Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

Then you will be able to approve of [only] what is best and be sincere and without just blame on the day of Christ's [return],

New American Standard Bible

so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

so that you can approve the things that are superior and can be pure and blameless in the day of Christ,

International Standard Version

so that you may be able to choose what is best and be pure and blameless until the day when the Messiah returns,

A Conservative Version

for you to examine the things that are significant. So that ye may be tested by sunlight and not stumbling toward the day of Christ,

American Standard Version

so that ye may approve the things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and void of offence unto the day of Christ;

Amplified

so that you may learn to recognize and treasure what is excellent [identifying the best, and distinguishing moral differences], and that you may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ [actually living lives that lead others away from sin];

Anderson New Testament

in order that you may distinguish things that differ, to the end that you may be pure and blameless till the day of Christ,

Bible in Basic English

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

Common New Testament

so that you may approve what is excellent, and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ;

Daniel Mace New Testament

that being capable to distinguish what is best, you may remain stedfastly sincere until the day of Christ,

Darby Translation

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,

Godbey New Testament

in order that you may distinguish those things which differ; that you may be pure and without offence in the day of Christ;

Goodspeed New Testament

so that you may have a sense of what is vital, and may be men of transparent character and blameless life, in preparation for the Day of Christ,

John Wesley New Testament

That ye may try the things that are excellent, that ye may be sincere and without offence unto the day of Christ,

Julia Smith Translation

For you to try things differing; that ye may be pure and not stumbling to the day of Christ;

King James 2000

That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ;

Lexham Expanded Bible

so that you may approve what is superior, in order that you may be sincere and blameless in the day of Christ,

Modern King James verseion

that you may distinguish between things that differ, that you may be sincere and without offense until the day of Jesus Christ,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that ye might accept things most excellent, that ye might be pure and such as should hurt no man's conscience, until the day of Christ;

Moffatt New Testament

so that you may be transparent and no harm to anyone in view of the day of Christ,

Montgomery New Testament

for testing things that differ, so that you may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ,

NET Bible

so that you can decide what is best, and thus be sincere and blameless for the day of Christ,

New Heart English Bible

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

Noyes New Testament

so that ye may approve the things that are most excellent, in order that ye may be pure and without offence against the day of Christ,

Sawyer New Testament

that you may prove the excellent, that you may be without fault and without offense in the day of Christ,

The Emphasized Bible

To the end ye may be putting to the test the things that differ, in order that ye may be incorrupt and may give no occasion of stumbling, unto the day of Christ,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

that ye may prove the things that are excellent, in order that ye may be sincere and without offence unto the day of Christ;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Until you are able to appreciate all moral distinctions. And I pray, too, that you may be kept pure and blameless against the Day of Christ,

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

so that you may always approve the better things, and be men of transparent character and blameless life,

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

so that ye may approve the things that are excellent; that ye may be pure and without offense to the day of Christ;

Worsley New Testament

that ye may try things that differ, that ye may be sincere and without offence until the day of Christ;

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

ye
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

διαφέρω 
Diaphero 
Usage: 8

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ye may be
ὦ 
be, may be, should be, is, might be, were, not tr,
Usage: 41

εἰλικρινής 
heilikrines 
Usage: 2

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἀπρόσκοπος 
Aproskopos 
Usage: 3

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

the day
ἡμέρα 
hemera 
day, daily 9, time, not tr,
Usage: 287

Devotionals

Devotionals about Philippians 1:10

Images Philippians 1:10

Prayers for Philippians 1:10

Context Readings

Prayer For Spiritual Maturity

9 And I pray that your love may grow stronger and stronger, [along] with how much you know, and [that you may grow] in your ability to comprehend things. 10 Then you will be able to approve of [only] what is best and be sincere and without just blame on the day of Christ's [return], 11 having been full of qualities of righteousness, which come from Jesus Christ and produce honor and praise to God.


Cross References

1 Thessalonians 3:13

May the Lord strengthen your hearts so you will be [found] without just blame and holy, in the presence of our God and Father, when our Lord Jesus Christ returns with all of His holy ones [i.e., angels. See Mark 8:38; II Thess. 1:7].

Romans 12:2

And you people must not be conformed to [the values and standards of] this age, but you should become transformed [i.e., changed in attitude and action] by having your mind renewed [i.e., to think in a totally different way]. Then you will be able to determine [and practice] God's will, the thing that is good, and acceptable and perfect.

1 Corinthians 1:8

He will also make you stand firm [in the faith] to the end [of your lives], so that you will be [considered] without just blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ [returns].

Philippians 1:6

I am confident of this very thing, that God, who began something good among you, will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ's [return].

1 Thessalonians 5:23

And may God Himself, who gives peace, dedicate you completely, and may your spirit, soul and body [i.e., your entire person] be kept without just blame at [i.e., until] the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 24:16

So, for this reason I make every effort to have a clear conscience before God and men at all times.

