“And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;”
King James Version (KJV)
1:25 I know - By a prophetic notice given him while he was writing this. That I shall continue some time longer with you - And doubtless he did see them after this confinement.
Php 1:25 And having this confidence. Rather, "Being fully persuaded of this". Sure that he is needed on earth by the churches, he has no doubt that he will be delivered from his present danger and abide and continue, live to further their faith.