Philippians 2:3

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Let nothing bee done through strife, or vaine glory, but in lowlinesse of minde let each esteeme other better then themselues.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`doing' nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Doing nothing through envy or through pride, but with low thoughts of self let everyone take others to be better than himself;
- Basic English Bible

[let] nothing [be] in the spirit of strife or vain glory, but, in lowliness of mind, each esteeming the other as more excellent than themselves;
- Darby Bible

Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
- Webster's Bible

Do nothing in a spirit of factiousness or of vainglory, but, with true humility, let every one regard the rest as being of more account than himself;
- Weymouth Bible

doing nothing through rivalry or through conceit, but in humility, each counting others better than himself;
- World English Bible

no thing bi strijf, nether by veyn glorie, but in mekenesse, demynge eche othere to be heiyer than hym silf;
- Wycliffe Bible

nothing in rivalry or vain-glory, but in humility of mind one another counting more excellent than yourselves --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 2:3


2:3 Do nothing through contention - Which is inconsistent with your thinking the same thing. Or vainglory - Desire of praise, which is directly opposite to the love of God. But esteem each the others better than themselves - (For every one knows more evil of himself than he can of another:) Which is a glorious fruit of the Spirit, and an admirable help to your continuing of one soul.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 2:3


Php 2:3 [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory. No party spirit or striving for human praise. In lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Instead of exalting himself, each is to exalt others in his esteem. He that is willing to serve is greatest.

Discussion for Philippians 2

  • BSP
    Verse 6 shows even though Jesus was in the form of God he never thought of taking God's place or being equal to God. Jesus was loyal to God and he was content and happy in his place of being God's son.
  • HAPPINESS
    JESUS LOVES EVERYBODY THAT WHY HE SET SO LOW TO DIE FOR A POOR AND WICKED SOUL . HIS LOVE HAS EXALTED AND GIVEN HIM A NAME ABOVE EVERY OTHER NAME THAT AT THE MENTION OF HIS NAME EVERY KNEE, POWER AND OCCUILT BOW
  • Shawn
    While reading verse 3 we see
    how We need to see others as superior, as more important, than we are.
  • Kibi
    We are the light of this world if we have Christ in us and if we humble ourselves we shall be exalted amongst our equals as Christ was and now is seated at the right hand of the Father
  • Joey Brown
    You continue with good you'll be blessed
  • Lopez garvin
    We have to strive for the mind of Jesus Christ this will not be easy. The carnal man is always trying to pull us down but with the Holy Spirit we can overcome the the fleshly thoughts that is in direct opposition to the will of Jesus Christ.

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