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Philippians 1:1-30

1Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,

To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons1:1 The word deacons refers here to Christians designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in Romans 16:1 and 1 Tim. 3:8,12.:

2Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanksgiving and Prayer

3I thank my God every time I remember you. 4In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy 5because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, 6being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

7It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. 8God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

9And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

Paul’s Chains Advance the Gospel

12Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters,1:12 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in verse 14; and in 3:1, 13, 17; 4:1, 8, 21. that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard1:13 Or whole palace and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.

15It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.

Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, 19for I know that through your prayers and God’s provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverance.1:19 Or vindication; or salvation 20I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 21For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! 23I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 25Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, 26so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me.

Life Worthy of the Gospel

27Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit,1:27 Or in one spirit striving together as one for the faith of the gospel 28without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. 29For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, 30since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Afilipi 1:1-30

11:1 Atũm 16:1; 1Tim 3:1Nĩ ithuĩ Paũlũ na Timotheo, ngombo cia Kristũ Jesũ,

Marũa maya tũrandĩkĩra andũ othe arĩa aamũre thĩinĩ wa Kristũ Jesũ arĩa mũrĩ kũu Filipi, hamwe na arori a kanitha, o na atungati aguo.

21:2 Arom 1:7Mũrogĩa na wega na thayũ ciumĩte kũrĩ Ngai Ithe witũ, na Mwathani Jesũ Kristũ.

Gũcookia Ngaatho hamwe na Kũhooya

3Nĩnjookagĩria Ngai wakwa ngaatho rĩrĩa rĩothe ndaamũririkana. 41:4 Arom 1:10Rĩrĩa rĩothe ngũmũhoera inyuothe-rĩ, ndĩmũhooyagĩra hĩndĩ ciothe ngenete. 51:5 Atũm 2:42; Afil 4:15Tondũ wa ngwatanĩro iitũ na inyuĩ harĩ Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega, kuuma o mũthenya wa mbere nginya rĩu. 61:6 Thab 138:8Niĩ nĩnjũũĩ ũndũ ũyũ na ma, atĩ Ngai ũrĩa waambĩrĩirie wĩra mwega thĩinĩ wanyu nĩegũthiĩ na mbere kũũruta, na ndekũũtigithĩria ataũrĩkĩtie nginya mũthenya ũrĩa Kristũ Jesũ agaacooka.

7Kuona atĩ mũkoragwo mũrĩ ngoro-inĩ yakwa, nĩ njagĩrĩirwo nĩkũigua ũguo nĩ ũndũ wanyu inyuothe; tondũ-rĩ, kana nĩ kuohwo njohetwo na mĩnyororo, kana nĩ kũrũĩrĩra na gwĩkĩra hinya Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega, inyuĩ inyuothe nĩmũgwatanagĩra na niĩ thĩinĩ wa wega wa Ngai. 81:8 Arom 1:9Ngai nĩ mũira wakwa atĩ nĩndĩmwĩriragĩria inyuothe ndĩ na wendo wa Kristũ Jesũ.

91:9 1Athe 3:12; Aef 1:17Na ũrĩa hooyaga nĩ atĩrĩ: atĩ wendani wanyu ũingĩhe mũno makĩria, mũkĩongagĩrĩrwo ũmenyo na ũkuũku wothe, 101:10 1Akor 1:8nĩgeetha mũhotage gũkũũrana maũndũ marĩa magĩrĩire makĩria ya marĩa mangĩ, na mũkoragwo mũrĩ atheru na mũtarĩ na ũcuuke o nginya mũthenya ũrĩa wa Kristũ, 11na mũtũũre mũiyũrĩtwo nĩ maciaro ma ũthingu marĩa monekaga na ũndũ wa Jesũ Kristũ, nĩguo Ngai akumagio na agoocagwo.

Mĩnyororo ya Paũlũ Gũtwarithia Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega na Mbere

12Na rĩu ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, nĩngwenda mũmenye atĩ maũndũ marĩa mangorete ti-itherũ nĩmatũmĩte Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega ũthiĩ na mbere. 13Nĩ ũndũ ũcio-rĩ, nĩkũmenyekete wega nĩ arangĩri a nyũmba ya mũthamaki, o na kũrĩ andũ arĩa angĩ othe atĩ niĩ njohetwo na mĩnyororo nĩ ũndũ wa Kristũ. 141:14 Atũm 21:33Nĩ ũndũ wa ũrĩa njohetwo, ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ aingĩ nĩmomĩrĩirio kwaria kiugo kĩa Ngai marĩ na ũũmĩrĩru mũnene na matarĩ na guoya.

