Philippians 1 ©
1 Paul saluteth the Philippians, 3 and testifieth his thankfulness to God for their uninterrupted fellowship in the gospel: 8 his affection for them, 9 and prayers for their spiritual improvement. 12 He informeth them that his bonds at Rome had turned out to the advancement of the gospel, which many were thereby induced to preach, though with different views: 21 that considering how serviceable his life might be to the cause of Christ, though for himself it were happier to die, he was doubtful in his choice: 25 but that he knew he should soon be at liberty to visit them again for their comfort. 27 He exhorteth them to walk worthy of their profession, and to be steady and unanimous in the faith, for which they had already been fellowsufferers with him.
PAUL and aTimotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to ball the saints in Christ Jesus which are at cPhilippi, with the d*bishops and deacons:
Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
Even kas it is *meet for me to think this of you all, because 3I have you lin my heart; inasmuch as both min my bonds, and in the ndefence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers 4of my grace.
tThat ye may 6approve things that 7are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the uday of Christ;
What then? notwithstanding, every way, fwhether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
iAccording to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, jbut that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
Nevertheless pto abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
sThat your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
Only tlet your *conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that uwhether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that vye stand fast in one spirit, with wone mind striving together for the xfaith of the gospel;
For unto you bit is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;