Phillipians 1:12-20 - John Lloyd
Philippians 1:12–20 (ESV)
Philippians 1:12 I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel,
Philippians 1:13 so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ.
Philippians 1:14 And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.
Philippians 1:15 Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will.
Philippians 1:16 The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel.
Philippians 1:17 The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
Philippians 1:18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice. Yes, and I will rejoice,
Philippians 1:19 for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance,
Philippians 1:20 as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.