1 Paul and Timothy, Servants of Jesus Christ,—Unto all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, With overseers and ministers:—
2 Favour unto you and peace, From God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ.
3 I am giving thanks unto my God on occasion of all my remembrance of you,
4 At all times in every supplication of mine in behalf of you all With joy my supplication making,—
5 On account of your contribution unto the glad-message from the first day until the present:
6 Being persuaded of this very thing—That he who hath begun in you a good work Will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ;
7 According as it is right in me to have this regard in behalf of you all,—Because ye have had me in your hearts, Both in my bonds and in the defence and confirmation of the glad-message All of you being joint partakers of my favour.
8 For God is my witness how I long for you all in the tender affections of Christ Jesus.
9 And this I pray—That your love may be yet more and more pre-eminent in personal knowledge and all perception,
10 To the end ye may be putting to the test the things that differ, In order that ye may be incorrupt and may give no occasion of stumbling unto the day of Christ,
11 Filled with that fruit of righteousness which is through Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God.
12 Howbeit I am minded, brethren, that ye should be getting to know That the things which relate unto myself rather unto an advancement of the glad-message have fallen out,
13 So that my bonds have become manifest in Christ in the whole palace, and unto all the rest,—
14 And [so that] the most of the brethren in the Lord assured by my bonds are becoming more abundantly bold to be fearlessly speaking the word of God:—
15 Some indeed by reason of envy and strife—Some however by reason of good will—are proclaiming the Christ:
16 These indeed out of love, Knowing that for the defence of the glad-message I am set;
17 But those out of faction are declaring the Christ, Not purely—supposing to rouse up tribulation with my bonds.
18 What then? That in any way Whether in pretext or in truth Christ is declared And in this I rejoice—Yea and will rejoice!
19 For I know that this shall turn unto me for salvation—Through your supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,—
20 According to my eager outlook and hope, that in nothing shall I be put to shame, But with all freedom of speech as always now also shall Christ be magnified in my body, Whether through means of life or of death.
21 For unto me—Living is Christ, And dying gain.
22 But if living in flesh [is Christ] This unto me is a fruit of work,—And what I shall choose I make not known:
23 I am held in constraint however by reason of the two,—Having the coveting to be released and to be with Christ, For it were far better!
24 But to abide still in the flesh is more needful for your sake;
25 And of this being assured I know that I shall abide,—yea abide with you all for your advancement, and the joy of your faith;
26 In order that your matter of boasting may be more abundant in Christ Jesus regarding me, through my own presence again with you.
27 Only in a manner worthy of the glad-message of the Christ be using your citizenship; In order that—Whether coming and seeing you, or being absent I may hear of the things which concern you,—That ye are standing fast in one spirit, With one soul joining for the combat along with the faith of the glad-message;
28 And not being affrighted in anything by the opposers,—The which is unto them a token of destruction, although of your salvation And this from God;
29 Because unto you hath it been given as a favour, in behalf of Christ Not only on him to believe, But also in his behalf to suffer:—
30 Having the same contest which ye have seen in me, and now hear to be in me.