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Philippians 1 (WEBP)

[1] Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ,° to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers§ and servants:°
[2] Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
[3] I thank my God whenever I remember you,
[4] always in every request of mine on behalf of you all, making my requests with joy,
[5] for your partnership§ in furtherance of the Good News from the first day until now;
[6] being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
[7] It is even right for me to think this way on behalf of all of you, because I have you in my heart, because both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the Good News, you all are partakers with me of grace.
[8] For God is my witness, how I long after all of you in the tender mercies of Christ Jesus.
[9] This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment,
[10] so that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense to the day of Christ,
[11] being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
[12] Now I desire to have you know, brothers,§ that the things which happened to me have turned out rather to the progress of the Good News,
[13] so that it became evident to the whole palace§ guard, and to all the rest, that my bonds are in Christ,
[14] and that most of the brothers in the Lord, being confident through my bonds, are more abundantly bold to speak the word of God without fear.
[15] Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, and some also out of good will.
[16] The former insincerely preach Christ from selfish ambition, thinking that they add affliction to my chains;
[17] but the latter out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the Good News.
[18] What does it matter? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed. I rejoice in this, yes, and will rejoice.
[19] For I know that this will turn out to my salvation through your prayers and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
[20] according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will in no way be disappointed, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.
[21] For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
[22] But if I live on in the flesh, this will bring fruit from my work; yet I don’t know what I will choose.
[23] But I am hard pressed between the two, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.
[24] Yet to remain in the flesh is more needful for your sake.
[25] Having this confidence, I know that I will remain, yes, and remain with you all for your progress and joy in the faith,
[26] that your boasting§ may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence with you again.
[27] Only let your way of life be worthy of the Good News of Christ, that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your state, that you stand firm in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the Good News;
[28] and in nothing frightened by the adversaries, which is for them a proof of destruction, but to you of salvation, and that from God.
[29] Because it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on his behalf,
[30] having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me.

Philippians 1:1a “Christ” means “Anointed One”.
Philippians 1:1b or, superintendents, or bishops
Philippians 1:1c Or, deacons
Philippians 1:5 The word translated “partnership” (κοινωνίᾳ) also means “fellowship” and “sharing”.
Philippians 1:12 The word for “brothers” here and where context allows may also be correctly translated “brothers and sisters” or “siblings.”
Philippians 1:13 or, praetorian
Philippians 1:26 or, rejoicing

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Philippians 1 (KJVS)

