Philippians 1:1–18


1 aPaul and bTimothy, cbond-servants of dChrist Jesus,

To eall the 1fsaints in Christ Jesus who are in gPhilippi, 2including the hoverseers and ideacons:

2 aGrace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 aI thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

4 always offering prayer with joy in amy every prayer for you all,

5 in view of your 1aparticipation in the bgospel cfrom the first day until now.

6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until athe day of Christ Jesus.

7 1For ait is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I bhave you in my heart, since both in my 2cimprisonment and in the ddefense and confirmation of the egospel, you all are partakers of grace with me.

8 For aGod is my witness, how I long for you all with the 1affection of bChrist Jesus.

9 And this I pray, that ayour love may abound still more and more in breal knowledge and all discernment,

10 so that you may 1aapprove the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless 2until bthe day of Christ;

11 having been filled with the afruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

The Gospel Is Preached

12 Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances ahave turned out for the greater progress of the bgospel,

13 so that my 1aimprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole 2praetorian guard and to beveryone else,

14 and that most of the 1brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my 2aimprisonment, have bfar more courage to speak the word of God without fear.

15 aSome, to be sure, are preaching Christ even 1from envy and strife, but some also 1from good will;

16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the agospel;

17 the former proclaim Christ aout of selfish ambition 1rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my 2bimprisonment.

18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice.

Yes, and I will rejoice,

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