Modern Literal Version
Modern Literal Version
[ Philippians 1]

     1:1 Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, to all the holy-ones in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons {1Ti 3, Tit 1}: 1:2 grace to youĎ and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

     1:3 I am giving-thanks to my God upon every remembrance of youĎ, 1:4 always in my every supplication on behalf of all of youĎ, making* the supplication with joy, 1:5 on yourĎ fellowship in the good-news from the first day till now. 1:6 I have confidence of this same thing, that he who has begun a good work in youĎ will be completing it till the day of Jesus Christ; 1:7 just-as it is a righteous thing for me to be mindful of this on behalf of all of youĎ, because I have youĎ in my heart, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the good-news, all of youĎ being joint partners with me of the grace. 1:8 For* God is my witness, how I am longing-for all of youĎin the affections of Christ Jesus. 1:9 And I am praying for this: in order that yourĎ love* may abound still more and more in full knowledge and all comprehension; 1:10*that* youĎ may approve the things which are carrying more-value; in order that youĎ may be sincere and guilt-free in the day of Christ; 1:11 having been filled with the fruits of righteousness, which is through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

     1:12 Now brethren, I am planning for youĎ to know, that the things against me have come rather*for the progress of the good-news; 1:13 so-that my bonds became apparent in Christ in the whole palace guard and to all the rest; 1:14 and that most of the brethren in the Lord, having confidence because of my bonds, are even-more daring to speak fearlessly the word of God. 1:15 Some indeed are preaching the Christ even because of envy and strife, but some also through their delight. 1:16Those are indeed proclaiming the Christ out of selfish ambition, not purely, assuming to bring affliction to my bonds. 1:17 But the latter ones do it out of love*, knowing that I am destined *for the defense of the good-news. 1:18 For* what then? Except*that in every manner, whether in pretext or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and I am rejoicing in this, but also, I will be rejoicingagain. 1:19 For* I know that this will be transpiring *for my salvation, through yourĎ supplication and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 1:20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will be shamed in nothing, but as always, now Christ will also be magnified in my body in all boldness, whether through life or through death. 1:21 For* to me to live is Christ, and to die isgain. 1:22 But if to live in the fleshС this is the fruit of work to me, and what will I select for myself? I do not know. 1:23 But I am troubled from the two ends, having the desire, *that* I should vacate and be together with Christ, but it is much better rather 1:24 now to remain in the flesh isnecessary because of youĎ. 1:25 And having confidence of this, I know that I will remain, and I will be abiding together with youĎ all, *for yourĎ progress and joy in the faith; 1:26 in order that yourĎ boasting may abound in Christ Jesus in me, through my presence with youĎ again. 1:27 Only behave-asĎ citizens worthy of the good-news of the Christ; in order that, whether I come and see youĎ, or am absent, I may hear about the things concerning youĎ, that youĎ are standing-firm in one spirit, with one soul contending together with us in the faith of the good-news. 1:28 And being terrified in nothing by those who lay in opposition to youĎ; which to them indeed is an example of destruction, but to youĎis an example of salvation and this thing is from God, 1:29 because it was granted to youĎ on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but also to suffer on his behalf; 1:30 having the same struggle such-as youĎ saw in me, and now are hearing to be in me.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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