[1] Paul G3972 and G2532 Timotheus G5095, the servants G1401 of Jesus G2424 Christ G5547, to all G3956 the saints G40 in G1722 Christ G5547 Jesus G2424 which are G5607 (PresPtc) at G1722 Philippi G5375, with G4862 the bishops G1985 and G2532 deacons G1249:
[2] Grace G5485 [be] unto you G5213, and G2532 peace G1515, from G575 God G2316 our G2257 Father G3962, and G2532 [from] the Lord G2962 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547.
[3] I thank G2168 (PresActInd) my G3450 God G2316 upon G1909 every G3956 remembrance G3417 of you G5216,
[4] Always G3842 in G1722 every G3956 prayer G1162 of mine G3450 for G5228 you G5216 all G3956 making G4160 (PresMidPtc) request G1162 with G3326 joy G5479,
[5] For G1909 your G5216 fellowship G2842 in G1519 the gospel G2098 from G575 the first G4413 day G2250 until G891 now G3568;
[6] Being confident G3982 (Perf2ActPtc) of this G5124 very thing G846, that G3754 he which hath begun G1728 (AorMidDepPtc) a good G18 work G2041 in G1722 you G5213 will perform G2005 (FutActInd) [it] until G891 the day G2250 of Jesus G2424 Christ G5547:
[7] Even as G2531 it is G2076 (PresInd) meet G1342 for me G1698 to think G5426 (PresActInf) this G5124 of G5228 you G5216 all G3956, because G1223 I have G2192 (PresActInf) you G5209 in G1722 my G3165 heart G2588; inasmuch as both G5037 in G1722 my G3450 bonds G1199, and G2532 in the defence G627 and G2532 confirmation G951 of the gospel G2098, ye G5209 all G3956 are G5607 (PresPtc) partakers G4791 of my G3450 grace G5485.
[8] For G1063 God G2316 is G2076 (PresInd) my G3450 record G3144, how G5613 greatly I long after G1971 (PresActInd) you G5209 all G3956 in G1722 the bowels G4698 of Jesus G2424 Christ G5547.
[9] And G2532 this G5124 I pray G4336 (PresMidPasDepInd), that G2443 your G5216 love G26 may abound G4052 (PresActSubj) yet G2089 more G3123 and G2532 more G3123 in G1722 knowledge G1922 and G2532 [in] all G3956 judgment G144;
[10] That G1519 ye G5209 may approve G1381 (PresActInf) things that are excellent G1308 (PresActPtc); that G2443 ye may be G5600 (PresSubj) sincere G1506 and G2532 without offence G677 till G1519 the day G2250 of Christ G5547;
[11] Being filled G4137 (PerfPasPtc) with the fruits G2590 of righteousness G1343, which G3588 are by G1223 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547, unto G1519 the glory G1391 and G2532 praise G1868 of God G2316.
[12] But G1161 I would G1014 (PresMidPasDepInd) ye G5209 should understand G1097 (PresActInf), brethren G80, that G3754 the things [which happened] unto G2596 me G1691 have fallen out G2064 (Perf2ActInd) rather G3123 unto G1519 the furtherance G4297 of the gospel G2098;
[13] So that G5620 my G3450 bonds G1199 in G1722 Christ G5547 are G1096 (Aor2MidDepInf) manifest G5318 in G1722 all G3650 the palace G4232, and G2532 in all G3956 other G3062 [places];
[14] And G2532 many G4119 of the brethren G80 in G1722 the Lord G2962, waxing confident G3982 (Perf2ActPtc) by my G3450 bonds G1199, are much more G4056 bold G5111 (PresActInf) to speak G2980 (PresActInf) the word G3056 without fear G870.
[15] Some G5100 indeed G3303 preach G2784 (PresActInd) Christ G5547 even G2532 of G1223 envy G5355 and G2532 strife G2054; and G1161 some G5100 also G2532 of G1223 good will G2107:
[16] The one G3303 preach G2605 (PresActInd) Christ G5547 of G1537 contention G2052, not G3756 sincerely G55, supposing G3633 (PresMidPasDepPtc) to add G2018 (PresActInf) affliction G2347 to my G3450 bonds G1199:
[17] But G1161 the other of G1537 love G26, knowing G1492 (PerfActPtc) that G3754 I am set G2749 (PresMidPasDepInd) for G1519 the defence G627 of the gospel G2098.
[18] What G5101 then G1063? notwithstanding G4133, every G3956 way G5158, whether G1535 in pretence G4392, or G1535 in truth G225, Christ G5547 is preached G2605 (PresPasInd); and G2532 I G5463 therein G1722 G5129 do rejoice G5463 (PresActInd), yea G235, and G2532 will rejoice G5463 (Fut2PasDepInd).
[19] For G1063 I know G1492 (PerfActInd) that G3754 this G5124 shall turn G576 (FutMidDepInd) to G1519 my G3427 salvation G4991 through G1223 your G5216 prayer G1162, and G2532 the supply G2024 of the Spirit G4151 of Jesus G2424 Christ G5547,
[20] According G2596 to my G3450 earnest expectation G603 and G2532 [my] hope G1680, that G3754 in G1722 nothing G3762 I shall be ashamed G153 (FutPasInd), but G235 [that] with G1722 all G3956 boldness G3954, as G5613 always G3842, [so] now G3568 also G2532 Christ G5547 shall be magnified G3170 (FutPasInd) in G1722 my G3450 body G4983, whether G1535 [it be] by G1223 life G2222, or G1535 by G1223 death G2288.
[21] For G1063 to me G1698 to live G2198 (PresActInf) [is] Christ G5547, and G2532 to die G599 (Aor2ActInf) [is] gain G2771.
[22] But G1161 if G1487 I live G2198 (PresActInf) in G1722 the flesh G4561, this G5124 [is] the fruit G2590 of my labour G2041 G3427: yet G2532 what G5101 I shall choose G138 (FutMidInd) I wot G1107 (PresActInd) not G3756.
[23] For G1063 I am in a strait G4912 (PresPasInd) betwixt G1537 two G1417, having G2192 (PresActPtc) a desire G1939 to G1519 depart G360 (AorActInf), and G2532 to be G1511 (PresInf) with G4862 Christ G5547; which is far G4183 G3123 better G2908:
[24] Nevertheless G1161 to abide G1961 (PresActInf) in G1722 the flesh G4561 [is] more needful G316 for G1223 you G5209.
[25] And G2532 having this G5124 confidence G3982 (Perf2ActPtc), I know G1492 (PerfActInd) that G3754 I shall abide G3306 (FutActInd) and G2532 continue G4839 (FutActInd) with you G5213 all G3956 for G1519 your G5216 furtherance G4297 and G2532 joy G5479 of faith G4102;
[26] That G2443 your G5216 rejoicing G2745 may be more abundant G4052 (PresActSubj) in G1722 Jesus G2424 Christ G5547 for G1722 me G1698 by G1223 my G1699 coming G3952 to G4314 you G5209 again G3825.
[27] Only G3440 let your conversation be G4176 (PresMidPasDepImpr) as it becometh G516 the gospel G2098 of Christ G5547: that G2443 whether G1535 I come G2064 (Aor2ActPtc) and G2532 see G1492 (Aor2ActPtc) you G5209, or G1535 else be absent G548 (PresPtc), I may hear G191 (AorActSubj) of your G5216 affairs G4012, that G3754 ye stand fast G4739 (PresActInd) in G1722 one G1520 spirit G4151, with one G3391 mind G5590 striving together G4866 (PresActPtc) for the faith G4102 of the gospel G2098;
[28] And G2532 in G1722 nothing G3367 G3361 terrified G4426 (PresPasPtc) by G5259 your adversaries G480 (PresMidPasDepPtc): which G3748 is G2076 (PresInd) to them G846 G3303 an evident token G1732 of perdition G684, but G1161 to you G5213 of salvation G4991, and G2532 that G5124 of G575 God G2316.
[29] For G3754 unto you G5213 it is given G5483 (AorPasInd) in the behalf G5228 of Christ G5547, not G3756 only G3440 to believe G4100 (PresActInf) on G1519 him G846, but G235 also G2532 to suffer G3958 (PresActInf) for G5228 his sake G846 G5228;
[30] Having G2192 (PresActPtc) the same G846 conflict G73 which G3634 ye saw G1492 (Aor2ActImpr) G1492 (Aor2ActInd) in G1722 me G1698, and G2532 now G3568 hear G191 (PresActInd) [to be] in G1722 me G1698.

