Philippians 1:10
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English Standard Version
so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,

King James Bible
That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;

American Standard Version
so that ye may approve the things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and void of offence unto the day of Christ;

Douay-Rheims Bible
That you may approve the better things, that you may be sincere and without offence unto the day of Christ,

English Revised Version
so that ye may approve the things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and void of offence unto the day of Christ;

Webster's Bible Translation
That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ;

Weymouth New Testament
so that you may be men of transparent character, and may be blameless, in preparation for the day of Christ,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Approve (δοκιμάζειν)

Sanction on test. See on 1 Peter 1:7.

Things which are excellent (τὰ διαφέροντα)

Unnecessary difficulty has been made in the explanation of this phrase. Love displays itself in knowledge and discernment. In proportion as it abounds it sharpens the moral perceptions for the discernment of what is best. The passage is on the line of 1 Corinthians 12:31, "Covet earnestly the best gifts," and the "more excellent way" to attain these gifts is love (1 Corinthians 13:1-13). See on Romans 2:18, where the same phrase occurs, but with a different meaning. Some explain things which are morally different.

Sincere (εἱλικρινεῖς)

See on pure, 2 Peter 3:1.

Without offense (ἀπρόσκοποι)

See on Acts 24:16. It may be explained, not stumbling, or not causing others to stumble, as 1 Corinthians 10:32. Both senses may be included. If either is to be preferred it is the former, since the whole passage contemplates their inward state rather than their relations to men.

Till the day, etc. (εἰς)

Rev., unto. Better, against; with a view to.

Philippians 1:10 Parallel Commentaries

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ye.

Isaiah 7:15,16 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good...

Amos 5:14,15 Seek good, and not evil, that you may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as you have spoken...

Micah 3:2 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;

John 3:20 For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Romans 2:18 And know his will, and approve the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;

Romans 7:16,22 If then I do that which I would not, I consent to the law that it is good...

Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Romans 12:2,9 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good...

approve things that are excellent. or, try things that differ.

Job 12:11 Does not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?

Job 34:3 For the ear tries words, as the mouth tastes meat.

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good...

2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ...

Ephesians 5:10 Proving what is acceptable to the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Hebrews 5:12-14 For when for the time you ought to be teachers...

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God...

Revelation 2:2 I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and how you can not bear them which are evil...

that ye may be.

Philippians 1:16 The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:

Genesis 20:5 Said he not to me, She is my sister? and she, even she herself said, He is my brother...

Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth...

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offense toward God, and toward men.

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

2 Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.

Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

*marg:

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing...

Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before God, even our Father...

1 Thessalonians 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly...

without.

Matthew 16:23 But he turned, and said to Peter, Get you behind me, Satan: you are an offense to me: for you mind not the things that be of God...

Matthew 18:6,7 But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me...

Matthew 26:33 Peter answered and said to him, Though all men shall be offended because of you, yet will I never be offended.

Romans 14:20,21 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eats with offense...

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned...

1 Corinthians 8:13 Why, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world stands, lest I make my brother to offend.

1 Corinthians 10:32 Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

2 Corinthians 6:3 Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

Galatians 5:11 And I, brothers, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offense of the cross ceased.

1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before God, even our Father...

till. See on

1 Corinthians 1:8 Who shall also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Cross References
Romans 2:18
and know his will and approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law;

1 Corinthians 1:8
who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Philippians 1:6
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Philippians 2:16
holding fast to 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.

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