World English Bible
Philippians, Chapter 1

   1: Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ; To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:
   2: Grace to you, and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
   3: I thank my God whenever I remember you,
   4: always in every request of mine on behalf of you all making my requests with joy,
   5: for your fellowship in furtherance of the gospel from the first day until now;
   6: being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
   7: It is even right for me to think this way on behalf of all of you, because I have you in my heart, because, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace.
   8: For God is my witness, how I long after all of you in the tender mercies of Christ Jesus.
   9: This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;
   10: so that you may approve the things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense to the day of Christ;
   11: being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
   12: Now I desire to have you know, brothers, that the things which happened to me have turned out rather to the progress of the gospel;
   13: so that my bonds became revealed in Christ throughout the whole praetorian guard, and to all the rest;
   14: and that most of the brothers in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear.
   15: Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.
   16: The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;
   17: but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.
   18: What does it matter? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed. I rejoice in this, yes, and will rejoice.
   19: For I know that this will turn out to my salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
   20: according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will in no way be put to shame, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life, or by death.
   21: For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
   22: But if to live in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; then I don't make known what I will choose.
   23: But I am in a dilemma between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.
   24: Yet, to remain in the flesh is more needful for your sake.
   25: Having this confidence, I know that I will remain, yes, and remain with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,
   26: that your rejoicing may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence with you again.
   27: Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, that, whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your state, that you stand firm in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the gospel;
   28: and in nothing frightened by the adversaries, which is for them a proof of destruction, but to you of salvation, and that from God.
   29: Because it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on his behalf,
   30: having the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear is in me.

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