As long as in every way, whether in pretense or in truth,
Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.
Yes, I will rejoice,
for I know that through your prayers and the support of the Spirit of Jesus Christ
this will result in deliverance for me
My eager expectation and hope
is that I will not be put to shame,
but that with all boldness, now as always,
Christ will be magnified in my body,
whether by life or by death.
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
If I go on living in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me.
And I do not know which I shall choose.
I am hard pressed between the two.
desiring to depart this life and be with Christ,
for that is far better.
But to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you.
And having this confidence,
I know that I shall remain and continue with you all,
for your progress and joy in the faith,
so that your glory in Christ Jesus may abound on account of me
when I come to you again.