1PaulandTimotheus, the servantsof JesusChrist, to allthe saintsinChristJesuswhich areatPhilippi, withthe bishopsanddeacons: 2Grace be unto you, andpeace, fromGodourFather, and from the LordJesusChrist.
3I thankmyGoduponeveryremembranceof you, 4Alwaysineveryprayerof mineforyouallmakingrequestwithjoy, 5Foryourfellowshipinthe gospelfromthefirstdayuntilnow; 6Being confident ofthisvery thing, thathe which hath begunagoodworkinyouwill perform it untilthe dayof JesusChrist:
7Even asit ismeetfor meto thinkthisofyouall, becauseIhaveyouinmy heart; inasmuch asbothinmybonds, andin the defenceandconfirmationof the gospel, yeallarepartakersofmygrace. 8ForGodismyrecord, how greatlyI long after youallinthe bowelsof JesusChrist. 9AndthisI pray, thatyourlovemay aboundyetmoreandmoreinknowledgeand in alljudgment; 10Thatyemay approve thingsthat are excellent; thatye may besincereandwithout offencetillthe dayof Christ; 11Being filledwith the fruitsof righteousness, which arebyJesusChrist, untothe gloryandpraiseof God.
12ButI wouldyeshould understand, brethren, thatthe things which happened untomehave fallen outratheruntothe furtheranceof the gospel; 13So thatmybondsinChristaremanifestinallthe palace, andinallother places; 14Andmanyof the brethreninthe Lord, waxing confidentbymybonds, aremuch moreboldto speakthe wordwithout fear.
15SomeindeedpreachChristevenofenvyandstrife; andsomealsoofgood will: 16The onepreachChristofcontention, notsincerely, supposingto addafflictiontomybonds: 17Butthe otheroflove, knowingthatI am setforthe defenceof the gospel. 18Whatthen? notwithstanding, everyway, whetherin pretence, orin truth, Christis preached; andIthereindo rejoice, yea, andwill rejoice.
19ForI knowthatthisshall turntomysalvationthroughyourprayer, andthe supplyof the Spiritof JesusChrist, 20According tomyearnest expectationand my hope, thatinnothingI shall be ashamed, but that withallboldness, asalways, so nowalsoChristshall be magnifiedinmybody, whether it be bylife, orbydeath. 21Forto meto live is Christ, andto die is gain. 22ButifI liveinthe flesh, this is the fruitofmylabour: yetwhatI shall chooseI wotnot. 23ForI am in a straitbetwixttwo, havinga desiretodepart, andto bewithChrist; which isfarbetter: 24Neverthelessto abideinthe flesh is more needfulforyou. 25Andhavingthisconfidence, I knowthatI shall abideandcontinue withyouallforyourfurtheranceandjoyof faith; 26Thatyourrejoicingmay be more abundantinJesusChristformebymycomingtoyouagain.
27Onlylet your conversation beas it becomeththe gospelof Christ: thatwhetherI comeandseeyou, or elsebe absent, I may hearof youraffairs, thatye stand fastinonespirit, withonemindstriving togetherfor the faithof the gospel; 28Andinnothingterrifiedbyyour adversaries: whichisto theman evident tokenof perdition, butto youof salvation, andthatofGod. 29Forunto youit is givenin the behalfof Christ, notonlyto believeonhim, butalsoto sufferforhissake; 30Havingthesameconflictwhichye sawinme, andnowhear to be inme.