Now I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.
Now I want you to know, brethren, that my circumstances have turned out for the greater progress of the gospel,
And I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News.
I want to report to you, friends, that my imprisonment here has had the opposite of its intended effect. Instead of being squelched, the Message has actually prospered.
Now it is my purpose to make clear to you, brothers, that the cause of the good news has been helped by my experiences;
I want you to know, beloved that what has happened to me has actually helped to spread the gospel,
But I want you to know, brethren, that the things which happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the gospel,
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1 tn Grk “brothers,” but the Greek word may be used for “brothers and sisters” or “fellow Christians” as here (cf. BDAG 18 s.v. ἀδελφός 1, where considerable nonbiblical evidence for the plural ἀδελφοί [adelfoi] meaning “brothers and sisters” is cited).
2 tn Grk “for the advance of the gospel.” The genitive εὐαγγελίου (euangeliou) is taken as objective.