Filipenses 1

1 PAULOS and Timotheus, servants of Jeshu the Meshiha, to all the saints who are in Jeshu Meshiha at Philipos, with the presbyters and deacons.

2 Grace be with you and peace from Aloha our Father, and from our Lord Jeshu Meshiha.

3 I offer thanks unto Aloha upon the remembrance of you constantly,

4 in all my prayers on your behalf; and while rejoicing,

5 I pray, for your fellowship which is in the gospel from the first day until now;

6 because I am confident of this, that he who hath begun good workings in you will himself make perfect until the day of our Lord Jeshu Meshiha.

7 For so it is right for me to think concerning you all, because you are laid up in my heart; and in my bonds, and in the defence of the truth of the gospel, you are partakers with me in grace.

8 For Aloha is my witness how I love you with the bowels of Jeshu Meshiha.

9 And this I pray, that your love may still increase and abound in knowledge and in all spiritual understanding;

10 that you may distinguish those things that are proper, and may be pure and without offence in the day of the Meshiha,

11 and filled with the fruits of righteousness which are in Jeshu Meshiha, to the glory and the honour of Aloha.

12 BUT I wish you to know, my brethren, that my business tendeth the more to the forwarding of the gospel.

13 For so also my bonds are manifest for the Meshiha in the whole palace, and unto all besides.

14 And a multitude of brethren who are in our Lord are strengthened on account of my bonds, and have dared the more fearlessly to speak the word of Aloha.

15 Some preach from envy and contention, but some from good-will,

16 and in the love of the Meshiha; for they know that for the defence of the gospel I am appointed.

17 But those who preach the Meshiha from contention do it not sincerely, but think to add affliction to my bonds.

18 Yet in this I have rejoiced, and do rejoice, that in every way, if for an occasion, or if in truth, the Meshiha shall be preached.

19 For I know that these things shall be found unto my life by your prayers, and by the gift of the Spirit of Jeshu Meshiha;

20 even as I hope and expect, that in nothing I shall be confounded, but manifestly, as at all times, so also now, the Meshiha shall be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.

21 For my life is the Meshiha; and if I die, it is gain to me.

22 But if in this life of the flesh there be also fruit to me from my works, I know not what to choose.

23 For these two straiten me. I desire to be set free, that I might be with the Meshiha, and this is greatly preferable to me;

24 but also to remain in my body is the thing which constraineth me on your account.

25 For I know this confidently, that I am to remain and tarry for your joy and for the increase of your faith:

26 that when I come again to you, your glorying which is in Jeshu Meshiha alone shall abound in me.

27 As it becometh the gospel of the Meshiha, so have your conversation; that if coming I see you, or absent, I may hear of you, that you stand in one spirit and in one soul, conquering together for the faith of the gospel;

28 in nothing moved by them who stand against us, to the forthshowing of their perdition, and of our salvation,

29 And this from Aloha hath been given to you, not only believing to believe in the Meshiha, but also for his sake to suffer,

30 and to sustain a conflict, as you have seen in me, and now hear concerning me.