Philippians 2:16
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English Standard Version
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.

King James Bible
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.

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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Holding forth the word of life to my glory in the day of Christ, because I have not run in vain, nor laboured in vain.

English Revised 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 labour in vain.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Philippians 2:16 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Holding forth (ἐπέχοντες)

The verb means literally to hold upon or apply. Hence to fix attention upon, as Luke 14:7; Acts 3:5; 1 Timothy 4:16. In Acts 19:22, stayed: where the idea at bottom is the same - kept to. So in Sept., Job 27:8, of setting the heart on gain. Job 30:26, "fixed my mind on good." In Genesis 8:10, of Noah waiting. In classical Greek, to hold out, present, as to offer wine to a guest or the breast to an infant. Also to stop, keep down, confine, cease. Here in the sense of presenting or offering, as A.V. and Rev. holding forth.

That I may rejoice (εἰς καύχημα ἐμοὶ)

Lit., for a cause of glorying unto me.

In the day of Christ (εἰς ἡμέραν Χριστοῦ)

Lit., against the day, as Philippians 1:10. The phrase day of Christ is peculiar to this epistle. The usual expression is day of the Lord.

Have not run (οὐκ ἔδραμον)

Rev., better, did not run. Aorist tense. Ignatius writes to Polycarp to ordain some one "beloved and unwearied, who may be styled God's courier" (θεοδρόμος. To Polycarp, 7).

Philippians 2:16 Parallel Commentaries

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Holding.

Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent...

Psalm 40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: see, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, you know.

Psalm 71:17 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and till now have I declared your wondrous works.

Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak you in light: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you on the housetops.

Luke 12:8 Also I say to you, Whoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:

Romans 10:8-16 But what said it? The word is near you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach...

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is thirsty come. And whoever will...

the word.

John 6:63,68 It is the spirit that vivifies; the flesh profits nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life...

Acts 13:26 Men and brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and whoever among you fears God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

2 Timothy 2:15-17 Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth...

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword...

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and stays for ever.

1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked on...

that I may.

Philippians 1:26 That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.

2 Corinthians 1:14 As also you have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as you also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

that I have.

Isaiah 49:4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD...

1 Corinthians 9:26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beats the air:

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles...

Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you...

Cross References
Isaiah 49:4
But I said, "I have labored in vain; I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the LORD, and my recompense with my God."

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

Galatians 2:2
I went up because of a revelation and set before them (though privately before those who seemed influential) the gospel that I proclaim among the Gentiles, in order to make sure I was not running or had not run in vain.

Galatians 4:11
I am afraid I may have labored over you in vain.

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

Philippians 1:26
so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.

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