Philipians   chapter 1

   1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ,
  to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at
  Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
   2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father,
  and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
   3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
   4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making
  request with joy,
   5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first
  day until now;
   6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which
  hath begun a good work in you will perform it until
  the day of Jesus Christ:
   7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you
  all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both
  in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of
  the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.
   8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you
  all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
   9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet
  more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
  10 That ye may approve things that are excellent;
  that ye may be sincere and without offence till the
  day of Christ;
  11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness,
  which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise
  of God.
  12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that
  the things which happened unto me have fallen out
  rather unto the furtherance of the gospel;
  13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the
  palace, and in all other places;
  14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing
  confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak
  the word without fear.
  15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife;
  and some also of good will:
  16 The one preach Christ of contention, not
  sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
  17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for
  the defence of the gospel.
  18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in
  pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I
  therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
  19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation
  through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of
  Jesus Christ,
  20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope,
  that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all
  boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be
  magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by
  21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
  22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of
  my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
  23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire
  to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far
  24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful
  for you.
  25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall
  abide and continue with you all for your furtherance
  and joy of faith;
  26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus
  Christ for me by my coming to you again.
  27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the
  gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or
  else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye
  stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving
  together for the faith of the gospel;
  28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries:
  which is to them an evident token of perdition, but
  to you of salvation, and that of God.
  29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ,
  not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for
  his sake;
  30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and
  now hear to be in me. Phillipians chapter 2


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