12 And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, 1 that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News. 13 For everyone here, including the whole palace guard, 2 knows that I am in chains because of Christ. 14 And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers 3 here have gained confidence and boldly speak God’s message 4 without fear.
15 It’s true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives. 16 They preach because they love me, for they know I have been appointed to defend the Good News. 17 Those others do not have pure motives as they preach about Christ. They preach with selfish ambition, not sincerely, intending to make my chains more painful to me.