Parallel Verses

Amplified

Holding out [to it] and offering [to all men] the Word of Life, so that in the day of Christ I may have something of which exultantly to rejoice and glory in that I did not run my race in vain or spend my labor to no purpose.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

Hold firmly to the message of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn’t run or labor for nothing.

International Standard Version

as you hold firmly to the word of life. Then I will be proud when the Messiah returns that I did not run in vain or work hard in vain.

A Conservative Version

Holding firm the word of life, for a boast by me in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.

American Standard Version

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.

An Understandable Version

as you hold out [i.e., offer to people] the message of [never ending] life. Then I will have something to boast about on the day of Christ's [return, See 1:6], that I had not run the race for nothing nor had worked for nothing.

Anderson New Testament

holding forth the word of life, that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain, nor labor in vain.

Bible in Basic English

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.

Common New Testament

holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Daniel Mace New Testament

you, who display the doctrine of eternal life) that in the day of Christ I may have the satisfaction of not having pursued my laborious course in vain.

Darby Translation

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.

Godbey New Testament

having the word of life; unto my boasting in the day of Christ, because I did not run in vain, neither did I labor in vain.

Goodspeed New Testament

offering men the message of life. Then I will have reason to boast of you on the Day of Christ, because my exertion and labor have not been wasted.

John Wesley New Testament

Holding fast the word of life, that I may glory in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

holding fast the word of life, that I may glory in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

Julia Smith Translation

Holding on to the word of life; for boasting to me in the day of Christ, for I ran not in vain, nor was I wearied in vain.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

holding fast to the word of life, for a source of pride to me in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Modern King James verseion

holding forth the Word of Life, so that I may rejoice with you in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain nor labored in vain.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

holding fast the word of life, unto my rejoicing in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither have laboured in vain.

Moffatt New Testament

hold fast the word of life, so that I can be proud of you on the Day of Christ, because I have not run or worked for nothing.

Montgomery New Testament

holding out a message of life. Thus it will be my boast at the day of Christ that I have not run in vain, or toiled for nothing.

NET Bible

by holding on to the word of life so that on the day of Christ I will have a reason to boast that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.

New Heart English Bible

holding up the word of life; that I may have something to boast in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain nor labor in vain.

Noyes New Testament

holding forth the word of life, that I may have whereof to boast against the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain, or labor in vain.

Sawyer New Testament

holding fast the word of life, for my glorying in the day of Christ, that I did not run in vain, nor labor in vain.

The Emphasized Bible

A word of light, holding forth, - as a matter of boasting unto me, for the day of Christ, - that, not in vain, I ran, nor, in vain, I toiled: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

holding up the word of life, that I may glory in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, nor laboured in vain.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Offering to men the Message of Life; and then I shall be able at the Day of Christ to boast that I did not run my course for nothing, or toil for nothing.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

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.

Williams New Testament

to hold up the message of life. That will give me ground for boasting on the day of Christ, because neither my career nor my labor has been a failure.

World English 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.

Worrell New Testament

holding forth the word of life, for an occasion of glorying to me at the day of Christ, that I ran not in vain, neither labored in vain.

Worsley New Testament

exhibiting the word of life; to my rejoicing in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, nor laboured in vain.

Youngs Literal Translation

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;

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐπέχω 
Epecho 
Usage: 5

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

of life
ζωή 
Zoe 
Usage: 88

εἰς 
Eis 
ὅτι 
Hoti 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
that, for, because, how that, how,
Usage: 1267
Usage: 764

I
ἐμοί 
Emoi 
me, I, mine, my, 9
Usage: 58

καύχημα 
Kauchema 
Usage: 11

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

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

of Christ
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

I have
τρέχω 
Trecho 
Usage: 19

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

run
τρέχω 
Trecho 
Usage: 19

κενός 
Kenos 
Usage: 15

οὐδέ 
Oude 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
Usage: 83

κοπιάω 
Kopiao 
Usage: 17

Devotionals

Devotionals about Philippians 2:16

References

Easton

Fausets

Images Philippians 2:16

Prayers for Philippians 2:16

Context Readings

Holding Fast To The Word Of Life

15 That you may show yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish (faultless, unrebukable) in the midst of a crooked and wicked generation [spiritually perverted and perverse], among whom you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining out clearly) in the [dark] world, 16 Holding out [to it] and offering [to all men] the Word of Life, so that in the day of Christ I may have something of which exultantly to rejoice and glory in that I did not run my race in vain or spend my labor to no purpose. 17 Even if [my lifeblood] must be poured out as a libation on the sacrificial offering of your faith [to God], still I am glad [to do it] and congratulate you all on [your share in] it.


Cross References

Galatians 2:2

I went because it was specially and divinely revealed to me that I should go, and I put before them the Gospel [declaring to them that] which I preach among the Gentiles. However, [I presented the matter] privately before those of repute, [for I wanted to make certain, by thus at first confining my communication to this private conference] that I was not running or had not run in vain [guarding against being discredited either in what I was planning to do or had already done].

Psalm 71:17

O God, You have taught me from my youth, and hitherto have I declared Your wondrous works.

2 Corinthians 1:14

[Just] as you have [already] partially known and understood and acknowledged us and recognized that you can [honestly] be proud of us, even as we [can be proud] of you on the day of our Lord Jesus.

Galatians 4:11

I am alarmed [about you], lest I have labored among and over you to no purpose and in vain.

1 Thessalonians 2:19

For what is our hope or happiness or our victor's wreath of exultant triumph when we stand in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? Is it not you?

1 Thessalonians 3:5

That is the reason that, when I could bear [the suspense] no longer, I sent that I might learn [how you were standing the strain, and the endurance of] your faith, [for I was fearful] lest somehow the tempter had tempted you and our toil [among you should prove to] be fruitless and to no purpose.

Psalm 40:9

I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly [tidings of uprightness and right standing with God]. Behold, I have not restrained my lips, as You know, O Lord.

Isaiah 49:4

Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and in empty futility; yet surely my right is with the Lord, and my recompense is with my God.

Matthew 10:27

What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops.

Luke 12:8

And I tell you, Whoever declares openly [speaking out freely] and confesses that he is My worshiper and acknowledges Me before men, the Son of Man also will declare and confess and acknowledge him before the angels of God.

John 6:63

It is the Spirit Who gives life [He is the Life-giver]; the flesh conveys no benefit whatever [there is no profit in it]. The words (truths) that I have been speaking to you are spirit and life.

John 6:68

Simon Peter answered, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words (the message) of eternal life.

Acts 13:26

Brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and all those others among you who reverence and fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation [the salvation obtained through Jesus Christ].

Romans 10:8-16

But what does it say? The Word (God's message in Christ) is near you, on your lips and in your heart; that is, the Word (the message, the basis and object) of faith which we preach,

1 Corinthians 9:26

Therefore I do not run uncertainly (without definite aim). I do not box like one beating the air and striking without an adversary.

Philippians 1:26-27

So that in me you may have abundant cause for exultation and glorying in Christ Jesus, through my coming to you again.

2 Timothy 2:15-17

Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.

Hebrews 4:12

For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.

1 Peter 1:23

You have been regenerated (born again), not from a mortal origin ( seed, sperm), but from one that is immortal by the ever living and lasting Word of God.

1 John 1:1

[We are writing] about the Word of Life [ in] Him Who existed from the beginning, Whom we have heard, Whom we have seen with our [own] eyes, Whom we have gazed upon [for ourselves] and have touched with our [own] hands.

Revelation 22:17

The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.

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