Philippians 1:18–26 (ESV)
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.
Philippians 1:21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:22 If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell.
Philippians 1:23 I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.
Philippians 1:24 But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.
Philippians 1:25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith,
Philippians 1:26 so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.