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1:7 hold you in my heart. The Greek words could be rendered, “you have me in your heart.” The Philippians are “partakers . . . of grace” with Paul through supporting his ministry (cf. v. 5).
defense and confirmation. The terms suggest apostolic witness during a trial (cf. v. 16; Mark 13:9–11).