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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

  • 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.
  • Ronnie Bray for verse 6
    The Gospel according to John takes great pains to record the words of Jesus telling his disciples and other hearers that not only was he not God, but also that he was dependent on God, and was doing the will of the Father and not acting according to his own will. See Jn 17 . Philippians 2:6 is a difficult passage and exegetes keep to both sides of the argument. The passage is referred to as the 'kenotic' passage, meaning that Jesus in human form emptied himself or divested himself of his glory, the glory he had with the father prior to his birth as Mary's child. We read in the New testament that after Jesus sacrificed himself on the cross, he was raised incorruptible, meaning that he would never die again. It was no mere phantom that appeared to the eleven apostles and let then feel his wounds and ate with then, "Handle me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye see me have." This appearance and the resurrected Liord's interaction with his apostles is proof to them and proof to us today that the resurrection was a real physical event and that the body with which Jesus was raised could never die again, so he still has it to this very day and eternally, and when we see him we also shall be clothed in the body we had as mortals and that body of flesh and bones will be incorruptible. What a glorious future in eternity for those that Know God and love him and his Son our Saviour, for we shall be, as Paul said, 'joint heirs with Christ.'
  • John madden for verse 12
    Seek the lord while he can be found its him who works within .to work out our salvation only we can seek god for our own salvation no one else can do it for us not the church not the preacher.but you work it out live it.for itis him who lives in us to accomplish and make our callingand election for certain.live it express it our great salvation
  • Katherine leeks for verse 5
  • Ronnie Bray for verse 5
    Saint Paul says we must think as Jesus thought and specifically points out that Jesus believed that his becoming equality with God was not a wrong way of thinking, and that true disciples would have the same aim. Paul returns to this theme in other places were he promises that those that suffer with Jesus will also share in his glory and actually become 'joint heirs with Christ,' and thus obtain all that the Father has, as Jesus did when the Father exalted him and sat him down at his right hand. Most Christians are afraid to attempt to think like Jesus in this believing it is something too far above them and so they ignore the promise of the the inspired apostle. However, if this passage is inspired then it is God's promise to all that will follow in the example of his Son and share in his sufferings they will also share in his glory which is the glory of the Son of God and will be joint heirs with him in the kingdom of his Father, so that whatsoever Jesus receives they also will receive in full share.
  • There's no name greater than the name Jesus. It has power to save, heal, deliver and set free from any bondage. Demons tremble at the sound of His Name!

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