New International Reader's Version

Philippians 1

1We, Paul and Timothy, are writing this letter. We serve Christ Jesus.

We are sending this letter to you, all God’s holy people in Philippi. You belong to Christ Jesus. We are also sending this letter to your leaders and deacons.

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

Paul Prays and Gives Thanks

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy. I am happy because you have joined me in spreading the good news. You have done so from the first day until now. God began a good work in you. And I am sure that he will carry it on until it is completed. That will be on the day Christ Jesus returns.

It is right for me to feel this way about all of you. I love you with all my heart. I may be held by chains, or I may be standing up for the truth of the good news. Either way, all of you share in God’s grace together with me. God is my witness that I long for all of you. I love you with the love that Christ Jesus gives.

I pray that your love will grow more and more. And let it be based on knowledge and understanding. 10 Then you will be able to know what is best. Then you will be pure and without blame for the day that Christ returns. 11 You will be filled with the fruit of right living produced by Jesus Christ. All these things bring glory and praise to God.

Paul Spreads the Good News While in Prison

12 Brothers and sisters, here is what I want you to know. What has happened to me has actually helped to spread the good news. 13 One thing has become clear. I am being held by chains because I am a witness for Christ. All the palace guards and everyone else know it. 14 And because I am a prisoner, most of the believers have become bolder in the Lord. They now dare even more to preach the good news without fear.

15 It’s true that some preach about Christ because they are jealous. But others preach about Christ to help me in my work. 16 The last group acts out of love. They know I have been put here to be a witness for the good news. 17 But the others preach about Christ only to get ahead. They preach Christ for the wrong reasons. They think they can stir up trouble for me while I am being held by chains. 18 But what does it matter? Here is the important thing. Whether for right or wrong reasons, Christ is being preached about. That makes me very glad.

And I will continue to be glad. 19 I know that you are praying for me. I also know that God will give me the Spirit of Jesus Christ to help me. So no matter what happens, I’m sure I will still be set free. 20 I completely expect and hope that I won’t be ashamed in any way. I’m sure I will be brave enough. Now as always Christ will receive glory because of what happens to me. He will receive glory whether I live or die. 21 For me, life finds all its meaning in Christ. Death also has its benefits. 22 Suppose I go on living in my body. Then I will be able to carry on my work. It will bear a lot of fruit. But what should I choose? I don’t know! 23 I can’t decide between the two. I long to leave this world and be with Christ. That is better by far. 24 But it is more important for you that I stay alive. 25 I’m sure of this. So I know I will remain with you. And I will continue with all of you to help you grow in your faith. I will also continue to help you be joyful in what you have been taught. 26 I’m sure I will be with you again. Then you will be able to boast in Christ Jesus even more because of me.

Living to Honor the Good News

27 No matter what happens, live in a way that brings honor to the good news about Christ. Then I will know that you remain strong together in the one Spirit. I will know this if I come and see you or only hear about you. I will know that you work together as one person. I will know that you work to spread the teachings about the good news. 28 So don’t be afraid in any way of those who oppose you. This will show them that they will be destroyed and that you will be saved. That’s what God will do. 29 Here is what he has given you to do for Christ. You must not only believe in him. You must also suffer for him. 30 You are going through the same struggle you saw me go through. As you have heard, I am still struggling.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Filipi 1

1Paulu àti Timotiu, àwọn ìránṣẹ́ Jesu Kristi.

Sí gbogbo àwọn ènìyàn mímọ́ nínú Kristi Jesu tí ó wà ní Filipi, pẹ̀lú àwọn alábojútó àti àwọn díákónì.

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ sí yín, àti àlàáfíà láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba wa, àti Olúwa wa Jesu Kristi.

Àdúrà àti Ọpẹ́

Mo ń dúpẹ́ lọ́wọ́ Ọlọ́run mi ní gbogbo ìgbà tí mo bá rántí yín: Nínú gbogbo àdúrà mi fún un yín, èmi ń fi ayọ̀ gbàdúrà, nítorí ìdàpọ̀ yín nínú ìhìnrere láti ọjọ́ kìn-ín-ní wá títí di ìsinsin yìí. Ohun kan yìí sá à dá mi lójú pé, ẹni tí ó ti bẹ̀rẹ̀ iṣẹ́ rere nínú yín, yóò ṣe àṣepé rẹ̀ títí di ọjọ́ náà tí Jesu Kristi yóò dé:

Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ti tọ́ fún mi láti ro èyí nípa gbogbo yín, nítorí tí mo fi yín sọ́kàn, bí mo tilẹ̀ wà nínú ìdè tàbí ìdáhùn ẹjọ́, àti ìfẹsẹ̀múlẹ̀ ìhìnrere, gbogbo yín jẹ́ alábápín oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Ọlọ́run pẹ̀lú mi. Nítorí Ọlọ́run ni ẹlẹ́rìí mi, bí mo ti ń ṣàfẹ́rí yín gidigidi nínú ìfẹ́ Jesu Kristi.

Èyí sì ni àdúrà mi: pé kí ìfẹ́ yín lè máa pọ̀ síwájú àti síwájú sí i nínú ìfẹ́ àti ìmọ̀ ìjìnlẹ̀, 10 kí ẹ̀yin kí ó lè ní òye ohun tí ó dára jùlọ; kí ó sì jásí òdodo àti aláìjẹ́ ohun ìkọ̀sẹ̀ títí di ọjọ́ dídé Jesu Kristi: 11 Lẹ́yìn ìgbà ti ẹ ti kún fún àwọn ìwà òdodo láti ọ̀dọ̀ Jesu Kristi, fún ògo àti ìyìn Ọlọ́run.

