Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

in nothing according to selfish ambition or empty conceit, but in humility considering each other surpassing yourselves.

New American Standard Bible

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;

King James Version

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Holman Bible

Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves.

International Standard Version

Do not act out of selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility think of others as being better than yourselves.

American Standard Version

doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself;

Amplified

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves.

An Understandable Version

Do not do anything from rivalry or from empty conceit, but in humility, consider others better than yourselves.

Anderson New Testament

doing nothing in strife and vain glory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

Bible in Basic English

Doing nothing through envy or through pride, but with low thoughts of self let everyone take others to be better than himself;

Common New Testament

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Do nothing out of a spirit of contention, or for vain-glory, but modestly look upon others as if they were better than yourselves.

Darby Translation

let nothing be in the spirit of strife or vain glory, but, in lowliness of mind, each esteeming the other as more excellent than themselves;

Godbey New Testament

that nothing is to be according to self-seeking nor according to vain glory, but in humility esteeming one another better than yourselves;

Goodspeed New Testament

Do not act for selfish ends or from vanity, but modestly treat one another as your superiors.

John Wesley New Testament

Do nothing through strife or vain-glory, but in lowliness of mind, esteem each the others better than themselves.

Julia Smith Translation

Nothing by hired labor, or vainglory; but in lowliness the leaders hold each other above themselves.

King James 2000

Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[Do] nothing according to selfish ambition or according to empty conceit, but in humility considering one another better than yourselves,

Modern King James verseion

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that nothing be done through strife or vain glory, but that in meekness of mind every man esteem others better than himself,

Moffatt New Testament

never acting for private ends or from vanity, but humbly considering each other the better man,

Montgomery New Testament

Do nothing out of strife, nothing out of vanity, but let each one in true humility consider the others to be of more account than himself.

NET Bible

Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself.

New Heart English Bible

doing nothing through rivalry or through conceit, but in humility, each counting others better than himself;

Noyes New Testament

doing nothing in the spirit of faction, or in the spirit of vainglory, but in humility esteeming others as better than yourselves;

Sawyer New Testament

Do nothing in strife or vain glory, but in humility let each esteem others better than himself,

The Emphasized Bible

Nothing by way of faction, nothing by way of vain-glory, - but, in lowliness of mind, accounting, one another, superior to yourselves, -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Let nothing be done contentiously or vain-gloriously; but in humility reckoning others superior to yourselves.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Nothing should be done in a factious spirit or from vanity, but each of you should with all humility regard others as of more account than himself,

Webster

Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Weymouth New Testament

Do nothing in a spirit of factiousness or of vainglory, but, with true humility, let every one regard the rest as being of more account than himself;

Williams New Testament

Stop acting from motives of selfish strife or petty ambition, but in humility practice treating one another as your superiors.

World English Bible

doing nothing through rivalry or through conceit, but in humility, each counting others better than himself;

Worrell New Testament

doing nothing through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind, each esteeming others better than himself;

Worsley New Testament

Do nothing through strife or vain-glory, but in lowliness of mind each esteeming others better than themselves.

Youngs Literal Translation

nothing in rivalry or vain-glory, but in humility of mind one another counting more excellent than yourselves --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man, nothing, no, none, not, anything,
Usage: 79

κατά 
Kata 
according to, after, against, in, by, daily , as,
Usage: 428

ἐριθεία 
Eritheia 
Usage: 7

or
ἤ 
or, than, either, or else, nor, not tr,
Usage: 199

κενοδοξία 
Kenodoxia 
Usage: 1

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

in lowliness of mind
ταπεινοφροσύνη 
Tapeinophrosune 
Usage: 7

let
ἡγέομαι 
hegeomai 
Usage: 27

ἀλλήλων 
Allelon 
Usage: 85

ἡγέομαι 
hegeomai 
Usage: 27

ἀλλήλων 
Allelon 
Usage: 85

ὑπερέχω 
Huperecho 
Usage: 5

Devotionals

Devotionals about Philippians 2:3

Images Philippians 2:3

Prayers for Philippians 2:3

Context Readings

Humility And Unity

2 fulfill my joy, that ye may think the same way, having the same love, being knit in soul, thinking in oneness, 3 in nothing according to selfish ambition or empty conceit, but in humility considering each other surpassing yourselves. 4 Look ye out (each man) not to things of yourselves, but each man also to the things of others.


Cross References

Romans 12:10

with brotherly love toward each other, affectionate, leading each other in recognition,

Ephesians 5:21

submitting yourselves to each other in the fear of Christ.

Galatians 5:26

Let us not become conceited, provoking each other, envying each other.

Ephesians 4:2

with all humility and mildness, with longsuffering, forbearing each other in love.

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise younger men should be subordinate to the elder men. And all being subordinate to each other, clothe yourselves with humility, because God sets himself against the haughty, but gives grace to the lowly.

Luke 14:7-11

And he spoke a parable to those who were invited when he noticed how they chose out the chief places, saying to them,

Luke 18:14

I say to you, this man went down to his house justified rather than that man. Because every man who lifts himself up will be made lower, and he who makes himself lower will be lifted up.

1 Corinthians 3:3

for ye are still carnal. For whereas among you is envy and strife and divisions, are ye not carnal and walk according to man?

1 Timothy 6:4

he is puffed up, understanding nothing, but doting about disputes and word controversies, from which develop envy, strife, revilings, evil surmisings,

James 3:14-16

But if ye have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not boast, and do not lie against the truth.

James 4:5-6

Or think ye that the scripture says vainly, The spirit that he caused to dwell in us yearns with jealousy?

Proverbs 13:10

Through pride a vain man causes contention, but wisdom is with the well-advised.

Romans 13:13

Let us walk decently as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in beddings and wantonness, not in strife and envy.

1 Corinthians 15:9

For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I fear lest somehow, having come, I may find you not such as I want, and I may be found by you such as ye do not want, lest somehow there be strifes, envyings, wraths, selfish ambitions, slanderings, whisperings, puffings up, t

Galatians 5:15

But if ye bite and devour each other, watch out that ye be not consumed by each other.

Galatians 5:20-21

idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strifes, jealousies, wraths, selfish ambitions, dissentions, factions,

Philippians 1:15-17

Actually some also preach the Christ because of envy and strife, and some also because of good-will.

Philippians 2:14

Do all things without grumblings and arguments,

Colossians 3:8

But now ye also, put off all these things: anger, wrath, wickedness, reviling, filthy speaking out of your mouth.

1 Peter 2:1-2

Therefore, having put off all evil and all deceit and hypocrisies and envies and all evil speaking,

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