Philippians 1:7-16New American Standard Bible (NASB)
7 [a]For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my [b]imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me.8 For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the [c]affection of Christ Jesus.9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,10 so that you may [d]approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless [e]until the day of Christ;11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
The Gospel Is Preached
12 Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel,13 so that my [f]imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole [g]praetorian guard and to everyone else,14 and that most of the [h]brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my [i]imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even [j]from envy and strife, but some also [k]from good will;16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel;
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