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Philippians 1 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Paul’s Thankfulness and Prayer to God
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:1 - Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ,
To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops[fn] and deacons:
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:2 - Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thankfulness and Prayer
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:3 - I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:4 - always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:5 - for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:6 - being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:7 - just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:8 - For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:9 - And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:10 - that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:11 - being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Christ Is Preached
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:12 - But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:13 - so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:14 - and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:15 - Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from goodwill:
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:16 - The former[fn] preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:17 - but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:18 - What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice.
To Live Is Christ
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:19 - For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:20 - according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:21 - For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:22 - But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:23 - For[fn] I am hard-pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:24 - Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:25 - And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:26 - that your rejoicing for me may be more abundant in Jesus Christ by my coming to you again.
Striving and Suffering for Christ
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:27 - Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:28 - and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation,[fn] and that from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:29 - For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 1:30 - having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me.
NKJV Footnotes
Literally overseers
NU-Text reverses the contents of verses 16 and 17.
NU-Text and M-Text read But.
NU-Text reads of your salvation.
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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