Ìrírí Paulu nínú iṣẹ́ ìránṣẹ́

12 Ǹjẹ́ èmi fẹ́ kí ẹ̀yin kí ó mọ̀, ará, pé ohun tí ó ṣẹlẹ̀ sí mi jásí àtẹ̀gùn sí ìlọsíwájú ìhìnrere. 13 Nítorí ìdí èyí, ó ti hàn gbangba sí gbogbo àwọn ẹ̀ṣọ́ ààfin àti sí àwọn ẹlòmíràn wí pé mo wà nínú ìdè fún Kristi. 14 Nítorí ìdè mi, ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ àwọn ará nínú Olúwa ni a ti mú lọ́kàn le láti sọ̀rọ̀ Ọlọ́run sí i pẹ̀lú ìgboyà àti láìbẹ̀rù.

15 Òtítọ́ ni pé àwọn ẹlòmíràn tilẹ̀ ń fi ìjà àti ìlara wàásù Kristi, ṣùgbọ́n àwọn ẹlòmíràn sì ń fi inú rere ṣe é. 16 Àwọn kan ń fi ìjà wàásù Kristi, kì í ṣe pẹ̀lú òtítọ́ inú, wọ́n ń gbèrò láti fi ìpọ́njú kún ìdè mi: 17 Àwọn kan ẹ̀wẹ̀ si ń fi ìfẹ́ ṣe é, nítorí tí wọ́n mọ̀ pé a gbé mi dìde láti dá ààbò bo iṣẹ́ ìhìnrere. 18 Kí ló tún kù? Kìkì í pé níbi gbogbo, ìbá à ní ìfẹ̀tànṣe tàbí ni ti òtítọ́ a sá à n wàásù Kristi, èmi sì ń yọ̀ nítorí èyí.

Nítòótọ́, èmi ó sì máa yọ̀, 19 nítorí tí mo mọ̀ pé èyí ni yóò yọrí sí ìgbàlà fún mi láti inú àdúrà yín wá, àti ìfikún ẹ̀mí Jesu Kristi, 20  Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìfẹ́ ọkàn àti ìrètí mi pé kí ojú kí ó má ṣe ti mi ní ohunkóhun, ṣùgbọ́n kí èmi kí ó le máa ni ìgboyà ní ìgbà gbogbo àti nísinsin yìí, kí a lè ti ipasẹ̀ mi gbé Kristi ga lára mi, ìbá à ṣe pé mo wà láààyè, tàbí mo kú. 21 Nítorí, ní ti èmi, láti wa láààyè jẹ́ Kristi, láti kú pẹ̀lú sì jẹ́ èrè fún mi. 22 Ṣùgbọ́n bí èmi bá le è ṣe iṣẹ́ ti ó ni àpẹẹrẹ nípa wíwà láààyè nínú ara, ṣùgbọ́n ohun ti èmi ó yàn, èmi kò mọ̀. 23 Ṣùgbọ́n èmi n ṣiyèméjì, nítorí ti èmi fẹ́ láti lọ kúrò nínú ayé yìí, láti wà lọ́dọ̀ Kristi; nítorí ó dára púpọ̀ jù: 24 Síbẹ̀ láti wà láààyè jẹ́ àǹfààní nítorí tiyín. 25 Bí èyí sì ti dá mi lójú, mo mọ̀ pé èmi ó dúró, èmi ó sì máa wà pẹ̀lú yín fún ìtẹ̀síwájú àti ayọ̀ yín nínú ìgbàgbọ́, 26 kí ìṣògo yín kí ó lè di púpọ̀ gidigidi nínú Jesu Kristi, àti nínú mi nípa ìpadà wá mi sọ́dọ̀ yín.

27 Ohun yówù kó ṣẹlẹ̀, ẹ jẹ́ kí ìgbé ayé yín ri gẹ́gẹ́ bí ìhìnrere Kristi: pé yálà bi mo tilẹ̀ wá wò yín, tàbí bí èmi kò wá, kí èmi kí ó lè máa gbúròó bí ẹ ti ń ṣe, pé ẹ̀yin dúró ṣinṣin nínú Ẹ̀mí kan, ẹ̀yin jùmọ̀ jìjàkadì nítorí ìgbàgbọ́ ìhìnrere, pẹ̀lú ọkàn kan; 28 Kí ẹ má sì jẹ́ ki àwọn ọ̀tá dẹ́rùbà yin ni ohunkóhun: èyí tí í ṣe ààmì tí ó dájú pé a ó pa wọ́n run, ṣùgbọ́n Ọlọ́run tìkára rẹ̀ ni yóò gbà yin là. 29 Nítorí tí a ti fún yin ni àǹfààní, kì í ṣe láti gba Kristi gbọ́ nìkan, ṣùgbọ́n láti jìyà nítorí rẹ̀ pẹ̀lú: 30 Ẹ sì máa ja ìjà kan náà, èyí ti ẹ̀yin ti ri, ti ẹ sì ti gbọ́ pé èmi n jà pẹ̀lú.