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(A)I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.[a] It is right that I should think this way about all of you, because I hold you in my heart, you who are all partners with me in grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.(B)

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  1. 1:6 The day of Christ Jesus: the parousia or triumphant return of Christ, when those loyal to him will be with him and share in his eternal glory; cf. Phil 1:10; 2:16; 3:20–21; 1 Thes 4:17; 5:10; 2 Thes 1:10; 1 Cor 1:8.

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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