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Philippians 1 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:1 -

Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus,

To all the [fn]saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, [fn]including the overseers and deacons:

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:2 - Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:3 -

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:4 - always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:5 - in view of your [fn]participation in the gospel from the first day until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:6 - For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work [fn]among you will complete it [fn]by the day of Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:7 - [fn]For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my [fn]imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are [fn]partakers of grace with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:8 - For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the [fn]affection of Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:9 - And this I pray, that your love may overflow still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:10 - so that you may [fn]discover the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and blameless for the day of Christ;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:11 - having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, for the glory and praise of God.

The Gospel Is Preached

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Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:13 - so that my [fn]imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the [fn]praetorian guard and to everyone else,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:14 - and that most of the brothers and sisters, [fn]trusting in the Lord because of my [fn]imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:15 - Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even [fn]from envy and strife, but some also [fn]from goodwill;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:16 - the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:17 - the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition [fn]rather than from pure motives, thinking that they are causing me distress in my [fn]imprisonment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:18 - What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in this I rejoice.

But not only that, I also will rejoice,

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:19 - for I know that this will turn out for my [fn]deliverance through your [fn]prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:20 - according to my eager expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

To Live Is Christ

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:21 - For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:22 - [fn]But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know [fn]which to choose.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:23 - But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:24 - yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sakes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:25 - Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy [fn]in the faith,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:26 - so that your pride in Christ Jesus may be abundant because of me by my coming to you again.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:27 -

Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one [fn]mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;

Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:28 - and in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and this too, from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:29 - For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer on His behalf,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:30 - experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
Lit with
Or sharing in the preaching of the gospel
Or in
Lit until
Lit Just as it is right
Lit bonds
Or partners in
Lit inward parts
Or approve the things that matter
Lit bonds
Or governor’s palace
Or in the Lord, trusting because of
Lit bonds
Lit because of
Lit because of
Lit not sincerely
Lit bonds
Or salvation
Lit supplication
Or But if to live in the flesh, this will be fruitful labor for me, then I
Lit what I shall choose
Lit of
Lit soul
BLB Footnotes
The order for Philippians 1:16 & 17 is reversed in the mGNT Greek when compared to the TR Greek text. English translations based on the mGNT and TR Greek manuscripts will also follow their respective manuscript's order.  

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