Romans 2:18

if you know His will and have been taught by the law of Moses to [evaluate and] give approval to what is best;

Romans 2:18

if you know His will and have been taught by the law of Moses to [evaluate and] give approval to what is best;

Romans 2:18

if you know His will and have been taught by the law of Moses to [evaluate and] give approval to what is best;

Romans 2:18

if you know His will and have been taught by the law of Moses to [evaluate and] give approval to what is best;

Romans 2:18

if you know His will and have been taught by the law of Moses to [evaluate and] give approval to what is best;

Romans 2:18-16

if you know His will and have been taught by the law of Moses to [evaluate and] give approval to what is best;

Romans 2:18-15

if you know His will and have been taught by the law of Moses to [evaluate and] give approval to what is best;

Romans 2:18

if you know His will and have been taught by the law of Moses to [evaluate and] give approval to what is best;

Matthew 16:23

But Jesus turned to Peter and said, "Get away from me, Satan; you are causing a hindrance to me because you are not thinking about God's things but about men's."

Matthew 18:6-7

But that person who causes one of these little ones [i.e., humble followers of the Lord] who believes in me to be led astray [from God], he would have been better off to have had a huge millstone tied around his neck and dumped into a deep ocean [Note: This "millstone" was a heavy circular stone rolled over grain to crush it and was moved by an animal walking in a circle].

Matthew 26:33

Peter answered Him, "[Even] if everyone [else] has doubts about you, I never will."

John 1:47

[As] Jesus saw Nathaniel coming toward Him, He said [this] about him, "Look, [there is] a true Israelite, a completely honest man!"

John 3:20

For every person who practices evil things hates the light [of truth] and does not come to it, for fear of having his deeds exposed [as sinful].

Romans 7:16

But if I do what I do not want to, I agree with the law [which condemns such conduct] that it is good.

Romans 7:22

For in my heart I am delighted with God's law,

Romans 8:7

This is because the one whose mind is [controlled] by the flesh is an enemy of God; for he is not obedient to God's law, and in fact, cannot obey it.

Romans 12:9

Let [your] love be sincere. Hate whatever is evil. Cling to whatever is good.

Romans 14:20-21

Do not destroy God's work [i.e., someone's life] for the sake of something to eat. All foods are truly clean [ceremonially]; however, it is wrong for a person to eat something when it causes another person to fall [away from God].

Romans 16:17

Now I urge you, brothers, watch out for those who are causing divisions and occasions for falling [away from God over matters] contrary to the teaching you have learned, and withdraw from them [i.e., stop listening to their false teaching].

1 Corinthians 8:13

Therefore, if [eating certain] foods causes my brother to fall away [from God], I will never eat meat again, so I do not cause my brother to fall away.

1 Corinthians 10:32

Do not [do what could] cause Jews, Greeks [i.e., Gentiles] or the church of God to fall [away from God].

2 Corinthians 1:12

For this is what we boast of: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you, in holiness and godly sincerity, not with human wisdom, but with the favor of God.

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we [apostles] are not like so many people, who "peddle" God's message merely for profit [or, "who corrupt God's message"], but in Christ's [service] we proclaim the message from God with sincerity, [realizing we are] in the presence of God.

2 Corinthians 6:3

[We try] not to place an obstacle in anyone's way [i.e., to keep them from accepting the Gospel message], so that our ministry would not be blamed.

2 Corinthians 8:8

I am not saying this [to you] as a command, but by telling you how eager others are [to help], to find out how genuine your love is also.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

For such men are false apostles; they are deceitful workers, who disguise themselves as [true] apostles of Christ.

Galatians 5:11

But, brothers, if I were still preaching [that a person had] to be circumcised, why am I being persecuted? [Note: Paul's argument seems to be "I must not be preaching circumcision since I am being persecuted by those who believe in it"]. [If I preached that a person had to be circumcised] then my preaching that Christ died on the cross would not be such an offense [to those who believe in it].

Ephesians 4:15

But [instead], we should speak [and practice] truth in a loving way, so that we can, in all respects, grow up [spiritually] into [union with] Christ, who is the head [i.e., of His body, the church].

Ephesians 5:10

Then you will demonstrate [or, "learn about"] a life that is very pleasing to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:27

[This is] so He could present the church to Himself in all her splendor, without any kind of stain or wrinkle, but that she should be holy and without [moral] flaw.

Ephesians 6:24

May God's unearned favor be upon all of those [there] who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love.

Philippians 1:16

Those who do it out of love [for me] know that I am prepared to defend the Gospel [i.e., before government authorities].

1 Thessalonians 5:21

Put everything [i.e., speakers and their messages] to the test, [then] hold onto what is good.

Hebrews 5:12-14

For certainly enough time has elapsed so that [by now] you ought to be teachers, [but instead] you are in need of having someone teach you again the basic principles of God's message. You have become people who need "milk" and not "solid food." [Note: The fundamental truths of Christianity are here figuratively spoken of as "milk," while the more advanced teaching, such as Christ's priesthood being like Melchizedek's, is called "solid food"].

1 John 4:1

Loved ones, do not believe [the message of] every spirit [i.e., every person claiming to be a teacher], but test the spirits [i.e., require proof that they and their message are genuine] to see whether they represent God [or not], because many false prophets have begun circulating throughout the world.

Revelation 2:2

I know about your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. [I know] that you cannot tolerate wicked men and that you have tested those who call themselves apostles, but really are not, and found them to be liars.

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