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.
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 Jesus Christ.
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 (the word 'judgment'
is 'perception, insight, discernment' in the original).
you have much love abounding (active) in you, you will have increased discernment;
and those things which people do to you which would normally bother you,
don't bother you quite the same, as you can see deep, and understand that
is the way others may be for many reasons beyond them-–-programming
in their early years has made them what they now are; the devils had a
part, and so do they now according to standards learned)
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.
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;
1:14-18 And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my
bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. Some indeed preach
Christ even of envy and strife and some also of good will. The one preach
Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my
bonds. But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of
the gospel. What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence,
or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will
1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer
and the supply of the Spirit
of Jesus Christ.
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 (I don't know).
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 you.
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 the gospel.
1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them
an evident token of perdition-(they
may figure that you're crazy not being afraid to die, that you want to
die because you feel that you deserve to die; they can't figure you out
– why? -1Corinthians 2:11-16;
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.