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1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all
the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord
3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
4 Always in
every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
5 For your
fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a 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 my bonds, and in the defense and confirmation
of the gospel, ye 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, that your love may abound yet more and more in
knowledge and in all judgment;
10 That ye may approve things
that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of
11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which 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 in 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
15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife;
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 defense of the gospel.
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 through your prayer, and the supply of
the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
20 According to my earnest expectation and
my hope, that in 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
22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labor: yet what I shall choose I
23 For I am in a strait
betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far
24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful
25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and
continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you
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 one mind striving together
for the faith of the gospel;
28 And in nothing terrified by your
adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of
salvation, and that of God.
29 For unto you it is given in the behalf
of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
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