Bible: Phil 1:19-30

1:19 for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance 1  through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. 1:20 My confident hope 2  is that I will in no way be ashamed 3  but that with complete boldness, even now as always, Christ will be exalted in my body, whether I live or die. 4  1:21 For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. 1:22 Now if I am to go on living in the body, 5  this will mean productive work 6  for me, yet I don’t know which I prefer: 7  1:23 I feel torn between the two, 8  because I have a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far, 1:24 but it is more vital for your sake that I remain 9  in the body. 10  1:25 And since I am sure of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for the sake of your progress 11  and joy in the faith, 12  1:26 so that what you can be proud of may increase 13  because of me in Christ Jesus, when I come back to you. 14 

1:27 Only conduct yourselves 15  in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ so that – whether I come and see you or whether I remain absent – I should hear that 16  you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind, by contending side by side for the faith of the gospel, 17  1:28 and by not being intimidated in any way by your opponents. This is 18  a sign of their 19  destruction, but of your salvation – a sign which 20  is from God. 1:29 For it has been granted to you 21  not only to believe in Christ but also to suffer for him, 1:30 since you are encountering 22  the same conflict that you saw me face and now hear that I am facing. 23 

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