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:
1:2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and
from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving and Prayer
1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
1:4 Always in every prayer of mine for you all making
request with joy,
1:5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day
1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath
begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of
1:7 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.
1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all
in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and
more in knowledge and in all judgment;
1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye
may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.
1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which
are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Paulís Chains Advance
1:12 But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the
things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto
the furtherance of the gospel;
1:13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the
palace, and in all other places;
1:14 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident
by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without
1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and
some also of good will:
1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely,
supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the
defence of the gospel.
1:18 What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in
pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do
rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation
through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus
1:20 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 death.
1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
1:22 But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my
labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
1:23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to
depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
1:24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for
1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide
and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of
1:26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus
Christ for me by my coming to you again.
Life Worthy of the
1:27 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
1:28 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.
1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not
only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
1:30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now
hear to be in me.