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

  • Steve morrow
    PHILIPPIANS 1:27 ONLY LET YOUR CONVERSATION BE AS IT BECOMETH THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST THAT WHETHER I COME AND SEE YOU OR ELSE BE ABSENT I MAY HEAR OF YOUR AFFAIRS THAT YOU STAND FAST IN ONE SPIRIT WITH ONE MIND STRIVING TOGETHER FOR THE FAITH OF THE GOSPEL **** PHILIPPIANS 2:2 FULFILL YOU MY JOY THAT YOU BE LIKE MINDED HAVING THE SAME LOVE BEING OF ONE ACCORD OF ONE MIND
  • Lu2677
    I said,"In the light of Philippians 1:27" My question was rhetorical=asked in order to make a statement rather than to get an answer. I was bringing it into the light for those here that say"believe whatever you want, as long as you are under the blood you are saved" and comments to that affect. I do know the answer, and thank you for your input.I hope others will give it serious consideration.
  • A disciple
    Hi Lu2677; but you already know the answer to that: the Lord commands us to be of the same mind, and to all speak the same thing; on Spirit, one Lord, one Father, one faith, one baptism, etc. There as many reasons as there are divisions, but they are all disapproved by God; just as He has given us His one Word. As there's only one true way of being converted and saved; there can only be one way!
  • Bruce
    Lu: your question is just a little ambiguous? In The Body, there are multitudes of different people brought up differently. They eat different foods,dress differently. But there's Only One Body,One Savior,One Way. Different Beliefs not ok. / in the churches,are many, many multitudes. That build their belief around Their Sins. The more oks! The better they feel./ Only The Blood of The Lamb Saves.
  • Edna
    yes We thank God for giving us one mind agreeing in one faith. It is good to be engaged with Our Lord and Savior specking with encourageing one and other with a lively hope that he cannot lie.Being born again with his life and a renewed mind we do draw near.Also we are kept by the power of God. We are his beloved children Keep reading> The Lord Jesus said he would send us his spirit to teach us
  • Lu2677
    In light of Philippians 1:27 Why do people say it is "ok" to have different beliefs, in the body of Christ?

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