Philippians 2:16

“Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Philippians 2:16

Holding foorth the word of life, that I may reioyce in the day of Christ, that I haue not runne in vaine, neither laboured in vaine.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

holding forth the word of life; that I may have whereof to glory in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain neither labor in vain.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Offering the word of life; so that I may have glory in you in the day of Christ, because my running was not for nothing and my work was not without effect.
- Basic English Bible

holding forth [the] word of life, so as to be a boast for me in Christ's day, that I have not run in vain nor laboured in vain.
- Darby Bible

Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.
- Webster's Bible

holding out to them a Message of Life. It will then be my glory on the day of Christ that I did not run my race in vain nor toil in vain.
- Weymouth Bible

holding up the word of life; that I may have something to boast in the day of Christ, that I didn't run in vain nor labor in vain.
- World English Bible

And holde ye togidere the word of lijf to my glorie in the day of Crist; for Y haue not runnen in veyn, nether Y haue trauelid in veyn.
- Wycliffe Bible

the word of life holding forth, for rejoicing to me in regard to a day of Christ, that not in vain did I run, nor in vain did I labour;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Philippians 2:16

Wesley's Notes for Philippians 2:16


2:14 Do all things - Not only without contention, #Php 2:3|, but even without murmurings and disputings - Which are real, though smaller, hinderances of love.

2:15 That ye may be blameless - Before men. And simple - Before God, aiming at him alone. As the sons of God - The God of love; acting up to your high character. Unrebukable in the midst of a crooked - Guileful, serpentine, and perverse generation - Such as the bulk of mankind always were. Crooked - By a corrupt nature, and yet more perverse by custom and practice.

2:17 Here he begins to treat of the latter clause of #Php 1:22|. Yea, and if I be offered - Literally, If I be poured out. Upon the sacrifice of your faith - The Philippians, as the other converted heathens, were a sacrifice to God through St. Paul's ministry, #Rom 15:16|. And as in sacrificing, wine was poured at the foot of the altar, so he was willing that his blood should be poured out. The expression well agrees with that kind of martyrdom by which he was afterwards offered up to God.

2:18 Congratulate me - When I am offered up.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 2:16


Php 2:16 Holding forth the word of life. Always preaching Christ in word, in life, and in deed. That was their work. Unless they did this they were a failure. That I may rejoice. Unless they had done so he would be made to feel, in the day of Christ, the day of accounts, that his labor at Philippi was in vain.

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