But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel.
Treasury of Scripture
Philippians 1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds...
Romans 1:13-17 Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that oftentimes I purposed to come to you...
1 Corinthians 9:16,17 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid on me; yes, woe is to me, if I preach not the gospel!...
Galatians 2:7,8 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed to me...
1 Timothy 2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ...
2 Timothy 1:11,12 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles...
2 Timothy 4:6,7 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand...
Luke 21:14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what you shall answer:
Acts 22:1 Men, brothers, and fathers, hear you my defense which I make now to you.
Acts 26:1,24 Then Agrippa said to Paul, You are permitted to speak for yourself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself...
2 Timothy 4:16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
ContextPaul's Trials Advance the Gospel
12But I would you should understand, brothers, that the things which happened to me have fallen out rather to the furtherance of the gospel; 13So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places; 14And many of the brothers in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. 15Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: 16The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: 17But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel. 18What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yes, and will rejoice. 19For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
but the other proclaim Christ of faction, not sincerely, thinking to raise up affliction for me in my bonds.
And some out of contention preach Christ not sincerely: supposing that they raise affliction to my bands.
Darby Bible Translation
but those out of contention, announce the Christ, not purely, supposing to arouse tribulation for my bonds.
King James Bible
But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
Young's Literal Translation
and the other out of love, having known that for defence of the good news I am set: