New Living Translation

Philippians 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus.

I am writing to all of God’s holy people in Philippi who belong to Christ Jesus, including the church leaders[a] and deacons.

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

Paul’s Thanksgiving and Prayer

Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy, for you have been my partners in spreading the Good News about Christ from the time you first heard it until now. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

So it is right that I should feel as I do about all of you, for you have a special place in my heart. You share with me the special favor of God, both in my imprisonment and in defending and confirming the truth of the Good News. God knows how much I love you and long for you with the tender compassion of Christ Jesus.

I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. 10 For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. 11 May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ[b]—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.

Paul’s Joy That Christ Is Preached

12 And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters,[c] that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News. 13 For everyone here, including the whole palace guard,[d] knows that I am in chains because of Christ. 14 And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers[e] here have gained confidence and boldly speak God’s message[f] without fear.

15 It’s true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives. 16 They preach because they love me, for they know I have been appointed to defend the Good News. 17 Those others do not have pure motives as they preach about Christ. They preach with selfish ambition, not sincerely, intending to make my chains more painful to me. 18 But that doesn’t matter. Whether their motives are false or genuine, the message about Christ is being preached either way, so I rejoice. And I will continue to rejoice. 19 For I know that as you pray for me and the Spirit of Jesus Christ helps me, this will lead to my deliverance.

Paul’s Life for Christ

20 For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. 21 For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. 22 But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is better. 23 I’m torn between two desires: I long to go and be with Christ, which would be far better for me. 24 But for your sakes, it is better that I continue to live.

25 Knowing this, I am convinced that I will remain alive so I can continue to help all of you grow and experience the joy of your faith. 26 And when I come to you again, you will have even more reason to take pride in Christ Jesus because of what he is doing through me.

Live as Citizens of Heaven

27 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News. 28 Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself. 29 For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him. 30 We are in this struggle together. You have seen my struggle in the past, and you know that I am still in the midst of it.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Or overseers, or bishops.
  2. 1:11 Greek with the fruit of righteousness through Jesus Christ.
  3. 1:12 Greek brothers.
  4. 1:13 Greek including all the Praetorium.
  5. 1:14a Greek brothers in the Lord.
  6. 1:14b Some manuscripts read speak the message.

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.