King James Version

Philippians 1:1-30

1Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: 2Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, 5For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 6Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. 8For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. 9And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; 10That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; 11Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

12But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; 13So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; 14And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. 15Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: 16The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: 17But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. 18What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. 19For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. 21For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. 23For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: 24Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. 25And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith; 26That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again. 27Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. 29For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; 30Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

Filipifoɔ 1:1-30

Nkyea

1Nwoma yi firi Paulo ne Timoteo a wɔyɛ Kristo Yesu nkoa nkyɛn,

Yɛde kɔma Yesu Kristo mu ahotefoɔ ne ahwɛfoɔ ne asomafoɔ a wɔwɔ Filipi no nyinaa:

2Adom ne asomdwoeɛ a ɛfiri yɛn Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo nka mo.

Paulo Mpaeɛbɔ

3Ɛberɛ biara a mekae mo no, meda Onyankopɔn ase. 4Saa ara nso na da biara mede anigyeɛ bɔ mpaeɛ ma mo, 5ɛfiri sɛ, ɛfiri da a ɛdi ɛkan de bɛsi sɛsɛɛ no, moaboa me wɔ asɛmpaka no adwumayɛ mu. 6Yei enti, megye di yie sɛ, Onyankopɔn a ɔhyɛɛ aseɛ yɛɛ saa adwuma pa yi wɔ mo mu no bɛkɔ so de akɔsi da a Yesu Kristo bɛba no.

7Sɛdeɛ mo ho adwene pa wɔ me tirim no enti, sɛ daa mekae mo a, na ne kwan so ara ne no. Ɛfiri sɛ, sɛ meda mpɔkyerɛ mu, anaasɛ mede me ho na mereka Asɛmpa no a, mo nyinaa ne me nya Onyankopɔn adom. 8Onyankopɔn ankasa di me adanseɛ sɛ mʼani agyina mo wɔ Yesu Kristo ɔdɔ mu.

9Me mpaeɛ a mebɔ ma mo ne sɛ, ɔdɔ a mode dodɔ mo ho mo ho no mu bɛyɛ den, na mobɛnyini wɔ nimdeɛ ne nteaseɛ mu, 10sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a mobɛhunu deɛ ɛyɛ na da a Kristo bɛba no, moayɛ kronn a obi nka asɛm bi ntia mo. 11Nneɛma pa a Yesu Kristo no nko bɛtumi de ama mo no bɛhyɛ mo abrabɔ ma de ahyɛ Onyankopɔn animuonyam, akamfo no.

12Anuanom, mepɛ sɛ mote aseɛ sɛ nneɛma a aba me so nyinaa aboa ama Asɛmpa no atrɛ. 13Ɛno enti, awɛmfoɔ a wɔwɔ ahemfie ha ne afoforɔ a wɔka wɔn ho no nyinaa nim sɛ, ɛsiane sɛ meyɛ Kristo ɔsomfoɔ no enti na meda afiase. 14Afiase a meda no ahyɛ anuanom bebree nkuran wɔ Awurade mu ma wɔtumi ka Onyankopɔn asɛm no wɔ akokoɔduru so a wɔnsuro hwee.

15Ɛyɛ nokorɛ sɛ wɔn mu binom nam nitan ne ntɔkwapɛ so ka Kristo ho asɛm foforɔ, na afoforɔ nso de adwene pa na ɛka ne ho asɛm. 16Wɔn a wɔde adwene pa ka asɛm no firi ɔdɔ mu na ɛka, ɛfiri sɛ, wɔnim sɛ Onyankopɔn asɛm enti na meda afiase. 17Afoforɔ a wɔnam nitan ne ntɔkwapɛ so ka asɛm no nso dwene sɛ wɔnam saa kwan yi so bɛma mʼahohiahia aboro so wɔ mʼafiase nna yi mu. 18Yei enti, na ayɛ ɛdeɛn? Ɛyɛ me anigyesɛm. Deɛ ɛhia ara ne sɛ, sɛ wɔfiri adwene pa anaa adwemmɔne mu no, Kristo ho asɛm ara na wɔka.

Na yei enti mʼani gye na mɛkɔ so ama mʼani agye, 19ɛfiri sɛ, menim sɛ mo mpaeɛbɔ ne adom a ɛfiri Yesu Kristo Honhom mmoa mu no enti, wɔbɛgyaa me. 20Mepɛ ne mʼanidasoɔ titire ne sɛ, mmerɛ nyinaa mede nsi ne anem bɛyɛ mʼadwuma; mpo saa ɛberɛ yi, sɛ mete ase o, sɛ mewu o, mede me onipadua nyinaa bɛhyɛ Kristo animuonyam. 21Me deɛ, Kristo enti na mete ase; na mpo, owuo yɛ me mfasoɔ. 22Nanso sɛ mete ase a, mɛtumi ayɛ adwuma a ɛho wɔ mfasoɔ ama Kristo. Ɛno enti, menhunu mu deɛ memfa, asetena anaasɛ owuo. 23Yei adi me aniani. Pɛ na mepɛ sɛ metu firi ewiase ne Kristo kɔtena, ɛfiri sɛ, ɛno mmom na ɛyɛ; 24nanso mo enti, sɛ mete ase nso a, anka ɛyɛ. 25Menim sɛ me ho hia wɔ asase yi so ha; ɛno enti, megye di sɛ mɛtena ha kakra na maboa mo ama moanyini wɔ gyidie mu anya anigyeɛ. 26Mʼasetena yi bɛma mo ani agye na sɛ mesane bɛsra mo bio a, mobɛnya biribi agyina so ahyɛ Kristo animuonyam sɛ ɔbɔɔ me ho ban.

27Seesei, adeɛ a ɛho hia me ne sɛ, biribiara a ɛbɛto mo no, momma mo abrabɔ mfata Kristo Asɛmpa no nko ara, sɛdeɛ ɛbɛyɛ a, sɛ yɛhyia o, sɛ yɛanhyia o, mɛte mo ho asɛm pa sɛ mogyina pintinn na mokura botaeɛ korɔ ne gyidie korɔ wɔ Asɛmpa no ho. 28Monnsuro mo atamfoɔ. Biribiara a mobɛyɛ no, momfa akokoɔduru nnyina pintinn. Na yei bɛdi adanseɛ sɛ wɔbɛdi nkoguo na moadi nkonim, ɛfiri sɛ, Onyankopɔn ka mo ho. 29Na mo deɛ, ɛnyɛ sɛ wɔadom mo sɛ monni Kristo akyi nko, na mmom, sɛ mobɛhunu amane nso. 30Afei mobɛtumi ne me abom ako ɔko a mereko no. Saa ɔko yi na ɛberɛ a atwam no, mekoeɛ no, na megu so reko sɛdeɛ mote no no.