The Gospel Is Preached

12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that my circumstances (A)have turned out for the greater progress of the (B)gospel, 13 so that my [a](C)imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the [b]praetorian guard and to (D)everyone else, 14 and that most of the brothers and sisters, [c]trusting in the Lord because of my [d](E)imprisonment, have (F)far more courage to speak the word of God without fear. 15 (G)Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even [e]from envy and strife, but some also [f]from goodwill; 16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the (H)gospel; 17 the former proclaim Christ (I)out of selfish ambition [g]rather than from pure motives, thinking that they are causing me distress in my [h](J)imprisonment. 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,

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Footnotes

  1. Philippians 1:13 Lit bonds
  2. Philippians 1:13 Or governor’s palace
  3. Philippians 1:14 Or in the Lord, trusting because of
  4. Philippians 1:14 Lit bonds
  5. Philippians 1:15 Lit because of
  6. Philippians 1:15 Lit because of
  7. Philippians 1:17 Lit not sincerely
  8. Philippians 1:17 Lit bonds