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 2:3

  • Get off your high horse often enough that others too can ride, being willing to walk and follow. Esteem every person greater than oneself.
  • We do not want to draw undue attention to ourselves, but strive to have a humble attitude.
  • Isen Oommen for verse 3
    When I look at churches ,now a days,they conduct a lot of competitions like musical competitions,speeches,quizzes etc etc and rank people 1,2,3 etc.In the light of Phil 2:3 they are all vain glories.These competitions are not producing fruit of spirit rather work of flesh

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