Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Amplified

holding out and offering to everyone the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to rejoice greatly because I did not run [my race] in vain nor labor without result.

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.

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.

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;

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 as to be blameless and innocent, faultless children of God in a crooked and perverse generation where you shine like stars in a dark world; 16 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. 17 Even if my life-blood has to be poured as a libation on the sacred sacrifice of faith you are offering to God, I rejoice, I congratulate you all ??18 and you in turn must rejoice and congratulate me.


Cross References

Galatians 2:2

(It was in consequence of a revelation that I went up at all.) I submitted the gospel I am in the habit of preaching to the Gentiles, submitting it privately to the authorities, to make sure that my course of action would be and had been sound.

Galatians 2:2

(It was in consequence of a revelation that I went up at all.) I submitted the gospel I am in the habit of preaching to the Gentiles, submitting it privately to the authorities, to make sure that my course of action would be and had been sound.

2 Corinthians 1:14

as you have partly understood the meaning of my life, namely that I am your source of pride (as you are mine) on the Day of our Lord Jesus.

Galatians 4:11

Why, you make me afraid I may have spent my labour on you for nothing!

1 Thessalonians 2:19

For who is our hope, our joy, our crown of pride (who but you?) in the presence of our Lord Jesus on his arrival?

1 Thessalonians 3:5

Well then, unable to bear it any longer, I sent to find out about your faith, in case the Tempter had tempted you and our labour had been thrown away.

1 Thessalonians 3:5

Well then, unable to bear it any longer, I sent to find out about your faith, in case the Tempter had tempted you and our labour had been thrown away.

1 Thessalonians 3:5

Well then, unable to bear it any longer, I sent to find out about your faith, in case the Tempter had tempted you and our labour had been thrown away.

Matthew 10:27

what I tell you in the dark, you must utter in the open, what you hear in a whisper you must proclaim on the housetop.

Luke 12:8

I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of man will acknowledge him before the angels of God;

John 6:63

What gives life is the Spirit: flesh is of no avail at all. The words I have uttered to you are spirit and life.

John 6:68

Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, who are we to go to? You have got words of eternal life,

Acts 13:26

Brothers, sons of Abraham's race and all among you who reverence God, the message of this salvation has been sent to us.

Romans 10:8-16

No, what it does say is this: ??The word is close to you, in your very mouth and in your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach).

1 Corinthians 9:26

Well, I run without swerving; I do not plant my blows upon the empty air ??27 no, I maul and master my body, in case, after preaching to other people, I am disqualified myself.

Philippians 1:26-27

Thus you will have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus over me ??over my return to you.

2 Timothy 2:15-17

Do your utmost to let God see that you at least are a sound workman, with no need to be ashamed of the way you handle the word of the Truth.

Hebrews 4:12

For the Logos of God is a living thing, active and more cutting than any sword with double edge, penetrating to the very division of soul and spirit, joints and marrow ??scrutinizing the very thoughts and conceptions of the heart.

1 Peter 1:23

You are born anew of immortal, not of mortal seed, by the living, lasting word of God;

1 John 1:1

It is of what existed from the very beginning, of what we heard, of what we saw, of what we witnessed and touched with our own hands, it is of the Logos of Life

Revelation 22:17

"Come," say the Spirit and the Bride: let the hearer too say, "Come"; and let the thirsty come, let anyone who desires it, take the water of Life without price.

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