1. Structure and outline

The structure of Philippians 1:12–26

Philippians 1:12–26 (ESV)

12 I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel,

This segment allows itself to be divided into two subsections without undue complications. First the apostle describes his experiences of others, both enemies and friends, during his imprisonment (Philippians 1:12–18). He then goes on to convey his personal feelings under these circumstances and what his expectations are (Philippians 1:19–26).1