Philippians 1:10

“That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That ye may approue things that are excellent, that ye may be sincere, and without offence till the day of Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

so that ye may approve the things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and void of offence unto the day of Christ;
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that you may give your approval to the best things; that you may be true and without wrongdoing till the day of Christ;
- Basic English Bible

that ye may judge of and approve the things that are more excellent, in order that ye may be pure and without offence for Christ's day,
- Darby Bible

That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ;
- Webster's Bible

so that you may be men of transparent character, and may be blameless, in preparation for the day of Christ,
- Weymouth Bible

so that you may approve the things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense to the day of Christ;
- World English Bible

that ye preue the betere thingis, that ye be clene and without offence in the dai of Crist;
- Wycliffe Bible

for your proving the things that differ, that ye may be pure and offenceless -- to a day of Christ,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 1:10


1:10 That ye may try - By that spiritual sense. The things that are excellent - Not only good, but the very best; the superior excellence of which is hardly discerned, but by the adult Christian. That ye may be inwardly sincere - Having a single eye to the very best things, and a pure heart. And outwardly without offence - Holy, unblamable in all things.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 1:10


Php 1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent. This increase in knowledge and judgment would lead them to approve what is really excellent. How often men approve what does not bless them! How often the judgment errs! Without offence. Without leadings others to stumble.

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