15Nĩ ũhoro wa ma atĩ amwe mahunjagia Kristũ marĩ na ũiru na ngarari, no angĩ mahunjagia marĩ na ngoro njega. 16Acio mahunjagia marĩ na ngoro njega-rĩ, mekaga ũguo marĩ na wendani, makĩmenyaga atĩ njigĩĩtwo gũkũ nĩ ũndũ wa kũrũĩrĩra Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega. 171:17 Afil 2:3; Atũm 21:33Acio angĩ mahunjagia ũhoro wa Kristũ makĩenda kwĩguna, matarĩ na ngoro theru, mageciiragia atĩ meka ũguo nĩmekũnyongererithia thĩĩna rĩu ndĩ muohe. 18No rĩrĩ, ũcio ti ũndũ wa bata kũrĩ niĩ. Ũndũ ũrĩa wa bata nĩ atĩ Kristũ nĩahunjagio na njĩra o yothe, o na ĩngĩtuĩka nĩ njĩra ya ũhinga, kana nĩ njĩra ya ũhoro wa ma. Na nĩ ũndũ wa ũguo-rĩ, nĩngenaga.

Ĩĩ, o na no ngũthiĩ na mbere na gũkena, 191:19 2Akor 1:11; Filem 22nĩgũkorwo nĩnjũũĩ atĩ nĩ ũndũ wa mahooya manyu na ũteithio ũrĩa ũheanĩtwo nĩ Roho wa Jesũ Kristũ, maũndũ marĩa mangorete nĩmakagarũrũka matuĩke ma kũhonokia. 20Nĩnjĩrĩgĩrĩire ngĩhĩahĩaga na ngehoka atĩ ndigaconoka o na atĩa, no atĩ ngorwo na ũũmĩrĩru mũiganu nĩgeetha rĩu, na o ta ũrĩa ndũire, Kristũ atũũgagĩrio thĩinĩ wa mwĩrĩ wakwa, ingĩkorwo ndĩ muoyo o na kana nguĩte. 211:21 Agal 2:20Nĩgũkorwo harĩ niĩ-rĩ, gũtũũra muoyo nĩ Kristũ, nakuo gũkua-rĩ, nĩ uumithio. 22No rĩrĩ, kũngĩkorwo gũtũũra muoyo ndĩ na mwĩrĩ nĩkuo kũngĩtũma wĩra wakwa ũgĩe na maciaro-rĩ, nĩ kĩĩ ingĩgĩthuura? Niĩ ndiũũĩ! 231:23 2Tim 4:6Niĩ nĩnguucanĩirio nĩ maũndũ maya meerĩ: Ndĩriragĩria gũthiĩ ngatũũranie na Kristũ, na ũguo nĩguo wega makĩria; 24no gũtũũra muoyo ndĩ na mwĩrĩ ũyũ nĩ ũndũ wanyu nĩ kwagĩrĩire mũno makĩria. 25Na tondũ nĩmenyete ũguo kũna-rĩ, nĩnjũũĩ atĩ nĩngũtũũra muoyo, na nĩngũtũũrania na inyuĩ inyuothe nĩguo ndũme mũthiiage na mbere, na mũgĩe na gĩkeno nĩ ũndũ wa ũrĩa mwĩtĩkĩtie, 26nĩgeetha ndakorwo na inyuĩ rĩngĩ, gĩkeno kĩanyu kĩiyũrĩrĩre thĩinĩ wa Kristũ Jesũ nĩ ũndũ wakwa.

271:27 Aef 4:1; 1Akor 16:13Na rĩrĩ, ũndũ ũrĩa ũrĩ bata nĩ atĩ mũthiiage na mĩthiĩre ĩrĩa yaganĩrĩire na Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega wa Kristũ, nĩgeetha ingĩũka kũmũrora kana njage gũũka, njiguage ũhoro wanyu o na itarĩ hamwe na inyuĩ menyage atĩ nĩmũikarĩte mwĩhaandĩte wega mũrĩ na roho o ro ũmwe, mũkĩrũĩrĩra wĩtĩkio wa Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega mũrĩ na ngoro ĩmwe, 28mũtekũmakio o na atĩa nĩ arĩa mamũthũire. Naguo ũndũ ũcio ũtuĩke kĩmenyithia kũrĩ o atĩ nĩmakanangwo, no atĩ inyuĩ nĩmũkahonokio, na Ngai we mwene nĩwe ũkaamũhonokia. 291:29 Math 5:11, 12; Atũm 14:22Nĩgũkorwo ha ũhoro wa Kristũ-rĩ, nĩmwĩtĩkĩrĩtio kũmwĩtĩkia, na to kũmwĩtĩkia kuo gwiki, o na kũnyariirwo nĩ ũndũ wake, 301:30 1Athe 2:2; Ahib 10:32kuona atĩ nĩmũrarũa mbaara ĩrĩa muonete ngĩrũa, na noyo mũraigua atĩ nĩ ndĩrarũa o na rĩu.