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:
1:1 Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

1:2 Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
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,
1:4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy,

1:5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
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:
1:6 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;

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.
1:7 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.

1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
1:8 For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.

1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and [in] all judgment;
1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,

1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
1:10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense 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.
1:11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to 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;
1:12 But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel,

1:13 So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other [places];
1:13 so that it has become evident to the whole palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Christ;

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.
1:14 and most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:
1:15 Some indeed preach Christ even from envy and strife, and some also from good will:

1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
1:16 The former preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my chains;

1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
1:17 but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense 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.
1:18 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.

1:19 For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
1:19 For I know that this will turn out for my deliverance 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.
1:20 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.

1:21 For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die [is] gain.
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.
1:22 But if I live on in the flesh, this will mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I cannot tell.

1:23 For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
1:23 For I am hard pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.

1:24 Nevertheless to abide in the flesh [is] more needful for you.
1:24 Nevertheless to remain 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;
1:25 And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith,

1:26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
1:26 that your rejoicing for me may be more abundant in Jesus Christ 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;
1:27 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,

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.
1:28 and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from 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;
1:29 For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,

1:30 Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear [to be] in me.
1:30 having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me.