Philippians 1:21-30New American Standard Bible (NASB)
To Live Is Christ
21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.22 [a]But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will meanfruitful labor for me; and I do not know [b]which to choose.23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;24 yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake.25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy [c]in the faith,26 so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.
27 Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one [d]mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;28 in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.29 For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,30 experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
Philippians 1:22Or But if to live in the flesh, this will be fruitful labor for me, then I
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