1Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ,To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and #(1 Tim. 3:8–13)deacons:2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.3#1 Cor. 1:4I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4always in #Eph. 1:16; 1 Thess. 1:2every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5#(Rom. 12:13)for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, 6being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun #(John 6:29)a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; 7just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace. 8For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.