New American Standard Bible

Philippians 1

Thanksgiving

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

Neno: Bibilia Takatifu

Wafilipi 1

1Kutoka kwa Paulo na Timotheo, watumwa wa Yesu Kristo. Kwa watakatifu walioko Filipi pamoja na maaskofu na wasaidizi wote wa kanisa. Tunawatakieni neema na amani itokayo kwa Mungu Baba yetu na kwa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo. Shukrani Na Maombi.

Ninamshukuru Mungu wangu kila ninapowakumbuka katika sala zangu zote, nikiomba kwa furaha na shukrani kwa ajili ya ushi rikiano uliopo kati yetu katika kueneza Injili, tangu siku ya kwanza hadi leo. Nina hakika kwamba, yeye aliyeianza kazi yake njema mioyoni mwenu, ataiendeleza na kuikamilisha siku ile ataka porudi Yesu Kristo.

Ninajisikia hivi kwa sababu nawathamini sana moyoni mwangu. Kwa maana tumeshiriki pamoja neema ya Mungu wakati nikiwa kifun goni na wakati nikiitetea na kuithibitisha Injili. Mungu ni shahidi wangu kwamba natamani mno kuwa pamoja nanyi na kwamba upendo nilio nao kwenu ni upendo wa Kristo Yesu. Na sala yangu kwa ajili yenu ni kwamba upendo wenu uzidi kuongezeka siku hadi siku pamoja na maarifa na busara 10 ili mpate kutambua mambo yaliyo mema. Na pia mpate kuwa watu safi, wasio na hatia hadi siku ya Kristo. 11 Maisha yenu yawe na matunda ya haki yatokayo kwa Yesu Kristo, ili Mungu apewe utukufu na sifa. 12 Ndugu zangu, napenda mfahamu kwamba haya mambo yaliyonipata yamesaidia sana kueneza Injili ya Kristo. 13 Watu wote hapa pamoja na maaskari wa ikulu wanajua wazi kuwa mimi niko kifungoni kwa sababu ya kumtumikia Kristo. 14 Kwa sababu ya kifungo changu, ndugu wengi katika Bwana wametiwa moyo kuhubiri neno la Mungu pasipo hofu. 15 Ni kweli kwamba wapo ndugu wengine wanaom hubiri Kristo kutokana na wivu na kwa kutaka kushindana; lakini wengine wanamhubiri Kristo kwa nia njema. 16 Hawa wanahubiri kwa moyo wa upendo, wakifahamu kwamba Mungu ameniweka hapa kifungoni ili niitetee Injili. 17 Hao wengine wanamtangaza Kristo kwa tamaa ya kupata sifa wala si kwa moyo wa upendo, wakifikiri kwamba kwa kufanya hivyo wataniongezea mateso yangu kifungoni. 18 Lakini kwangu mimi hiyo si kitu. Lililo la muhimu ni kwamba kwa kila njia Kristo anahubiriwa, ikiwa kwa nia mbaya au kwa nia njema. Kwa sababu hiyo, mimi nashangilia. Pia nitaendelea kushan gilia, 19 kwa sababu najua kwamba kwa ajili ya sala zenu na kwa msaada wa Roho wa Yesu Kristo, jambo lililonipata litageuka kuwa njia ya kufunguliwa kwangu. 20 Shauku yangu na tumaini langu ni kwamba sitaaibika kwa njia yo yote, bali nitakuwa na ujasiri, ili kama ilivyo sasa, Kristo aendelee kutukuzwa kutokana na maisha yangu, kama ni kuishi au hata kama ni kufa. 21 Kwa maana kwangu mimi, kuishi ni Kristo na kufa ni faida. 22 Kama nitaendelea kuishi katika mwili, hii itaniwezesha kufanya kazi yenye matunda. Lakini sijui nichague lipi! 23 Yote mawili yananivutia: nata mani niyaache maisha haya ili nikakae pamoja na Kristo, jambo ambalo naona ni bora zaidi. 24 Lakini kwa sababu yenu naona kuwa ni muhimu zaidi nikiendelea kuishi. 25 Nina hakika kwamba, kwa sababu hii nitabaki na kuendelea kuishi pamoja nanyi nyote, ili mpate kukua na kuwa na furaha katika imani. 26 Na hivyo, kwa ajili yangu, muwe na sababu ya kuona fahari ndani ya Kristo Yesu kwa kuja kwangu kwenu.

Mapambano Kwa Ajili Ya Imani

27 Lakini hata ikitokea nini, hakikisheni kuwa mwenendo wenu unalingana na Injili ya Kristo. Ili kama nikija kuwaona au hata nisipojaliwa kufika, nipate habari kuwa mnasimama imara katika roho ya umoja, mkiwa na nia moja huku mkipambana kwa pamoja kwa ajili ya imani ya Injili, 28 bila kuwaogopa wale wanaowapinga. Hii ni ishara dhahiri ya kuangamia kwao, lakini kwenu ninyi, hii ni ishara ya wokovu wenu kutoka kwa Mungu. 29 Kwa maana mmepewa heshima kwa ajili ya Kristo, sio tu kumwamini, bali pia kuteswa kwa ajili yake. 30 Sasa mnashiriki mapambano yale yale mliyoona nikiwa nayo na ambayo mnasikia kwamba bado naendelea nayo.