New American Standard Bible

Philippians 1


1Paul and Timothy, bond-servants of Christ Jesus,

To all the [a]saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, [b]including the overseers and deacons: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your [c]participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. [d]For it is only right for me to feel this way about you all, because I have you in my heart, since both in my [e]imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers of grace with me. For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the [f]affection of Christ Jesus. And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may [g]approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless [h]until the day of Christ; 11 having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

The Gospel Is Preached

12 Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel, 13 so that my [i]imprisonment in the cause of Christ has become well known throughout the whole [j]praetorian guard and to everyone else, 14 and that most of the [k]brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my [l]imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear. 15 Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even [m]from envy and strife, but some also [n]from good will; 16 the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; 17 the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition [o]rather than from pure motives, thinking to cause me distress in my [p]imprisonment. 18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed; and in this I rejoice.

Yes, and I will rejoice, 19 for I know that this will turn out for my [q]deliverance through your [r]prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

To Live Is Christ

21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 [s]But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know [t]which to choose. 23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; 24 yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy [u]in the faith, 26 so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.

27 Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one [v]mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; 28 in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God. 29 For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, 30 experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me.

Notas al pie

  1. Philippians 1:1 Or holy ones
  2. Philippians 1:1 Lit with
  3. Philippians 1:5 Or sharing in the preaching of the gospel
  4. Philippians 1:7 Lit Just as it is right
  5. Philippians 1:7 Lit bonds
  6. Philippians 1:8 Lit inward parts
  7. Philippians 1:10 Or discover; or distinguish between the things which differ
  8. Philippians 1:10 Or for
  9. Philippians 1:13 Lit bonds
  10. Philippians 1:13 Or governor’s palace
  11. Philippians 1:14 Or brethren in the Lord, trusting because of my bonds
  12. Philippians 1:14 Lit bonds
  13. Philippians 1:15 Lit because of
  14. Philippians 1:15 Lit because of
  15. Philippians 1:17 Lit not sincerely
  16. Philippians 1:17 Lit bonds
  17. Philippians 1:19 Or salvation
  18. Philippians 1:19 Lit supplication
  19. Philippians 1:22 Or But if to live in the flesh, this will be fruitful labor for me, then I
  20. Philippians 1:22 Lit what I shall choose
  21. Philippians 1:25 Lit of
  22. Philippians 1:27 Lit soul

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

腓立比書 1




我每逢想起你們,就感謝我的上帝。 每次為你們眾人禱告的時候,我心裡都很喜樂。 因為你們從開始直到現在,一直和我同心合意地傳揚福音。 我深信,上帝既然在你們心裡開始了這美好的工作,祂必在耶穌基督再來的時候完成這工作。 我對你們眾人有這樣的感受是很自然的,因為我常把你們放在心上[a]。不論我是身在獄中,還是為福音辯護和作證的時候,你們都與我同蒙恩典。 上帝可以作證,我是怎樣以基督耶穌的慈愛之心想念你們。

我所祈求的就是:你們的愛心隨著屬靈知識的增加和辨別力的提高而日益增長, 10 使你們知道怎樣擇善而從,做誠實無過的人,一直到基督再來的日子, 11 並靠著耶穌基督結滿仁義的果子,使上帝得到榮耀與頌讚。


12 弟兄姊妹,我希望你們知道,我的遭遇反而會使福音傳得更廣, 13 連所有的皇家衛兵和其他眾人都知道我是為了基督的緣故而受囚禁。 14 大多數主內的弟兄姊妹看見我為主被囚,信心受到鼓舞,更加放膽無懼地傳揚上帝的道。 15 當然,有些人宣講基督是出於嫉妒和爭強好勝,也有些人是出於善意。 16 後者是出於愛心,知道我是上帝派來維護福音的。 17 前者傳講基督是出於個人野心,動機不純,以為可以增加我在獄中的痛苦。 18 那又怎樣呢?無論他們傳福音是真心還是假意,基督的福音畢竟傳開了,因此我很歡喜,而且歡喜不已。 19 因為我知道,藉著你們的禱告和耶穌基督之靈的幫助,我終會得到釋放。

20 我殷切地期待和盼望:我不會感到任何羞愧,而是放膽無懼,不管是生是死,都要一如既往地使基督在我身上得到尊崇。 21 因為對我來說,活著是為了基督,死了也有益處。 22 如果活在世上,我可以做工,多結果子。我真不知道該怎麼選擇! 23 我處在兩難之間。我情願離開世界,與基督在一起,那實在是再好不過了。 24 可是為了你們,我應該活在世上。 25 我既然對此深信不疑,就知道自己仍要活下去,繼續跟你們在一起,好使你們在信仰上又長進又充滿喜樂。 26 這樣,我再到你們那裡的時候,你們可以因為我的緣故更加以基督耶穌為榮。

27 最要緊的是:你們行事為人要與基督的福音相稱。這樣,不管是去看你們,還是只聽到你們的消息,我都能知道你們同心合意,堅定不移地一起為福音奮鬥, 28 毫不懼怕敵人的恐嚇。這清楚表明他們必滅亡,你們必得救,這是出於上帝。 29 因為上帝為了基督的緣故,賜恩使你們不但信基督,而且為祂受苦, 30 經歷你們從前在我身上見過,現在又從我這裡聽到的同樣爭戰。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·7 我常把你們放在心上」或譯「你們常把我放在心上」。