Young’s Literal Translation

Philippians 1 (YLT)

[1] Paul and Timotheus, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with overseers and ministrants;
[2] Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
[3] I give thanks to my God upon all the remembrance of you,
[4] always, in every supplication of mine for you all, with joy making the supplication,
[5] for your contribution to the good news from the first day till now,
[6] having been confident of this very thing, that He who did begin in you a good work, will perform it till a day of Jesus Christ,
[7] according as it is righteous for me to think this in behalf of you all, because of my having you in the heart, both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the good news, all of you being fellow-partakers with me of grace.
[8] For God is my witness, how I long for you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ,
[9] and this I pray, that your love yet more and more may abound in full knowledge, and all judgment,
[10] for your proving the things that differ, that ye may be pure and offenceless-to a day of Christ,
[11] being filled with the fruit of righteousness, that is through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
[12] And I wish you to know, brethren, that the things concerning me, rather to an advancement of the good news have come,
[13] so that my bonds have become manifest in Christ in the whole praetorium, and to the other places-all,
[14] and the greater part of the brethren in the Lord, having confidence by my bonds, are more abundantly bold-fearlessly to speak the word.
[15] Certain, indeed, even through envy and contention, and certain also through good-will, do preach the Christ;
[16] the one, indeed, of rivalry the Christ do proclaim, not purely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds,
[17] and the other out of love, having known that for defence of the good news I am set:
[18] what then? in every way, whether in pretence or in truth, Christ is proclaimed-and in this I rejoice, yea, and shall rejoice.
[19] For I have known that this shall fall out to me for salvation, through your supplication, and the supply of the Spirit of Christ Jesus,
[20] according to my earnest expectation and hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, and in all freedom, as always, also now Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death,
[21] for to me to live is Christ, and to die gain.
[22] And if to live in the flesh is to me a fruit of work, then what shall I choose? I know not;
[23] for I am pressed by the two, having the desire to depart, and to be with Christ, for it is far better,
[24] and to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account,
[25] and of this being persuaded, I have known that I shall remain and continue with you all, to your advancement and joy of the faith,
[26] that your boasting may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence again to you.
[27] Only worthily of the good news of the Christ conduct ye yourselves, that, whether having come and seen you, whether being absent I may hear of the things concerning you, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul, striving together for the faith of the good news,
[28] and not terrified in anything by those opposing, which to them indeed is a token of destruction, and to you of salvation, and that from God;
[29] because to you it was granted, on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also on behalf of him to suffer;
[30] the same conflict having, such as ye saw in me, and now hear of in me.