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King James Bible: Philippians, Chapter 1
|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.|
|1:3||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 until now;|
|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;|
|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||And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.|
|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 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.|
|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.|
|1:25||And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;|
|1:26||That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.|
|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, 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.|
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