CLV(i) 1 Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, together with the supervisors and servants:" 2 Grace to you and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ." 3 I am thanking my God at every remembrance of you, 4 always, in every petition of mine for you all, making the petition with joy, 5 for your contribution to the evangel from the first day until now, 6 having this same confidence, that He Who undertakes a good work among you, will be performing it until the day of Jesus Christ:" 7 according as it is just for me to be disposed in this way over you all, because you, having me in heart, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the evangel, you all are joint participants with me of grace, 8 for God is my Witness how I am longing for you all in the compassions of Christ Jesus. 9 And this I am praying, that your love may be superabounding still more and more in realization and all sensibility, 10 for you to be testing what things are of consequence, that you may be sincere and no stumbling block for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that is through Jesus Christ for the glory and laud of God. 12 Now I am intending you to know, brethren, that my affairs have rather come to be for the progress of the evangel, 13 so that my bonds in Christ become apparent in the whole pretorium and to all the rest, 14 and the majority of the brethren, having confidence in the Lord as to my bonds, are more exceedingly daring to speak the word of God fearlessly." 15 Some, indeed, are even heralding Christ because of envy and strife, yet some because of delight also;" 16 these, indeed, of love, having perceived that I am located for the defense of the evangel, 17 yet those are announcing Christ out of faction, not purely, surmising to rouse affliction in my bonds." 18 What then? - Morever, seeing that, by every method, whether in pretense or truth, Christ is being announced, I am rejoicing in this also, and will be rejoicing nevertheless." 19 For I am aware that, for me, this will be eventuating in salvation through your petition and the supply of the spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 in accord with my premonition and expectation, that in nothing shall I be put to shame, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death." 21 For to me to be living is Christ, and to be dying, gain." 22 Now if it is to be living in flesh, this to me means fruit from work, and what I shall be preferring I am not making known." 23 (Yet I am being pressed out of the two, having a yearning for the solution and to be together with Christ, for it, rather, is much better.)" 24 Yet to be staying in the flesh is more necessary because of you. 25 And, having this confidence, I am aware that I shall be remaining and shall be abiding with you all for your progress and joy of faith, 26 that your glorying may be superabounding in Christ Jesus in me through my presence with you again. 27 Only be citizens walking worthily of the evangel of Christ, that, whether coming and making your acquaintance, or being absent, I should be hearing of your concerns, that you are standing firm in one spirit, one soul, competing together in the faith of the evangel, " 28 and not being startled by those who are opposing in anything, which is to them a proof of destruction, yet of your salvation, and this from God, 29 for to you it is graciously granted, for Christ's sake, not only to be believing on Him, but to be suffering for His sake also, 30 having the same struggle such as you are perceiving in me, and now are hearing to be in me."