Parallel Verses

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 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.

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.

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 that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world 16 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. 17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice together with all of you.


Cross References

Galatians 2:2

I went there because of a revelation and presented to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. But I did so only in a private meeting with the influential people, to make sure that I was not running -- or had not run -- in vain.

Psalm 71:17

O God, you have taught me since I was young, and I am still declaring your amazing deeds.

2 Corinthians 1:14

just as also you have partly understood us, that we are your source of pride just as you also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.

Galatians 4:11

I fear for you that my work for you may have been in vain.

1 Thessalonians 2:19

For who is our hope or joy or crown to boast of before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not of course you?

1 Thessalonians 3:5

So when I could bear it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter somehow tempted you and our toil had proven useless.

Psalm 40:9

I have told the great assembly about your justice. Look! I spare no words! O Lord, you know this is true.

Isaiah 49:4

But I thought, "I have worked in vain; I have expended my energy for absolutely nothing." But the Lord will vindicate me; my God will reward me.

Matthew 10:27

What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light, and what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the housetops.

Luke 12:8

"I tell you, whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before God's angels.

John 6:63

The Spirit is the one who gives life; human nature is of no help! The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.

John 6:68

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

Acts 13:26

Brothers, descendants of Abraham's family, and those Gentiles among you who fear God, the message of this salvation has been sent to us.

Romans 10:8-16

But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith that we preach),

1 Corinthians 9:26

So I do not run uncertainly or box like one who hits only air.

Philippians 1:26-27

so that what you can be proud of may increase because of me in Christ Jesus, when I come back to you.

2 Timothy 2:15-17

Make every effort to present yourself before God as a proven worker who does not need to be ashamed, teaching the message of truth accurately.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.

1 Peter 1:23

You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and enduring word of God.

1 John 1:1

This is what we proclaim to you: what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and our hands have touched (concerning the word of life --

Revelation 22:17

And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let the one who hears say: "Come!" And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wants it take the water of life free of charge.

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