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Philippians 1

1Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,

To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons[a]:

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

Thanksgiving and Prayer

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

It 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. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

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

Paul’s Chains Advance the Gospel

12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters,[b] that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard[c] and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And 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.

15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16 The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18 But 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, 19 for 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.[d] 20 I 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. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 If 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! 23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that through my being with you again your boasting in Christ Jesus will abound on account of me.

Life Worthy of the Gospel

27 Whatever 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,[e] striving together as one for the faith of the gospel 28 without 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. 29 For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him, 30 since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.

Footnotes

  1. Philippians 1:1 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.
  2. Philippians 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.
  3. Philippians 1:13 Or whole palace
  4. Philippians 1:19 Or vindication; or salvation
  5. Philippians 1:27 Or in one spirit

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.