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.

Discussion for Philippians 1

  • Mark R
    I believe the Apostle Paul is telling his readers to never retire in the faith. Always preach the Gospel in some sort of way that reflects the love of Jesus Christ. We as Christians should never put down our tools of faith that God has given to us. We should remain focus on the call that God has ordained us to have. The easy chair and house coat Christian need not apply in this letter!
  • Edna
    Phil 1/27 Walk eworthly of the gospel of Christ,there is no peace without Grace.also unity in the spirit in Love Be of good courage we will be afflicted but Jesus never leaves us Always remembering all things works together for our good according to Our Lord. My Brothers and sister in Christ let live it talk the walk and prise Lord Savoir and King of Kings
  • Ray321
    Philippians 1:17 But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel. Apostle Paul will defend his gospel that Jesus reveal to him.
  • Steve morrow
    JOHN 6:27 LABOR NOT FOR THAT MEAT WHICH PERISHETH BUT FOR THAT MEAT WHICH ENDURETH UNTO EVERLASTING LIFE WHICH THE SON OF MAN SHALL GIVE UNTO YOU FOR HIM HATH GOD THE FATHER SEALED 2 TIMOTHY 2:19 NEVERTHELESS THE FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDETH SURE HAVING THIS SEAL THE LORD KNOWETH THEM THAT ARE HIS AND LET EVERYONE THAT NAMETH THE NAME OF CHRIST DEPART FROM INIQUITY
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 1:13 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise. We must BELIEVE gospel of Salvation 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 and be saved and God will sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. Amen
  • A disciple
    There are plenty of examples in the New Testament about the need to continue in the grace of God and the need to hold fast that which we have that we lose not the things we have wrought. Look at Ephesus for example; first and chief of the seven chosen from Asia: yet with all their great success they were in danger of their Candlestick being removed out of its place for forgetting their First Love!

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