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1:1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus; To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons:
1:2 Grace to you, and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord, Jesus Christ.
1:4 always in every request of mine on behalf of you all making my requests with joy,
1:7 It is even right for me to think this way on behalf of all of you, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace.
1:9 This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;
1:10 so that you may approve the things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense to the day of Christ;
1:11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
1:12 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;
1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.
1:16 The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;
1:18 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.
1:19 For I know that this will turn out to my salvation, through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
1:23 But I am in a dilemma between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very far better.
1:24 Yet, to remain in the flesh is more needful for your sake.
1:25 Having this confidence, I know that I will remain, yes, and remain with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,
1:26 that your rejoicing may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence with you again.
1:27 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;
1:29 Because it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on his behalf,
1:30 having the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear is in me.