1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all God's holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with their presiding elders and the deacons.
2Cor 1:1 1Tim 3:8 Acts 20:28 1Tim 3:1-2 Rom 1:7 1Pet 2:25 Acts 16:12-15
2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Rom 1:7 1Pet 1:2 2Cor 1:2
3 I thank my God whenever I think of you,
2Tim 1:3 1Cor 1:4 1Thess 1:2-3 Col 1:3-4 Phlm 1:4-5 2Thess 1:3 Eph 1:15-16
4 and every time I pray for you all, I always pray with joy
1Thess 1:2 1Thess 2:19-20 2John 1:4 Phlm 1:7 Rom 1:9 Col 2:5 Eph 1:14-23
5 for your partnership in the gospel from the very first day up to the present.
Phil 1:7 Phil 4:14-15 1John 1:7 Acts 16:12-40 Phlm 1:17 1Cor 1:9 1John 1:3
6 I am quite confident that the One who began a good work in you will go on completing it until the Day of Jesus Christ comes.
1Thess 5:23-24 Phil 2:13 Eph 4:12 Heb 13:20-21 Rom 8:28-30 1Pet 5:10 Ps 138:8
7 It is only right that I should feel like this towards you all, because you have a place in my heart, since you have all shared together in the grace that has been mine, both my chains and my work defending and establishing the gospel.
2Cor 7:3 Phil 1:5 2Tim 2:9 Acts 20:23 Col 4:18 Eph 3:1 Eph 6:20
8 For God will testify for me how much I long for you all with the warm longing of Christ Jesus;
Rom 1:9 Rom 9:1 2Tim 1:4 Phil 4:1 1John 3:17 1Thess 2:5 1Thess 2:8
9 it is my prayer that your love for one another may grow more and more with the knowledge and complete understanding
Col 1:9 1Thess 3:12 2Pet 1:5-6 Col 3:10 1Thess 4:9-10 Phlm 1:6 1Pet 1:22
10 that will help you to come to true discernment, so that you will be innocent and free of any trace of guilt when the Day of Christ comes,
1Thess 3:13 Rom 12:2 1Thess 5:23 1Cor 1:8 Eph 5:10 Phil 1:6 Rom 2:18
11 entirely filled with the fruits of uprightness through Jesus Christ, for the glory and praise of God.
Heb 12:11 John 15:8 John 15:4-5 Col 1:10 Gal 5:22-23 Col 1:6 Eph 5:9
12 Now I want you to realise, brothers, that the circumstances of my present life are helping rather than hindering the advance of the gospel.
Rom 8:28 2Tim 2:9 Rom 8:37 Acts 8:4 Acts 28:1-31 Exod 18:11 Acts 11:19-21
13 My chains in Christ have become well known not only to all the Praetorium, but to everybody else,
2Tim 2:9 Eph 3:1 Phil 1:7 1Pet 4:12-16 1Thess 1:8-9 Acts 20:23-24 Acts 21:11-13
14 and so most of the brothers in the Lord have gained confidence from my chains and are getting more and more daring in announcing the Message without any fear.
Eph 6:19-20 1Thess 2:2 2Cor 1:3-7 Acts 4:23-31 Col 4:4 Col 4:7 Eph 3:13
15 It is true that some of them are preaching Christ out of malice and rivalry; but there are many as well whose intentions are good;
Rom 16:17-18 Phil 2:3 1Cor 3:3-4 1Pet 5:2-4 2Cor 1:19 2Cor 11:13 Phil 1:16-18
16 some are doing it out of love, knowing that I remain firm in my defence of the gospel.
Phil 1:7 2Cor 2:17 2Cor 4:1-2 Job 6:14 Job 16:4 Phil 1:10 Phil 1:12
17 There are others who are proclaiming Christ out of jealousy, not in sincerity but meaning to add to the weight of my chains.
1Cor 9:16-17 2Tim 1:11-12 Phil 1:7 Phil 2:3 1Tim 2:7 2Tim 4:6-7 2Tim 4:16
18 But what does it matter? Only that in both ways, whether with false motives or true, Christ is proclaimed, and for that I am happy;
Luke 9:50 1Cor 15:11 Mark 9:38-40 1Cor 14:15 2John 1:9-11 Luke 9:45 Mark 12:40
19 and I shall go on being happy, too, because I know that this is what will save me, with your prayers and with the support of the Spirit of Jesus Christ;
2Cor 1:11 Gal 4:6 Rom 8:28 Acts 16:7 Rom 8:9 1Cor 4:17 1Pet 1:7-9
20 all in accordance with my most confident hope and trust that I shall never have to admit defeat, but with complete fearlessness I shall go on, so that now, as always, Christ will be glorified in my body, whether by my life or my death.
1Cor 6:20 1Pet 4:16 Phil 2:17 Rom 8:19 Isa 54:4 Isa 50:7 Isa 45:17
21 Life to me, of course, is Christ, but then death would be a positive gain.
Gal 2:20 2Cor 5:1 2Cor 5:8 2Cor 5:6 Phil 1:23 Phil 1:20 Col 3:4
22 On the other hand again, if to be alive in the body gives me an opportunity for fruitful work, I do not know which I should choose.
1Pet 4:2 Acts 3:17 Col 2:1 Gal 2:20 Ps 71:18 2Cor 10:3 Exod 32:1
23 I am caught in this dilemma: I want to be gone and to be with Christ, and this is by far the stronger desire-
2Cor 5:8 Acts 7:59 Luke 23:43 Ps 17:15 2Tim 4:6 John 12:26 John 17:24
24 and yet for your sake to stay alive in this body is a more urgent need.
John 16:7 Acts 20:29-31 Phil 1:22 Phil 1:25-26
25 This much I know for certain, that I shall stay and stand by you all, to encourage your advance and your joy in the faith,
Phil 2:24 Acts 14:22 Acts 20:25 Rom 15:13 1Pet 1:8 2Cor 1:24 Acts 11:23
26 so that my return to be among you may increase to overflowing your pride in Jesus Christ on my account.
2Cor 1:14 2Cor 5:12 2Cor 7:6 John 16:22 John 16:24 Phil 2:16-18 Phil 3:1
27 But you must always behave in a way that is worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come to you and see for myself or whether I only hear all about you from a distance, I shall find that you are standing firm and united in spirit, battling, as a team with a single aim, for the faith of the gospel.
Eph 4:1 2Pet 3:14 1Cor 1:10 Jude 1:3 Eph 4:3-6 1Cor 12:12-31 Acts 4:32
28 undismayed by any of your opponents. This will be a clear sign, for them that they are to be lost, and for you that you are to be saved.
1Pet 4:12-14 2Tim 1:7-8 2Tim 2:11-12 Matt 10:28 Rom 8:17 2Thess 1:5-6 Isa 12:2
29 This comes from God, for you have been granted the privilege for Christ's sake not only of believing in him but of suffering for him as well;
Acts 5:41 1Pet 4:13 Jas 1:2 Rom 5:3 Acts 14:22 Matt 5:11-12 Eph 2:8
30 you are fighting the same battle which you saw me fighting for him and which you hear I am fighting still.
1Thess 2:2 Acts 16:19-40 2Tim 4:7 Heb 12:4 Rom 8:35-37 2Tim 2:10-12 Eph 6:11-18