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Philippians 1:26

Philippians 1:26 (KJV)

26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.

Philippians 1:26 (Literal)

26 so that when I come to you again, your boasting in Christ Jesus in me may abound.

CONTEXT-Contending together in the face of conflict and strife with joy and rejoicing

Philippians 1:12-30

12 But, my brothers, I want you to know that the things I have gone through have led to the advancement of the gospel. 13 Thus my bonds have been publicized throughout all the Praetorian Guard and to everyone else as being associated with my stand in Christ. 14 Most of the brothers, confidently trusting in the lord, are much more daring to speak the Word of God fearlessly because of my bonds [physically and
spiritually]. 15 Indeed, some proclaim Christ out of envy and discord, but others with goodwill and love, 16 knowing that I am set for my
defense [answer of truth in the face of accusation] by the gospel 17 But those who proclaim Christ out of envy, rather than with pure motives, intend to stir up trouble and add pressure to my bonds [detracting from my defense]. 18 So what? I rejoice because Christ is proclaimed in every way, whether with ulterior or true motives. 19 But I will also rejoice, for I know that this [proclamation of Christ] shall bring about deliverance [from bonds] for me through your prayers [for my needs] and the supply which comes from the spirit [new birth] which Jesus Christ made available, 20 according to my eager expectations and Hope; so, I shall not be disappointed in my expectations, but as it has always been, even so it is now, with all boldness of speech Christ shall be magnified in my personal life,
whether I live or die. 21 For me to live [delivered from bonds] is Christ’s gain [the advancement of the gospel], and if I die [in prison] it is Christ’s gain [the gospel will still advance]. 22 Yet if I continue to live physically, this [advancement of the gospel] is the fruit of MY labor [for which I am rewarded]. I do not make known my personal preference 23 (I am pressed between two [choices: dying in prison or living
free from bonds], although I have a great desire for the return and to be with Christ which is far, far better [than living or dying]), 24 yet to stay alive is necessary for you. 25 And I confidently know that I shall absolutely continue to remain with all of you for your own joy
and for the increase of your believing, 26 so that when I come to you again, your boasting in Christ Jesus in me may abound. 27 Only conduct yourselves as citizens worthy of the gospel of Christ, that, whether I come and see you or I be absent from you, I will hear these things about you: that you are standing firm spiritually with one soul, contending together [in the contest] for the family faith pertaining to the gospel. 28 And you should not be intimidated in any way by the antagonists. This is indeed a demonstration of utter destruction
to them, but of wholeness to you. And this is from God 29 because it was given you in Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to experience things on behalf of him, 30 having the same contest which you saw in me and now hear concerning me.


The Structure of Philippians 

A. Salutation –Philippians 1:1,2
    B. Prayer for fellowship, fruit, and abounding love – Philippians 1:3-11
       C. Contending together in the face of conflict and strife with joy and rejoicing – Philippians 1:12-30
          D. Like-mindedness in the one Body with joy and rejoicing – Philippians 2:1-30
       C. Contending together for the high calling with a view to the Christian’s joy and crown –Philippians 3:1-4:9
    B. Desire for fellowship, care and concern, and abounding fruit – Philippians 4:10-20
A. Salutation – Philippians 4:21-23


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