Parallel Verses

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.

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 the message of life. Then I can boast in the day of Christ that I didn't run in vain 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 [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.

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 
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

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

Images Philippians 2:16

Context Readings

Holding Fast To The Word Of Life

15 that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as lights in the world, 16 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. 17 Yes, and if I am poured out on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice, and rejoice with you all.


Cross References

Galatians 2:2

I went up by revelation, and I explained to them the Good News which I proclaim among the Gentiles, but privately before those who were respected, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain.

Psalm 71:17

God, you have taught me from my youth. Until now, I have declared your wondrous works.

2 Corinthians 1:14

as also you acknowledged us in part, that we are your boasting, even as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.

Galatians 4:11

I am afraid for you, that I might have wasted my labor for you.

1 Thessalonians 2:19

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is not it even you, before our Lord Jesus at his coming?

1 Thessalonians 3:5

For this cause I also, when I could not stand it any longer, sent that I might know your faith, for fear that by any means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor would have been in vain.

Psalm 40:9

I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly. Behold, I will not seal my lips, LORD, you know.

Isaiah 49:4

But I said, "I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely the justice due to me is with the LORD, and my reward with my God."

Matthew 10:27

What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim on the housetops.

Luke 12:8

"I tell you, everyone who confesses me before men, him will the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God;

John 6:63

It is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak 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, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, the word of this salvation is sent out 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, which we proclaim:

1 Corinthians 9:26

I therefore run like that, as not uncertainly. I fight like that, as not beating the air,

Philippians 1:26-27

that your rejoicing may abound in Christ Jesus in me through my presence with you again.

2 Timothy 2:15-17

Do your best to present yourself approved by God, a workman who does not need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

1 Peter 1:23

having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding Word of God.

1 John 1:1

That which was from the beginning, that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we saw, and our hands touched, concerning the Word of life

Revelation 22:17

The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." He who hears, let him say, "Come." He who is thirsty, let him come. He who desires, let him take the water of life freely.



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