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for your partnership[a] in furtherance of the Good News from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. It is even right for me to think this way on behalf of all of you, because I have you in my heart, because both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the Good News, you all are partakers with me of grace.

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Footnotes

  1. 1:5 The word translated “partnership” (κοινωνίᾳ) also means “fellowship” and “sharing”.

because of your partnership(A) in the gospel from the first day(B) until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion(C) until the day of Christ Jesus.(D)

It is right(E) for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart(F) and, whether I am in chains(G) or defending(H) and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.

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