprisonment. 18 ⌊What is the result?⌋e Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in this I rejoice. But also I will rejoice,
Literally “the things with me”
Or “praetorian guard,” or “imperial guard”
Literally “for what”
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