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

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

[d]And this I pray that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge, and in all judgment,

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  1. Philippians 1:7 A true proof of a true knitting together with Christ.
  2. Philippians 1:7 He calleth his bands, grace, as though he had received some singular benefit.
  3. 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.
  4. Philippians 1:9 He showeth what thing we ought chiefly desire, to wit, first of all, that we may increase in the true knowledge of God (so that we may be able to discern things that differ one from another) and also in charity, that even to the end we may give ourselves to good works indeed, to the glory of God by Jesus Christ.

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