And I am persuaded of this same thing, that he that hath begun this good work in you, will perform it until the [a]day of Jesus Christ,

As it becometh me so to judge of you all, because I have you in remembrance, that both in my [b]bands, and in my defense, and confirmation of the Gospel you all were partakers of my [c]grace.

[d]For God is my record, how I long after you all from the very heart root in Jesus Christ.

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  1. Philippians 1:6 The Spirit of God will not forsake you unto the very latter end, until your mortal bodies shall appear before the judgment of Christ, to be glorified.
  2. Philippians 1:7 A true proof of a true knitting together with Christ.
  3. Philippians 1:7 He calleth his bands, grace, as though he had received some singular benefit.
  4. Philippians 1:8 He declareth his good will towards them, therewithall showing by what means chiefly they may be confirmed, to wit, by continual prayer.

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion(A) until the day of Christ Jesus.(B)

It is right(C) for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart(D) and, whether I am in chains(E) or defending(F) and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify(G) how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

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