1Pavlos and Timoteus, servants of Yeshua HaMashi’akh, to all the k’doshim in Yeshua HaMashi’akh who are at Filipos, together with the z’kenim and shamashim: 2Compassion be to you and shalom from Elohim Avinu, and from Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh.
3I give thanks to my Elohim for your steady remembrance of me. 4In all my prayers for you, I make supplication with joy, 5for your fellowship in HaB’sorah from the very first day until now, 6being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun the good works among you, the same will continue it until the day of Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh.
7And this is the right way for me to think of you all, for I have you in my heart, because, through all my imprisonment, and my defense, and confirmation of the truth of HaB’sorah, you have been partakers with me in compassion. 8For Elohim is my witness of how much I love you through the love of Yeshua HaMashi’akh. 9And for this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all spiritual understanding, 10so that you may choose the things that are excellent, and that you may be pure, and without offense in the day of Mashi’akh, 11and be filled with the fruits of tzedaka, which are by Yeshua HaMashi’akh, to the glory and the praise of Elohim.
12Now I would have you know this, my brethren, that my work has been greatly furthered by HaB’sorah; 13and the reasons for my imprisonments have been made manifest by Mashi’akh to all the palace, and to all men. 14And many of the brethren in Adoneinu have grown confident by my imprisonment, and, with increasing boldness, speak D’var HaElohim without fear. 15While some of them declare only because of envy and strife, others declare Mashi’akh in good will and love; 16for they know that I am appointed for the defense of HaB’sorah; 17but those who declare Mashi’akh out of contention do it not sincerely, but do it expecting to increase the hardship of my imprisonment. 18And I have rejoiced, and still do rejoice in this, that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Mashi’akh is declared. 19For I know that through your prayers and the gift of HaRu’akh of Yeshua HaMashi’akh, all these things will ultimately be helpful to my life, 20just as it is my earnest hope and expectation that in nothing shall I be ashamed, but that openly, as always, so also now will Mashi’akh be magnified through my body, whether in life or death.
21For Mashi’akh is my life, and to die is gain. 22Even if in this life of the flesh my labors bear fruits, I do not know what to choose. 23For I am torn between two desires, the one to depart, that I may be with Mashi’akh, which is far better; 24nevertheless, for me to remain in the flesh is more needful for you. 25And this I surely know, that I shall be spared and remain for your joy, and for the furtherance of your absolute trust. 26So that, when I come again to you, your rejoicing in Yeshua HaMashi’akh will abound through me.
27Only, conduct yourselves as becomes HaB’sorah of Mashi’akh, so that whether I come and see you or whether I am far away, I may hear of your good conduct, that you are standing firm in one Ru’akh and in one soul, and triumphing together through HaEmunah of HaB’sorah, 28and that in nothing are you terrified by our adversaries, whose conduct is the sign of their own destruction, but of your life, and this is from Elohim. 29For it has been given to you not only to trust in Mashi’akh, but also to suffer for His sake, 30and that you may endure such trials as those which you have seen me in, and such as you now hear that I am in.
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