Philippians 1:20, NIV: I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
Philippians 1:21, NIV: For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Philippians 1:22-23 NIV: If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far.
Philippians 1:24, 26, NIV: But it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. So that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.
Philippians 1:25, NIV: Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith.