Parallel Verses

Amplified

Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of 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.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in humility let each esteem 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 --

Verse Picture

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 Fill up and complete my joy by living in harmony and being of the same mind and one in purpose, having the same love, being in full accord and of one harmonious mind and intention. 3 Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves]. 4 Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but also each for the interests of others.


Cross References

Romans 12:10

Love one another with brotherly affection [as members of one family], giving precedence and showing honor to one another.

Ephesians 5:21

Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

Galatians 5:26

Let us not become vainglorious and self-conceited, competitive and challenging and provoking and irritating to one another, envying and being jealous of one another.

Ephesians 4:2

Living as becomes you] with complete lowliness of mind (humility) and meekness (unselfishness, gentleness, mildness), with patience, bearing with one another and making allowances because you love one another.

1 Peter 5:5

Likewise, you who are younger and of lesser rank, be subject to the elders (the ministers and spiritual guides of the church) -- "[giving them due respect and yielding to their counsel]. Clothe (apron) yourselves, all of you, with humility [as the garb of a servant, so that its covering cannot possibly be stripped from you, with freedom from pride and arrogance] toward one another. For God sets Himself against the proud (the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptuous, the boastful) -- "[and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them], but gives grace (favor, blessing) to the humble.

Luke 14:7-11

Now He told a parable to those who were invited, [when] He noticed how they were selecting the places of honor, saying to them,

Luke 18:14

I tell you, this man went down to his home justified (forgiven and made upright and in right standing with God), rather than the other man; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.

1 Corinthians 3:3

For you are still [unspiritual, having the nature] of the flesh [under the control of ordinary impulses]. For as long as [there are] envying and jealousy and wrangling and factions among you, are you not unspiritual and of the flesh, behaving yourselves after a human standard and like mere (unchanged) men?

1 Timothy 6:4

He is puffed up with pride and stupefied with conceit, [although he is] woefully ignorant. He has a morbid fondness for controversy and disputes and strife about words, which result in (produce) envy and jealousy, quarrels and dissension, abuse and insults and slander, and base suspicions,

James 3:14-16

But if you have bitter jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry, selfish ambition) in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance of and false to the Truth.

James 4:5-6

Or do you suppose that the Scripture is speaking to no purpose that says, The Spirit Whom He has caused to dwell in us yearns over us and He yearns for the Spirit [to be welcome] with a jealous love?

Proverbs 13:10

By pride and insolence comes only contention, but with the well-advised is skillful and godly Wisdom.

Romans 13:13

Let us live and conduct ourselves honorably and becomingly as in the [open light of] day, not in reveling (carousing) and drunkenness, not in immorality and debauchery (sensuality and licentiousness), not in quarreling and jealousy.

1 Corinthians 15:9

For I am the least [worthy] of the apostles, who am not fit or deserving to be called an apostle, because I once wronged and pursued and molested the church of God [oppressing it with cruelty and violence].

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am fearful that somehow or other I may come and find you not as I desire to find you, and that you may find me too not as you want to find me -- "that perhaps there may be factions (quarreling), jealousy, temper (wrath, intrigues, rivalry, divided loyalties), selfishness, whispering, gossip, arrogance (self-assertion), and disorder among you.

Galatians 5:15

But if you bite and devour one another [in partisan strife], be careful that you [and your whole fellowship] are not consumed by one another.

Galatians 5:20-21

Idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies),

Philippians 1:15-17

Some, it is true, [actually] preach Christ (the Messiah) [for no better reason than] out of envy and rivalry (party spirit), but others are doing so out of a loyal spirit and goodwill.

Philippians 2:14

Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining [ against God] and questioning and doubting [among yourselves],

Colossians 3:8

But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips!

1 Peter 2:1-2

So be done with every trace of wickedness (depravity, malignity) and all deceit and insincerity (pretense, hypocrisy) and grudges (envy, jealousy) and slander and evil speaking of every kind.

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