To Live Is Christ

Philippians 1

18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice. 19 For I know that i this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but j with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life k 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 mean fruit from my labor; yet what I shall choose I 1 cannot tell. 23 2 For I am hard-pressed between the two, having a l desire to depart and be with Christ, which is m far better. 24 Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you. 25 And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith, 26 that n your rejoicing for me may be more abundant in Jesus Christ by my coming to you again.

27 Only o let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, p with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, 28 and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but 3 to you of salvation, and that from God. 29 For to you r it has been granted on behalf of Christ, s not only to believe in Him, but also to t suffer for His sake, 30 u having the same conflict v which you saw in me and now hear is in me.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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