Parallel Verses

Amplified

And this I pray: that your love may abound yet more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight [that your love may display itself in greater depth of acquaintance and more comprehensive discernment],

New American Standard Bible

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,

King James Version

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

Holman Bible

And I pray this: that your love will keep on growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment,

International Standard Version

And this is my prayer, that your love will keep on growing more and more with full knowledge and insight,

A Conservative Version

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment

American Standard Version

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;

An Understandable Version

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.

Anderson New Testament

I also pray for this, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all understanding,

Bible in Basic English

And my prayer is that you may be increased more and more in knowledge and experience;

Common New Testament

And this is my prayer, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,

Daniel Mace New Testament

and the favour I ask of him is this, that your kindness to me may be crown'd with farther improvements in knowledge and all prudence;

Darby Translation

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in full knowledge and all intelligence,

Godbey New Testament

And I pray this, that your divine love may yet more and more abound in perfect knowledge and all understanding;

Goodspeed New Testament

And it is my prayer that your love may grow richer and richer in knowledge and perfect insight,

John Wesley New Testament

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more, in all knowledge and in all spiritual sense,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And this I pray that your charity may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all perception,

Julia Smith Translation

And this I prey, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all intelligence;

King James 2000

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

Lexham Expanded Bible

And this I pray: that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,

Modern King James verseion

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in full knowledge and in all perception;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And this I pray, that your love may increase more and more in knowledge, and in all feeling,

Moffatt New Testament

And it is my prayer that your love may be more and more rich in knowledge and all manner of insight, enabling you to have a sense of what is vital,

Montgomery New Testament

And it is my prayer that your love may abound yet more and more in intelligence and insight

NET Bible

And I pray this, that your love may abound even more and more in knowledge and every kind of insight

New Heart English Bible

This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;

Noyes New Testament

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all discernment;

Sawyer New Testament

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all understanding,

The Emphasized Bible

And, this, I pray - that, your love, may be, yet more and more, pre-eminent in personal knowledge and all perception,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all understanding;

Twentieth Century New Testament

And what I pray for is this--that your love may grow yet stronger and stronger, with increasing knowledge and all discernment,

Webster

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

Weymouth New Testament

And it is my prayer that your love may be more and more accompanied by clear knowledge and keen perception, for testing things that differ,

Williams New Testament

And it is my prayer that your love may overflow still more and more, directed by fuller knowledge and keener insight,

World English Bible

This I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;

Worrell New Testament

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in full knowledge and all discernment;

Worsley New Testament

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all discernment;

Youngs Literal Translation

and this I pray, that your love yet more and more may abound in full knowledge, and all judgment,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

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

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

I pray
προσεύχομαι 
Proseuchomai 
Usage: 61

ἵνα 
Hina 
that, to,
Usage: 472

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

G26
ἀγάπη 
Agape 
Usage: 105

περισσεύω 
Perisseuo 
Usage: 31

yet
ἔτι 
Eti 
Usage: 75

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66
Usage: 66

and



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

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

ἐπίγνωσις 
Epignosis 
Usage: 20

in all
πᾶς 
Pas 
Usage: 704

Devotionals

Devotionals about Philippians 1:9

Images Philippians 1:9

Context Readings

Prayer For Spiritual Maturity

8 For God is my witness how I long for and pursue you all with love, in the tender mercy of Christ Jesus [Himself]! 9 And this I pray: that your love may abound yet more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight [that your love may display itself in greater depth of acquaintance and more comprehensive discernment], 10 So that you may surely learn to sense what is vital, and approve and prize what is excellent and of real value [recognizing the highest and the best, and distinguishing the moral differences], and that you may be untainted and pure and unerring and blameless [so that with hearts sincere and certain and unsullied, you may approach] the day of Christ [not stumbling nor causing others to stumble].


Cross References

1 Thessalonians 3:12

And may the Lord make you to increase and excel and overflow in love for one another and for all people, just as we also do for you,

Colossians 1:9

For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [ special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [ in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things -- "

Colossians 3:10

And have clothed yourselves with the new [spiritual self], which is [ever in the process of being] renewed and remolded into [fuller and more perfect knowledge upon] knowledge after the image (the likeness) of Him Who created it.

2 Thessalonians 1:3

We ought and indeed are obligated [as those in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing exceedingly and the love of every one of you each toward the others is increasing and abounds.

2 Thessalonians 1:3

We ought and indeed are obligated [as those in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing exceedingly and the love of every one of you each toward the others is increasing and abounds.

1 Peter 1:22

Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.

2 Peter 1:5-6

For this very reason, adding your diligence [to the divine promises], employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue (excellence, resolution, Christian energy), and in [exercising] virtue [develop] knowledge (intelligence),

2 Corinthians 8:7

Now as you abound and excel and are at the front in everything -- "in faith, in expressing yourselves, in knowledge, in all zeal, and in your love for us -- "[see to it that you come to the front now and] abound and excel in this gracious work [of almsgiving] also.

1 Thessalonians 4:9-10

But concerning brotherly love [for all other Christians], you have no need to have anyone write you, for you yourselves have been [personally] taught by God to love one another.

Job 17:9

Yet shall the righteous (those upright and in right standing with God) hold to their ways, and he who has clean hands shall grow stronger and stronger.

1 Corinthians 14:20

Brethren, do not be children [immature] in your thinking; continue to be babes in [matters of] evil, but in your minds be mature [men].

Ephesians 5:17

Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.

Philippians 3:15-16

So let those [of us] who are spiritually mature and full-grown have this mind and hold these convictions; and if in any respect you have a different attitude of mind, God will make that clear to you also.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

Furthermore, brethren, we beg and admonish you in [virtue of our union with] the Lord Jesus, that [you follow the instructions which] you learned from us about how you ought to walk so as to please and gratify God, as indeed you are doing, [and] that you do so even more and more abundantly [attaining yet greater perfection in living this life].

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for full-grown men, for those whose senses and mental faculties are trained by practice to discriminate and distinguish between what is morally good and noble and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law.

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah). To Him [be] glory (honor, majesty, and splendor) both now and to the day of eternity. Amen (so be it)!

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the [uncompromisingly] just and righteous is like the light of dawn, that shines more and more (brighter and clearer) until [it reaches its full strength and glory in] the perfect day [to be prepared].

Matthew 13:31-33

Another story by way of comparison He set forth before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field.

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