Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 so that you may be blameless and innocent, God's children without any faults among a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world 16 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. 17 Yet even if I am being poured out like an offering as part of the sacrifice and service I offer for your faith, I rejoice, and I share my joy with all of you.


Cross References

Galatians 2:2

I went in response to a revelation, and in a private meeting with the reputed leaders, I explained to them the gospel that I'm proclaiming to the gentiles. I did this because I was afraid that I was running or had run my life's race for nothing.

Psalm 71:17

God, you taught me from my youth, so I am still declaring your awesome deeds.

2 Corinthians 1:14

just as you have already understood us partially, so that on the Day of our Lord Jesus we can be your reason to boast, even as you are ours.

Galatians 4:11

I am afraid for you! I don't want my work for you to have been wasted!

1 Thessalonians 2:19

After all, who is our hope, joy, or reason for rejoicing in the presence of our Lord Jesus at his coming? It is you, isn't it?

1 Thessalonians 3:5

But when I could stand it no longer, I sent Timothy to find out about your faith. I was afraid that the tempter had tempted you in some way, and that our work had been a waste of time.

Psalm 40:9

In the great congregation I have proclaimed the righteous good news. Behold, I did not seal my lips, LORD, as you know.

Isaiah 49:4

"I said: "I've labored for nothing. I've exhausted my strength on futility and on emptiness.' Yet surely my recompense is with the LORD, and my reward is with my God.

Matthew 10:27

What I tell you in darkness you must speak in the daylight, and what is whispered in your ear you must shout from the housetops.

Luke 12:8

"But I tell you, the Son of Man will acknowledge before God's angels everyone who acknowledges me before people.

John 6:63

It's the Spirit who gives life; the flesh accomplishes nothing. The words that I've spoken to you are spirit and life.

John 6:68

Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life.

Acts 13:26

"My brothers, descendants of Abraham's family, and those among you who fear God, it is to us that the message of this salvation has been sent.

Romans 10:8-16

But what does it say? "The message is near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart." This is the message about faith that we are proclaiming:

1 Corinthians 9:26

That is the way I run, with a clear goal in mind. That is the way I fight, not like someone shadow boxing.

Philippians 1:26-27

Then your rejoicing in the Messiah Jesus will increase along with mine when I visit with you again.

2 Timothy 2:15-17

Do your best to present yourself to God as an approved worker who has nothing to be ashamed of, handling the word of truth with precision.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow, as it judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart.

1 Peter 1:23

For you have been born again, not by a seed that perishes but by one that cannot perish by the living and everlasting word of God.

1 John 1:1

What existed from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we observed and touched with our own hands this is the Word of life!

Revelation 22:17

The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" Let everyone who hears this say, "Come!" Let everyone who is thirsty come! Let anyone who wants the water of life take it as a gift!

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