Philippians 2:15
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New International Version
so that you may become blameless and pure, "children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation." Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky

New Living Translation
so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.

English Standard Version
that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

Berean Study Bible
so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world

Berean Literal Bible
so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God unblemished in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,

New American Standard Bible
so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,

King James Bible
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world.

International Standard Version
so that you may be blameless and innocent, God's children without any faults among a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world

NET Bible
so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without blemish though you live in a crooked and perverse society, in which you shine as lights in the world

New Heart English Bible
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,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That you would be perfect and without blemish as purified children of God who dwell in a hard and crooked generation, and appear among them as lights in the world.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then you will be blameless and innocent. You will be God's children without any faults among people who are crooked and corrupt. You will shine like stars among them in the world

New American Standard 1977
that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,

Jubilee Bible 2000
that ye may be blameless and innocent, children of God without rebuke in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world,

King James 2000 Bible
That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;

American King James Version
That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the middle of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;

American Standard Version
that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye are seen as lights in the world,

Douay-Rheims Bible
That you may be blameless, and sincere children of God, without reproof, in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation; among whom you shine as lights in the world.

Darby Bible Translation
that ye may be harmless and simple, irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation; among whom ye appear as lights in [the] world,

English Revised Version
that ye may be blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom ye are seen as lights in the world,

Webster's Bible Translation
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Weymouth New Testament
so that you may always prove yourselves to be blameless and spotless--irreproachable children of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as heavenly lights in the world,

World English Bible
that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you are seen as lights in the world,

Young's Literal Translation
that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God, unblemished in the midst of a generation crooked and perverse, among whom ye do appear as luminaries in the world,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:12-18 We must be diligent in the use of all the means which lead to our salvation, persevering therein to the end. With great care, lest, with all our advantages, we should come short. Work out your salvation, for it is God who worketh in you. This encourages us to do our utmost, because our labour shall not be in vain: we must still depend on the grace of God. The working of God's grace in us, is to quicken and engage our endeavours. God's good-will to us, is the cause of his good work in us. Do your duty without murmurings. Do it, and do not find fault with it. Mind your work, and do not quarrel with it. By peaceableness; give no just occasion of offence. The children of God should differ from the sons of men. The more perverse others are, the more careful we should be to keep ourselves blameless and harmless. The doctrine and example of consistent believers will enlighten others, and direct their way to Christ and holiness, even as the light-house warns mariners to avoid rocks, and directs their course into the harbour. Let us try thus to shine. The gospel is the word of life, it makes known to us eternal life through Jesus Christ. Running, denotes earnestness and vigour, continual pressing forward; labouring, denotes constancy, and close application. It is the will of God that believers should be much in rejoicing; and those who are so happy as to have good ministers, have great reason to rejoice with them.
Study Bible
Shining as Stars
14Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world 16as you hold forth the word of life, in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:5
"They have acted corruptly toward Him, They are not His children, because of their defect; But are a perverse and crooked generation.

Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.

Proverbs 8:8
"All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverted in them.

Daniel 6:4
Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.

Matthew 5:14
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.

Matthew 5:15
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.

Matthew 5:45
that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Luke 1:6
They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and decrees of the Lord.

Acts 2:40
With many other words he testified, and he urged them, "Be saved from this corrupt generation."

Ephesians 5:1
Be imitators of God, therefore, as beloved children,
Treasury of Scripture

That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the middle of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;

blameless.

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments …

1 Corinthians 1:8 Who shall also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless …

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having …

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

1 Timothy 3:2,10 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, …

1 Timothy 5:7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.

Titus 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children …

2 Peter 3:14 Why, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that …

and.

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you …

Romans 16:19 For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore …

Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, …

harmless. or, sincere.

Philippians 1:10 That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere …

sons.

Matthew 5:45,48 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for …

Luke 6:35 But love you your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing …

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, …

Ephesians 5:1,2,7 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children…

1 Peter 1:14-17 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the …

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

1 John 3:1-3 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we …

rebuke.

1 Timothy 5:14,20 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house…

Titus 2:10,15 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn …

Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they …

a crooked.

Deuteronomy 32:5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his …

Psalm 122:5 For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.

Matthew 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, …

Acts 20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, …

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas …

ye shine. or, shine ye.

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen on you.

Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid…

John 5:35 He was a burning and a shining light: and you were willing for a …

Ephesians 5:8 For you were sometimes darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: …

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