ALT(i) 1 Paul and Timothy, slaves of Jesus Christ, To all the holy ones [or, saints] in Christ Jesus, the ones being in Philippi, with [the] overseers and servants [or, deacons]: 2 Grace to youp and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I give thanks to my God upon every remembrance of youp, 4 always, in my every petition on behalf of all of youp, making petition with joy, 5 because of yourp fellowship in [or, contribution to] the Gospel from [the] first day until now, 6 having been confident [or, persuaded] of this very [thing], that the One having begun a good work in youp will complete [or, perfect] [it] until [the] day of Christ Jesus; 7 just as it is right for me to be thinking this about all of youp, because I hold youp in my heart [fig., inner self], both in my bonds [fig., imprisonment] and in the defense and confirmation of the Gospel, all of youp being fellow-partakers with me of grace. 8 For God is my witness, how I long for youp all with the bowels [fig., affections] of Jesus Christ. 9 And this I pray, that yourp love be overflowing yet more and more in full [or, true] knowledge and with all insight [or, capacity for understanding], 10 for the purpose of yourp discerning the things differing, so that youp shall be pure and blameless— to the day of Christ, 11 having been filled with fruits of righteousness [which are] through Jesus Christ, to [the] glory and praise of God. 12 Now I want youp to be knowing, brothers [and sisters], that the [things] with reference to me [fig., my circumstances] have come rather for [the] progress of the Gospel, 13 with the result that my bonds have become known [as being] in Christ in the entire fortified palace and to all the rest, 14 and the majority of the brothers [and sisters] in the Lord, having gained confidence by my bonds [fig., imprisonment], are all the more bold to be fearlessly speaking the word. 15 Some indeed even because of envy and strife [or, rivalry], but some also because of goodwill [or, good motives] are preaching Christ. 16 The [former ones] indeed proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition [or, self-interest], not sincerely [or, of pure motives], supposing to be causing me to be experiencing distress in my bonds, 17 but the [latter ones] out of love, knowing that I stand [or, am appointed] for [the] defense of the Gospel. 18 What then? Nevertheless, in every way, whether in pretence [or, with a false motive] or in truth [or, with a right motive], Christ is proclaimed, and in this I rejoice, indeed also I will rejoice. 19 For I know that this will lead to deliverance for me, through yourp petition and the provision of the Spirit of Christ Jesus, 20 according to my earnest expectation [or, eager longing] and hope [or, confident expectation], that in nothing I will be ashamed, but with all boldness [or, confidence], as always, also now Christ will be magnified [or, highly praised] in my body, whether by means of [my] life or by means of [my] death. 21 For to me to be living [is] Christ, and to die gain. 22 But if [I am] to be living in the flesh, this [will mean] to me fruit from labor [or, fruitful labor]. And what will I choose [or, prefer]? I do not know. 23 But I am hard-pressed by the two, having the desire to depart and to be with Christ, [which is] far better, 24 but to be remaining in the flesh is more necessary for yourp sake. 25 And having become convinced of this, I know that I will remain and will continue with youp all, for yourp progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that yourp boasting shall be abounding in Christ Jesus in [or, because of] me by means of my arrival again to you. 27 Only be conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ, so that, whether having come and having seen youp or being absent, I shall hear the [things] concerning youp [fig., yourp affairs], that youp are standing firm in one spirit, with one soul, striving together for the faith of the Gospel. 28 And stop being intimidated in any way by the ones being in opposition, which to them indeed is a demonstration [or, sign] of destruction, but to youp of salvation, and this from God. 29 Because to youp it was graciously granted for Christ's sake not only to believe in Him, but also to be suffering for His sake, 30 having the same conflict, such as youp saw in me and are now hearing [is] in me.